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Lady Chucks cheering for inaugural D-IX gold

December 1, 2012

DuBOIS — All athletic teams work hard and want their opportunity to be successful, gain notoriety and claim championships. Through the years, the high school cheerleading ranks have always seen their members work as hard on their cheers, dances, stunts and tumbles as any of the other athletic teams on campus.

In Pennsylvania, the cheerleading teams, though, were always listed as having to be consider an ‘other category’ of sport. The cheer squads never had their chance for due honors and district and state title acclaim.

Baseball road starts at 'The Rock' for Zimmerman

December 1, 2012

SLIPPERY ROCK — Every road starts somewhere. The road to ‘The Show’ has many routes, turns, stops and bumps to get to it. Punxsy has another potential ‘Big Leaguer’ ready to start his own road next fall on a not-so-distant collegiate baseball diamond.

Slippery Rock University has inked Punxsy’s Ty Zimmerman as a member of its Rock baseball team next season.

“We are excited to get him,” commented Slippery Rock’s head baseball coach Jeff Messer. “He is the first player we have had from Punxsutawney with its rich tradition of baseball players coming out of there.”

Doverspike’s service to the community a full-time job, and one she loves

December 1, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

Plantation Bed & Breakfast’s new windmills provide a green energy source

December 1, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The old legend has it that Don Quixote used to tilt at windmills, but today, there are many more people who are installing them for another reason — as an alternative energy source.

Such is the case at the Plantation Bed and Breakfast on Route 119 in Young Township.

"My son, Jesse Branken, came home from college in June, and he had suggested putting up windmills at Plantation Bed and Breakfast in order to save on electricity," said Julie Branken, owner of the popular bed and breakfast.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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