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Punxsy wrestlers defeat Crestwood and State College at Bellefonte

January 24, 2013

BELLEFONTE — After only having five bouts on the year through last Friday, Punxsy doubled its wrestling match total in a single day.

Last Saturday, the Chucks took part in the Bellefonte Red Raider Rumble.

Punxsy claimed two wins in five team matches as it defeated Crestwood (39-32) and State College (38-34).

In the other action of the all-day event, Punxsy dropped decisions to Hazleton (51-22), Downingtown (45-27) and Exeter (49-15).

6th-grade boys claim 3 wins in Punxsy Tourney

January 24, 2013

The Punxsy 6th-grade boys' basketball tournament team posted three wins in four games during last weekend's two-day event hosted by the Punxsutawney Community Center.

The Punxsy team members are (front row, from left) Carter Newcome, Cameron Smith, Evan Humble, Andrew Britton, Caden Barrick; (back row) coach Mark Ewing, Austin Ewing, Alex Gianvito, Ethan Blose, Derek Huey and coach Eric Britton.

Bobcats handle junior Chucks wrestlers

January 24, 2013

CLARION — After recording its first win of the season, the Punxsy junior high wrestling team could not make it two in a row on Tuesday night.

In a match of seven scoring bouts and nine forfeits, the junior Chucks garnered only two victories to drop their meeting with the Bobcats of Clarion, 49-33.

Alex Young (165) and Levi Campbell (145) picked up the pair of visiting wins. Young pinned his opponent, while Campbell won by decision.

Fire Department announces it is unable to contract a company for 2013 carnival

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The words "the carnival is in town" will likely not be heard for the first time in many years in Punxsutawney the week before the Fourth of July, as the Punxsutawney Fire Department has announced it is unable to contract a company for this year.

"It's with a heavy heart that I announce that there will be no carnival in Punxsutawney this year," said Tami McFarland, president of the Punxsutawney Fire Department Old Home Week Committee.

She said that, due to the ever-worsening economy and increasing fuel charges, J&J Amusements can no longer afford to travel to Punxsy.

The gateway to Gobbler’s Knob: ribbon cut for Phil’s new arch

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Our very own Punxsy Phil has always been considered to be royalty as the "World's Only True Weather Prognosticating Groundhog."

Now, he has an entrance to his Groundhog Day home that is fit for a king.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle unveiled the new grand "Arch" during a ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday at Gobbler's Knob.

"This is a project that I thought would never get done," said Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president.

Proposed teacher’s contract approved by PAEA

January 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney school teachers have ratified the proposed contract with the school board within the last week, according to unofficial reports.

The Punxsutawney Area School Board received word from the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) that the proposed contract has been approved, said Gary Conrad, Punxsutawney Area School Board president, following Wednesday's school board committee meeting.

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