November 15th, 2010
PITTSBURGH â€” Saturday at North Hills High School, the Punxsy volleyball team didn't look anything like the group that won every match but two and easily swept its way to a district championship this season.
Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their worst performance came at the start of the PIAA Class AA playoffs, and after compiling a 1-8 record through nine sets of action Saturday, their season came to a close.
CLARION â€” A dominating defense made the difference Saturday night, as the Brookville Raiders suffocated Moniteau in the second half during a 14-7 win over the Warriors at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium in the District IX Class AA Semifinal.
The win erased a three-game playoff losing streak to the Warriors for Brookville, but most importantly, put the Raiders in the district championship game Friday against the 10-0 Brockway Rovers at Clarion University.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” The Young Township supervisors voted to place the tentative 2011 budget on display for public inspection with no tax increase.
The proposed 2011 tax millage:
â€˘ Building â€” 0.5 mills; Fire â€” 0.5 mills; General â€” 0.5 mills; Vehicle â€” 0.25 mills.
The total millage is 1.75, which reflects no tax increase.
â€˘ Estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 â€” At the Oct. 13 budget meeting, Lee Kent, secretary/treasurer, said that the estimated Liquid Fuels funds for 2011 were reported as $81,400.
â€˘ Local Services Tax â€” The amount for 2011 will remain at $32.
Members of the Elk Run, Lindsey and Central fire departments were able to contain a brush fire that erupted Saturday afternoon at the Paul Robbins residence in Bell Township. There were no injuries reported. (From left) Matt Powell, Pete Smith, Wanda Thomas and Joe Rembowski, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, are shown knocking down the flames before it spread over a hilltop. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
(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.)
(January 15, 1896)
A MOST DISTRESSING ACCIDENT
A Little Boy at Big Run Accidentally Shoots His Brother
A frightful accident occurred at Big Run last Friday, as a result of which Samuel A. Greene, a photographer of that place, is crazed with grief.
Alice M. McHenry, 87, Erie, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Erie.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
DUBOIS â€” During the Punxsy football team's perfect regular season, the Chucks very rarely turned the ball over.
Four Punxsy turnovers tipped what was a close game through three-plus quarters in Clearfield's favor, as the Bisons exited E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois with the 2010 District IX Class AAA Championship after a 26-14 victory over the Chucks.
CLARION â€” The last time the Raiders played in postseason football action, they were run off the field following a 55-7 blowout at the hands of Moniteau.
Brookville is sure hoping that two years can make a world of difference.
The Raiders and the Warriors will square off in the semifinal round of the District IX Class AA playoffs at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight with a spot in the championship game against Brockway on the line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If Steelers kicker Jeff Reed should ever be sidelined with an injury, his back-up could be waiting on a football field in Punxsutawney.
Laney Monroe, a nine-year-old third-grader at SS.C.D., has been playing catch with baseballs, soccer balls, basketballs and footballs ever since she was able to get her hands around one, and now has a chance to display her years of practice by taking part in the eight-to-nine-year-old girlsâ€™ bracket in the NFLâ€™s Punt, Pass & Kick program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Bells will be ringing throughout Punxsutawney as the holiday fund-raising season was welcomed by the Salvation Armyâ€™s Kettle Kick-Off Friday.
This yearâ€™s kettle campaign goal is $50,000, Commanding Officer Captain Keith Jache said.
â€śWeâ€™re hoping to reach at least that so we can help people at Christ-mastime and throughout the year,â€ť he said.
The County Market kick-off, which offers a $2 meal that includes a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.