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Sticking it to underage drinking

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of SADD at Punxsutawney Area High School were among students across Pennsylvania sticking it to underage drinking this week.

Tuesday, SADD members posted 250 stickers on cases of beer at Sandy’s Beverages with a clear message: “Don’t be a party to underage drinking. It’s against the law.”

The event, Project Sticker Shock, runs this week throughout Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, alcohol has been identified as the No. 1 drug of choice among youth — and according to youth, one of the easiest to get.

Rural Road Safety Week’s message: Be alert, slow down

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — That shortcut on a rural road to save time could cost you more than minutes if you don’t keep an eye out for horses, buggies and slow-moving farm equipment.

In an effort to reduce farm-related vehicle crashes and to bring awareness to farm safety, PennDOT, the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau joined together to promote Rural Road Safety Week at Fezell’s County Market Tuesday.

Shawn Houck, PennDOT press safety officer, said slow-moving vehicles fall under one category, which means they are generally traveling under the speed limit.

Board rep: IU will see budget shortfall

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The budget for Riverview Intermediate Unit No. 6 (RIU6) will be short about $177,000, according to the Punxsutawney Area School Board’s representative to the consortium, on account of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget.

“Right now, with the budget that’s been proposed, they are not getting any money,” Punxsy school board member Penny Pifer told the board last week. “They will be short, about $177,000.”

John Brudnock, 88

April 19, 2011

John Brudnock, 88, Inverness, Va., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at home.
He was born in DeLancey, a son of the late Metro and Mary Catherine Brudnock.

His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2005.

He moved to Florida from Baden in 1973 and was a retired M/Sgt in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Brudnock graduated from Punxsutawney High School and was a former member of Baden Lions Club.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Jerry Brudnock of Inverness, and John B. Brudnock of Doral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Altoona rallies to top Chucks in extras, 7-5

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Ahead 5-1 through four innings, the Punxsy baseball team was unable to score again and couldn't preserve the lead during a 7-5 loss in nine innings to Altoona Monday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.

Punxsy (4-2) surrendered four runs in the fifth inning and two in the ninth. Once Altoona pitcher Jason Douglas entered the game in the fourth inning, the Chucks' bats faltered.

"We gave this game away," Punxsy manager Mike Dickey said, "and we just didn't pitch well with the lead."

Depp, potent offense power Punxsy to 4-0 start

April 19, 2011

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Nine girls had a hit, and starting pitcher Randa Depp gave up one run through the first five innings Monday during the Punxsy softball team's 8-5 victory in Hollidaysburg.

The Lady Chucks are off to a 4-0 start behind an offense that hit up and down the lineup and a pitcher who didn't give up much early in the game.

Depp, a junior, was impressive during a complete-game effort that included nine strikeouts. She allowed five runs on six hits with one walk, but the Lady Golden Tigers didn't score their second run until the Lady Chucks were ahead 8-1 through 5 1/2-innings.

Lady Raiders score often to win first game

April 19, 2011

BROOKVILLE — After using about 10 bags of sand, three-and-a-half hours and 24 runs scored, the Brookville softball team picked up its first win of the season by beating Clarion-Limestone 15-9 Monday.

The game featured two rain delays, a cascade of errors and sloppy field conditions, but Lady Raiders coach Earl Ross was happy with his team's production.

"We've gotten a lot better with base running, and our hitting is starting to come around," Ross said. "Every game they've improved, and they did really well today."

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