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September 20th, 2012

8th grade holds own against Altoona in GBB

September 21, 2012

By Chris Myers
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Punxsy 8th-grade girls' basketball team held its own Thursday afternoon but Altoona played a consistent game to win, 37-21.

"The girls played as well as they have all season for about two and a half quarters," said Punxsy coach Mike Carlson. "To beat a team that good we need to put all four quarters together."

Alli Lunger paced the Punxsy (3-3) effort with seven points including three of four free throws. Point guard Morgan VanLeer added three buckets for six points.

Gaining a new perspective: Sunday's Airport Awareness Day offers new view of town

September 21, 2012

BELL TOWNSHIP — If you would like to rise to a higher plane, then you'll have that chance Sunday when the 14th annual Airport Awareness Day will be held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township.

"The purpose of this special day is to increase the public's awareness as to how the airport is a benefit to the community," said Larry Straitiff, who operates a flight school at the airport.

Sraitiff said the airport authority wants people to become aware of the high amount of usage that takes place at the airport.

BARCLAY BED & BREAKFAST HOSTS MIXER

September 20, 2012

Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a business networking event — a Chamber mixer — at the Barclay Bed & Breakfast, located on E. Union Street behind Barclay Square.

A representative of the OnDemand Energy company was on hand to answer questions about the Chamber's electricity savings program, and attendees had the chance to win a $50 Punxsutawney Gift Check.

John A. Mallory, 92

September 20, 2012

John A. Mallory, 92, of Montoursville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in ManorCare South, Williamsport. 

He was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Heilwood, Pa., a son of the late Robert and Elva (McCarty) Mallory.

John married Norma (McClure) in 1943, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2008.

He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of World War II.

He was retired from Sylvania.

John was a charter member and helped organize the beginning of the First Christian Church of Montoursville.

He was very active in the Church and also served as an Elder.

James D. Rowles, 71

September 20, 2012

James D. Rowles, 71, Troutville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Punxsutawney.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1941, in Grampian, a son of the late John and Wilma (Lee) Rowles.

He was active in the East Branch Camp and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and his dog, Hunter.

He retired from Greenwich Collieries in Cherry Tree after 25 years of service to the company.

Sally Lou Whitesell, 85

September 20, 2012

Sally Lou Whitesell, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George Clarence and Maude Marie (Reesman) Hanley.

On April 9, 1944, she married William Lee Whitesell, Sr.; he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2000.

Sally knew what being a good mother and grandmother was all about; she enjoyed cookouts, making Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and just spending time with her family.

She also enjoyed wood crafts and getting out to eat or to go shopping.

September 19th

John Levy, 79

September 20, 2012

John Levy, 79, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

He was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late Ben and Julia (Redding) Levy.

On Nov. 24, 1955, he married Rita (Johns) Levy, who survives.

He was a veteran of the US Army and served overseas.

He was the co-owner of Jefferson Wholesale Grocery Company, where he worked his entire life.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, billiards, reading the Bible, watching movies and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

5th, 9th for Punxsy golf squads at Invite

September 20, 2012

DUBOIS — Both the boys' and girls' golf squads from Punxsutawney made the trip Wednesday morning to participate in the annual DuBois Area High School Tournament, which was played on the Silver Course at Treasure Lake, and both teams had fair showings at the tournament with the boys taking fifth overall and the girls placing ninth.

On the boys' side, Hollidaysburg hit the clubhouse with the lowest score, shooting a 334 as a team, and Punxsy was just 20 strokes behind in fifth overall.

Lady Chucks XC sweeps Elk County and St. Marys

September 20, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With near perfect weather to run, the Punxsy girls' cross country team took advantage and recorded 10 seasonal or career bests on the day to defeat both Elk County and Saint Marys on their home course yesterday afternoon.  

Elk County fell 25-30 to the Punxsy harriers, despite taking the top two places in the meet with the home team taking the next five places to earn the victory. Against Saint Marys, the Punxsy girls took places two through six on their way to a 20-40 victory. DuBois Central also competed but did not field a full team.

Dinger, Ward ease Chucks XC to double dual wins

September 20, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – In what was suppose to be a three-man race to the finish, Punxsy’s Bo Dinger took control early and won the boys' cross country double dual meet going away by 36 seconds to help his team sweep past both Elk County Catholic and St. Marys.

Dinger widened his lead for the Chucks as the race went on and turned in what amounted to a dominating performance over ECC’s Ryan Detsch and St. Marys’ Alec Foster. The Punxsy junior ran across the finish line in 17:13, 36 seconds better than Detsch (17:49) and 45 seconds over Foster (17:58).

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