May 3rd, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The seniors at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) who
want to keep it real received a large dose of reality in regard to the consequences you face when you drink and drive or text and drive at the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) annual mock crash held Friday in the parking lot behind the school.
Trooper Matt Powell of the Punxsutawneyâbased Pennsylvania State Police spoke to the students once the very realistic portrayal had concluded for another year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Friday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Police Department reported the arrest of Joseph M. McQuade, 35, of Punxsutawney.
McQuade was arrested on Friday and charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault (without consent); four counts of aggravated indecent assault (less than 16 years old); four counts of indecent assault (without consent); four counts of indecent assault (less than 16); four counts of corruption of minors; and eight counts of unlawful contact with a minor.
Nancy Ruth McClure, 85, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Gaskill Township, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Gaskill Township, a daughter of the late Otto and Kate (Kuntz) Ecelbarger.
She was a graduate of Big Run High School.
On Aug. 7, 1948, she married James Jeffrey McClure.
He preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1983.
Ruth enjoyed being a mother and a homemaker.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy J. Hoover and husband Don of DuBois.
ST. MARYS â When given an opportunity, it is important to grab it with both hands and take advantage.
Punxsy sophomore Shaina Painter took hold of her opportunity in a big way Thursday afternoon.
Leading 1-0 in the top of the sixth, Painter laced a pinch hit two-run single to triple the Lady Chucks lead to 3-0.
Punxsy would need each of those two tallies driven in by Painter as host St. Marys plated two runs in the sixth. The Lady Chucks' pitcher Ashley Bacha would give nothing more to the Lady Dutch to take Round 2 of the District IX foes, 3-2.
Alfred N. âAlâ Dempsey, 61, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Franklin, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Alice âLettie Jeanâ Neal Dempsey.
He had been a resident of the area since 1975.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Class of 1971, and graduated from Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
On Sept. 2, 1972, in the St. Maryâs Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
Nancy Ruth McClure, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
One of the most difficult things to be â not just in the midst of the things that are going on around us today, but any time â is a good parent. One young woman, who was raised in Punxsutawney, knows the difficulty of being a good parent and has felt inspired to share some of her own experiences through the writing of a book.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last week at PAHS, seniors selected four boys and four girls from their class to make up the 2013 Prom Court.
They are Ashley Bacha, Lauren Ball, Abigail Fedigan, Carley Smith, Keanan Kopas, Garrett Neal, Jerod White and Garrett Zimmerman.
The boy and girl with the most votes will be crowned Prom King and Queen at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Saturday.
An assembly was held Friday, April 26, to honor the court.
These four chefs are preparing to do battle in the second annual IUP Cooking Competition to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the IUP Learning Center cafeteria located on Center Street in Punxsutawney.
Pictured are the combatants (from left) Jaclyn Price, IUP Culinary Academy; Robert Stevens, Aramark; Aaron Quinn, Aramark; and Martha Jo Rupert, IUP Culinary Academy.
Rupert was the winner of last year's competition.
The public is invited to attend.
SMICKSBURG â Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Smicksburg
is a large estate winery known as Windgate Vineyards and Winery, which began as a vineyard about 30 years ago and is run by the Enerson family.
This Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., the winery will be hosting "Authors of Indiana County and Beyond."
This is the fourth year that Windgate Winery will be honoring local authors.
In attendance will be 25 local authors from Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas. The authors will be doing a book signing and will also meet and talk with those in attendance.