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January 21st, 2011

Punxsy finishes Bradford with 25-9 run during win

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Whenever one team appeared to put a stronghold on Friday night's girls' basketball game, the other squad was ready to make a run.

After a 9-0 run put Punxsy ahead 21-13 during the second quarter, Bradford's 21-2 surge during the next 10 minutes helped the Lady Owls leap ahead 34-23.

What followed was the Lady Chucks' game-ending 25-9 burst during a 48-43 victory.

Owls down Chucks by 17

January 21, 2011

BRADFORD — The Punxsy boys' basketball team held Bradford under 50 points, and junior Logan Weaver scored 17 points, but the Chucks couldn't score as a team during a 44-27 loss to the Owls Friday night.

The Chucks (4-8, 0-5 District IX League) trailed 18-15 at halftime before being outscored 26-12 during the second half of another league defeat.

Bradford improved 5-10 overall and 1-3 in the league.

Weaver had 12 of Punxsy's 15 first-half points. He added 11 rebounds (four offensive) for the double-double.

January 20th

Rossiter woman meets TV ‘bachelorette’ while in Mexico

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Rossiter resident Lisa Campbell and her fiance didn’t expect to meet a future TV star on their summer vacation to Mexico.

But by what Campbell terms “just a fluke,” the duo did just that, encountering the unexpected.

While on a retreat at the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar resort in Rivera Maya, Campbell unsuspectingly struck up a casual conversation with a young woman accompanied by her father.

Little did Campbell know that her shoot-the-breeze companion, Lindsay Hill, would be a future contestant on season 15 of ABC’s television series “The Bachelor.”

Punxsy man’s plate collection has 100-year-old prize

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Whether buttons, old coins, baseball cards or dolls, everyone has a collection that he or she cherishes.

Ever since Douglas Bartlebaugh was a little boy, he had a fascination with license plates. When he was young, he took the plates off old cars at his PaPa’s junk yard, whereas they all were special to him, and still are.

Chucks win big, improve to 11-1 on season

January 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Filling nearly every weight class has benefitted the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team all season, and Wednesday night against Redbank Valley was no different, as the Chucks earned a 72-13 victory at home.

Punxsy would have won 36-13 on the mat if not for six forfeits, but with those easy wins, it registered the 59-point win. The Chucks (11-1) all but clinched their 11th-straight victory by scoring the first 36 points of the match.

Five pins help Raiders down St. Marys, 49-21

January 21, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Senior wrestler Dylan Buffington temporarily lost his confidence Thursday night after he was taken down by St. Marys' Ben Cheatle in the first period of their 160-pound bout.
Buffington doesn’t wrestle varsity much, but it didn’t show, as he didn’t panic, reversed Cheatle, and ended up scoring a pin before the end of the first period to earn his first win of the season. Buffington earned the Clint Puller award for outstanding wrestler of the match.
It was the first time he won a Puller Award for wrestling. He previously won one for track and field.

January 19th

With new data, coalition will target family environments

January 20, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Informative data collected in 2009 through the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) was presented Tuesday by the Clearfield-Jefferson Drug Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) and Jefferson County Children & Youth Services (CYS).

The PAYS is submitted to students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 every two years. The data was received late last year, and the two agencies have now designed a new program to target the key risk factors.

Nominations for Lil’ Mr., Miss Groundhog due today

January 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Today will conclude the submissions for this year’s Lil’ Mr. and Miss Groundhog. However, today is not too late to register.

To be nominated, the child must be a kindergarten student in the Punxsutawney Area School District, SS.C.D. or the Punxsutawney Christian School. Pictures of the child may be sent to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center or dropped off during business hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Local lawmakers: Shootings won’t keep them away

January 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz., shocked many people around the world and caused other public officials to possibly be more cautious when they make public appearances.

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who served in the House in Washington with Giffords, said he won’t allow that incident to stop him from meeting constituents.

Catherine Margaret Carlson, 92

January 20, 2011

Catherine Margaret Carlson, 92, Anita, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Aug. 6, 1918, in DeLancey, a daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Hinderliter) Carlson.

Dec. 9, 1933, she married Gilbert E. Carlson, who preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1985.

Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Anita Assembly of God Church, where she served as secretary for many years. She also served as a judge of elections in McCalmont Township for many years.

She was a devoted, loving and caring mother and grandmother.

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