September 22nd, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Clean-up continues along Route 119 following a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Big Run woman Thursday morning.
See tomorrow's edition of The Spirit for more.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ The Punxsy boys' golf team travelled to DuBois Wednesday for the fifth annual DuBois Area High School Invitational Tournament and scored a combined 342 to earn a respectable fourth place, given the level of competition.
"Fourth place isn't that bad considering we were playing some huge schools out of our district," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said after the tournament.
Among the larger schools that competed was State College, which took first place in the tournament with a combined total score of 325.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ 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, 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, of Garnerville, N.Y., and Ballston Spa, N.Y., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her daughter‚Äôs 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, 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, 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‚Äôs 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, 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ¬†One of the first signs of autumn is the return of one of the community‚Äôs most popular events: The Punxsutawney Spirit‚Äôs Appreciation Day. ¬†
Brimming over with talent, food and fun for all ages,¬†The¬†Spirit‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúPunxsy‚Äôs Got Talent,‚ÄĚ with 10 local talents, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in the SS.C.D. gym.