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May 4th, 2011

Voters pose questions for commission hopefuls

May 4, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The candidates for the Jefferson County Commission participated in a candidate’s forum Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The forum was sponsored by the Brookville and Punxsutawney Area and the Greater DuBois Area Chamber of Commerce, TURN (Taxpayers United for Representation Now) and Pennsylvana Freedom Fighters.

Each candidate was given time to answer several questions read by moderator Randy Bartley.

Wednesday’s Spirit featured the first question, regarding how government should be transparent for the people to easily follow.

Ex-teacher gets five to 10 years for sex assault against student

May 4, 2011

BROOKVILLE — A former Brookville Junior-Senior High School math teacher and coach was sentenced to five to 10 years in a state correctional facility after she pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent assault Wednesday.

During Wednesday’s plea and sentencing court, Judge John H. Foradora sentenced Karin Hetrick, Summerville, to no less than five to a maximum of 10 years in a state correctional facility for the first count of aggravated indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age.

ROTARY SALUTES NHS MEMBERS

May 4, 2011

The Punxsutawney Rotary Club saluted members of the PAHS chapter of the National Honor Society during the club’s spring banquet Wednesday at the Punxsutawney Country Club. Senior NHS members are (front, from left) Jocelyn Hughes, Lauren McGarvey, Katrina Anderson, Sue Ann Smith, Stephanie Young, Alexandria Heitzenrater, Melissa Blose, Keri Dinsmore, Shannon Byerly, Krystin Vanderpool, Milea Schall, Timi Shiock, Danielle Knopick, Jacquelyn Barnett, Danica Refernce, Emily Forrest, Kayla Knox; (back) Superintendent and NHS advisor Dr.

May 3rd

Borough’s summer construction calls for ‘lots of patience’

May 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A word from Borough Manager Ben White to busy motorists and pedestrians as the borough’s summer construction season draws near: “Patience ... lots and lots of patience this summer.”

During Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Public Works Committee meeting Tuesday, Chairman Roger Steele said the Torrence Street widening project is going as planned, and crews hope to pave the soon-to-be two-way street this week — weather-permitting, of course.

Alliance Church hosts National Day of Prayer events Thursday

May 3, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 60th-annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, with the local observance to be held with a community prayer breakfast at 8 a.m., with a prayer service to follow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Punxsutawney Alliance Church Family Life Center, Route 436, Young Township.

This year’s theme is “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”

Commission hopefuls discuss open government

May 3, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Candidates for the Jefferson County Commission participated in a forum — sponsored by the Brookville and Punxsutawney Area and the Greater DuBois Area Chambers of Commerce, TURN (Taxpayers United for Representation) and the Pennsylvania Freedom Fighters — Tuesday at the Jefferson County courthouse.

Each candidate was given time to answer several questions read by moderator Randy Bartley.

These are answers to the first question posed to candidates:

How can county government be more transparent so people can be better informed as to what is going on?

Chucks beat Bellefonte, lose big to Altoona

May 3, 2011

ALTOONA — The Punxsy boys' track and field team was strong in every event but the sprints to beat Bellefonte, 98-52, but Altoona's speed was too much for the Chucks during Altoona's 118-32 win during a tri-meet Tuesday in Altoona.

The Chucks (4-3) won every event but the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, the 110-meter high hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay while dispatching Bellefonte. Against the Mountain Lions, Punxsy won just two events — the 800-meter dash and the javelin.

Lady Chucks top Lady Raiders, fall to Lady Lions

May 3, 2011

ALTOONA — The Punxsy girls' track and field team was strong in the field during a 105-41 victory over Bellefonte, but the Lady Chucks couldn't keep up with Altoona during a 116-34 loss during a tri-meet Tuesday in Altoona.

Punxsy (3-4) won 14 events against Bellefonte, including sweeps in the discus, triple jump, 400-meter dash and 3,200-meter run.

Against Altoona, the Lady Chucks won five events, led by a pair of first-place distances by Nickita Martz. Martz had the best throws of all three schools in both the shot put (32-5 1/2) and javelin (106-8).

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93

May 3, 2011

Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punsutawney.

She was born July 1, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William F. Nanz and Laure (Bhe) Nanz Thomas.

June 17, 1944, she married Marley S. Borts, who preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2008.

Mrs. Borts was a life member of the First English Lutheran Church.

Raymond "Bud" Carl Steele, 85

May 3, 2011

Raymond "Bud" Carl Steele, 85, Smicksburg, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, while recovering from prolonged surgical problems in the intensive care unit of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1952, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late Alvord and Irene (Johnston) Steele.

June 12, 1948, he married Helen (Pearce) Steele, his wife of 49 years, who preceded him in death in March 1998.

Mr. Steele was a long-time member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, located in Trade City.

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After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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