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April 11th, 2012

Diane M. Nagy, 52

April 11, 2012

Diane M. Nagy, 52, Punxsutawney, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Nov. 16, 1959, a daughter of Gabriel Caraboolad and the late Barbara (Kassouf) Caraboolad.

July 6, 1980, she married Dale Nagy, who survives.

VINYL FOREVER: Indiana’s Backstreet among indie spots saluted on Record Store Day

April 11, 2012

INDIANA — Before the cassette tape, the compact disc and the MP3, people listened to music with the help of a decent turntable, a good needle and a 33-, 45- or 78-rpm record.

And Saturday, April 21 — Record Store Day — is a day that independent (i.e., indie) record stores celebrate music in the vinyl medium.

Youngsters invited to join Jr. Groundhog Club

April 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sure, it’s a group of older gentlemen in top hats and tuxedoes who promote and perpetuate Groundhog Day, but Punxsutawney Phil and his prognostications are just as important for youngsters, as well.

That’s the whole idea behind the Jr. Groundhog Club, a new club that has been established for Punxsy Phil’s friends who are 12 and under.

Residents support having officer during public comment with board

April 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, the Punxsutawney Area School board received more suggestions from the public about the alleged use of drugs in the district, specifically the high school.

Edie Hinkle, Smicksburg, said she wasn’t sure what a resource officer is, but felt something needs to be done about drugs in school.

April 10th

District: No need for officer

April 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following several weeks of criticism from residents about an alleged hands-off attitude about drugs in the district — specifically Punxsutawney Area High School — the Punxsutawney Area School Board fired back at Tuesday’s meeting.

“I take offense that we are accused of having a drug problem in our schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, also saying that he felt it was unfair to categorize the district that way with no real evidence.

Two injured in Henderson Township house fire

April 10, 2012

HENDERSON TOWNSHIP — The cause of an early-morning fire that destroyed a home at 165 Pine Dr., Henderson Township, is undetermined, according to the Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal.

The fire began at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday in the garage at the home owned by Robert Dominick, said Charles Gross, fire marshal.

The alarm was turned in by a neighbor, and both occupants were able to evacuate the home, which was heavily damaged by the blaze.

Gross said the fire began in the garage, which was completely destroyed in the blaze, thus hindering the investigation.

Who dunnit? Figure it out Saturday

April 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Saturday, the Punxsutawney Country Club will take a step back in time to an era when mobsters and flappers were the talk of the town.

“The Mobsters, Molls and Marinara” dinner theater show will be performed at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Punxsutawney Country Club by Mystery’s Most Wanted, a Pittsburgh-based murder mystery theater group.

Take some mystery, add some comedy and a large helping of improv, and you have all the ingredients to a Mystery’s Most Wanted show.

Lady Chucks beat the cold — and the Lady Dutch, 92-58

April 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — With the spring-like weather suddenly vanishing, the Lady Chucks had to battle two opponents Tuesday night in St. Marys — the Lady Dutch and the weather. But Punxsy proved up to the challenge to pick up a 92-58 victory.

St. Marys is strong where the Chucks are to pick up a win

April 10, 2012

ST. MARYS — Sometimes in sports, a team runs into another squad that simply matches up well against it. Tuesday, the Punxsy boys' track team met up with a St. Marys Dutch team that was "strong where we are," according to Punxsy head coach John Smith, and St. Marys came out victorious, 95-55.

St. Marys won the 3200-meter relay — an event in which Punxsy has shown strength this season — to open the event with a time of 10:43, and while the Chucks pulled close a few times throughout the meet, the Dutch would never trail.

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86

April 10, 2012

Robert Wayne "Corney" Johnson Sr., 86, Millcreek, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, after a long illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Bells Landing, Clearfield Township, a son of the late Wayne and Wanda (Hatch) Johnson.

For 68 years, he was married to Eleanor White Johnson, who survives.

He attended Mahaffey High School in Clearfield County and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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