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January 23rd

Punxsy wins in full-team effort

January 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — All 12 of the players who saw time for the Lady Chucks basketball team Monday night scored at least two points, and Punxsy cruised to a 70-16 victory over the Lady Owls of Harmony in Punxsutawney.

Despite the large number on the scoreboard for the Punxsy, it was a balanced attack, as Emily Horner and Taylor Newcome were the only two Punxsy players to reach double-digits, with 14 and 10 points respectively.

The Lady Chucks scored 46 of their 70 points in the first half and held the Lady Owls to just nine over the first two quarters.

The Raiders earn their revenge

January 24, 2012

Brookville battles back for win over Punxsy

BROOKVILLE — Although Punxsy jumped out to an early 13-0 lead Monday night against Brookville, the Raiders made some adjustments and battled back before sealing up the 54-52 victory.

Chucks head coach Dirk Neal decided to change up his defensive scheme at the beginning of the game, electing for a triangle and two set-up. The defense worked early, and the Chucks were able to capitalize.

DAY 6: Defense, prosecution rest their cases

January 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Both sides in Steven Rebert’s double homicide trial rested their cases Monday following a week of testimony at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The Commonwealth seeks the death penalty in the case in which Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.

Monday, public defender John Ingros, representing Rebert, called to the stand Stephen Buttering, Brockway, who testified that he was home the night of April 10, 2010.

Chamber still seeks donations for capital campaign

January 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, in it’s most basic sense, is the glue that holds the community together, responsible for many behind-the-scenes projects that support Punxsy.

“We are really the front desk for the community,” Executive Director Marlene Lellock said. “It’s the place that people from out of town, if they want to know anything about the community — whether they want to move here, locate a business here, or come to visit — we are the place they call.”

READY FOR ‘KATHIE LEE & HODA’

January 24, 2012

Punxsutawney Phil and members of the Inner Circle had a special guest in town last Monday: Sara Haines (second from left), from NBC’s “Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda Kotb,” explored Phil’s Souvenir Shop and also asked (from left) Inner Circle President Bill Deeley, Vice-President Mike Johnston (third from left) and John Griffiths about the phenomenon that is Groundhog Day.

Winfield Scott Harriger, 87

January 24, 2012

Winfield Scott Harriger, 87, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born April 14, 1924, in Winslow Township, a son of the late Scott and Edna (Milliron) Harriger.

July 16, 1954, he married Sarah Annabelle Pifer Harriger, who preceded him in death Dec. 30, 2001.

Mr. Harriger was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Reynoldsville.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.

Betty J. Pounds, 87

January 24, 2012

Betty J. Pounds, 87, Marion Center, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.

She was born April 6, 1924, in Jackson Township, Cambria County.

Jan. 23, 1943, she married her husband, Paul R. Pounds Sr. Their 69th wedding anniversary was the day of her death.

Mrs. Pounds worked at Miller’s Market in Marion Center until her retirement.

In her spare time, she liked to crochet afghans and enjoyed flower gardening. She was also a very talented cook.

Mrs. Pounds was well known for her colorful sense of humor.

January 23rd

Raiders take down No. 2 in state, go 3-2 in Ultimate Duals

January 23, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Ultimate Duals are known as one of the most prestigious Class AA wrestling tournaments in the state.

Four of the top six teams, along with two other top-notch programs, visited Brookville for the 16th-annual Johnson Motors Ultimate Duals.

The Raiders had a successful day, most notably earning a win over second-ranked Fort LeBoeuf, 34-30, in their second match of the day.

Souvenir shop stocking up on Groundhog Day goods

January 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 2012 is the year without the plush. But for those behind the scenes at Phil's Souvenir Shop, it's the people — not necessarily the items — who make a Groundhog Day successful.

"I think the tourists and the people who come into the store are the most interesting," said Mary Ann Jacobson, the shop's head clerk.

"They're all happy to be here. When they're looking at your stuff, you see them smiling and laughing, and it makes for a happy atmosphere."

Edward D. Battaglia, 95

January 23, 2012

Edward D. Battaglia, 95, of Brookville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.

He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in Kane, a son of the late Charles and Mary (Gillotti) Battaglia.

May 28, 1938, he married the former Josephine F. Cesario, who preceded him in death Nov. 22, 2004.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was also a member of the Brookville Eagles and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Battaglia was an entrepreneur. In the 1950s, he and his wife owned the R & J Bar in Pine Creek Township, which later became the R & J Motel.

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