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Juniors receive their new laptops through 21st Century Learning Initiative

September 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students look forward to many specific days during their student careers — the last day of school before summer vacation, the first day of deer hunting season, the first day of school each new year and, now, computer distribution day.

Students in grades 9-12 all have their own laptop computers through the 21st Century Learning Initiative at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS).

The program has been quite successful since the implementation of One to One Computing, said PAHS Principal Dave London.

Prepping for Phil Phest 2012

September 4, 2012

Members of the Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, including President Bill Deeley (left) and Jason “Big Chill” Grusky — seen doing some chain saw cleanup — were hard at work Tuesday evening preparing for this weekend’s Phil Phest. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, and along with the regular activities of hanging out, watching college football and enjoying the company of others, this year’s attendees can expect some extra fun with a pair of bands — Pure Cane Sugar and Lucky You — set to perform.

Major construction projects planned for Punxsy in 2013

September 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Like the movie "Groundhog Day" could it happen that people will not be able to leave Punxsutawney?

If you've been following the PennDOT bridge construction schedule for 2013, two areas of town will have major bridge reconstruction work done next summer complete with detours, according to Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, who spoke at Tuesday's Public Works Committee meeting.

Girls' golfers stay perfect at DuBois

September 4, 2012

DuBOIS — The Lady Chucks golfers continued their early season run of success by defeating DuBois, 228-242, behind Audrianna Delacour's round of 53 on Tuesday.

Punxsy improved to 4-0 and 2-0 in AML play.

Delacour recorded the best round of 53 in the dual match by a stroke over DuBois' Sarah Snyder. Her teammates, Lauren Giavedoni and Morgan McFarland were the next finishers with rounds of 56 and 58.

Finishing the Lady Chucks scorers on the day were Caroline Dunkel, with a 61, and both Lauren McGee and Sarah London posted scores of 63.

Dinger leads boys' XC over ECC

September 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a strong Saturday season-opening performance, Bo Dinger led the Punxsy boys' cross country squad over Elk County Catholic Tuesday. Dinger took the top spot by a commanding 34 seconds, as the Chucks claimed the dual meet by a score of 24-45.

Dinger crossed the final line by the top time of 18:08, 34 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Detsch's 18:42 of ECC. Following ECC's second finisher, Punxsy claimed the next three spots with a fourth place from Matt Burke (19:30), fifth by Eric Ingros (19:45) and 6th from Seth Burkett (20:16).

Brookville blanks Punxsy for 'W'

September 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After putting together two solid Saturday contests, Punxsy could not make it three in a row on the girls' soccer field. Brookville netted the first goal in the opening five minutes and never looked back on its way to blanking the home team 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

"We came out too flat against a very aggressive Brookville squad," said Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes.

The Lady Raiders aggressive play led to them finding the back of the net just 4:11 into the affair.

Sally Anne (Getch) Breth, 81

September 4, 2012

Sally Anne (Getch) Breth, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Brookville, the daughter of the late Griffith Schreckengost and Mary Getch.

She was married to Duane Eugene Breth, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2007.

She was a probation officer for Jefferson County Child Welfare/Adult Probation.

She loved working crossword puzzles and crocheting and had an extensive collection of angels.

She was also an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50

September 4, 2012

Terrence Joseph Rhodes, 50, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the home of his daughter.

He was born July 7, 1962, in Syracuse, N.Y., a son of the late Scott Daniel Rhodes and Carol Ann (Darby) Kromer. His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Terry enjoyed raising his daughters and getting to enjoy his grandchildren.

He also enjoyed fishing, sitting around a campfire with friends and watching NASCAR races.

Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90

September 4, 2012

Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, peacefully at her home.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late William A. and Grace Genevive Smith.

April 18, 1941, she married her best friend, Woodrow W. Yeaney Sr. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1996.

Annabelle and her husband owned Anwood Farms in Mayport and The Halfway House Tavern in Shannondale, Pa.

Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

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