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Punxsy wins home opener over Brockway

August 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The A. J. Parise Youth Football Senior team, behind a strong defensive effort, won its home opener over Brockway 30-8 Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy's defense intercepted three passes, including one returned for a touchdown by Devin Kelly, to lead the Chucks to their first victory of the season.

"The kids came out pumped and ready to play," Punxsy head coach Joel Martin said. "We completely dominated the first half."

Chucks have younger team, same team goals

August 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's boys' cross country team will kick off its 2011 season Saturday at the Big Valley Boys Invitational.

Last year, head coach John Smith had a strong team highlighted by a dual meet victory over Bradford, which Smith called "the team to beat."

This season, though, will be a change for the Chucks.

"It's going to be a totally different type of team," Smith said. "We have some experience, but we're going to be highly trying to utilize some underclassmen, so we're counting on everybody this year."

Punxsy edged out by DuBois at home

August 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After opening its season 2-0 and finishing fourth in the Bolton Tournament in State College, Punxsy's boys' golf team lost its first match by just three strokes, 162-165, against DuBois Monday afternoon at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

Punxsy's head coach Josh Conrad said his team's effort wasn't a poor one, they just went up against a tough opponent.

Firefighters endure strenuous conditions to volunteer

August 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It has been a long, hot summer for everyone, especially those who work outdoors. But there is a certain group that must deal with heat and dehydration issues throughout the year: Firefighters.
Firefighting is a tough job, work so physically intense that it demands every ounce of energy a firefighter can muster. Sometimes, it takes a toll.

County looks into residents’ concerns about Mortgage Electronic Registry System

August 29, 2011

BROOKVILLE — For the past few months, Tea Party members have been asking the Jefferson County Commissioners to research a mortgage-recording system that they believe is causing the county to lose money.

MERS, a Mortgage Electronic Registry System, is set up to allow the assignment of mortgages without recording the assignment in the county recorder's office.

Because of the concern displayed by some Brookville residents, the commissioners asked the county's solicitor, Jim Dennison, to thoroughly examine MERS.

Gerald Gilbert Waite, 67

August 29, 2011

Gerald Gilbert Waite, 67, Punxsutawney, formerly of Frenchville, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.

He was born July 20, 1944, in Madera, a son of the late Orrie and Ethel Mae (Wilks) Waite.

July 25, 1964, he married the former Darlene Kay Randolph, who survives.
Mr. Waite was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Punxsutawney.

He worked as a plumber and maintenance man for the West Branch School District and Allied Mechanical in State College.

BREAKING NEWS — Coroner, police ID man who drowned at Hemlock

August 29, 2011

ROSSITER — Both the Indiana County Coroner and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have identified the man whose body had been sought by numerous water rescue teams since his boat capsized Saturday afternoon on Hemlock Lake, Banks Township.

In separate reports, both Coroner Michael Baker and PSP-Punxsy said the man was identified as Gary Lynn Korney, 63, Glen Campbell.

Korney's body was difficult to find due to darkness, high winds and poor visibility, Baker said. It was discovered and removed from the lake around 8:45 a.m. Monday.

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