Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last week at PAHS, seniors selected four boys and four girls from their class to make up the 2013 Prom Court.
They are Ashley Bacha, Lauren Ball, Abigail Fedigan, Carley Smith, Keanan Kopas, Garrett Neal, Jerod White and Garrett Zimmerman.
The boy and girl with the most votes will be crowned Prom King and Queen at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Saturday.
An assembly was held Friday, April 26, to honor the court.
These four chefs are preparing to do battle in the second annual IUP Cooking Competition to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the IUP Learning Center cafeteria located on Center Street in Punxsutawney.
Pictured are the combatants (from left) Jaclyn Price, IUP Culinary Academy; Robert Stevens, Aramark; Aaron Quinn, Aramark; and Martha Jo Rupert, IUP Culinary Academy.
Rupert was the winner of last year's competition.
The public is invited to attend.
SMICKSBURG â Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Smicksburg
is a large estate winery known as Windgate Vineyards and Winery, which began as a vineyard about 30 years ago and is run by the Enerson family.
This Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., the winery will be hosting "Authors of Indiana County and Beyond."
This is the fourth year that Windgate Winery will be honoring local authors.
In attendance will be 25 local authors from Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas. The authors will be doing a book signing and will also meet and talk with those in attendance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In a tale of two days, the Punxsy bats produced enough hits on Tuesday for two days and that is exactly what happened.
The free-flowing 15-hit parade enjoyed in Bradford did not travel back home against Clearfield for the Punxsy softball squad.
The Lady Bison's Heather Picard gave up four walks but not a single hit to no-hit the Lady Chucks in a 2-0 victory in Punxsutawney.
In fact, after walking Punxsy's Ashley Bacha with one out in the home third, Ricard retired the next 14 home hitters to finish out the contest.
HOLLIDAYSBURG â In an all-around performance, the Punxsy Chucks dominated both Bellefonte and host Hollidaysburg on Tuesday in track and field.
The Chucks took care of the Raiders, 94-56, and the home Golden Tigers, 93-57, for the tri-meet sweep.
Punxsy earned the top spot in 13 of the 18 events for the pair of going away victories.
"We didn't know what to expect," admitted Chucks head coach John Smith. "We had big performances again by Dylan Lettie, Nate Ward and Kevin Hughes. All in all it was a good effort."
DUBOIS â "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The oath of the Special Olympics remained its centerpiece as the event returned to the local area for its 34th year on Wednesday at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois, where it was met by sunshine, blue skies and warm weather.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Many guys, including teenage boys, are known for thinking they know everything, but in reality most know very little about living their lives, which is why the book "99 Things Every Guy Should Know" that was co-written by a local youth pastor has become a popular read.
"In culture world, teenage guys learn what it is to be a man mostly from their friends, who don't have a clue either," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Hammer co-wrote the book with fellow youth pastors Jeffrey Wallace and Matty McCage.
Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.
Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.
According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.
Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spiritâs offices to take a tour of the facility.
Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper â from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.
The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.