Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Ready, aim, buy.
Due to the fear of guns being banned that has been stirred recently, many people are purchasing guns and ammunition at a rapid rate at area gun stores, according to those shop owners.
The owners have said that many of their customers are fearful of potential gun control legislation and a possible ban on both guns and ammunition.
Todd Peace, co-owner of Peace's Feed, Guns & Ammo at 300 East Main St. in Big Run, said much of his stock of handgun ammo, .223-calibur ammo and AK rifle rounds is selling out faster than he can order more in.
Kaleb Young (far left) and Joel Bowers (far right) earned themselves a trip to the state wrestling tournament in Hershey after an impressive weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the AAA regional tournament in Altoona.
Young could not be beaten at regionals, earning himself a gold medal, while Bowers won the consolation finals and earned himself the trip to Hershey on Thursday.
The Chucks' duo posed with assistant coach Buddy Young (Kaleb's father, second from left) and head coach Eric Eddy after receiving their respective medals.
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March 10, 1897
On Thursday night, a freight car containing a large consignment of good for J.A. Weber, was left standing in the yards of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg road at DuBois, and some time during the night it was broken into by burglars who stole sixteen coats, the same number of vests and eighteen pairs of pants.
Today â€” March 2 â€” is Dr. Seussâ€™ birthday, and students across the country and across the school district celebrated that day Friday.
The birthday is also known as Read Across America Day, encouraging children to read and helping them find enjoyment in doing so.
Pictured here is Mason Knopick sporting his Dr. Seuss attire in Becky Petersonâ€™s class at Mapleview.
SS.C.D. School is getting ready for an exciting Sunday event called "Bingo Blast."
The event will be held Sunday at the SS.C.D. auditorium, with doors opening at noon.
Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and Bingo will follow at 1 p.m.
The cost is $15, which covers lunch and Bingo.
At the event, there will be 17 vendors on hand.
They will have 15 games of Bingo and three extra-cash Bingos.
All proceeds will benefit the school.
Pictured are SS.C.D. students (front, from left) Riley Laska, Kamren Geist, Jakoby Reinhart; (back) Natalie Miller and Bailee Stello.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If youâ€™re looking for a night out with the family or an opportunity to hang out with friends, you might have the chance to
combine it with donating to a good cause â€” the Bowl for Kidsâ€™ Sake event is coming to Jefferson County, with three different sessions scheduled: one at Brookville Lanes and two at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsutawney.
â€śBowl for Kidsâ€™ Sake is our biggest fundraiser that supports local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs,â€ť said Heidi Stahlnecker, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties.
HORTON TWP. â€“ The Ridgway-based state police reported responding to a two-vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 10:47 a.m. on Thursday on State Route 153, 246 feet south of an unnamed street in Horton Township.
Desiree M. Smith, 26, of Falls Creek, was killed as a result of the crash.
According to police, the collision occurred as a 2000 Mazda 626 operated by Deidre M. Butler, 25, of Brockway was traveling north on State Route 153, and a 2011 Subaru Outback operated by Linda C. Jensen, 61, of Warren, was traveling south on Route 153.
The Jefferson County 4-H Club presented a certificate and paper clover ribbon to the Tractor Supply Co. store for its outstanding support during the September 2012 Fall Paper Clover campaign.
According to Susan Alexander, head of the 4-H Club, the Punxsutawney store was the class champion.
The 4-H Club will be selling paper clovers for its 2013 Spring Campaign, which will be held from May 8 to May 19.
People can purchase clovers for either $1 or $5, with 60 percent of proceeds going toward the 4-H Club.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The plans for the addition to the Punxsutawney Area High School weight room appear to have a green light, according to Building and Maintenance committee, as reported at the most recent meeting of the School Board Wednesday.
Jim Baun, chair of Building and Maintenance, said he talked to an
inspector at PennSafe Inspection Services, who said that an engineering plan is not necessary for improvements to an existing room.
This 1999 Kenworth log truck, driven by James Grove of Punxsutawney, simultaneously lost its brakes and steering while traveling north on Route 119 on Indiana Hill at 12:11 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, Grove entered the runaway truck ramp, and then the truck veered to the left and rolled over.
Police said Grove was not seriously injured but was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of unknown injuries.