October 13th, 2011
BROCKWAY â 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 turfâliterally.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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 Nekoâs 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The commonwealth agreed to a continuance for Thursdayâs scheduled preliminary hearing for a Pittsburgh man accused of shooting two Punxsy men last month.
Christopher L. Thornhill, 24, faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; and weapons violations stemming from the Sept. 22 incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.
Even though cancer survivor, Cheryl Myers has had to undergo major surgery and extensive treatment programs to fight seven life-threatening health problems during the past 14 years, her most difficult moments did not occur in the operating rooms.Â
Quietly recalling the incidents, she paused to say, âHearing the doctor say that I had breast cancer and then having to tell my family about it were the hardest things Iâve had to do.â
Velma Jean Sarvey, 74, Brookville, formerly of Summerville, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.
She was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Summerville, a daughter of the late Berge Olan and Edith Ellan (Hughes) Ishman.
She was married to Richard C. Sarvey, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1983.
Mrs. Sarvey worked as a waitress for Truckstops of America in Brookville for more than 22 years.
Elmer E. Gromley Sr., 96, Burnside, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at his home.
He was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Obadiah and Lula Jane (Walker)
April 16, 1946, he married Trudell (Bingaman) Gromley, who preceded him in death April 17, 2011, after 65 years of marriage.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater as a staff sergeant, serving with with the 37th Division 129th Infantry Regiment.
Forrest âCorkyâ John Hawk, 94, of Canoe Ridge, Indiana County, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his daughterâs home in Canoe Ridge.
He was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Canoe Ridge, a son of George and Velma (Smith) Hawk.
Oct. 3, 1940, he married the former B. LaRue âTootsâ (Mumau) Hawk, who preceded him in death April 6, 1979, after almost 39 years of marriage.
The majority of Mr. Hawkâs career was spent as a carpenter. He was a life member of the Local Carpenterâs Union based in Buffalo, N.Y., and retired in 1979 as a shop supervisor with Hadleyâs Exhibits in Buffalo.
The seniors were honored prior to the Chucks' and Lady Chucks' final home cross country meet of the season Tuesday afternoon. Pictured (from left) are Heidi Rodgers with Alvin Rodgers; Kirsten Dean with Brad and Danielle Travis; Dane Baker with Sam and MaryAnn Baker; Dereck Kelly with Tammy Cary; and Shane Johns with Melissa and William Johns. Although Tuesday was the last home meet of the season, both teams will travel to DuBois next Tuesday for a meet. The squads are also both preparing for the District IX Championship meets Oct. 29 in Ridgway. (Photo submitted)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Kaleb Young rushed for 252 yards, and Punxsy's defense held Redbank Valley scoreless until the last minute of the game to lead the Chucks to a 12-8 win and a 5-0 record for the season.
Because it was raining throughout the evening, Punxsy's hand was forced when it came to running the ball, but it became obvious early that a heavy dose of Young would be difficult for Redbank's defense to handle.
Although it may not be getting much attention due to the amount of local sports we've had the chance to cover here at The Spirit lately, the Major League Baseball postseason is well underway, and we are less than one week from Game No. 1 of the World Series.