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May 1st, 2012

Tennis team heating up at just the right time

May 1, 2012

JOHNSONBURG — Facing another long ride — this time to Johnsonburg — the Punxsy boys' tennis team had another concern entering Tuesday afternoon's match, as the Rams have had the Chucks' number over the past few seasons, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said.

But Punxsy overcame its slump in a big way, sweeping the Rams 9-0 to pick up its second consecutive sweep after a 9-0 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Saturday.

Pitching, defense shine in JV softball victory

May 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy junior varsity softball team scored at least one run in each inning, and Nicole DiPietro pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout as the Lady Chucks cruised to a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Lady Dutch of St. Marys Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

Perhaps the most impressive fact about the Lady Chucks' 10-run offensive output was the fact that they scored them while picking up just six hits.

Bernadette Peters visits IUP with even more accolades

May 1, 2012

INDIANA — Bernadette Peters performing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania this Friday is a special occasion in itself, but for this trip, Peters has some good news of her own.

Tuesday, it was announced that Peters — a star of stage, television, concert and recordings — has been chosen to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award during the upcoming Tony Awards celebration in June.

But prior to that event, Peters will conclude the inaugural season of the Lively Arts’ “Ovations!” series at 8 p.m. Friday at Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Post 9044 salutes PAHS senior for success in Voice of Democracy contest

May 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During Sunday’s Loyalty Day program at the War Memorial, VFW Post Adjutant Bob Lott recognized Keaton Mohney, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School.

Mohney participated in Voice of Democracy, an audio-essay competition last year, and wrote an essay on the topic, “Is there pride in serving in our military?”

Mohney won at the VFW Post 9044 level and the District 19 level.
Her success at the district level led her to compete at the state level in Harrisburg, where she placed sixth.

Rider taken to PAH after crash

May 1, 2012

OLIVEBURG — A Rossiter man riding a motorcycle around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday along Route 36 in Oliveburg, was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries after he crashed his bike.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Kyle T. Bryan, 22, Rossiter, was traveling north on Route 36 on his Kawasaki 250R and was completing a pass when a bungee cord that was holding a coat and cooler bag came loose, and the coat wrapped around the bike’s tire .

Police said Bryan’s motorcycle skidded 105 feet before it overturned, which caused him to be

Susan M. Aljoe, 55

May 1, 2012

Susan M. Aljoe, 55, DuBois, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home.

She was born March 9, 1957, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Long) Reitz.

June 14, 1975, she married Ronald M. Aljoe, who survives, of DuBois.

Mrs. Aljoe was a 1975 graduate of Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville. She was employed at Wal-Mart in DuBois.

She was a member of the Treasure Lake Church and the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, both located in DuBois.

Edwardine “Eddy” C. Caltagarone, 71

May 1, 2012

If life is measured by ones ability to laugh and love, then that of Edwardine Caltagarone’s, who passed away April 28, 2012, at age 71 at her home surrounded by the people who love her, surpasses any mountain top.

She was born July 23, 1940, in Big Soldier, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Kusnirak) Wascovich.

She was married to Francis Caltagarone, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

Mrs. Caltagarone was a graduate of Reynoldsville-Winslow High School, and she worked as a waitress for many years, as well as at Cameron Manufacturing, Kniseley Coal Company.

Robert Earl Schwab, 88

May 1, 2012

Robert Earl Schwab, 88, Falconer, N.Y., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home in Falconer.

He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Frostburg, a son of the late James and Maud (Roush) Schwab.

Mr. Schwab was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II from 1944 to 1946.

Sept. 24, 1947, he married Betty L. Straitiff Schwab, who preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1984.

Dec. 28, 1985, in Jamestown, N.Y., he married Nora Mae Staley Zimmerman Schwab, who survives.

April 30th

Fourteen 1st places lead Punxsy to Senior Night victory

April 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a day aimed at recognizing the contributions of the senior members of the team, Punxsy's girls' track and field squad did pulled out a 98.33-51.67 victory over Redbank Valley Monday in Punxsutawney.

En route to picking up the victory, the Lady Chucks nabbed first place in 14 of the 18 scheduled events.

Chucks shine in field on Senior Night, down R.V.

April 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a day chosen to honor its senior members, the Punxsy boys' track team dominated on both sides — 50-13 in the field and 56-31 on the track — to earn a 106-44 victory over the Redbank Valley Bulldogs Monday in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy head coach John Smith was especially pleased with the results in the field.

"We had some really strong showings and some personal bests in the field," Smith said. "We had some sweeps and some very nice improvements in the shot and discus. Brody Morgan had a good javelin throw. We were very pleased with scoring over 50 points there."

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