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Green light for new traffic signals

December 15, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council said PennDOT’s new traffic signal project should commence in late spring or early summer.

Borough Manager Ben White said in an earlier interview that each of the intersections along Mahoning Street — including Hampton Avenue, Jefferson, Findley and Gilpin streets — will receive new signals, signal posts and mast arms. The Hampton intersection is the only one that currently has mast arms to support its traffic signals.

$15,169.56 AND COUNTING

December 15, 2010

The SS.C.D. Children’s Choir, under the direction of Arlene Stewart with accompaniment by Toie Neal, shared a number of Christmas carols for residents and guests at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought its “Light Up a Child’s Life” campaign Wednesday. Also, the students presented a $1,584.95 donation — realized from its fund-raising — to Make-A-Wish. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Guaranteed happy faces

December 15, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Judging by Wednesday’s bookkeeping, Senior Corps-RSVP Director Janeen Love said more than 415 Jefferson County kids will benefit from the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.

Toys for Tots — operated by Community Action on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve — had collection boxes placed at area businesses throughout November and December and provides eligible, registered children with three big toys and a grab-bag.

This year’s campaign collected close to 1,700 toys in total, Love said.

Joseph R. Gigliotti, 86

December 15, 2010

Joseph R. Gigliotti, 86, Walston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at his home.

He was born July 9, 1924, in Walston, a son of the late Frank and Mary Gigliotti.

Nov. 8, 1947, he married Mary Jane (Astorino) Gigliotti, who preceded him in death Dec. 2, 2003.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in European, Africa, Middle Eastern and Asiatic Operations.

Mr. Gigliotti was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church.

Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79

December 15, 2010

Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79, Pembroke Pines, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.

She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Miller) Lippart.

Mrs. Anderson was married to Donald E. Anderson, who preceded her in death July 1, 2005.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.

December 14th

Chucks less than impressive during blowout win

December 15, 2010

MARION CENTER — Though the 55-9 score indicates a blowout, the Punxsy wrestling team hopes Tuesday's performance against Marion Center is its worst of the season.

Due to Marion Center having just seven wrestlers on the varsity roster, Punxsy received six forfeits to total 36 points. Aside from the forfeits, Punxsy (1-0) would have earned a 19-9 victory on the mat, but head coach Eric Eddy wasn't pleased with his team's sluggish performance.

Defensive intensity powers Chucks to first win

December 15, 2010

NEW BETHLEHEM — For the first time since Jan. 6, the Punxsy boys' basketball team exited the court with a victory Tuesday night.

Thanks to a defense that forced turnovers and allowed just two third-quarter points, the Chucks (1-1) ended their 15-game losing streak with a huge 62-34 victory over Redbank Valley in New Bethlehem.

Early in the contest, when Punxsy was ahead just 14-12 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs were getting to all of the loose ball first.

Brookville basketball wins a pair of games on road

December 15, 2010

DUKE CENTER — It wasn't the best game the Raiders have played in recent years, but it was still a win.

Brookville traveled all the way to Duke Center Tuesday to take on Otto-Eldred, and though it returned with a 59-28 victory, Brookville head coach Bud Baughman wasn't too thrilled with his team's performance.

"I didn't think we played real well in any phase of the game tonight," Baughman said. "It was a long trip though, and we're happy to get the win."

Leading the way for Brookville offensively was Zane Hackett, who netted 16 points on eight baskets from the field.

Patricia Perry, 63

December 14, 2010

Patricia Perry, 63, of Georgia, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born June 21, 1947, in St. Petersburg, Fla., a daughter of the late Raymond B. and Charlotte L. (Perry) Tucker.

Ms. Perry is survived by Lloyd A. Pope of Georgia, two sons, David G. Pope and Daniel A. Pope, all of Georgia; a daughter, June A. Wells and husband Don of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Angel Wells and Harley Wells; and two great-grandchildren, Aidan West and Baily West.

Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51

December 14, 2010

Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at home.

He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Punxsutawney, a son of Ronald Sheriff of DuBois and Mrs. John (Gladys Carr) Oaks of Punxsutawney. 

Mr. Sheriff was employed at NAC Carbon Products in Elk Run.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Club.

He adored his daughter, Carrie Sheriff of Bradford, whom he loved very much. 

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