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October 5th, 2011

The Zak Zone

October 5, 2011

Today marks the beginning of a very important season to me: Hockey season.

Although, I will admit that last week's chilly temperatures and rain/snowy mix came a little too early, it's never too early for hockey season to begin.

Hockey is a special sport for me as I grew up playing the indoor version on roller skates.

Yes, I said roller skates, not those silly in-lines that came along much later, but good old-fashioned roller skates.

The majority of my free time, and the majority of my parents' vacation funds, was poured into this hobby.

Council members receive up-close look at new Elk Run fire truck

October 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Prior to Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting, members of Punxsutawney Borough Council were given a tour of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company’s new fire engine that was delivered last week.

The bright yellow and white engine was delivered last Thursday from the Ferrara Fire Apparatus Company in Louisiana, and has already been tested.

Firefighters have also received training sessions on the new apparatus.

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

October 5, 2011

BROOKVILLE — If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election, but you’re not currently registered, you have only until Tuesday to do so.

In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If you’re not, you need to register by Tuesday, according to Karen Lupone, chief clerk for Jefferson County.

How do you know if you need to register?

Lupone said if you are a first-time voter, have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register — or re-register — to vote.

October 4th

East End seeks own night for trick-or-treating

October 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Public Safety Committee received requests for two separate nights of trick-or-treating, one from East End residents and another from the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Jaime Sherry, of Highland Avenue, requested council approve a request from East End residents to hold its own separate trick-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Sherry said people in that area of town do a lot of extra things that make the event better on Saturday than during the week.

Young Township hopes cameras, new recycling site will deter illegal dumping

October 5, 2011

WALSTON — At last, the recycling bins formerly located at Walston Community Park have moved to the Young Township Municipal building, Walston Road.

Township Supervisor Andrew Meterko said the main reason the recycling bins were moved was due to the lack of security at the playground location.

“We won’t have to go up and gather all the garbage that people brought to the old recycling location at the park,” he said. Township workers regularly picked up a variety of items from the former site, including televisions, mattresses and garbage.

Perfect season continues Lady Chucks win District-IX Title

October 4, 2011

KANE — After another convincing victory Tuesday in Kane, the Lady Chucks' golf team is still undefeated, but Tuesday's victory was a bit sweeter than the first 16, as Tuesday's win meant Punxsy was the District IX champion.

"We've had our hopes set on this win all season, but we knew going into today's match that we would have some serious competition," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "The course has some very tricky holes, and Kane had a definite advantage playing on their own course. But our girls played smart, focused rounds and deserved the win."

Punxsy overcomes wet course, earns two 'W's

October 4, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's boys' cross country team hosted Kane and DuBois Central Catholic for a three-team meet Tuesday afternoon and in mucky conditions, the Chucks prevailed over both visiting squads.

In both meets, Punxsy had several runners between its fifth-place finisher and its opponents' final finishers, displacing the points so that Punxsy earned a 22-37 win over Kane and a 16-47 victory over DCC.

Punxsy's Dane Baker was the first-place finisher in the meet with a time of 18:02.

Lady Chucks battle, come up short; JV earns win

October 4, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks' volleyball team led the first set 18-27 and was tied 20-20 in the third set, but the Bradford Lady Owls finished strong in each game, earning a three-game sweep, 25-18, 25-15, 25-22, Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

In the first set, Punxsy jumped out to an early lead behind a good hit by junior hitter Sydney Weaver, but the Lady Owls bounced back with some impressive hitting of their own to take a three-point lead.

After exchanging serve for several points, Punxsy moved ahead again when Cassie Cook went on a four-point service run, including three aces.

John Edward Kline, 73

October 4, 2011

John Edward Kline, 73, of Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Brookville, a son of the late Bernard “Bun” and Kathryn (Baker) Kline.

June 17, 1961, he married Helen Esther Reed, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2008.

He served in the U. S. Army.

Mr. Kline worked as diesel shop foreman for the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad.

He helped start the “Hit and Miss Engine Society,” which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.

October 3rd

Marion Center stings the Lady Chucks

October 4, 2011

MARION CENTER — Marion Center's girls' volleyball team defeated the Lady Chucks in three sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-22, behind strong serving and hitting from senior Kristen Yeomans.

Yeomans' serve was kryptonite to Punxsy's returners as she served a seven-point streak in the first set, a seven-point streak in the second and an eight-point streak in the third and deciding set.

Each run came early in the game, giving the Lady Stingers some breathing room in the contest. Without Yeomans' streaks, the sets would have been very close from start to finish.

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