November 20th, 2012
Punxsy boys' soccer saluted its stellar 2012 season on Tuesday night at the Punxsy First Church of God. The Chucks' seniors posed for one more photo: (front row, from left) Mike Pascuzzo, Pat Defelice and Taylor Phillips; (back row) Brendan Knarr, Lance Deets, Trevor Peace and Ty Zimmerman.
For the full story, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In football, you have players that are the key to the team's success on offense or defense. The Punxsy football team saw one of its key players, Jamie Bush, post a "monster year" in his final one donning a Chucks uniform, on both offense and defense this fall.
The Punxsy Most Valuable Player, Bush, earned All-Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Large School notarity at both fullback and linebacker along with teammates center Jordan London, defensive end Dan McLain, wide receiver Clayton Dale and slot back Dakota Byers.
JEFFERSON COUNTY â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are looking for victims whose property, homes or vehicles were egged between 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 a.m. Nov. 18.
According to police, five male juveniles and one adult female purchased 420 eggs â€” 35 dozen â€” using the female's ACCESS card.
Police said the actors then drove through several areas in the county, throwing the eggs at houses and cars.
The egging occurred in the areas of Punxsutawney, Anita, Big Run, Sykesville, Reynoldsville, Stump Creek, DuBois, McGees Mills, Burnside and Cherry Tree.
The Spirit office at 510 Pine St. will be closed Thursday, and there will be no newspaper printed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Normal business and printing schedules will resume Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers.
Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) presents Alexis Young with a certificate after she was announced as the winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest.
William A. Condron, 66, of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Oakland.
Mr. Condron was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Echo, a son of the late Regis Condron and Luella (Neville) Condron.
March 3, 1967, he married his loving wife, Bernice A. (Mauk) Condron, who survives, of Big Run.
Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the CMA Church in Punxsutawney, where he coached youth basketball.
He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion and the NRA.
The nominees for The Spirit's 2012 Fall Sports Outstanding Athletes have been named, and are as follows:
Girls' Cross Country: Juliann Boddorf and Alexis Young
Girls' Golf: Lauren Giavedoni and Audrianna DeLacour
Girls' Soccer: Sydney Dubensky and Allison Fye
Girls' Tennis: Lauren Wolfe & Amber Ward
Girls' Volleyball: Chelsea Engeholm and Sydney Weaver
Boys' Cross Country: Nate Ward and Bo Dinger
Football: Garrett Zimmerman and Jamie Bush
Boys' Golf: Brandon Mancuso and Mike Blose
Boys' Soccer: Trevor Peace and Mike Pascuzzo
Clifton Meade Murphy, 77, Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Hollidaysburg Veteransâ€™ Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Big Run, Pa., a son of the late James W. and Margaret E. (Pooler) Murphy.
Clifton graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952 and from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa., in 1956. He earned a bacehlorâ€™s degree and was commissioned a 2d LT in the U.S. Army Infantry.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A number of state and local politicians and officials, including Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan, Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle and State Senator Joseph Scarnati, the Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore, visited the Punxsutawney Pre-K Counts classroom at the community center on Monday to support early childhood programs and to read to the children.
Also present were Karen Ray, the Jefferson County Pre-K Counts director, and Bruce Clash, the state director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Most athletic teams take on a theme to their seasons, but the majority of the time they are left unfulfilled.
The Punxsy Lady Chucks volleyball did not let its "Holding the Rope" theme go by the way side but applied it and made it become a reality with the District IX AA championship to its credit.
The Lady Chucks celebrated their many successes and optimisms of the future on Sunday night at the New Anchor Inn in Punxsy at their season banquet.