March 29th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After witnessing the Punxsy varsity baseball team's 12-run first inning during its 16-1 win in four innings over Kittanning Tuesday, it was easy to reminisce about a similarly successful first inning that came from the 2008 Punxsutawney Junior Legion team, which featured a number of this year's varsity Chucks.
ST. MARYS â€” Nineteen Punxsy girls scored at least a point during the Lady Chucks' track and field team's 76 1/2-73 1/2 victory over Elk County Catholic Tuesday in St. Marys.
The Lady Crusaders are one of the premier Class AA programs in District IX, and first-year head coach Barry Young was proud of his team's season-opening win.
"It was a quality win over a quality opponent," Young said. "Spreading those third-place finishes around really helped."
Punxsy (1-0) won two of three relays and earned seven first-place finishes in individual events.
ST. MARYS â€” The Punxsy boys' track and field team won five of the seven field events during a 83-67 victory over Elk County Catholic Tuesday in St. Marys.
"We did what we had to do early in the season," Punxsy head coach John Smith said. "It was a close meet, as we expected, and we did well despite the cold weather."
Punxsy was dominant in the field, led by junior Brody Morgan, who won all three throwing events.
Morgan took first in the discus (117-2), javelin (141-9) and shot put (46-3 1/2).
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Reginald Hamilton, 79, of Pineville, Mo., died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at his home.
He was born April 26, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert and Nell (McDevitt) Hamilton.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.
Oct. 19, 1985, he married Dorothy Sundberg, in St. Paul, Minn., who survives. They moved to Pineville 24 years ago from St. Paul.
Larry A. Kuntz, 63, Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, March 24, 2011, of heart failure.
He was born Aug. 18, 1947, in the Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, a son of the late Chester T. and Erna (Snyder) Kuntz.
A 1965 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Mr. Kuntz earned his bachelorâ€™s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1969.
He worked as a art teacher in the Fox Chapel School District in Pittsburgh. Later, his many talents led him to various occupations, where he worked in Williamsburg, Va., and Orlando.
Robert (Bob) Lee Newhouse, 64, Corsica, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home surrounded by loved ones, following a long, hard-fought battle with heart failure.
He was born Nov. 2, 1946, in Brookville, a son of the late Harry J. Newhouse and Naomi Newhouse Rhoades of Corsica.
He was married to Frances (Enterline) Newhouse, who preceded him in death in 1995.
Mr. Newhouse proudly served his country in the U. S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.
Goldie H. Park, 76, Brookville, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at DRMCÂ DuBois.
She was born May 9, 1934, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Russell and Alta T. (Reitz) Himes.
March 7, 1953, in Langville, she married George O. Park, who preceded her in death Sept. 17, 2009.
Mrs. Park was a patient assistant at the offices of Dr. Charles Kutz and Dr. Mark McKinley in Brookville.
She was a member of the Brookville First United Methodist ChurchÂ and was active in church affairs, as well as with the Laurelbrooke Landing Auxillary of Brookville.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Much anticipation has been building as the PAHS Class of 2011 prepares to present the 60th Variety Show, this year titled â€śLong Live Our Dreams.â€ť
As everyone from the senior class is able to come together in one of the last activities as a group, the 2011 Variety Show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.
Throughout the nights, the audience will view 12 skits, including â€śBeiber Fever,â€ť â€śPhil Clubâ€ť and a ballet dance that show the seniors have dedicated much of their time and efforts to performing.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority recently discussed the likelihood of policy revisions that could help the authorityâ€™s funding predicament.
In particular, the authority has lobbied the state to again implement administrative fees, which could be used to reimburse the authority for every ton of waste material collected.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Senior Shawnna Crago needed just one game to step out as one of the Punxsy softball team's leaders Monday.
Crago, Punxsy's starting pitcher and one of the squad's four captains, hit a three-run home run and struck out seven over three perfect innings to lead the Lady Chucks to a 12-0 victory in five innings over Bradford.