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September 21st, 2011

Punxsy splits deep Invite field

September 21, 2011

DUBOIS — The Lady Chucks golf squad travelled to DuBois for the second time this week Wednesday, but for a much different appearance this time around, participating in the 18-team DuBois Invitational Tournament at the Silver Course in Treasure Lake.

Punxsy placed right in the middle of the field, which consisted of several much-larger schools, in ninth place.

To put things in perspective, Punxsy placed first among the five AML teams it usually competes against with a team score of 484.

Bulldogs' bite too much for junior team

September 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The A. J. Parise Youth Football junior team couldn't overcome four turnovers, and the East Brady Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in both the second and the fourth quarter to defeat the Chucks 36-6 last Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy took the opening kickoff and was able to move the ball to midfield but fumbled at the 44.

East Brady drove to the 20, and on a fourth-and-seven, Punxsy's Andrew Wehrle deflected a pass attempt headed for the Bulldogs' Devin Ryan, giving the Chucks the ball.

Opal J. (Fuller) Brown, 90

September 21, 2011

Opal J. (Fuller) Brown, 90, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 4, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Freda M. (Raybuck) Fuller.

She was married to William Brown, who preceded her in death.

Surviving relatives include a son, Robert Taylor of Michigan; two daughters, Muriel Braunns and June States, both of Punxsutawney; a sister, Gladys Pounds of Punxsutawney; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Joyce L. Keeler, 74

September 21, 2011

Joyce L. Keeler, 74, of Garnerville, N.Y., and Ballston Spa, N.Y., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Ballston Spa.

She was born June 9, 1937, in Camden, N.J., a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Edith (Oberholtzer) Stayer.

She was married to Harry E. Keeler, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Keeler was a graduate of Collegeville Trappe High School and attended Millersville College.

She worked for many years in real estate and property management. She retired in 2001 as executive director of Indian River Estates in Vero Beach, Fla.

William C. Lingenfelter, 82

September 21, 2011

William C. Lingenfelter, 82, Punxsutawney, a guest at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center,  passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward Haag and Ada Lingenfelter.

He was Methodist by faith.

Mr. Lingenfelter was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Army Navy Club. He loved hunting, fishing playing guitar and country music.

Mary (McCurry) Minster, 57

September 21, 2011

Mary (McCurry) Minster, 57, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011.

She was the daughter of Charlotte McCurry of Bakerstown and the late John McCurry.

She was married to Ernest J. Minster, who survives.

Mrs. Minster’s compassion and kindness was great, and she gave all for her family. She extended her heart to all and her love was felt by many.

Her commitment to caring for all children was demonstrated through her service as a catechism teacher and school board member.

Rita A. (Bianco) Puglese, 76

September 21, 2011

Rita A. (Bianco) Puglese, 76, Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.

She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Liptak) Bianco.

She was married to Samuel J. Puglese, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Puglese enjoyed dancing, playing cards, cheering on the Buffalo Bills, swimming in her pool, telling stories of her full and adventurous life and cooking for her friends, family and anyone else who walked through the door.

‘Punxsy’s Got Talent’ returns for annual Appreciation Day Saturday at SS.C.D.

September 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One of the first signs of autumn is the return of one of the community’s most popular events: The Punxsutawney Spirit’s Appreciation Day.  

Brimming over with talent, food and fun for all ages, The Spirit’s annual tribute to its readers, advertisers and the community runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the SS.C.D. auditorium.

And due to popular demand after a successful inaugural event last year, Appreciation Day will again be highlighted by its own “Punxsy’s Got Talent,” with 10 local talents, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in the SS.C.D. gym.

At last! ATA schedules groundbreaking for proposed terminal

September 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After nearly six years of waiting, the day has finally arrived for the groundbreaking for the proposed Area Transportation Authority (ATA) terminal at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 on North Findley Street.

John Lacny, ATA communications director, said those who has been involved in this project are pleased that the project is moving forward.

Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said despite the many delays, council members knew the project would get off the ground some day, although some members of the community may have thought otherwise.

Community formally welcomes new IUP-Punxsy dean

September 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During a welcoming reception in his honor Wednesday night at the Punxsutawney Country Club, Terry Appolonia, the new dean at IUP-Punxsutawney, used a much loved past-time — football — to describe the challenges and goals for himself and his staff at the West End campus.

He read an Aug. 1, 1944, letter from E.L. “Curley” Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to Ed McGroaraty, which also contained a one-page contract for him to play for the team.

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