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Donna Jean Martin, 65

January 9, 2013

Donna Jean Martin, 65, of Falls Creek, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born on March 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Rass & C. Ruth (Jackson) Denton.

On Nov. 11, 1965, she married James H. Martin, Jr. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2012.

Donna Jean enjoyed making crafts to show at local fairs.  She loved to shop and spend time with her dog, Shawnee.

Olive (Enterline) Troutman, 88

January 9, 2013

Olive (Enterline) Troutman, 88, of Hamilton, formerly of the Sprankle Mills area, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born March 14, 1924, in McWilliams, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Daniel and C. Rhoda (Painter) Enterline.

On Sept. 23, 1940, she married Lee Troutman. He preceded her in death in 1984 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

She attended the Hamilton Methodist Church, and was a member of the Ladies Aid for many years.

Olive was a member of the Punxsy Senior Center.

Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76

January 9, 2013

Austin William Hogan, PhD, 76, of Barton Road, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

He was born in Johnstown, NY, Sept. 26, 1936, the son of Austin Seaman and Gladys (Weeper) Hogan.

Austin graduated from Fultonville High School in 1954. He attended college in New York at Maritime College, then graduated with a degree in physics from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. He defended his Doctoral thesis at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 1976.

Crusaders crunch Chucks

January 9, 2013

ST. MARYS — Tradition held true on the basketball court on Tuesday night.

The District IX league long-standing tradition of Elk County Catholic's gymnasium being the toughest place to play in the area was a reality, as the Crusaders crunched the Chucks, 50-30, in boys' basketball.

The night started off like many have up to this point of the season for Punxsy.

The Chucks (8-3) lit the scoreboard for nine of the contest's first 11 points for a 9-2 lead. Brandon Mancuso produced two scoring drives into the lane and popped a triple to spur the visiting advantage.

IT’S A BOY! PAH WELCOMES NEW YEAR’S BABY

January 9, 2013

Congratulations to Jenna Peace on the birth of her son Brantley Peace, who was announced as the first baby born in 2013 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Brantley, who was brought into this world at 11:49 p.m. Jan. 1 by Dr. Emil Dib, weighed 7 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches long.

Pictured are (from left): Jenna Peace, Brantley's mother; Brantley; and Dr. Emil Dib, OB/GYN at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

2013 Groundhog Banquet tickets available Thursday

January 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tickets for the Groundhog Club’s Annual Groundhog Banquet will go on sale Thursday at the Groundhog Club, located at 102 West Mahoning St.

Tickets are available at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for $25 each.

In addition to normal business hours, tickets will also be sold Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be available during normal business hours through the week until they are sold out.

This year’s banquet will be held Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

Chuck grapplers fall to strong Raiders squad, 62-16

January 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy Chucks grapplers could not handle a talented Brookville Raiders squad, falling 62-16 Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

"I'm not unhappy in general... It was our fourth match of the year, and we wrestled a powerhouse," said Eric Eddy, Chucks varsity wrestling coach. "I thought the kids wrestled really well. We made some mistakes, but Brookville forces you to make some mistakes. Brookville has a fuller lineup, and it is a matter of us filling up the (wrestling) room (with more kids)," he said.

PAEA, superintendent contracts approved by Punxsy School Board

January 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board approved a new contract with the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) and a new five-year pact with Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe at Tuesday's board meeting.

The contract with PAEA was approved in a 6-3 vote with Gary Conrad, board president; Lesa Conner, Bob Pascuzzo, Penny Pifer, Melissa Snyder and Roberta Dinsmore, board members, voting yes.

Francis Molinaro, board vice president; and Jack White and Jim Baun, board members, voted no.

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