November 19th, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Carol Stephens, one of Rose Setree‚Äôs caretakers, had arrived at Rose‚Äôs apartment above the New Anchor Inn Nov. 7 to begin her 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.
Rose said she had gone to bed around 10:30 p.m. after a busy day that included attending church and going to the grocery store.
‚ÄúSabrina (another one of Rose‚Äôs caretakers) had given a report, and she had left, so I just checked on Rose, turned the lights on and then I was watching the news,‚ÄĚ Carol recalled this week. ‚ÄúBut I looked up and smelled plastic burning.
PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ Nine-year-old Blaise Carney‚Äôs been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelers‚Äô training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. He‚Äôll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boys‚Äô division.
PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Following every sports season, Punxsutawney Area High School coaches and players decide which player is most valuable to their own teams.
Now, for the first-time ever, you, the public, have an opportunity to vote for The Punxsutawney Spirit's 2010 Fall Sports Male and Female Most Valuable Players.
Upon consideration from The Spirit's sports staff, two athletes have been chosen from each of the high school's nine fall varsity sports, providing voters a chance to pick from 10 girls from five sports and eight boys from four sports.
CLARION ‚ÄĒ The Raiders knew heading into the District IX Class AA Championship Game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium that they had to be nearly flawless to keep pace with the undefeated Brockway Rovers Friday night.
Four turnovers, an inability to capitalize on limited opportunities and an ineffective defense against one of the best quarterbacks statistically in the history of Pennsylvania, and Brookville was in for one long night.
Christopher S. Limrick, 40, Punxsutawney, died at his residence in Gaskill Township.
He was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Punxsutawney, a son of Robert D. Limrick of Altoona and the late Judith A. (Firment) Limrick, who preceded him in death in 1998.
Mr. Limrick was a 1988 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and earned an associate‚Äôs degree in drafting design from Triangle Tech.
He was the former proprietor of The Right Sound in Punxsutawney.
W. Wayne Irwin, 84, Punxsutawney, departed this earth, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, to be with his dearly departed wife, Betty Lou (Alabran) Irwin.
He was born June 9, 1926, in Rossmoyne, a son of the late Joseph W. and Zoe (Hawk) Irwin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II assigned to Company C 17th Armored Infantry Battalion ‚ÄúHellcats‚ÄĚ serving in the European Theater as a rifleman.
Before retiring, Mr. Irwin worked as a coal driller for Northern Cambria Fuel for more than 30 years.
Donna Marie Adams, 66, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Denver and Hilda Marie (Hartle) Knisely.
June 19, 1955, she married Charles T. Adams, who preceded her in death June 7, 2002.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the St. Anthony‚Äôs Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was a homemaker.
BROOKVILLE ‚ÄĒ The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Wednesday released a report that documented the authority's positive effect on the environment.
According to the report, which was issued by the North East Recycling Council, the authority's recycling programs collected 17,086.2 tons of waste, such as paper, glass, metals, plastics, wood and computers that were used during production of new items.
Jason Fallara (second from left) was crowned the King, and Joe Neal (far right) was named Prince during halftime of the Powderpuff football game Thursday night at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Fallara‚Äôs escort was Corri Snyder (far left) and Neal‚Äôs was Lauren McGarvey. The Seniors won, 34-8. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)