October 2nd, 2011
Ellen Marie Stear, 85, Punxsutawney, diedÂ Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.
She was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Gourley S. and Hazel A. (Vanderpool)Â Bair.
She was married to Ermond L. Stear, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.
A homemaker, Mrs. Stear was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church of Juneau.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On a cold and drizzly Homecoming evening Friday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, the Gremlins of Karns City edged out the Chucks 21-20 to put a damper on the celebration.
Despite the loss, though, Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said he was very pleased with his team's 48-minute effort.
"You can't ask for more from a group of young men then to go out and play 48 minutes, and they sure did that, because we were right where we wanted to be," he said. "At the end, we had an opportunity to win the game against a very good football team."
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Raiders suffered a 35-0 shutout defeat Friday night at their Homecoming game against the DuBois Beavers.
Despite shutting down DuBois' passing attack for most of the night, the Raiders could not control the Beavers' ground game, which totaled 276 yards and three touchdowns.
KNOX â€” Amid chilly and dreary conditions Thursday evening, the Punxsy Chucks soccer team travelled to Knox to take on the Keystone Panthers, and the Chucks came out on top in the contest, 8-0.
Punxsy wasted absolutely no time jumping out to an early lead by scoring just 11 seconds into the game when Tanner Evans scored a goal assisted by Trevor Peace.
After that, there was a 27-minute scoring lull before Peace put Punxsy ahead by two with a goal of his own.
Keaton Mohney (second from left) was crowned the Homecoming Queen, and Adrienne Hess (third from left) was crowned the Homecoming Princess during halftime of Friday nightâ€™s Punxsy versus Karns City football game. Mohneyâ€™s escort was Brody Morgan (far left), while Hess was escorted by Nick Roberts (far right)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After nearly seven years in the planning, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Area Transportation Authorityâ€™s (ATA) Punxsutawney Transit Center building was held Friday.
â€śI think that a lot of people â€” and certainly the board members of ATA â€” didnâ€™t think this was going to happen,â€ť David Gordon, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors, said.
Punxsy is the first of seven transit centers set for construction, and Gordon said he hopes the others go a little easier than this one did.
Esther M. Battaglia, 85, Brookville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Big Soldier, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Matthew and Esther M. (Laverick) Leiberton.
Nov. 6, 1947, she married Pat Battaglia, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Battaglia was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church.
Helen L. Bell, 80, Falls Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Nelson's Golden Years, DuBois.
She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (McMahan) Dorworth.
June 30, 1957, she married Robert D. Bell, who preceded her in death June 14, 2008.
Mrs. Bell graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1949.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Falls Creek.
Mary Merry DeJohn, 90, Sykesville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Eriton, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Merry) Cowan.
She married Merino DeJohn, who preceded her in death in 2002.
A graduate of Sykesville High, Mrs. DeJohn was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Atlanta Braves, as well as walking, playing cards and bingo.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Once a year, the football game is more than a football game: It's Homecoming. Tonight is that night, when in addition to a larger crowd and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, the Chucks will take on the Karns City Gremlins in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
"It's great excitement," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said of the homecoming atmosphere. "It's nice to have a big crowd up there, and we're so fortunate to be supported. There's always a nice crowd, and this just heightens it and makes it more enjoyable for the players."