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Carol crowned PAHS Winter Queen

February 8, 2013

It was a night fit for royalty Friday, as the PAHS Winter Queen and Princess were crowned at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game.

After a ceremony at the beginning of halftime, Maija Carol (left, with escort Caesar Maruca) was named queen, with Lauren Kachmar (right, with escort Devan Snyder) being crowned princess.

Minor injuries sustained as school bus crashes into Big Run porch

February 8, 2013

BIG RUN — Only minor injuries were reported when a school bus carrying students from the Punxsutawney Area School District crashed into the front porch of a house at 3:05 p.m. Friday, at 226 West Main St. in Big Run Borough.

For the full story, including comments from the home's owner, as well as PASD Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Community forum on school safety and security set for Jan. 26

February 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area School District, in cooperation with Punxsutawney Borough, will be holding a School and Community Forum on Feb. 26, to discuss the issue of school safety and security.

"This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and will include a panel of local first responders and other local officials," said Dr. Keith Wolfe,
Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

Breaking News: Bus hits house in Big Run

February 8, 2013

A school bus traveling on Route 119 Friday afternoon hit a home in Big Run. Route 119 was closed at Sheetz in Elk Run as a result. Check back for more details as they become available.

ROUTE 119 CLOSED IN BIG RUN

February 8, 2013

State Route (SR) 119 is closed in both directions in Big Run Borough in Jefferson County between Watts Street and Thompson Street due to an accident.

The road is expected to open later today. Traffic is being detoured using local roads.

Newcome layup pushes Punxsy past DuBois

February 8, 2013

DuBOIS — On night when the action on the court was not very pretty, Punxsy proved to have just enough in the tank over the final two minutes.

With less than eight seconds left, the Lady Chucks’ Taylor Newcome found herself all alone under the basket and received the Jensen Constantino pass for what would be the game-winning layup, 32-30, over the Lady Beavers.

The Newcome bucket made for the final points of the game and completed Punxsy’s 5-0 scoring run in the final 127 seconds of the affair.

St. Marys wins 8 straight weights to best Punxsy grapplers

February 8, 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.

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