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Chucks upset St. Marys, 34-30

February 10, 2011

ST. MARYS — Punxsy senior Kody Young knew the Chucks would hold on for a win once six bouts remained during the Punxsy wrestling team's match against St. Marys Wednesday night.

Punxsy was ahead 22-12 after 189-pounder Tige Woodson, Young's senior teammate, suffered a loss by decision, but Young was still certain his squad would come out on top.

Punxsy lost the next two bouts by fall and fell behind 24-22, but clutch decision victories by two freshmen, and Young's pin during the final match of the night propelled the Chucks to a 34-30 upset of the Dutch on their Senior Night.

Ferraro's return fuels win over Elk County

February 10, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The last time the Brookville girls' basketball team played Elk County Catholic, nothing went right for the Lady Raiders.

Starting forward Emily Ferraro was out with an injury, the Lady Raiders had to travel to play the Lady Crusaders on a Saturday night after playing a tough game against St. Marys the night before, and the Lady Raiders were in the middle of a four-game losing streak.

But when the two teams met Wednesday night at Brookville, the Lady Raiders' luck changed.

Victoria Joan Basile, 93

February 10, 2011

Victoria Joan Basile, 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

Mrs. Basile will be remembered as a wonderful woman with a great love for her family, her friends and her faith. She was a sweet, kind lady who thought of everyone before herself. She was always positive and fun-loving. Optimism and laughter were important ingredients in her good life. She was a fabulous cook; enjoyed playing cards and always laughed gleefully when she won; was a loyal Steelers fan; and always made every family birthday and holiday a special, memorable occasion.

Daniel Johnson, 68

February 10, 2011

Daniel Johnson, 68, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2010, at his home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Buffalo N.Y., a son of the late Daniel and Ruth (Brown) Johnson Mannerberg.

Mr. Johnson was a laborer.

Surviving relatives include a brother, David L. Johnson and wife Cindy of Punxsutawney; three sisters, Donna L. Lorelli and husband Dick of Anita, Darlene Milliron and husband Dallas of Punxsutawney, and Debbie K. Means and husband Bob of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret M. Moran, 72

February 10, 2011

Margaret M. Moran, 72, Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a long illness of rheumatoid arthritis.

She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James B. and Gertrude O. (O’conner) Quinlisk.

July 4, 1959, she married John T. Moran, who survives.

Mrs. Moran resided in Ridgway since 1967 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the IU9 Advisory Committee, the PTA and the Eagles Club Auxillary.

She was a homemaker.

Group will host meeting over proposed 814 area code change

February 10, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Most people in the region are probably aware of a Public Utility Commission (PUC) plan to change area codes from 814 to 582, but one group is trying to alter the way that the change in enforced.

In December 2010, the PUC announced plans to divide the 814 area code, and the counties of Erie, Crawford, Warren, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Jefferson, Elk and McKean, as well as parts of Clearfield, Armstrong, Mercer and Indiana counties will switch to area code 582.

The changes are scheduled to take place Feb. 1, 2012, but there is growing opposition to the plan.

Ex-teacher pleads guilty in assault

February 10, 2011

BROOKVILLE — In a plea bargain negotiated by her attorney and the district attorney, a former Brookville Junior-Senior High School math teacher and coach pleaded guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault Monday.

Karin Hetrick, Summerville, submitted her resignation to the school board after the mother of the then-15-year-old girl Hetrick was allegedly molesting went to police March 25, 2010.

Borough eyes paving projects when weather breaks

February 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Phil’s forecast of an early spring has brought hope that winter is almost over. Another sign is the discussion of which roads should to be paved when spring does arrive.

Tuesday, Roger Steele, chairman of Punxsy Borough Council’s Public Works Committee, said until the snow and ice is gone, it will be difficult to determine the condition of many borough streets.

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