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January 16th, 2011

Way Back When

January 16, 2011

(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.)

Local Intelligence
(January 29, 1896)
No Joke After All

Mesoraco's late basket lifts Chucks past KC

January 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy boys' basketball team played as a team and won as a team Saturday afternoon against Karns City, as every player contributed to the 63-61 victory that snapped the Chucks' four-game losing streak.

Punxsy trailed 47-41 entering the fourth quarter and was down 57-52 with 3:15 left before scoring 11 of the game's final 15 points to eek out a win over the Gremlins.

After a loose ball foul on the Chucks (4-6) put Karns City's Jake Henry on the free-throw line with 20.4 seconds left, the senior nailed both foul shots to tie the game at 61.

Dorothy R. Wingard, 58

January 16, 2011

Dorothy R. Wingard, 58, a resident at Highlandview Health Care Center in Brockway, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Highlandview Health Care Center, Brockway.

She was born Jan. 11, 1953, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Vern Bloom and Amaryllis (Seyler) Bloom, who survives.

She was married to Richard Wingard, who preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1990.

Mrs. Wingard was a member of the Bible Fellowship Church at Chestnut Grove.

She enjoyed crocheting and animals.

Mrs. Wingard was a homemaker.

Olive V. Koppenhaver, 91

January 16, 2011

Olive V. Koppenhaver, 91, DuBois, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.

She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Brady Township, a daughter of the late Ernest and Anne Marshall Lee.

July 4, 1941, she married William J. Koppenhaver, who preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1987.

Mrs. Koppenhaver was a 1936 graduate of Brady Township High School and she was a homemaker.

She was also a member of the United Church of Christ in Troutville, and the Brady Grange.

John M. Hollenbaugh, 89

January 16, 2011

John M. Hollenbaugh, 89, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Creedmoor, Texas.

He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Panic, a son of the late Eli and Mabel (Hayes) Hollenbaugh.

Mr. Hollenbaugh was married to Grace E. Dinger, who preceded him in death June 18, 2008.

He was a member of the United States Army, having served in World War II.

Mr. Hollenbaugh was a member of the Dora Evangelical Church.

He enjoyed woodworking and was a general contractor.

Jean D. Geer Carroll, 85

January 16, 2011

Jean D. Geer Carroll, 85, Brookville, formerly of Sigel, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Pitcarin, a daughter of the late Ivan C. and Rebecca Dias.

She was married to Ernest S. Geer Sr., who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1963. She then married James W. Carroll, who preceded her in death July 17, 1991.

Mrs. Geer Carroll was a homemaker and former owner of Geer Tree Service Inc. of Brookville.

January 14th

PLAY OF THE WEEK

January 15, 2011

Punxsy senior wrestler Kody Young's Gene Mills high half-nelson on Ridgway's Zac McKnight was this week's Play of the Week. Young's use of the move led to a win by pin in just 27 seconds Thursday night in Punxsutawney. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Lady Chucks fall to Hollidaysburg, 67-33

January 15, 2011

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Numerous turnovers by the Punxsy girls' basketball team led to Hollidaysburg earning a 67-33 victory Friday night.

Punxsy (3-8) trailed 22-4 after the first quarter before the Lady Tigers extended their lead to 37-15 by halftime. During the second half, the Lady Chucks were outscored 30-18.

"We have to learn to handle the pressure," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "To start the game, we had too many turnovers. We got behind the eight-ball, and we're not a good enough team to overcome that."

A.J. Dereume continues family’s Inner Circle legacy

January 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When A.J. Dereume received a phone call from Inner Circle President Bill Deeley one day this past April, he thought he was offering him ice cream.

“The way that it happened, I was at my house, and Bill Deeley called and asked what size top hat I would like to have,” Dereume said Thursday. “I thought he was at Joe’s Drive-In and was picking up ice cream. I said, ‘They only have one size.’”

As it turns out, Deeley was asking Dereume if he wanted more than just a spring-time treat.

Punxsy EMA continues to regroup

January 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Emergency Management Agency committee continues to make headway in its effort to reorganize the often-ignored borough department.

Agency Coordinator Charlie Hoeh recently told Punxsutawney Borough Council about the progress that the committee has made in the last few months.

“We’ve been meeting once a month as suggested by borough council, and we’re in the process of obtaining all of the emergency plans for all of the high rises and nursing homes in town,” he said.

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