PUNXSY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SPRING AUCTION

Punxsutawney Christian School

Punxsutawney Christian School’s 17th Annual Spring Auction will be held on Saturday, April 21st, at the Punxsutawney Christian School.

The evening will begin 5:00 PM with a concession stand serving hotdogs, sloppy joes, pasta salad, chips, and drinks.

The Auction begins at 6:30 PM and will feature will be special classroom baskets, quilts, and many other items that have been donated.

Admittance to the auction is free of charge.

 

CLEARING HOUSE SCAM HITS PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA

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Punxsutawney, PA – Police received more reports yet again of people in the Punxsutawney area being scammed out of their hard-earned cash by someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You should be suspicious if someone says you’ve won something from a contest you don’t remember entering, or if they say you can only get your prize after you pay a fee.

 

MAN SOLD STOLEN ITEMS TO PUNXSUTAWNEY JEWELRY STORE

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Bell Township, PA – A local man is facing charges for reportedly stealing from a Jefferson County home and then selling the items to a Punxsutawney jewelry store.

31-year-old James Smiley allegedly took pieces of jewelry from a home along Ridge Road in Bell Township in August of 2017.

According to police, he then sold the items to a Punxsy jewelry store on two different occasions. Smiley sold them four gold necklaces,

 

ELECTRONICS STOLEN FROM LOCAL WALMART STORES

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Punxsutawney, PA – Someone made off with more than $4,000 worth of electronics from the Punxsutawney Walmart early yesterday morning, then went on to steal more from the Clearfield Walmart.

Between 3 and 4 a.m. yesterday, an unknown white man took a wide variety of electronics, including computer hard drives, Roku streaming media devices, wireless routers, GoPro cameras, Blu-Ray Star Wars movies, graphing calculators, and other equipment from the electronics section.

The items were placed in a plastic tote,

 

PUNXSY MAN REPORTEDLY HIT AND BIT WOMAN AFTER DRINKING

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Young Township, PA – A Punxsutawney man faces assault charges after he allegedly hit and bit a woman after he had been drinking at a Jefferson County home last week.

The victim says that 36-year-old Adam Smithmyer had been drinking all day at a home in Young Township.

She says he was afraid she would take the beer away from him, so he struck her with a full beer can and then bit her forearm.

 

SENIOR SCHOLASTIC CHALLENGE: ST. MARYS WINS

Senior Scholastic Challenge 2018 Winners

DuBois, PA – Last night’s Senior Scholastic Challenge was a tight game, which actually needed a tie-breaker at one point in the final rounds. St. Marys came out as the winner!

St. Marys ended up victorious in the end with 110 total points in the final round, with Brockway coming in a close second with 100 points, followed by DuBois Area and Clearfield.

DuBois Central Catholic, Brookville, and Punxsutawney also competed in this year’s tough challenge.

 

PUNXSUTAWNEY STUDENT MAKES THREATS ON INSTAGRAM

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Punxsutawney, PA – A 14-year-old boy from the Punxsutawney Area School District was taken into custody after he allegedly made violent threats on his Instagram account.

The boy reportedly posted threatening photos on the social media site in early March, including photos of him brandishing a handgun and a simulated rifle/long gun. He wrote a message along with the photos, threatening to harm other students.

When police took the boy into custody,

 

PUNXSY COUPLE ACCUSED OF USING METH IN FRONT OF CHILD

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney couple allegedly used meth in front of their child, who then made the brave choice to turn them in.

35-year-old Christopher Lowmaster and 31-year-old Brittney Lowmaster are no strangers to police, who have responded to drug-related incidents with them previously.

In late February, a young girl told her guidance counselor that her father and setp-mother, Christopher and Brittney Lowmaster, were selling heroin and using crystal meth.

 

PUNXSY WOMAN FACES CHILD ENDANGERMENT FOR UNSAFE HOME

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney woman is facing child endangerment charges after police reportedly found the family was living in unsafe conditions.

Police came to the Marvin Street home of 23-year-old Samantha Cochran on Jan. 27 for a welfare check.

Police found that six adults and one child were living in the home. The home was heated with a wood burner, which filled the house with smoke and was kept with the burner’s door open where the child could have easily been injured.

 

PUNXSUTAWNEY MAN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES FOR BAR FIGHT

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Punxsutawney, PA – A Punxsutawney man is facing assault charges after a bar fight.

32-year-old Justin Juliette is accused of choke slamming another man onto the bar one night in early January.

Witnesses also say he slammed the man’s head into a radiator and then onto the floor, causing him to lose consciousness for a short time. The victim was later taken to the hospital by his parents.

Juliette’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for today.