Skip to main content

Archive

February 27th, 2012

MORE SHOTS FROM THE D-IX WRESTLING TOURNEY

February 27, 2012

In Monday's edition of Spirit Sports, the two Punxsy wrestlers who won the District-IX title in their respective weight classes Saturday at Clarion University — Seth Spack at 152 pounds and Perry Arrington at 138 pounds — were highlighted, but a record number of Chucks' wrestlers advanced to the regional tournament this weekend in Altoona.

DOWNTOWN CRASH

February 27, 2012

Two drivers were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle accident around 7:20 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Findley and East Mahoning streets. According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a vehicle traveling west on East Mahoning Street drove through a red light and struck a Chevrolet Blazer on the driver’s rear left side, which was in the intersection, causing the Blazer to roll over.

Brookville Chevy owner ready to move forward after ‘rough weekend’

February 27, 2012

BROOKVILLE — No. 1 Brookville Chevrolet Buick has a more than 80-year history with the local business community.

And with all of that experience, the dealership’s current owner, Ralph Gamble, is confident his business will be able to bounce back from a devastating weekend.

Around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a fire broke out in the second floor of the dealership’s showroom, which is located on East Main Street in Brookville.

According to Brookville Volunteer Fire Company (BVFC) Chief Jim Lipuma, the fire originated from the furnace.

Library, First Church and PCS team up for ‘Whiter Than Snow’ exhibit

February 27, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Even though Punxsy hasn’t seen a lot of snow this winter, there were many children seen as “Whiter Than Snow” during a recent photo exhibition/fund-raiser for the Punxsutawney Christian School at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library recently.

The exhibition is called “Whiter Than Snow: A Prayer in Pictures,” said Karissa Spencer, children’s ministries director for the First Church of God in Punxsy.

Spencer said as part of the children’s ministries, the Sunday School staff taught youngsters the salvation message and what it means to be “Whiter Than Snow” in a spiritual sense.

February 26th

Ronald Newcome, Jr., 70

February 27, 2012

Ronald Newcome, Jr., 70, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.

He was born June 11, 1941 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ronald W. Newcome, Sr. and Mabel (Dinger) Newcome.

Sept. 8, 1962, he married Donna Belle Smith, who survives.

He was the Pastor of the Maple Grove Church of God.

He loved his family, his church family, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He spent a lot of his time at the church.

He was a loving caretaker to his wife and a loving father to his children.

He was an equipment operator for the P&N Coal Company.

Some wrecks show winter’s not quite over

February 27, 2012

GASKILL TOWNSHIP — Just for proof that winter is not over, there were numerous accidents over the weekend, many dealing with snow-covered and icy road conditions.

A Punxsutawney man had to be extricated from his vehicle following a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:35 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Cloe Lake Road and Lipp Road, Gaskill Township.

DISTRICT CHAMPS

February 27, 2012

Seth Spack (top) attempts to pin Clearfleld's Mike Beck in the District-IX Class AAA semi-finals Saturday in Clarion. Spack then moved on to the finals to face Mike Kennelly, of DuBois, and with a 12-3 major decision, Spack earned the 152-pound title.

Way Back When

February 27, 2012

(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.)

Local Intelligence
(April 29, 1896)

Coming to Punxsutawney
Mention has been made in these columns of the effort being made to induce Prof. W. Irving Colby, the noted teacher and author, to give a five weeks' course in German here. The number of names required to insure his coming have been secured, and the following letter from Prof. Colby explains itself:

Spack, Arrington claim D-IX titles, record 10 Chucks advance

February 27, 2012

CLARION – Saturday, the Punxsy wrestling team took 11 grapplers to the District IX Individual Wrestling Championships at Clarion University, and with 10 of the 11 advancing to the regional tournament this coming weekend in Altoona, the Chucks set a school record for individuals advancing beyond Districts.

Of the 10 advancing, the highlights of the tournament for the Chucks came in a pair of District IX champions being crowned in senior Seth Spack, at 152 pounds, and freshman Perry Arrington, at 138 pounds.

Lady Chucks fall to undefeated Bradford

February 27, 2012

BRADFORD — A young Punxsy squad did everything it could this season, making improvements and changes on its way to the District IX Class AAA semi-finals.

But Friday, the Lady Chucks (9-14) met a match they could not handle in the undefeated Bradford (23-0), and the Lady Owls advanced to the championship 54-26.

"Their overall strength (was the difference)," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "Bradford is very athletic and very strong."

From the opening quarter, during which Punxsy was outscored 13-8, the young team struggled to keep the game competitive.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you have driven around town recently, you may have noticed that many storefronts are decked out in...
An accident that reportedly took place near the intersection of Union Hill and Central Street led to one patient being...
DUBOIS — At approximately 11:24 p.m. July 10, the DuBois City Police were contacted in reference to a missing female....
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsy’s Minor League...
On Tuesday, the Punxsy Major League Baseball All-Stars traveled to Brookville for the second...
In what was their second meeting of the All-Star season, the 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes