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August 25th

Road work will coincide with start of school

August 26, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Road construction throughout the Borough of Punxsutawney could create some delays when classes resume in the Punxsutawney Area School Board, according to District Transportation Director Cheryl Repik.

Repik told the school board Wednesday that she received an e-mail from Ben White, Punx-sutawney borough manager, about emergency repairs to a sanitary sewer line scheduled to begin Monday at the intersection of Pine and North Findley streets.

Brookville man injured in cycle-versus-car accident

August 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Brookville man suffered moderate injuries following a motorcycle-versus-vehicle accident at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Dutchtown Road and Route 36/North Main Street.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said Andrew M. Duncan, 35, Punxsy, was stopped at a stop sign at the Dutchtown Road and Route 36/North Main Street intersection, while Thomas E. Curry, 52, Brookville, was traveling north on a 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide.

Police said Duncan pulled into the intersection and into Curry’s path.

Music in the Park

August 25, 2011

The LaVelles — (from left) Chuck Ellenberger on drums; Gene Peterson on vocals and winds; and Dave Cremonese on vocals and keyboards — wrapped up the 2011 season of Music in the Park with favorites from Frank Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdink and more Thursday evening in Barclay Square. This year saw all seven acts, including The Moore Brothers, Rocky Top, The Del Sinchak Band, The LaVelles, The Sharp Tones, G3 and Midlife Crisis — perform before packed Barclay Square audiences during a summer when the weather never chased any of the performances indoors.

Punxsy wins opener over Cranberry, Clarion

August 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney girls' golf team opened its regular season Thursday afternoon at the Punxsutawney Country Club with a victory over Cranberry and Clarion, 222-236-256, respectively.

"This was the first time we've ever played Clarion and Cranberry," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "So, the girls were a little nervous, but they worked hard and pulled it off as a team. I'm very proud of them."

Each team sent six girls off the tees and counted the four lowest scores.

Punxsy looks to build off strong 2010 season

August 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Coming off a record-setting year, Punxsutawney's boys' soccer team has high hopes for another season to match, or even top, last year's, but there's a disadvantage to having a program with a reputation: People know you're coming.

Kimberly A. Gloden, 53

August 25, 2011

Kimberly A. Gloden, 53, Punxsutawney, formerly of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

She was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Natrona Heights, a daughter of Elsie Baksis of Springdale and the late Robert Dehus.

Ms. Gloden was affiliated with the Walston Club in Punxsutawney and enjoyed cooking, painting, motorcycles, and watching home interior and real estate shows on television.

August 24th

Punxsy preparing to kick off season

August 24, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's girls' soccer team has one week of practice and one scrimmage under its belt, but first-year head coach Kevin Hughes still has a lot to look forward to.

Just because Hughes has the first-year label tacked onto the front of his title this year, though, doesn't mean he isn't familiar with the game and Punxsy's soccer system.

Punxsy falls in opener to tough DuBois squad

August 24, 2011

DUBOIS — The Punxsutawney girls' tennis team fell in its first match of the season to what Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said was "one of the tougher teams that we will play" in DuBois, 9-0, Wednesday afternoon.

Despite the fact that her team was unable to win any matches, Graffius still saw some promising signs from her team, which lost several of its experienced players from last season.

"Overall, I was pleased with the team's performance, considering the lack of varsity court experience that many of the girls have," she said.

County lifts ban of burning; still urges caution

August 24, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Just a few days shy of the 30-day mark, the county-wide burn ban has been lifted.

Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners lifted the ban at their regular meeting.

“The conditions have improved,” Director of Emergency Services Tracy Zents said. “The natural grass is starting to come back; it’s greening up again.”

Although the rainfall amounts have slightly improved, Zents urges residents to remain cautious.

At 2.1 inches — the county’s rainfall total average for July — this summer has been the worst since 2007.

Board and parent debate: What is graded, and what is extra-curricular?

August 24, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When is an activity at Punxsutawney Area High School considered a graded subject, and when is it considered an extra-curricular activity?

That’s the question Cheryl Hollis, mother of Karah L. Hollis, a former PAHS student, asked during the pubic comment portion of the Punxsy school board’s agenda Wednesday.

The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville...
Members of the CREATE Brookville Photo Club opened their first group exhibit at the CREATE Cafe last Friday. Pictured...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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