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Archive - Jan 21, 2013

Chucks hit the glass hard in big win over Raiders

January 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy Chucks' strong effort on the glass Monday night led to a big 60-37 win over the rival Brookville Raiders.

After falling 57-49 to Bradford Friday night, Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal was unsure how his players would respond to face Brookville Monday night.

"It was a real concern with players being players. We broke down the Bradford tape yesterday (Sunday), and addressed some issues to get better," said Neal. "We had a good practice and the guys were upbeat. We wanted to give a good effort and forget about last Friday."

Lady Chucks make quick work of Lady Owls

January 21, 2013

WESTOVER — The temperatures may have been dropping Monday night, but the Lady Chucks' shooting percentage and play on the court was rising.

Punxsy jumped out early and kept building its lead as the game went on to make quick work of host Harmony, 67-22, in Westover.

“The girls played solid for 32 minutes on both ends of the floor,” explained Lady Chucks head coach Randy Reitz. “The kids shot the ball really well inside and outside. We also did a nice job on the break.”

The Lady Chucks (9-6) scored eight of the opening 10 points of the contest and never looked back.

Passing of the torch: Chambers succeeds Lester as clerk of session after following him on bench

January 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was the end of an era at the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney, as the longtime clerk of the session, Guy Lester, passed the torch to his successor Doug Chambers on Sunday.

Lester, who had been the magisterial judge in Punxsutawney, has held the position of clerk of session for the Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years and has been a stabilizing force during times of transition, said the Rev. Brett Swanson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

"Guy is a committed servant, which comes along once a generation for this kind of church," he said.

Big Run Council OKs free use of War Memorial to Big Run-based non-profits

January 21, 2013

BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council voted to rent the Big Run War Memorial for free to non-profit organizations that are based in Big Run.

Council approved a motion to allow Big Run-based non-profit organizations to use the Big Run War Memorial rent-free for a one-day-only event, such as meetings, said Nick Lantz, Big Run Borough
Council president.

Lantz said the groups that are included in the motion for using the building for free are: Big Run VFW, winter/summer recreation programs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Beta Sorority.

Jeff Tech students excel at SkillsUSA competitions

January 21, 2013

On Monday, Jeff Tech hosted nine District SkillsUSA competitions.

Clearfield CCTC was the main hosting school for the year, so most of the students from Jeff Tech went there to compete.

However, Jeff Tech played host to the competitions for automotive service technology, building maintenance technology, commercial baking, crime scene investigation, criminal justice, customer service, precision machining and technical drafting.

Jake M. Caylor, 78

January 21, 2013

Jake M. Caylor, 78, of DuBois, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montifore in Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 15, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clarence and Radie (Mauk) Caylor.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In 1961, he married Josephine “Jo” M. (Yeafol) Caylor. She survives.

He retired from McLean Publishing Company, working at the DuBois Courier-Express, after 43 years of service.

Donald J. “Jim” Hemke, 62

January 21, 2013

Donald J. “Jim” Hemke, 62, Reynoldsville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Pittsburgh, a son of Charles L. and Mary Ellen (Williams) Hemke.

On June 16, 1974, he married Peggy J. (Cordaro) Hemke, who survives.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Paradise, Pa.

He was employed by the S & S Coal Company for over 40 years as a heavy equipment operator.

He enjoyed muzzleloader hunting, hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Arthur Glenn Wyant, 80

January 21, 2013

Arthur Glenn Wyant, 80, of New Bethlehem, died Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.

He was born March 27, 1932, in Porter Township, Clarion County, a son of A. Banks and Gladys G. (Burns) Wyant.

He married Imogene L. (Powell) on June 11, 1954.

Art graduated from New Bethlehem High School in 1951.

He farmed all of his life.

He also served in the United States Army from March 1958 to March 1960, and then with the Army Reserve until February 1964.

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