Archive - Feb 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â As Punxsy Phil has given us a forecast of a shorter winter, it's already time to start thinking about road construction season in Punxsutawney, and this is the summer when both the Route 119 Bridge on Ridge Avenue in Elk Run and the Saw Mill Run Bridge on West Mahoning Street are set to be replaced.
Now, there's news that the Margiotti Bridge will need to be replaced.
BROOKVILLE â âItâs kind of like âIndiana Jonesâ,â said Ken Burkett, the director of the Jefferson County History Center. âWeâve got the secret journal with the codes in it, and weâve got the rocks out there that weâve got to find. Itâs kind of a fun way of putting things together.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â As the saying goes, "Art for art's sake", which proved to have a following at Tuesday's Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, as a large crowd of art teachers, art students and parents spoke to the board regarding the elimination of an art teacher position at Punxsutawney Are High School (PAHS).
There were eight people who signed up to address the board regarding the proposal to eliminate one art teacher position.
Recently, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent it as the members of the 2013 Winter Queenâs Court. This yearâs court includes Shayla Brink, Maija Carol, Audrianna DeLacour, Lauren Kachmar, Shannon Rosetti and Lauren Wolfe. The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the girl with the second-highest vote total will be named princess. The crowning will take place during halftime of Fridayâs varsity basketball game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Your number could be up if you don't have your address number affixed to your home or in front of it, according to Punxsutawney Borough Council.
"In my travels â as I walk a lot â every day, I have taken note that many homes in the borough do not have house numbers attached to them," said Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president, at Monday's Public Safety Committee meeting.
ST. MARYS â 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.
âSt. Marys hit some big shots at the end,â explained Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal. âWe didnât get anyone to hit a late shot and committed some unforced turnovers. We just had nobody step up in the fourth quarter.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
âThe bench came in and did a nice job for us. We were able to get a few turnovers and capitalize on the offensive end,â pointed out Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
BROOKVILLE âÂ Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police areÂ 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.