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Archive - Jan 3, 2013

Sheriff’s office releases its end-of-year report

January 3, 2013

BROOKVILLE — During the fiscal year 2012, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office performed numerous duties and support to the communities of Jefferson County and issued the following report:

The office continues to operate and conduct a busy schedule with a small but well-trained professional staff of deputies and administrative staff. With an increase in some duties performed by the office, the Sheriff’s 
Office was able to increase the number of full-time deputies to seven.

Keith R. Miller, 88

January 3, 2013

Keith R. Miller, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Indiana Hospital.

He was born June 14, 1924, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Oran and Della (Stegner) Miller.

He was a retired lineman from IBEW.

He was married to Leone (Belella) Miller, who preceded him in death.

After 17 years, Baughman hands Oliver Township Fire Chief reins to Coleman

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Being a volunteer fire chief is a very difficult job, but being a chief in a rural fire department can be even tougher.

Just ask Bruce Baughman, who is retiring as the chief of the Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company, Jefferson County Station No. 5, following 17 years at the helm.

Baughman said he first joined the fire company in 1987 — a year after Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company was formed.

Chucks' comeback falls shy against talented Little Indians

January 3, 2013

INDIANA — When your team is outscored by 14 points in the opening 5:23 of the game, it is a hard hill to climb to come back against a talented foe.

A resilient Punxsy boys' basketball team almost climbed to the top of the high comeback mountain on Wednesday night. The Chucks battled back to within four points, 40-36, with four minutes but could not continue the climb.

Punxsy misfired on its last five shots and turned the ball over on the other possession, as Indiana (8-1) netted eight of the last nine points of the contest for the 48-37 victory.

8th-grade Chucks take charge in second half over Cardinals

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After a close first half, the Punxsy eighth graders took charge in the second half to post their third victory of the season.

The junior Chucks outscored the Cardinals of DuBois Central Catholic 28-13 in the latter two frames for their 43-26 win.

"We play hard. We come to practice and play hard every day," said Punxsy coach Glenn Good.

"We are learning what we are supposed to do on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. We rebound well on both ends every game."

The Punxsy scoring was a team effort, led by Patrick Fedigan's eight points.

7th-grade Chucks ride first half to win

January 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The improvement continues to be seen in the youngest of the middle school boys' basketball teams. Punxsy secured its third win of the season by riding a first-half lead to a 33-22 victory over DuBois Central Catholic on Wednesday afternoon.

"We won and showed a marked improvement, especially on the fundamentals," commented Chucks' coach Darren Sherry.

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