April 7th, 2015
HUSTON TOWNSHIP â€” On Monday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police issued a report of a fatal one-vehicle accident that occurred at 11:13 a.m. on Sunday on State Route 255, south of Winterburn Road, Huston Township, Clearfield County.
Police said Robert E. Quetot, 55, of DuBois, was traveling north on State Route 255 when he lost control of his 2008 Suzuki Sedan. The car then left the roadway and crashed into an embankment, causing it to roll over.
Police said Quetot was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected as the car rolled over.
Quetot was pronounced dead at the scene.
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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Francis J. Molinaro, 80, president of the Punxsutawney Area School Board, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Punxsutawney Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said that Molinaroâ€™s leadership and participation on the school board will be truly missed by all.
"It's certainly a sad day for our district," Wolfe said. "Francis has served on our board for many years, and throughout that time, he has always kept in mind the best interest of the students. For years, he wanted to be board president, and with this last reorganization of the board, he became the board president."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's just about time for the annual Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show.
The show will take place April 9 through April 11 in the PAHS auditorium. Every year, The Spirit gives a preview of some of the original skits that we're likely to see as part of the show.
We're going to bring that to you next week, but for now, we're going to take a look at the person whose name is most identified with the Variety Show â€” Margaret C. Boles.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy's Braxton Giavedoni (pictured here) put the exclamation point on a convincing win for the Chucks in their season opener against St. Marys when he hit a long, towering home run to cap a 20-5, four-inning mercy rule victory over the Dutch.
Punxsy's softball team didn't fare as well against the Lady Dutch, falling 6-1 in a five-inning, rain-shortened affair.
See Friday's print edition for full recaps.
The Chucks and Lady Chucks track and field teams got things rolling on the spring sports season on Wednesday at Brookville, with the boys taking all three of their meets and the girls winning two of three.
For a full report on the event, see today's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes a baseball game at home against St. Marys at 3 p.m. and a softball game against the Lady Dutch at 4:15 p.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy Borough Council approved the contract
of the newly hired police chief at a special meeting held on Wednesday.
James Borza, of Benezette, Pennsylvania, was hired as the new police chief at a special meeting held on March 24 in council chambers.
Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president, said the motion to approve the contract for retired state trooper James Borza, was made by Aaron Hendricks, council member, and seconded by Brian Smith, council member, and was approved 7-0.
The Pennsylvania American Water Company presented five area fire companies with grants on Friday afternoon. The grants were presented by Josephine Posti, APR of Pennsylvania American Water, and Dave Drozd, also of American Water, and will be used to purchase necessary fire equipment that is needed for each fire company. Pictured (front, from left) are Jim Esposito, Central Fire Department; Posti; Doug McAfoos, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; Wendy Peace, Big Run Volunteer Fire Company; (back row) Drozd; and Orrie Manners, McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company.