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Archive - Feb 2013

February 7th

St. Marys wins 8 straight weights to best Punxsy grapplers

February 7, 2013

ST. MARYS — It is not always how you start, but rather how you finish.

This was the case on Wednesday night on the wrestling mat in St. Marys.

Punxsy was able to rush out to a 24-0 lead behind the heart of its order in the lightweights.

But the tide turned as the heavier wrestlers took their turn for the action. St. Marys scored bonus points in seven straight bouts and won eight straight upperweights in a 43-30 home victory over Punxsy.

It appears even more bridge work is coming down the road

February 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

DOUGLAS STAHLMAN AND THE SCRIPTURE ROCKS: History Center tells the story of the man and his creations

February 7, 2013

BROOKVILLE — “It’s kind of like ‘Indiana Jones’,” said Ken Burkett, the director of the Jefferson County History Center. “We’ve got the secret journal with the codes in it, and we’ve got the rocks out there that we’ve got to find. It’s kind of a fun way of putting things together.”

February 6th

Talk of eliminating PAHS art position causes a stir at school board

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

PAHS to crown Winter Queen, Princess at Friday’s BB game

February 6, 2013

Recently, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent it as the members of the 2013 Winter Queen’s Court. This year’s 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 Friday’s varsity basketball game.

What’s your number?: Council discusses fines related to missing house numbers

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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 — as I walk a lot — 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.

February 5th

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 5, 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 5, 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.

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