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January 10th, 2011

New state exams coming for district

January 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — New statewide graduation exams are on the horizon, which in turn will change the Punxs-utawney Area School District’s entire curriculum and graduation requirements.

Basically, “It’s more testing,” PAHS Principal David London said.

Monday, London, guidance counselor Emily Cassidy and director of federal programs and curriculum Richard Galluzzi reviewed the proposed Keystone Exams, which London said are designed to help all students, beginning with the Class of 2015, demonstrate proficiency in state academic standards.

Chucks win one of four, fall to 3-4 on season

January 10, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy junior-varsity boys' basketball team allowed a combined 34 points during the two middle quarters during a 53-41 loss to Brookville last Friday at home.

The Chucks (3-4) trailed 12-8 after one quarter when they were outscored 34-23 during the next two quarters.

Hunter Tibbs nailed four three-pointers and had nine points by halftime during a team-best 15-point night. Jesse Venturini had eight of his 13 points by halftime, Garrett Zimmerman added six points, and Ian Miller had five.

Young, Peace lead Chucks to fourth-place finish

January 10, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Led by the first-place performances of Kaleb Young and Troy Peace, the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team finished one spot shy of a team award at Brookville's two-day "Pow-Wow in the 'Ville" Tournament last Friday and Saturday.

Of the 11 teams that competed, Punxsy finished in fourth place, just missing out on the final team plaque, which was earned by third-place Brookville.

Sandy Rae Frampton, 49

January 10, 2011

Sandy Rae Frampton, 49, of Johnstown, formerly of Reynoldsville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at home in Reynoldsville with her family.

She was born Aug. 5, 1961, in Barberton, Ohio, a daughter of John Elroy and Laudrea Catherine (Brewer) Frampton, who survive, of Reynoldsville.

Ms. Frampton was a 1980 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. Following graduation, she attended Penn State-DuBois. 

She worked as a profusion technician at Specialty Care Open Heart division of Connemaugh Hospital.

January 9th

Wolfe: New program in district a success

January 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The new SchoolReach notifications system in the Punxsutawney Area School District has worked well in its first attempts to communicate important messages to the public.

District superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe pointed out that thankfully, the district has only had to use the system once so far this year.

Way Back When

January 9, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(January 29, 1896)
THE TELEPHONE COMPANY
An Enterprise Organized in Summerville That Is Branching Out

PUNXSUTAWNEY FOOTBALL BANQUET

January 9, 2011

The Punxsy football program held its annual banquet Sunday night at the Pantall Hotel. Pictured are the 16 seniors (front, from left): Steve Neal, Tige Woodson, Ian Weaver, Devon Luzell, Ben Blazavich, Duell Thompson, Jason Fallara, Seth Kinnan; (back) Kody Young, Devan Neal, Zak Dickey, Spencer Fiumara, Corban Cressley, Glenn Perry, James Neal and Rodney Tyree. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Olive Mary Fye, 91

January 9, 2011

Olive Mary Fye, 91, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 28, 1919, in La Jose, a daughter of the late John and Belle (Williams) Sylvis.

Mrs. Fye was married to Glenn Fye, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Big Run Christian Church and the Sykesville Senior Citizens.

January 7th

Raiders edge Chucks after back-and-forth classic

January 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It has long been said that the records can be thrown out when it comes to rivalry games, and the Route 36 Rivalry between the Punxsutawney Chucks and Brookville Raiders' boys' basketball teams is no different.

In a game that featured 10 lead changes and a frenzied final minute, the Raiders (9-1, 3-1 District IX League) completed a season sweep of the Chucks (3-5, 0-2) with a 48-45 victory.

Punxsy's Cressley helps lead Clarion to PSAC title

January 8, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Alex Thomas earned Outstanding Wrestler honors, and Punxsutawney native and redshirt sophomore Steven Cressley finished third at 184 pounds during Clarion University's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship-winning performance in Bloomsburg this past month.

Thomas (197 pounds), James Fleming (157 pounds) and Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (165 pounds) each won individual titles to lead the Golden Eagles toward their first PSAC team crown since 1994.

Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter...
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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