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April 20th, 2011

Inconsistencies lead to another Punxsy loss

April 20, 2011

DUBOIS — The Punxsy boys' tennis team fell behind during numerous matches and was unable to come back to win during DuBois' 6-3 victory Wednesday in DuBois.

Only two Chucks were victorious Wednesday — Mike Blose and Tim Pearce. Both players won a singles match and teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles contest.

A FAMILY FISHING AFFAIR

April 20, 2011

(From left) Joseph Harclerode I, Joey Harclerode III and Joe Harclerode II caught this 21 3/4-inch brown trout Monday in Little Sandy Creek in Coolspring. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Norma J. Mottern, 67

April 20, 2011

Norma J. Mottern, 67, Stump Creek, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Nov. 27, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Marie (Lockard) Peace, who survives, of Punxsutawney, and the late Merle G. Peace Sr.

In December 1992, Mrs. Mottern married her husband, Gaill Mottern, who preceded her in death.

She was employed by the Area Agency on Aging, where she was a caregiver and also delivered the Tribune Review with her husband for many years.

Republicans make their case on the road to May 10

April 20, 2011

REYNOLDSVILLE — Republican party members and candidates held their annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Bellamauro in Reynoldsville.

Candidates in attendance were those contending for the Jefferson County Commission, sheriff, auditor and Brookville magisterial district judge posts.

Also present were state House Speaker Sam Smith and representatives for state Sen. Joe Scarnati and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

Party Chairman Troy Harper began by thanking county residents for heavy turnout in last fall’s elections.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES

April 20, 2011

Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association
• The Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association will hold a community Good
Friday service at noon Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor John Buchmann as the speaker.

Chestnut Grove Independent Church
• The choir of Chestnut Grove Independent Church, under the direction of Randy Doverspike, will present the musical “More Than a Carpenter” for its Good Friday service at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
The church is located at 342 Lipp Rd., southeat of Punxsutawney, just off Route 36 near Hudson.

Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church

April 19th

Sticking it to underage drinking

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of SADD at Punxsutawney Area High School were among students across Pennsylvania sticking it to underage drinking this week.

Tuesday, SADD members posted 250 stickers on cases of beer at Sandy’s Beverages with a clear message: “Don’t be a party to underage drinking. It’s against the law.”

The event, Project Sticker Shock, runs this week throughout Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, alcohol has been identified as the No. 1 drug of choice among youth — and according to youth, one of the easiest to get.

Rural Road Safety Week’s message: Be alert, slow down

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — That shortcut on a rural road to save time could cost you more than minutes if you don’t keep an eye out for horses, buggies and slow-moving farm equipment.

In an effort to reduce farm-related vehicle crashes and to bring awareness to farm safety, PennDOT, the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau joined together to promote Rural Road Safety Week at Fezell’s County Market Tuesday.

Shawn Houck, PennDOT press safety officer, said slow-moving vehicles fall under one category, which means they are generally traveling under the speed limit.

Board rep: IU will see budget shortfall

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The budget for Riverview Intermediate Unit No. 6 (RIU6) will be short about $177,000, according to the Punxsutawney Area School Board’s representative to the consortium, on account of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget.

“Right now, with the budget that’s been proposed, they are not getting any money,” Punxsy school board member Penny Pifer told the board last week. “They will be short, about $177,000.”

John Brudnock, 88

April 19, 2011

John Brudnock, 88, Inverness, Va., died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at home.
He was born in DeLancey, a son of the late Metro and Mary Catherine Brudnock.

His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 2005.

He moved to Florida from Baden in 1973 and was a retired M/Sgt in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Brudnock graduated from Punxsutawney High School and was a former member of Baden Lions Club.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Jerry Brudnock of Inverness, and John B. Brudnock of Doral, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

April 18th

Altoona rallies to top Chucks in extras, 7-5

April 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Ahead 5-1 through four innings, the Punxsy baseball team was unable to score again and couldn't preserve the lead during a 7-5 loss in nine innings to Altoona Monday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.

Punxsy (4-2) surrendered four runs in the fifth inning and two in the ninth. Once Altoona pitcher Jason Douglas entered the game in the fourth inning, the Chucks' bats faltered.

"We gave this game away," Punxsy manager Mike Dickey said, "and we just didn't pitch well with the lead."

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