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Total team effort propels Chucks to 51-21 victory

January 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy wrestling team proved it is a squad that has more than one talented grappler Thursday night with a 51-21 victory over Curwensville in its first home match of the season.

The Chucks (6-6) fell behind 15-6 following the first-ever home loss of senior Kody Young before rallying off five-straight victories that carried into the decisive win.

Young (9-1), who was competing in his first home match since breaking the school record in career victories Dec. 28, 2010, was up against Curwensville's best wrestler in junior Jake Keller.

Turnovers once again doom Lady Chucks

January 6, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Turnovers in crucial situations have crept up on the Punxsy girls' basketball team all season, and Thursday's game in Brookville was no different.

The Lady Chucks (3-7, 0-2 District IX League) were ahead by four points at halftime only to give the ball away too many times during a 40-33 loss to Brookville.

"They came out in the third quarter and turned up the heat defensively, and we didn't handle it very well," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "Their defense created some turnovers for them, they got up eight points, and we just couldn't bring it down."

Sheriff looks back on 2010, forward in 2011

January 6, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office recently concluded a busy year which saw the addition of TASERs to the weapons used by the deputies.

Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. said through grants, he was able to purchase TASERs for the deputies to have a more effective means of securing offenders by a less lethal option, “by helping to bring the deputies home safely to their families and friends and the offender into custody unharmed.”

TASERs for deputies have deterred hostility because offenders know the outcome.

NEW CHIROPRACTOR

January 6, 2011

Chamber board member Jodi Presloid (center, left) and Chamber Executive Director Marlene Lellock (center, right) held the red ribbon as Kevin Merrow, D.C, (center) owner of Merrow Chiropractic, made the cut Thursday. The community’s newest chiropractor conducted the ceremonial opening surrounded by his friends and family (from left): Charles H. Merrow, Pat Merrow, Tim Merrow, Lindsay Vite and Andrew Roberts. A 2009 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Merrow, who was born and raised in Punxsutawney, said he always wanted to open a practice in the area.

Douglas S. “Tut” Toth

January 6, 2011

Douglas S. “Tut” Toth, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, after spending an amazing weekend with his family.

He was a son of Harry P. and Lois Jean (Stanford) Toth.

Mr. Toth was married to Rhonda Toth.

He was known for his love of sports and coaching abilities, the love of hunting and the outdoors, and his caring heart and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Mr. Toth served the youth of the area as a softball, baseball, basketball and soccer coach through the years.

Paul H. Beck, 86

January 6, 2011

Paul H. Beck, 86, Route 119, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 21, 1924, in Winslow Township, a son of the late Cleveland L. and Mary (Lindemuth) Beck.

May 25, 1957, he married the former Nora Lorraine Wachob, who survives.

Mr. Beck previously worked for Gaston Lumber.

He was a member of the Henderson Grange No. 1315 and the Ponoma Grange. He volunteered for the Jefferson County Fair for many years since the 1960s, when it was located in Sykesville and called the Town & Country Fair.

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