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Chucks stumble in late game, stunned by Dutch

February 6, 2013

ST. MARYS — The road is always tough no matter how many more wins you have than your foe before the night begins.

In what turned out to be an even game for the first 24 minutes, Punxsy could not come up with the winning mix in the end at St. Marys.

The Flying Dutch stunned the Chucks, 59-55, in the final moments of the District IX League matchup.

“St. Marys hit some big shots at the end,” explained Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal. “We didn’t get anyone to hit a late shot and committed some unforced turnovers. We just had nobody step up in the fourth quarter.”

Lady Chucks’ first-half run gives cushion for win over Lady Dutch

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Any basketball double-digit run is good when it is your team scoring the points.

It was the Lady Chucks scoring the points in the final five minutes of the second quarter. Punxsy rattled off 13 straight and 14 of the final 15 points of the opening half and rode the cushion for a 41-35 victory over visiting St. Marys Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

“The bench came in and did a nice job for us. We were able to get a few turnovers and capitalize on the offensive end,” pointed out Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz.

PAEA president Gill fires back at school board regarding ratified contract

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Tuesday night's voting meeting of the Punxsutawney Area School Board, the president of the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) responded to comments made by several school board members during the board's Jan. 8 meeting, when the new contract was ratified.

The PAEA represents more than 180 teaching professionals in local public schools, said Don Gill, president of the PAEA spoke to the school board Tuesday.

"I came into teaching as a second career, and, like my colleagues, teaching is more than a job or a paycheck. It's a calling," he said.

New addition coming to GLL this year

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For many young boys and girls growing up, their dream is to one day play professional sports.

With America's pastime being baseball, many children have grown up with the dream of making the Big Leagues or playing Olympic level softball. But for some children, limitations are keeping them from being able to make that dream come true.

Police: Reynoldsville man, 33, dies from work accident injuries

February 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Reynoldsville man who died as result of injuries he sustained Tuesday in an industrial accident.

Brian Jason Gardner was injured at approximately 12:40 a.m. Tuesday while at work at Brookville Wood Products in Pine Creek Township.

Gardner was transported to Brookville Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment but succumbed to his injuries at approximately 2:43 a.m., police said.

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