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February 7th

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.

It appears even more bridge work is coming down the road

February 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As Punxsy Phil has given us a forecast of a shorter winter, it's already time to start thinking about road construction season in Punxsutawney, and this is the summer when both the Route 119 Bridge on Ridge Avenue in Elk Run and the Saw Mill Run Bridge on West Mahoning Street are set to be replaced.

Now, there's news that the Margiotti Bridge will need to be replaced.

DOUGLAS STAHLMAN AND THE SCRIPTURE ROCKS: History Center tells the story of the man and his creations

February 7, 2013

BROOKVILLE — “It’s kind of like ‘Indiana Jones’,” said Ken Burkett, the director of the Jefferson County History Center. “We’ve got the secret journal with the codes in it, and we’ve got the rocks out there that we’ve got to find. It’s kind of a fun way of putting things together.”

February 6th

Talk of eliminating PAHS art position causes a stir at school board

February 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the saying goes, "Art for art's sake", which proved to have a following at Tuesday's Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, as a large crowd of art teachers, art students and parents spoke to the board regarding the elimination of an art teacher position at Punxsutawney Are High School (PAHS).

There were eight people who signed up to address the board regarding the proposal to eliminate one art teacher position.

PAHS to crown Winter Queen, Princess at Friday’s BB game

February 7, 2013

Recently, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent it as the members of the 2013 Winter Queen’s Court. This year’s court includes Shayla Brink, Maija Carol, Audrianna DeLacour, Lauren Kachmar, Shannon Rosetti and Lauren Wolfe. The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the girl with the second-highest vote total will be named princess. The crowning will take place during halftime of Friday’s varsity basketball game.

What’s your number?: Council discusses fines related to missing house numbers

February 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Your number could be up if you don't have your address number affixed to your home or in front of it, according to Punxsutawney Borough Council.

"In my travels — as I walk a lot — every day, I have taken note that many homes in the borough do not have house numbers attached to them," said Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president, at Monday's Public Safety Committee meeting.

February 5th

PAEA president Gill fires back at school board regarding ratified contract

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Tuesday night's voting meeting of the Punxsutawney Area School Board, the president of the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA) responded to comments made by several school board members during the board's Jan. 8 meeting, when the new contract was ratified.

The PAEA represents more than 180 teaching professionals in local public schools, said Don Gill, president of the PAEA spoke to the school board Tuesday.

"I came into teaching as a second career, and, like my colleagues, teaching is more than a job or a paycheck. It's a calling," he said.

New addition coming to GLL this year

February 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For many young boys and girls growing up, their dream is to one day play professional sports.

With America's pastime being baseball, many children have grown up with the dream of making the Big Leagues or playing Olympic level softball. But for some children, limitations are keeping them from being able to make that dream come true.

Police: Reynoldsville man, 33, dies from work accident injuries

February 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Reynoldsville man who died as result of injuries he sustained Tuesday in an industrial accident.

Brian Jason Gardner was injured at approximately 12:40 a.m. Tuesday while at work at Brookville Wood Products in Pine Creek Township.

Gardner was transported to Brookville Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment but succumbed to his injuries at approximately 2:43 a.m., police said.

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