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March 5th, 2013

‘My New Weigh of Life:' Class focuses on healthy eating to lose weight

March 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Need to shed those winter pounds? My New Weigh of Life, a weight loss and healthy eating class set to begin March 9 at the Brookville YMCA, might be just what the doctor ordered.

My New Weigh of Life is a 12-week weight loss program.

It’s central goal is to get participants to change the way they eat so that they continue with what they’ve learned after the class is over and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“It’s basically just about changing your eating behaviors and your habits,” said Sally Hall, the instructor for the class.

March 4th

Work in progress: Pantall Hotel’s Weaver explains renovation process, dispels rumors

March 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’ve been hearing rumors of the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney being closed permanently or going out of business, those rumors are not true, according to Mike Weaver, the head of the ownership group.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

None injured as school bus, car collide

March 5, 2013

A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday at the
intersection of North Jefferson Street and Torrence Street, when a school bus and a car collided.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Punxsutawney Area School District school bus, driven by Rebecca Edgell of Punxsutawney, had been stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to turn left onto North Jefferson Street, when a white Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michael Wachob

Police investigating early-morning burglary at Dunkel Roofing

March 5, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 4:20 a.m. Monday at Dunkel Roofing.

Police said unknown actor(s) gained access to the business and removed a stainless Groundhog Club Collector's Edition Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum pistol, as well as an unspecified amount of miscellaneous bills and
coins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510 and request to speak with Trooper Jenary.

Happy Birthday, Bowdish!

March 5, 2013

The Bowdish Model Railroad at the Jefferson County History Center celebrated its ninth birthday on Saturday.

Bill McCracken remains on hand to explain the history of the railroad — in addition to the history it portrays.

The Bowdish Model Railroad contains over 200 feet of track with six engines and 44 railcars.

There are also over 100 animations and over 50 structures, drawn from notable places throughout the history of Jefferson County.

March 3rd

Chucks double number as Young and Bowers head to states

March 4, 2013

ALTOONA — After making the trip by himself last season as the lone state qualifier, Punxsy wrestler Joel Bowers will have some company for next week’s trip across the state.

In his first season, the Chucks’ Kaleb Young not only became a state qualifier but also won the 126-pound weight class of the AAA Northwest Regional in Altoona Saturday night.

Bowers (120) matched his regional finish from a year ago when he secured a consolation final pin.

Guard pair propels Lady Owls to D-IX title over Lady Chucks

March 4, 2013

CLARION — There are usually many reasons why a team loses only two games in an entire season.

On Saturday, two of the biggest reasons were guards Keserra Owens and Ali Rinfrette, who propelled the Bradford Lady Owls to their second District IX AAA girls’ basketball title in a row with a 56-31 final score over the Punxsy Lady Chucks.

“Bradford’s two guards — Owens and Rinfrette — were the key today,” said Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz. “They played very well. Bradford is a solid basketball team.”

Chucks' tough fourth frame gives Owls D-IX title

March 4, 2013

CLARION — If you have never felt something slip through your fingers, the Punxsy Chucks boys’ basketball team can tell you how it feels.

With control of the game throughout, Punxsy had the worst time to lose its mojo in the fourth quarter of the District IX title game and gave the championship to Bradford, 49-42, on Saturday at Clarion University.

Aiming to Buy: As talk of gun control increases, so do sales

March 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

HEADED TO STATES

March 4, 2013

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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