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November 18th, 2010

Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

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Orange Patrol helps place new signs at pivotal county entryways

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As tourism continues to grow throughout Jefferson County, several entities have gathered to place new “Welcome To Jefferson County” signs at key entry points to increase the county’s visibility.

Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee, said the committee and several other organizations paid for the new signs.

Simmons headed back to Brockway

November 18, 2010

JOHNSTOWN — A Cambria County judge said Wednesday he would not send convicted murderer Ernie Simmons back to jail for probation violations, saying his trip to a funeral in Philadelphia was justified.

And apparently, Simmons will return to the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Center in Snyder Township, where he has been staying since May, according to the center’s director, Bishop Jack Wisor.

Scarnati again nominated for president pro tem

November 18, 2010

WARREN — He may not be continuing as the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in January, but state Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) could find himself in his current Senate leadership post again.

Unique honor: Neal, a libero, named MVP

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to volleyball, the hitters get all the glory.

Their devastating kills leave the crowd in awe and the opposition in pain.

That's what makes Hannah Neal's recognition as the 2010 District IX Class AA/AAA Volleyball Player of the Year all the more amazing, considering she started out of the libero position in every match but one this season.

Snyder, Crago, Bowers recognized as All-Stars

November 18, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the first time ever, the Punxsy volleyball team will have four District IX Class AA/AAA All-Stars, as joining Player of the Year Hannah Neal are fellow upperclassmen Corri Snyder, Shawnna Crago and Tawnee Bowers.

Neal, a senior libero, received the most votes from district coaches and was named the Player of the Year. Snyder made her way on the All-Star list for the third time, as she was recognized as an honorable mention in 2008 and 2009.

This is the second-straight season that Crago has become an All-Star, while Bowers made the list for the first time.

Fred E. “Poppy” Powell, 90

November 17, 2010

Fred E. “Poppy” Powell, 90, a guest at Laurelbrooke Assisted Living in Brookville, and formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Summerville, a son of the late Jacob and Carrie M. (Sayers) Powell.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Asian-Pacific Theater.

Mr. Powell worked as a miner and a laborer for Hanley Brick Co. in Summerville.

Alice Leona McHenry, 87

November 17, 2010

Alice Leona McHenry, 87, Erie, formerly of Clearfield, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Twinbook Medical Center, Erie.

She was born March 23, 1923, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margarette (Lang) McQuown.

She was married to Lee A. McHenry, who preceded her in death July 11, 1977.

Mrs. McHenry was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Amaranth and the State College Choral Society. She also worked for Sylvania Corp. in Brookville during World War II.

Ralph Hughey, 75

November 17, 2010

Ralph Hughey, 75, Marion Center, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

He was born July 7, 1935, in Eldred Township, a son of the late Carmen “Jack” Hughey and Mary (Reed) Orcutt.

He was married to Rita (Uplinger) Hughey, who survives, of Marion Center.

Mr. Hughey was a former East Mahoning Township roadmaster for many years. He was a dozer operator in earlier years and worked at the Marion Center Speedway for more than 30 years. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and being outdoors, and was a pashionate animal lover, especially cats.

Shiock named lone Punxsy girls' soccer All-Star

November 17, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy senior Timi Shiock — a goalkeeper for the Lady Chucks for more than three years — has ended her career by being recognized as an Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Girls' Central Division All-Star for the second-straight year.

Shiock was the only member of the Lady Chucks to be named an All-Star this season, as both she and Sierra Milton were 2009 All-Stars. She helped Punxsy accomplish a 6-12 season in 2010.

During those six 2010 victories, Shiock allowed just five goals. In addition, Punxsy gave up a school-record low of 47 goals this season.

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