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Sandra Jean Burge, 61

December 21, 2010

Sandra Jean Burge, 61, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 12, 1949, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Aden and Betty Hoffman.

Mrs. Burge was married to Donald Burge, who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 2001.

She was a caregiver.

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79

December 21, 2010

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79, Home, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1931, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late James Nelson and Velma Arlene (Johnston) Skinner.

He was married for 59 years to Violet J. (Foltz) Skinner, who survives.

Mr. Skinner was a graduate of Marion Center High School, the class of 1949; he served in the Korean War and was a corporal in the 25th Infantry Division.

Lady Chucks win a pair to even record

December 21, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy junior-varsity girls' basketball team outscored Clearfield during every quarter while earning a 35-23 victory Monday night.

Punxsy led 8-2 after one quarter before distancing itself by two points during each of the next three quarters.

Alison Jones scored a team-best 10 points, while Emily Horner, Emily Reitz, Mary Sloniger and Ashley Reitz provided balanced scoring by managing six points apiece.

Brittany Renaud tallied a team-best 10 points for Clearfied.

Punxsy (2-2) visits Harmony for a 5 p.m. start Thursday.

Punxsy JV girls 26, Brookville 24

Plenty of pins for Chucks in 57-45 win

December 21, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy junior-high wrestling team surrendered four forfeits Monday, but overcame the deficit and earned an impressive 57-45 victory over Altoona at home.

"We were pretty pleased with our performance on the mats. Obviously, to win this one after giving up a total of four forfeits is a big win," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "Not that we still don't have room for improvement in many areas, but we're definitely happy with the final outcome, and we saw a lot of nice things out there. We looked rather aggressive and ready to wrestling."

SING-ALONG SONGS

December 21, 2010

582 will be new area code for NW Pa.

December 21, 2010

HARRISBURG — Area code 582 is coming soon to a phone near you.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility said 582 will be the new area code for much of northwestern Pennsylvania starting in 2012, The Associated Press said.

Last week, the commission approved a plan to divide the 814 area code. The change will affect Erie, Crawford, Warren, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties.

Parts of Clearfield, Armstrong, Mercer and Indiana counties will also get the new area code, AP said.

The commission said Tuesday the new code is expected to take effect Feb. 1, 2012.

Jail Board agrees on further restraints for inmates during the booking process

December 21, 2010

BROOKVILLE — The killing of a corrections officer in Crawford County two months ago prompted the Jefferson County Jail Board to approve a change in policy Monday.

According to Jefferson County Warden Tom Elbel, the Crawford County officer was killed while booking an incoming prisoner, who was unrestrained and attacked the officer without the use of a weapon.

To avoid such a disaster, Elbel and the jail board moved to install bull rings, to which the prisoner will be fastened during booking.

A change in policy Monday made it mandatory for the bull rings to be used.

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