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September 18th, 2012

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92

September 18, 2012

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Fernichio, and was the last surviving member of her family.

On June 5, 1937, she married Fred Dubensky, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1996.

She was a member of SS.C.D. Church.

Mrs. Dubensky worked as a supervisor at Punxsutawney Sportswear for 24 years and retired after 50 years as Judge of Elections for the Board of Elections.

She enjoyed bingo and cooking.

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75

September 18, 2012

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75, a resident of Toby Terrace in Brockway, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Louis and Adele (Kolash) Boschini.

She was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway.

Gerrie was a member of the S.O.I Club in Brockway and the Eagles Club in Falls Creek.

She was a past member of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee.

She also enjoyed swimming, walking, being outdoors and going to camp.

She was a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant.

September 17th

Dubensky boots Punxsy girls' soccer past Brockway

September 18, 2012

BROCKWAY — Sports seasons many times have signature wins, and the Punxsy girls' soccer squad hopes Monday night was one of its 2012 moments. Sydney Dubensky booted the game-winner for the Lady Chucks to give them a 2-1 victory over the Lady Rovers of Brockway.

"It was the best game I have seen the them play yet," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said about the match. "We started using what we have been working on in practice, and it showed on the field today."

Lady Chucks down Damsels volleyball

September 18, 2012

RIMERSBURG — After dropping the first full match of the year, the Lady Chucks ran their win streak to four with a 3-1 road volleyball victory over the Damsels of Union Monday night in Rimersburg.

Punxsy (4-1) came out hot off the bus with a 25-10 first game win before Union was able get its footing.

The Lady Chucks captured the second contest, 25-20, before dropping a tight, 23-25, third game.

The Damsels were unable to keep the momentum as the visitors came back to end the match with a 25-21 win on the fourth affair.

Punxsy boys' XC runs strong at the Bradford Invitational

September 18, 2012

BRADFORD — The top six Punxsy boys' cross country runners medaled as the team ran a strong race last Saturday at the 9th Annual Bradford Invitational.

The Chucks had a strong showing in fourth place of the 10-team field. Punxsy posted a score of 85 points, just one point behind third placed Kane (84), while Oswayo Valley claimed the top spot of 53 with Northern Potter second with 65.

"Overall, we did a nice job considering none of our runners have been on this course before," said Chucks coach John Smith.

Pending burn ordinance a hot issue at latest Big Run Council meeting

September 17, 2012

BIG RUN — Several residents of Big Run Borough shared their concerns regarding the lack of a burn ordinance in the borough at Monday's council meeting.

"We are aware as to why the majority of people are here, due to the burning problem throughout the borough," said Joe Buterbaugh, mayor of Big Run Borough.

Nick Lantz, Big Run Council president, said the borough can't enforce any kind of illegal burning without a burning ordinance in place.

Tagliaferre’s trek: Cruising cross country for a cause

September 17, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, Jeremy Tagliaferre — a Reynoldsville native who currently resides in Falmouth, Massachusetts — set out on a journey that many would never dream of completing: a cross country trek.

A cross country trip by any means of transportation is intimidating enough, as a trip in even the most comfortable car would certainly leave any individual with some aches and pains, but Tagliaferre’s journey followed a less traditional mode: bicycle.

Tagliaferre said the idea for this particular trip was inspired by another he took in 2007 when he hiked the Appalachian Trail.

Nora B. (Lake) Barclay, 93

September 17, 2012

Nora B. (Lake) Barclay, 93, of Chalk, Hill, Pa., a great lady, went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

She served others rather than herself.

Nora was born June 11, 1919, in Elliottsville, Pa., a daughter of Walter Lake and Sarah (Stanton) Lake.

She was a member of the Chalk Hill Methodist Church.

September 16th

Punxsy Chucks Gridiron Alumni stuff MC Stingers

September 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the second-straight season, the Punxsutawney Alumni proved too tough against area alumni competition.

The Chucks stuffed the Marion Center Stingers, 28-0, in a complete team effort.

The Punxsy defense forced four turnovers and allowed a meager 24 yards of offense to Marion Center. 

The defense stuffed the Stingers to a tune of -12 yards rushing on 19 carries including -22 yards on eight tries in the second half while allowing 36 yards through the air.

Smith's punt return seals Raider victory

September 16, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Raiders came from behind to beat the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen 19-15 Friday night, thanks to a clutch 90-yard punt return from Braiden Smith in the fourth quarter.

Despite Brookville's offensive shortcomings in the first half, the defense played tough all night to keep the game in reach.

"The defense buckled down a lot more than we have in years. The red zone defense played super, and we created a couple of turnovers that helped us out," said varsity coach Chris Dworek.

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