November 11th, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The first work that will be done as part of the Route 310 and 119 intersection improvements will get begin Friday, when the railroad crossing on Route 119 will be reconstructed.
Monday, Borough Manager Ben White said PennDOT Engin-eering District 10 advises motorists that Route 119/Ridge Avenue will be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing.
The road closure is located between Route 310 and Route 2017 (Orchard Avenue), and will be in place from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Monday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Coming off their sixth-straight District IX Class AA Championship, the Punxsy volleyball team feels as good as ever about its chances of advancing past the first stage of the PIAA playoffs this weekend.
In years past, Punxsy would run into a talented WPIAL foe that, for the most part, overpowered the Lady Chucks in a best-of-five match. This season, Punxsy will test its mettle against three teams in a round-robin tournament that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Hills Junior High School Annex.
Earl H. Wetzel, 84, Rochester Mills, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Indiana Regional medical Center.
He was born April 10, 1926, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Howard B. and Myrtle (Orr) Wetzel.
June 12, 1944, he married his wife of 66 years, Jean V. Farnsworth, who survives.
Mr. Wetzel spent his childhood on the farms of his parents and grandfather, H.H. Wetzel.
John J. Landolfi, 82, Gainesville, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at the Veterans Hospital in Gainesville.
He was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Youngstown, Ohio, a son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Cinque) Landolfi, who later moved to Edinburg.
He was married to Bonnie (Swanson) Landolfi, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Landolfi was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
He was a carpenter for a local union based out of Pittsburgh for many years, as well as the owner of the Town Pump Tavern in Punxsutawney for more than 25 years.
Florence Frances Gidley, 84, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born April 10, 1926, in Alexandria, Va., a daughter of the late Russell Lyle and Ida Ketuma (Rochester) Linthicum.
Mrs. Gidley was married to Donald Gidley, who preceded her in death.
She was a Jehovahâ€™s Witness and an active volunteer at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Mulberry Square.
Dominic C. Fernichio, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When Punxsy junior Tyler Presloid received the news that he was named the Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Boys' Central Division Most Valuable Player, he was quite surprised.
"This is a huge honor because there are a lot of good players in the league," Presloid said. "To be named MVP, I'm just speechless."
Those around the league can't be the least bit shocked about the honor, as the junior set the PAHS single-season school record with 25 goals and led the Chucks to a 15-4-1 record and their first-ever District IX Class AA Championship Game berth.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Most Valuable Player Tyler Presloid wasn't the only member of the Chucks to be selected as an Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Boys' Central Division All-Star.
After the Chucks broke the school record for wins in a season and claimed their first-ever postseason victory, Presloid was joined by senior Kody Young and junior Daniel Triponey as Punxsy players recognized by the league.
SOMERSET â€” After losing by a goal in the District IX Class A Championship Game last Thursday to Northern Potter, the Brookville Raiders had a new attitude when it came to the PIAA state playoffs: Have fun.
The Raiders entered the first round of the state tournament Tuesday in Somerset with a laid back feel, and the notion that playing a loose game with zero pressure would be the best approach. That mindset nearly paid off, as the Raiders kept pace with North Star before surrendering a second-half goal, ending Brookville's season with a 1-0 loss to the Cougars.
George F. Krouse, 77, Swan Lake, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at St. Maryâ€™s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Emma (Wolfe) Krouse.
He was married to Ann Krouse, who survives.
Mr. Krouse was a 1955 graduate of Penn State University and employed as an engineer for many places, most recently with National Steel Pellet Company in Keewatin, Minn., where he retired in 1995.