January 14th, 2011
Punxsy senior wrestler Kody Young's Gene Mills high half-nelson on Ridgway's Zac McKnight was this week's Play of the Week. Young's use of the move led to a win by pin in just 27 seconds Thursday night in Punxsutawney. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
HOLLIDAYSBURG ‚ÄĒ Numerous turnovers by the Punxsy girls' basketball team led to Hollidaysburg earning a 67-33 victory Friday night.
Punxsy (3-8) trailed 22-4 after the first quarter before the Lady Tigers extended their lead to 37-15 by halftime. During the second half, the Lady Chucks were outscored 30-18.
"We have to learn to handle the pressure," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "To start the game, we had too many turnovers. We got behind the eight-ball, and we're not a good enough team to overcome that."
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ When A.J. Dereume received a phone call from Inner Circle President Bill Deeley one day this past April, he thought he was offering him ice cream.
‚ÄúThe way that it happened, I was at my house, and Bill Deeley called and asked what size top hat I would like to have,‚ÄĚ Dereume said Thursday. ‚ÄúI thought he was at Joe‚Äôs Drive-In and was picking up ice cream. I said, ‚ÄėThey only have one size.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
As it turns out, Deeley was asking Dereume if he wanted more than just a spring-time treat.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The Punxsutawney Emergency Management Agency committee continues to make headway in its effort to reorganize the often-ignored borough department.
Agency Coordinator Charlie Hoeh recently told Punxsutawney Borough Council about the progress that the committee has made in the last few months.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve been meeting once a month as suggested by borough council, and we‚Äôre in the process of obtaining all of the emergency plans for all of the high rises and nursing homes in town,‚ÄĚ he said.
INDIANA ‚ÄĒ The Wildcat Regiment Band of Indiana County will participate in the inauguration of Gov.-elect Tom Corbett Tuesday, providing music for the ceremony to be held on the front steps of the state capitol.
The band is a re-creation of the regimental band of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the Wildcat Regiment, formed in 1861 with volunteers from Indiana and surrounding counties, the area known as the Wildcat legislative district.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Sickness left Ridgway with just nine wrestlers Thursday night, and the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team took advantage of the Elkers' small squad while registering a 61-18 victory at home.
Punxsy (5-1) still out-wrestled Ridgway, earning a slim 19-18 victory on the mats. After that, the Chucks ended the match with seven-straight forfeit wins.
Marie F. Lindsay, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at St. Andrews Village in Indiana.
She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Cannonsburg, a daughter of the late Raymond and Stella (Olminsky) Lindsay.
Jean Douthit, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville.
She was born Aug. 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Carlton and Jane (Lewis) Reitz.
She was married to Howard Douthit, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Douthit was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Though it lost 39-28 to Ridgway Thursday night at home, the Punxsy wrestling team took solace in a victory on the mat, as three forfeits helped the Elkers secure the 11-point victory.
In the 11 bouts that were wrestled, Punxsy (6-7) outscored Ridgway, 28-21 ‚ÄĒ winning six matches. That includes three victories by fall, a major decision win and two triumphs by decision.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Though the dust from the holiday shopping season has just settled, for one local retailer, the hustle-and-bustle is just beginning.
While the rest of the world migrates south, seeking relief from frigid seasonal conditions, flights of inquiring minds, from near and far, flock north for the forecasting of the future‚Äôs weather.
That, which can only be executed by one earthly entity: The ‚ÄúPrognosticator of Prognosticators‚ÄĚ Punxsutawney Phil, of course.