October 17th, 2011
Donald L. Weisdock, 78, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, to be with the Lord.
He was born June 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Ethel Weisdock.
In 1974, he married the former Peggy Shepler, who survives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The course was covered. The wind was blowing. The rain clouds were threatening.
But despite all that, the Punxsutawney Chucks' won the Allegheny Mountain League Championship, 363-374, over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.
"Weather was an extreme factor," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said. "We were the only people on the course because the wind was so bad. Hitting a green in regulation was an incredible accomplishment."
Conrad also said the two teams had to deal with the large amount of fallen leaves, which had flooded the course.
WEST SHAMOKIN â€” After playing seven tough matches in West Shamokin at a tournament, the Lady Chucks varsity volleyball squad walked away with third place.
Punxsy eventually fell in the semi-finals to Elderton, but Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart was pleased with her team throughout the day.
"We definitely put fourth great effort," she said.
Saturday's tournament began with the Lady Chucks in the East Pool, playing two sets of 21 against both St. Joseph and West Shamokin.
Punxsy swept St. Joseph, 25-17, 25-12, for its first game of the day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The Punxsutawney Chucks boys' soccer team met a tough opponent in Philipsburg Saturday in Punxsutawney, but Tyler Presloid notched another hat trick, earning his team the 3-2 victory.
"We were able to hold them off," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They were a very quality opponent, so we were very happy to come away with a win."
Punxsy led 2-0 at halftime after Presloid scored two goals; the first was assisted by Tanner Evans, and the second came from Trevor Peace.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's a typical example of the battle of the sexes, with a taste of Groundhog Day to spice it up: A nodding Punxsy Phil says yes to an early spring, but Phyllis, shaking her head, says no, and wants six more weeks of winter.
But don't call an attorney just yet: It's not a case of domestic discord at Phil's Burrow. In this case, Punxsy Phil and Phyllis are salt and pepper shakers.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 1, 1896)
MISS NANCY A. Y. HOOVER DEAD
She Was Stricken With Paralysis
and Passed Away a Week
Nellie Duene (Bullock) Bowser, 86, Indiana, formerly of Dayton, went to be with her Lord Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Andrewâ€™s Village, Indiana.
She was born June 28, 1925, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Asa and Nellie (Firemen) Bullock.
A war bride, she married Harry Laird Bowser Nov. 28, 1942. He preceded her in death July 18, 2007.
She graduated from Dayton High School in 1943.
Mrs. Bowser worked in the Dayton Elementary School cafeteria for many years, retiring in 1988. In honor of her service to the students and staff, the elementary yearbook was dedicated to her.
Betty Jean Stahlman, 91, New Bethlehem, died Friday Oct. 14, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.
She was born June 3, 1920, in Limestone Township, Clarion County, a daughter of the late James Orr and Elva Mae (Showers) Collett.
July 31, 1937, she married Darrell Charles Stahlman, who preceded her in death July 10, 1971.
Mrs. Stahlman, along with her family, owned and operated the family business, B.J. Stahlman Trucking in New Bethlehem.
She was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and a former member of the BPW. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.
John A. Welder, 73, DuBois, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Stump Creek, the son of the late Joseph Welder and Helen Frantz.
July 6, 1968, he married Lillian (Tschopp) Welder, who survives.
Mr. Welder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.
He worked at Riverside-BiLo in DuBois and the former Country Garden Market for many years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He especially liked to work on vehicles.
WEST SUNBURY â€” After the Chucks matched the Moniteau Warriors' first scoring drive with one of their own, Moniteau's defense answered the bell and shut out the Chucks for the rest of the first half, while the Warriors' offense scored three touchdowns in the second quarter. The Warriors went on to win the game 45-6.