May 2nd, 2013
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a tale of two days, the Punxsy bats produced enough hits on Tuesday for two days and that is exactly what happened.
The free-flowing 15-hit parade enjoyed in Bradford did not travel back home against Clearfield for the Punxsy softball squad.
The Lady Bison's Heather Picard gave up four walks but not a single hit to no-hit the Lady Chucks in a 2-0 victory in Punxsutawney.
In fact, after walking Punxsy's Ashley Bacha with one out in the home third, Ricard retired the next 14 home hitters to finish out the contest.
HOLLIDAYSBURG â€” In an all-around performance, the Punxsy Chucks dominated both Bellefonte and host Hollidaysburg on Tuesday in track and field.
The Chucks took care of the Raiders, 94-56, and the home Golden Tigers, 93-57, for the tri-meet sweep.
Punxsy earned the top spot in 13 of the 18 events for the pair of going away victories.
"We didn't know what to expect," admitted Chucks head coach John Smith. "We had big performances again by Dylan Lettie, Nate Ward and Kevin Hughes. All in all it was a good effort."
Elva A. Fike, 89, Mayport, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manual J. and Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
On Sept. 18, 1948, she married Dale E. Fike of Mayport, who survives.
Throughout her life, she was employed by Cameron, Sylvania, and Rolo.
Her family was her life.
She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening and feeding and watching her backyard birds.
She attended the Langville Church, where she was the pianist.
DUBOIS â€” "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
The oath of the Special Olympics remained its centerpiece as the event returned to the local area for its 34th year on Wednesday at E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois, where it was met by sunshine, blue skies and warm weather.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Many guys, including teenage boys, are known for thinking they know everything, but in reality most know very little about living their lives, which is why the book "99 Things Every Guy Should Know" that was co-written by a local youth pastor has become a popular read.
"In culture world, teenage guys learn what it is to be a man mostly from their friends, who don't have a clue either," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Hammer co-wrote the book with fellow youth pastors Jeffrey Wallace and Matty McCage.
BRADFORD â€” A long road trip always goes faster and is much more enjoyable after a resounding victory.
The Lady Chucks blistered the host Lady Owls, 20-1 for the 15-run four-inning mercy rule in Bradford on Tuesday.
Punxsy produced four scores to open the contest before each team pushed across a single second-inning tally for a 5-1 score.
The Lady Chucks exploded for nine runs in the third before adding a decisive six more to earn the going away 20-1 win.
Punxsy (8-2) posted 15 hits coming from nine different players on the roster.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The battling Chucks gave it a valiant effort, but a good and deep Beavers boys' tennis squad volleyed to the win, 9-0, on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
"DuBois has an incredible program. They are solid from the top to the bottom of their roster," noted Punxsy head coach Lisa Good.
The two biggest Chucks' match highlights came at the second and fourth doubles matchups.
In the second doubles pairing, Jared Burkett and Josh Smith hung tough throughout the match and stayed tight with DuBois. The Punxsy pair took four games but fell short, 4-8.
Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.
Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.