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February 24th, 2011

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.

London: Supposed HVAC issues may be based on personal preferences

February 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Is the heating-ventilation-air-conditioning (HVAC) system at Punxsutawney Area High School acting up — again?

During the Punxsutawney Area School Board’s Wednesday committee meeting, board President Gary Conrad asked PAHS Principal David London about heating issues with the system, which underwent an extensive reworking last year after years of problems.

London said based on what he has heard from people in the building — it’s too hot or too cold — his assessment is that supposed problem areas may be based on personal opinion.

Ready to Rumble

February 23, 2011

Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82

February 23, 2011

Prof. Philip N. Lockhart, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was retired from the Asbury J. Clarke Chair of Latin at Dickinson College, Carlisle.

He was born May 3, 1928, near Smicksburg, Indiana County, a son of the late J. Donald and Margaret (North) Lockhart. His early years were spent on the family farm on which he was born. He attended one-room country schools and graduated from Punxsutawney High School.

In 1950, Prof. Lockhart graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He held an M.A. from the University of North Carolina and a doctorate from Yale University.

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