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Archive - Oct 22, 2011

IUP-Punxsy seeks to broaden focus toward important demographic: Local students

October 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As it approaches its 50th year of its presence in southern Jefferson County, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Punxsutawney is broadening its approach to a special group of students: Those in the Punxsutawney Area School District and surrounding districts.

Oliveburg teen continues his success playing fiddle

October 22, 2011

OLIVEBURG — The old-time hoedown style music is not completely absent from today’s youth, as evidenced by Ryan Sutter, 18, who is already an accomplished fiddle player.

A resident of Oliveburg, Ryan has been playing the fiddle for the past four years and has already shown vast improvement, such as taking third place in the teen division during Clarion’s annual Autumn Leaf Festival.

Schools, county seek to fight truancy

October 22, 2011

BROOKVILLE — With the school year well underway, school and county officials are stressing the importance of going to school, and going to school on time.

But compared to last year, officials have more reason to be hopeful that truancy will not be as much of an issue.

In September, an addition to the county’s truancy protocol was finalized, which will, according to Children & Youth Services Director Brian Mowrey, attempt to address the problem of truancy before it spirals out of control.

Bulldogs pounce, Punxsy falls on Sr. Night

October 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Redbank Valley scored six first-half touchdowns and held the Chucks scoreless in the first half en route to a 42-12 victory on Punxsy's Senior Night Friday in Punxsy.

"The thing is, we knew Redbank Valley had a lot of speed, but knowing it and containing it are two different things," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said. "The past two weeks have been a bit disjointed for us with injuries and moving guys around. You have to be improving this time of year, and we haven't been able to do that."

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