October 9th, 2011
James I. Lewis,Â 82, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John and May (Airgood) Lewis.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Lewis owned a convenience store in Cloe in the late â€˜60s and early â€˜70s.
His hobbies were fishing and hunting.
Surviving relatives include a brother, Garland Lewis and wife Maria; a sister, Donna May Wells; and nieces and nephews.
Frances V. Pape Stojek, 83, DuBois, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Galletta) Pape.
Sept. 16, 1948, she married Albert "Snuffy" Stojek, who preceded her in death May 29, 1970.
Mrs. Stojek graduated from SS. Cosmas and Damian High School in Punxsutawney in 1946.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of S.S. Cosmas and Damian Church in Punxsutawney and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in DuBois.
Anthony Test, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at UMPC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 25, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John P. and Frances (DelPrincipe) Test.
April 24, 1948, he married Grace E. (Motter) Test, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Test was the former owner of the Matterhorn Co. in Punxsutawney.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army as a private first class. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Test was a member of SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church, Punxsutawney.
Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90, Treasure Lake, DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 8, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Earl and Melda (Blystone) Stouffer.
Aug. 17, 1940, she married Arnold Bowser, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1982.
Mrs. Bowser attended the First Baptist Church in DuBois, and previously, the First Christian Church when she lived in Big Run.
Punxsy's Shaina Reddinger and Anna Monyak (shown here), pictured during a Sept. 1 home match against Bradford, participated in the individual singles district championships Wednesday in DuBois. Reddinger defeated Clearfield's Yashuasui Patel 6-1, 6-0, in the first round before falling to DuBois' Jenna Kirk, 1-6, 0-6, in the second round. Monyak also won her first round match over Clearfield's Jennifer Grenus, 6-0, 6-0, before being eliminated by DuBois' Jenny Reese, 3-6, 3-6, in the second round.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy running back Perry Arrington led his team to victory as he scored two touchdowns, including a 96-yard interception return with 30 seconds left in the game, and the Chucks' ninth-grade squad beat the Brookville Raiders, 12-0 Wednesday night on Brookville's home field.
"(Perry) has had some big plays this year," Punxsy head coach Jason Grusky said following the game. "He's been a leader, and we expect big plays from him, and he delivered again today as he has most of the year."
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Prior to Tuesdayâ€™s Public Safety Committee meeting, members of Punxsutawney Borough Council were given a tour of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Companyâ€™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.
BROOKVILLE â€” If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election, but youâ€™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 youâ€™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 â€” or re-register â€” to vote.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™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.