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Chucks down Raiders to reclaim Route 36 trophy

August 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy Chucks once again hold the Route 36 title after defeating the Brookville Raiders in a hard fought 26-23 season opener behind a strong rushing effort by Jamie Bush and Christian Falgout.

"It was nice to have (senior quarterback) Garrett Zimmerman and Jamie Bush in there to lead, and I thought Falgout and (Caesar) Maruca did a nice job of blocking from their running back spots," said Punxsy head football coach Alan Nichol.

Punxsy took the first go at offense after Brookville's Cameron Yard kicked off the ball to officially start the Chucks' season.

Lady Chucks XC to open 2012 at Big Valley Invite

August 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A young, but what is expected to be a highly competitive Punxsy girls' cross country team, will toe the starting line for the first time of the 2012 season this morning at the annual Big Valley Invitational.

“I’m excited to get the season started after three solid weeks of practice, and I assume the girls are ready to go as well,” said head coach George Wehrle. “You can find out a lot of things about your fitness at practice, but there’s nothing like a race to really let you know just where you stand.”

Chucks bring down Raiders, bring Route 36 trophy back home

August 31, 2012

Punxsy’s Christian Falgout (left) brings down Brookville’s Brodie Zacherl in the first half of the Route 36 Rivalry Friday evening in Punxsutawney. Punxsy held on for a 26-23 victory to regain possession of the Route 36 trophy for the next year. For the full story, check out our Sports section of the website.

An early present: Oak Ridge Boys to bring Christmas concert to Punxsy

August 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You've heard ofChristmas in July, but how about Christmas in September?

No, don't panic, it's not Christmas just yet, but Christmas isn't far from the minds of many, as a special concert is scheduled to take place Nov. 17 in the Jackson Theatre at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) with Krise Transportation as the sponsor for an evening with the Oak Ridge Boys as part of their Christmas Tour, said Tim Krise, owner of Krise Transportation, at a press conference Friday.

James ministers to Punxsy crowd

August 31, 2012

Performing artist Eddie James put on a show for those who came out to Barclay Square Friday evening. James’ website points out that he enjoys ministering through music to those who are hurting.

Barry Stephen Kern, 60

August 31, 2012

Barry Stephen Kern, 60, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1952, in Quincy, Mass., a son of Robert L. and Sara A. (Jackson) Kern. They survive and reside in Cordova, Tenn.

He met his wife-to-be, Karen Denise Lockard, when she was only 16 years old; they later married on March 31, 1973, and would have celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2013. She survives.

Mr. Kern worked at Beverage Air in Brookville for 36 years.

Anna Ruth Young, 88

August 31, 2012

Anna Ruth Young, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bellwood, a daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Cole) Waltman.

She married Eugene Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1974.

She became the wife of Joe J. Young, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2002.

Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and crocheting, and she had previously enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Anna Ruth Young, 88

August 31, 2012

Anna Ruth Young, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bellwood, a daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Cole) Waltman.

She married Eugene Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1974.
She became the wife of Joe J. Young, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2002.

Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and crocheting, and she had previously enjoyed fishing with her husband.

August 30th

Chucks set to take on Raiders in opener

August 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Rivalries are always the most anticipated contests of each year for sports teams. No matter what type of season a team is having, if the most heated foe can be defeated, all adversity that is faced can be forgotten.

The 2012 version of the Route 36 Trophy contest will not have to wait and be anticipated for weeks to come.

The Brookville Raiders will invade Jack F. LaMarca Stadium this evening starting at 7 p.m. to kick-off the 2012 campaign against the Punxsy Chucks on the gridiron.

“Hamming” it up - DeLancey man showcases benefits of ham radio

August 30, 2012

DELANCEY — Despite the increased use of cell phones and the Internet, amateur radio use continues to rise across the country — including the Punxsutawney area.

There are almost 730,000 amateur radio operators in the U.S. and over two million worldwide — including ones in nearly every country, said Jerry Bosak, an amateur radio operator from DeLancey.

Bosak said that before World War II, there were 100,000 licensed ham radio operators.

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