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February 17th, 2012

Eleanor “June” (Baun) Ryen, 81

February 17, 2012

Eleanor “June” (Baun) Ryen, 81, Rochester Mills, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 10, 1930, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Earl and Edna (White) Baun.

She married Jim Ryen, who preceded her in death April 26, 1997. They raised four children together.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Ryen possessed a great deal of love for her children, grandchildren and her dog, Summer.

February 16th

Punxsy impressive despite loss to Beavers

February 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite what resembles a disappointing night on the scoreboard, Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy was well pleased with his team's performance in a 50-20 loss to the DuBois Beavers Thursday night in Punxsutawney — the Chucks' regular season finale.

"Overall, it was a very good match tonight," Eddy said. "The guys wrestled very well. There were some tight matches, and overall, I'm very pleased with our performance."

Chucks' 7th-grade picks up big win over B-way

February 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Chucks' seventh-grade basketball team put up an impressive 50 points, and the defense played almost equally as impressively Monday night at Brockway helping the Chucks cruise to a 50-21 victory over the Rovers.

DuBois thwarts Raiders on its way to D-IX League title

February 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Senior Night is always an important night for everyone involved. But Brookville's game Wednesday night was meaningful for a much bigger reason — the Raiders needed a win for a share of the D-IX League title.

Unfortunately, they were matched up against the DuBois Beavers, who had already secured their share of the title, and DuBois stormed to a 39-30 victory and became the lone title champions.

County 4-H’ers explore robotics

February 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — For 11 4-H members, Tuesday will be the most critical day of a six-week endeavor that began in January.

Last month, 11 4-H students from Jefferson and Clearfield counties began building a robot to compete in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) — marking the first time 4-H members in the area became involved in this national project.

“It’s coming along,” team member Matt Vipond said. “We’re going to be going right up to the buzzer here, but I think we’ll make it.”

Council members say flood ordinance bullies ‘the little guys’

February 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two members of Punxsutawney Borough Council have voted against advertising a new FEMA flood map ordinance.

But Monday, Solicitor Jay Lundy said council is obligated to approve the ordinance or risk losing flood insurance.

With a 5-2 vote, council approved a motion to advertise Ordinance No. 1115, with council members Eric Story and Toby Santik voting no.

Story said he read the new ordinance handed down by FEMA, which he said is word-for-word the same as the borough’s current ordinance, with the exception of two parts.

LAST NIGHT OF ‘HIGH SCHOOL’

February 17, 2012

It looks as if the school bullies “rule” this school in the PAHS Drama Club’s production of “Once Upon a High School,” but in the end, things change, and good does conquer evil. Tonight is the last chance to see the club’s show, which begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Punxsutawney Area High School.

David N. Griffin, 50

February 16, 2012

David N. Griffin, 50, Valier, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Salisbury, Md., a twin son of Shirley Ann (Autten) Griffin Bennett, who survives, of Delmar, Md., and the late Norman Elliott Griffin.

Mr. Griffin worked as a painter and performed odd jobs, most recently selling items on eBay.

He enjoyed working with his hands and doing mechanical jobs such as tearing down, fixing and reselling motorcycles and parts.

Mr. Griffin really liked to spend time with his little daughter, Audrey.

February 15th

Chucks down Bison, finish season 9-2 at home

February 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — From the very first day of practice this season, Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal said one of the Chucks' top goals was to protect their own house and win their home games this season.

Wednesday night, the Chucks played their final home game of the season and did just that, picking up a 49-37 victory over District IX foe Clearfield to finish the season 9-2 at home.

Punxsy JHers keep rolling with win over Bradford

February 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a similar tale to the varsity match that took place after it, the dual meet between Punxsy and Bradford's junior high wrestling teams Tuesday in Punxsutawney was a tale of numbers, a common occurrence for the Chucks this season. But in this case, Punxsy's numbers were better than Bradfords, as the Chucks outdid the Owls both on and off the mats for a 47-15 victory.

With Bradford being a larger school, Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said he was surprised and a bit disappointed to see the Owls' numbers down, as they brought just seven grapplers.

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