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February 16th

Thompson sounds off on federal budgeting process

February 16, 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson Wednesday addressed the continuing budget process currently underway in Washington, D.C.
He explained the House of Representatives has the dual duty of amending a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which will conclude Sept. 1, while at the same time reviewing President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2012.

Efforts to sustain government under continuing resolution

Reports: No injures in fire

February 16, 2011

PERRY TOWNSHIP — A Reed Road house in Perry Township was nearly destroyed by a fire that broke out shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

According to reports, the house was owned by Betty Kennedy, 91, who lived in the residence with her great-grandson, his wife and two-year-old child, all who escaped the burning structure safely.

The house was fully involved when the alarm was called into Jefferson County 911, which prompted Perry Township Assistant Chief Tim Fetterhoff to call for a second alarm.

Chucks lose to Bisons, still clinch No. 2 seed

February 16, 2011

HYDE — The Punxsy boys' basketball team didn't shoot well and had numerous turnovers during a 50-39 loss to Clearfield Wednesday night, but the Chucks still clinched a home playoff game in the process.

Punxsy (8-13) shot 34 percent from the field and had 16 turnovers, but due to Bradford's 51-36 loss to Elk County Catholic, the Chucks will be the No. 2 seed and the Owls will be the No. 3 seed in the semifinals of the District IX Class AAA playoffs.

Clearfield (5-17) will head to St. Marys (16-7) on the other end of the bracket.

Raiders earn first D-IX League title since '65

February 16, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Thirty minutes into the boys' basketball game Wednesday night, it looked as if Brookville would have to wait another year to win a District IX League title.

The DuBois boys' basketball team came out and punched the Raiders (19-2, 8-2 District IX League) in the mouth to start the game. The Beavers (9-13, 4-6) played tough defense, shot the lights out and didn't allow Brookville to take the lead for three quarters of the game.

This caused some concern on the Raiders' sideline.

Chucks use falls and forfeits to thrash Bradford, 84-9

February 16, 2011

BRADFORD — The Punxsy junior-high wrestling team had no trouble at all during its match Tuesday night in Bradford.

Thanks to eight forfeits and victories in six of the other eight bouts, the Chucks routed the Owls, 84-9.

The Chucks (14-2) led 48-9 with eight weight classes remaining before the match concluded with six forfeits in Punxsy's favor and two no contests.

Registering wins on the mat for Punxsy were Darin James, Matt Burke, Levi Campbell, Logan Rend, Keegan Fischer and Travis Perry. All six won by fall.

Ben E. Raybuck, 84

February 16, 2011

Ben E. Raybuck, 84, Jefferson Manor, Brookville, and formerly of Hazen, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

He was born May 30, 1926, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late George W. and Dorothy Hetrick Raybuck Bush

May 19, 1951, in Brookville, he married Bernice M. Bruce, who preceded him in death June 30, 2008.

Mr. Raybuck was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theaters with the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

February 15th

Evelyn C. (Manges) Huey, 97

February 15, 2011

Evelyn C. (Manges) Huey, 97, of Aultman, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Beacon Ridge Nursing Center.

She was born in 1913 in Ligoner, a daughter of the late George and Ellen (Stouffer) Manges.

In 1934, she married Charles Huey, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Huey was a member of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Missionary Society.

She was a wife, mother and housewife, having resided in Aultman since 1942.

Wolfe: Verizon thought text messages were spam

February 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District’s use of the SchoolReach program hit a snag during a recent snow day, but should be on its way back to working properly.

During the school board’s voting meeting Monday, Super-intendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said because there were so many text messages being sent from School-Reach, the Verizon system blocked them as spam.

Sewage project on hold without right-of-way

February 15, 2011

Punxsutawney Borough Council is exploring options regarding a proposed west end storm sewer project near the Punxy Plaza, but Monday, borough engineer Brian Sekula of the EADS Group reported that the firm has hit a wall in obtaining the right-of-way for the storm sewer project.

Sekula said the firm has made numerous requests via phone and e-mail for a meeting with Punxy Plaza representatives on a draft right-of-way agreement. But he said reps for the plaza have not responded to the request.

Gallery 131 hosts exhibit Friday by artist Brandi Elkin

February 15, 2011

Gallery 131, Pleasant Avenue, in Punxsy, owned by Delbert Highlands, has the entire upstairs dedicated to works by local artists, and will be the site of an exhibit, “From a Crooked Barn,” at 7 p.m. Friday by Brandi Elkin, who describes herself as an abstract artist with a twist.

While Elkin enjoyed drawing and coloring as a child, she continued her passion by taking art classes in high school. She plans to continue art education, possibly attending college.

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