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October 16th, 2011

John A. Welder, 73

October 16, 2011

John A. Welder, 73, DuBois, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Stump Creek, the son of the late Joseph Welder and Helen Frantz.

July 6, 1968, he married Lillian (Tschopp) Welder, who survives.

Mr. Welder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He worked at Riverside-BiLo in DuBois and the former Country Garden Market for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He especially liked to work on vehicles.

October 14th

Moniteau still undefeated after big win

October 15, 2011

WEST SUNBURY — After the Chucks matched the Moniteau Warriors' first scoring drive with one of their own, Moniteau's defense answered the bell and shut out the Chucks for the rest of the first half, while the Warriors' offense scored three touchdowns in the second quarter. The Warriors went on to win the game 45-6.

Raiders suffer tough defeat to Gremlins

October 15, 2011

KARNS CITY — With 23 seconds left on the clock, the Brookville Raiders attempted their first field goal of the season. Cam Yard stepped up to the line, and his kick was just a few inches low, allowing Karns City to block it.

The missed field goal sent the Raiders home packing with a 24-21 loss Friday night in Karns City.

In hindsight, Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said he thought he made the right call on fourth down with the game on the line.

Thanks to weather, foliage sights might be wet and few

October 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Don’t blink, or you’ll miss what could be the best weekend to see fall foliage in this part of western Pennsylvania.
Most trees are in full color with deep reds and bright yellows prevailing, said Eric Leister, a meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College.

This weekend will be better than next weekend, as there’s the possibility of more leaves dropping due to windy weather conditions today and tomorrow, Leister said.

Fiddling since age five, Julia Voris is still winning, defending titles

October 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — What could be better than being the fiddle champion of your home state? Being the fiddle champion of three states: Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio.

After starting to play the fiddle at age five, Julia Voris, now 13, is a four-time champion in Pennsylvania alone. This would be an impressive feat for any musician, let alone one who is not even old enough to drive. It is hard to look around the Voris household and not see a trophy with her name on it.

Salvation Army eyes today’s auction to aid ongoing services

October 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Salvation Army’s Harvest Auction has a new radio home this year.

The auction, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, can be heard this year on WECZ AM 1540, said Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsy Salvation Army.

Jache said the community has been very generous to the corps this year, as there is more than $10,000 in merchandise that has been donated to this year’s auction.

October 13th

Coming out swinging: Punxsy sweeps DuBois

October 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks avenged a five- set loss to DuBois earlier this season by bouncing back on their home court and sweeping the Lady Beavers in three sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, Thursday evening in Punxsutawney.

From the beginning of the game, the Lady Chucks came out swinging with confidence and defending well when they needed to as Punxsy jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in Set No. 1 behind five service points by senior setter Cassie Cook.

During Cook's run, she recorded an ace, and Punxsy hitter Sydney Weaver recorded two blocks.

Regular season ends on a high note

October 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks tennis team finished its regular season on a high note Thursday by defeating Brockway 9-0, capping a successful week that saw two team victories and a District IX doubles championship.

"All of the girls played well tonight," Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said. "It was a nice ending to a good season."

The No. 1 and No. 2 sin-gles contests were the closest of the evening, with Punxsy's Anna Monyak defeating Brittany Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and Shaina Reddinger defeating Abigail Larson 5-7, 6-2, 10-5.

Despite loss to Brockway, Lady Chucks encouraged

October 14, 2011

BROCKWAY — The scoreboard may not reflect it, but the Lady Chucks turned in an impressive performance Thursday night at Brockway, according to Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes.

The Lady Chucks fell to the Lady Rovers 4-0, but Hughes said he was impressed with the way his team responded, especially given the fact that they were playing on Brockway's home turf—literally.

Brockway plays on field turf, which often allows for a faster game, and Hughes said he was glad to see his team pick up the pace and contend with the older Lady Rovers.

Police investigate rash of recent area burglaries

October 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Borough and state police agencies are investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred within just days of each other.
In the Borough of Punxsutawney, borough police are investigating two burglaries, including one that occurred sometime overnight between Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Neko’s Restaurant & Lounge, Elk Run Avenue.

Police said someone forcibly entered the business and removed a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene undetected. The incident was reported Sunday morning, police said.

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