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Defense, hot shooting lead Punxsy over Clearfield

December 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As of late, the Lady Chucks had been struggling from the field in back-to-back games against Brookville and Keystone.

Head Coach Randy Reitz preached the importance of sticking with it, because the shots have to eventually fall.

In Monday's 66-24 win over Clearfield, all of the shots went Punxsy's way.

"I think playing at home with familiar surroundings gave us some confidence," Reitz said. "When you knock down the first two or three jump shots, it's a lot easier to play this game."

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Police contracts approved at special council meeting

December 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The Punxsutawney Borough Council held a special meeting on Monday evening, to discuss a few important items on the agenda.

Most notably, Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan's contract was approved after much discussion. The contract will be presented to Fedigan as soon as possible.

In other business:

• The nomination of two new Civil Service Commission members. Steve Story and Bill Spencer were nominated, and the motion was approved.

Light Up a Child’s Life campaign kicks off

December 16, 2013

The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation got started Monday on WPXZ 104.1 FM. Pictured are Lindsey Herzing (left), regional manager for Make-A-Wish, and Ivy Kiesling, a Wish Kid, broadcasting from Miller Brothers Furniture on Monday afternoon.

Tuesday’s Light Up a Child's Life activity will begin at 7 a.m. at Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Sophia Gabriel Pearce, infant

December 16, 2013

Sophia Gabriel Pearce, newborn infant, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 2013, Sophia was the daughter of Kenesha Channelle Pearce of Glen Campbell and Derek Robert Miller of Indiana.

Surviving relatives include her maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Wendy (Burge) Pearce of Glen Campbell; her maternal great-grandfather, Robert Pearce of Home; her paternal grandparents, Patty (Himes) Grant and husband Dave of Indiana and Jim Miller and wife Tracy of Rossiter; and her paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Grace Himes of Rochester Mills.

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