January 11th, 2012
ST. MARYS â Entering Wednesday night's girls' basketball game between Punxsy and Elk County Catholic, something had to give with ECC a perfect 9-0 and Punxsy riding the wave of a three-game winning streak. In the end, the Lady Crusaders did what they had to do to preserve their perfect season with a 47-29 victory.
"We just didn't match their intensity playing on the road against a very good Elk County team," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said after the game.
From the start, Elk County jumped out to an early lead, and at the first break, Punxsy found itself in a 12-5 hole.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Jan. 4, Pennsylvania Football News announced its annual PFN All-State football teams for the 2011 season, and this year, two Chucks â defensive lineman Jacob Shiock and quarterback Garrett Zimmerman â were among those named as statewide honorable mentions.
"Any time athletes are recognized for their hard work, it's a good thing," Punxsy head football coach Alan Nichol said in an interview Wednesday. "PFN is not as media-driven as some of the other awards. They're more based on opposing coaches nominations and statistics. So it's a nice honor for these guys."
In the blink of an eye last Sunday, the Steelers' season and my hopes of a seventh Lombardi trophy traveling to Pittsburgh came crashing down when Steeler Nation was "Tebowed" on a quick pass that ended the first-ever overtime game in NFL playoff history that wasn't sudden death in sudden death fashion.
Steelers fans across the nation Monday probably complained of the need for a further-revamped overtime system, while Broncos fans probably pledged their full allegiance to the new system â a sign that the way you look at a situation really does depend on whose side you call your own.
Ethel Mae Haney, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born June 11, 1920, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John T. and Elizabeth (Molnar) Vadasy.Â
Sept. 23, 1936, she married Vincent L. Haney, who survives, of Punxsutawney.Â They were married for 75 years.
Mrs. Haney attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.Â She worked for the former Adrian Hospital and Rosenthal Dress Shop.Â
She loved crosswords, bingo, music, reading and dancing.
Phyllis C. McCabe, 79, Brookville, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Norristown, a daughter of the late Arnold and Clara Crabtree.
Jan. 31, 1953, in Norristown, she married Regis F. McCabe, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. McCabe work at the Refractory in Norristown, her fatherâs yarn factory and as a pork roll vendor in Atlantic City. She was also the bookkeeper for McCabe Drug Store, which she owned, and she also worked briefly for Nationwide Insurance in the 1950s.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Borough residents can expect major changes to be made by Punxsutawney Borough Council during its Feb. 13 meeting.
âMajor changes are about to occur by council that will surprise a lot of people,â council President Larry Chenoga said Monday.
âThis is going to be a great council, and at our next meeting, we are going to make some changes that will surprise a lot of people,â he said. âWeâre going to move forward, and weâre going to move forward in the right direction.
WALSTON â Wednesday, the Young Township Board of Supervisors warned that the sewer customers with the highest delinquent balances, who have not made payment arrangements, will soon receive notices from the district judge regarding their account.
âWeâre going to take five delinquent customers at a time to the district judge,â Secretary/Treasurer Mary Ann Redding said Wednesday.
Chairman Andrew Meterko, said other delinquent customers might make arrangements once they see that other customers with delinquent bills are taken to the district judge.
The Punxsutawney Spiritâs 15 brand-new newspaper distribution boxes will be seen soon throughout the downtown area and the community. If you canât make it into the office to buy a newspaper, keep an eye out for the bright yellow boxes that bear The Spiritâs own âPhantastic Phil!â on the sides. The new boxes are The Spiritâs first since 2001. (Photo by Tom Chapin)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Despite leading by just four points at halftime, the Punxsy boys' basketball team scored 10 unanswered points to start the third quarter, and Daniel Triponey scored 19 points to lead the Chucks to a 41-29 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.
BROOKVILLE â The Punxsy Chucks went into Tuesday night's matchup against Brookville knowing it would be a competitive one, and the Raiders handed them one with a dominating 65-6 victory.
"We were looking at the possibility of getting shut out," Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy said. "We were looking at that coming in. That was a possibility because we know how tough they are."