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Margaret L. (Parada) Brink, 86

December 21, 2012

Margaret L. (Parada) Brink, 86, of Glen Campbell, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale.

Laura Awilda Reed, 99

December 21, 2012

Laura Reed, affectionately known as “Widdie,” died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash.

Widdie, the daughter of Elizabeth and Orrie Sheesley, was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Reynoldsville, Pa.

Jan. 1, 1941, she married the late Thomas R. Reed.

As a resident of Big Run, Pa., for more than 65 years, Widdie was an active member of the Big Run Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She also was an enthusiastic advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Punxsy wrestlers have tough night on mat in Clearfield

December 21, 2012

CLEARFIELD — Just as the weather was rainy outside Thursday night, the tough forecast inside the Clearfield High School gymnasium turned out to be the case.

The Punxsy wrestlers claimed only three victories against a veteran Clearfield squad to fall by a 63-12 score.

"Overall in the match, nothing went our way," explained Chucks head coach Eric Eddy. "You have nights like this, and I told the kids it is better to have it now than later (in the season). We were just outwrestled 
tonight."

Chucks start slow but fly past the Owls

December 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have taken most of the first quarter to come to life, but by midway through the second half, the Chucks boys' basketball team was on cruise control Thursday night, and after a Devin Nicholson basket five minutes into the game to give Punxsy the 6-5 lead, the Chucks would never trail again, as they flew past visiting Harmony, 54-31, in Punxsutawney.

The Chucks received an early boost off their bench from junior Michael Klingensmith, who finished with a season-best 10 points to go with four assists, six rebounds and a steal.

Wolfe talks school security, safety in wake of Newtown, Conn., tragedy

December 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You never stop thinking about protecting the students, faculty and staff from danger, not just when a tragedy happens such as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., said Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

The fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults has caught the attention of school administrators around the world, with them asking if this could happen in their district at one of their schools?

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