Archive - Mar 9, 2011 - News Article
DUBOIS â€” Four students from Punxsutawney Area High School took first place in the 24th annual DuBois Area Senior Scholastic Challenge Wednesday night at PSU-DuBois' Hiller Auditorium, the first time that a Punxsy team has taken top honors in the event.
The team members â€” seniors Lucas Burke and Joe Long, junior Kendall Neal and freshman Kevin Hughes â€” garnered 135 total points in the final two rounds.
"Usually what happens is, whoever wins the first preliminary round takes first place," advisor Rose Graffius said. "That's not how it happened this year."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even before Gov. Tom Corrbett revealed his proposed $27.3 billion budget that threatens Penn Stateâ€™s Cooperative Extension, four Jefferson County 4-H members traveled to the offices of local legislators to tell them how important the 4-H program is.
4-H members Shane Johns of the Fast Nâ€™ Furious 4-H Club; Matt Snyder from the Fast Nâ€™ Furious and Livestock Unlimited 4-H Clubs; Kristin Harriger from Livestock Unlimited; and Celeste Pearce from Fast Nâ€™ Furious 4-H Club visited the local offices of state Reps. Sam Smith, Matt Gabler and Dave Reed.
BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners moved to submit an application for more than $1.5 million in federal funding.
The application was submitted to the U.S. Depart-ment of Commerce, and if received, the money would be used for site development at a proposed business park near the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Kristin Hullihen, of the Jefferson County Depart-ment of Devel-opment, said this is the second application submitted to the Depart-ment of Comm-erce. The first application was denied, but Hullihen said that is not uncommon.