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February 24th, 2011

Punxsy's Spack, McGregor enter districts as top seeds

February 24, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Juniors Seth Spack and Nathan McGregor will enter the District IX Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Clarion University as two of Punxsy's top-seeded middleweights.

Spack (25-5), who won the district title at 112 pounds last year and reached states after a runner-up finish at regionals, enters Saturday with his first-ever top-seeding. The grappler leads a 135-pound weight class that has three participants with 20-plus victories this season.

Raiders grind out semifinal win over Rovers

February 24, 2011

CLARION — The Brookville boys' basketball team won the same way it has all season during its District IX Class AA semifinal playoff win over Brockway Thursday night at Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University.

The top-seeded Raiders (21-2) used timely shooting and tough defense to grind out a 49-41 win over the fourth-seeded Rovers. Brookville limited Brockway to three points in the fourth quarter.

Solid Waste Authority looks toward Clearfield County for a lifeline

February 24, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has looked toward the state legislature for solutions to funding issues for the past several years. Now, it appears a different answer may be playing out in Clearfield County.

The authority has been losing funds since an administration fee was removed following a court case. This year, the authority needed more than $20,000 from reserve accounts to balance the operating budget. Each year, the authority asks the state to renew the administration fee, but no action has been taken.

Commission addresses concerns about tax notices

February 24, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners Tuesday addressed changes to tax notices this year.

Commission Chairman Paul Corbin said changes to the tax notice have caused some confusion among residents.

He said the new tax notices are only a single page rather than two, and they are mailed directly to taxpayers’ homes.

“The envelopes say, very noticeably, ‘Important tax information enclosed,’” Corbin said, adding that two tax notices will be sent out, one for property tax and one for occupational tax.

Kathleen Ann "Kass" Deyarmin, 44

February 24, 2011

Kathleen Ann "Kass" Deyarmin, 44, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at UPMC-Mercy in Pittsburgh.

She was born Sept. 20, 1966, in Warren, Ohio, a daughter of Richard W. Deyarmin of Cherry Tree and Kathryn (Rafferty) Deyarmin of Youngsville, who survive.

Miss Deyarmin was a devoted animal lover. This love of all animals led her to rescue as many as she could. In addition to many interests, she was always an avid reader.

Vera L. Smith, 82

February 24, 2011

Vera L. Smith, 82, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Vera States Smith.

Ms. Smith was a 1946 graduate of Homer City High School and a 1952 graduate of Nyack Training Institute, (now Nyack College) of Nyack, N. Y.

She worked in New York City from 1952 to 1960, was a member of the Indiana Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and retired from Indiana Hospital.

February 23rd

Young, youth lead Punxsy's lightweights

February 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Three-time champion Kody Young and a trio of underclassmen embody Punxsy's lightest four weight classes entering District IX Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships Saturday at Clarion University.

Young, a senior, will compete for a fourth district crown, while three other Chucks — sophomore Devan Snyder and freshmen Josh Schuckers and Joel Bowers — will compete in the varsity tournament for the first time.

Chucks ready for postseason experience

February 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The second half of the Punxsy boys' basketball team's last trip to the District IX Class AAA playoffs was disastrous.

The Chucks were outscored 46-19 during the final two quarters of a 74-42 loss to St. Marys Feb. 24, 2009, after they trailed 28-23 at halftime.

Raiders primed to defend district title

February 23, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville boys' basketball team is ready to get back to business after having a longer than expected break from basketball.

After having eight days off since clinching a share of the District IX League title last Wednesday, the top-seeded Raiders (20-2, 8-2 District IX League) will play fourth-seeded Brockway (12-10, 2-4 AML South) at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the semifinals of the District IX Class AA playoffs at Clarion University

Brookville beat Brockway twice this season, a 57-42 win to open the season Dec. 10 and a 67-53 win Dec. 30.

Judge denies council’s appeal on fired police officer

February 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The appeal filed by Punxsutawney Borough Council to Jefferson County Common Pleas Court regarding the reinstatement of terminated Punxsutawney Borough Police officer Brian Andrekovich was denied by President Judge John H. Foradora in an opinion released Wednesday.

In its July 2010 report, the Punxsutawney Civil Service Commission ordered that Andrekovich be reinstated with the department after council fired him stemming from the Aug. 15, 2009, death of Stephen Obbish, 48, in the back of a borough police cruiser.

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