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November 4th

Leaf collection runs until Nov. 12 in Punxsy borough

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Haven’t raked your leaves for collection yet? That’s OK; borough residents have until next Friday, when the collection ends.

Roger Steele, chairman of the Public Works Committee, announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the collection continues on schedule at this time, and Borough Manager Ben White said crews hope to have all leaves collected by Friday, Nov. 12.

“Those frosty nights we’ve been experiencing knocked most of the leaves onto the ground this past week,” White said.

Oregon woman’s horseback trek isn’t for a cause, but for a dream

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kathleen Dodds isn’t riding her two Appaloosas across the United States for a political cause, a social movement or to bring attention to a common or uncommon medical phenomena.

If she’s riding for any cause, it’s to encourage people to follow their dreams.

Party chairmen react to elections

November 4, 2010

BROOKVILLE — Republican candidates did very well in Jefferson County, collectively gaining more than 70 percent of the vote.

One U.S. Senate seat and five U.S. House of Repre-sentative seats from Penns-ylvania switched from Democrat to Repub-lican, and every Republican candidate — Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett, Glenn Thompson and Sam Smith — carried Jefferson County.

November 2nd

Chucks one win away from district crown

November 3, 2010

CLARION — After an emotional 4-3 victory in overtime Monday night in which the Punxsy boys' soccer team didn't play its best ball, the Chucks will face Bradford at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium with the 2010 District IX Class AA Championship on the line.

Punxsy (15-3-1) hopes to add yet another first to a record-breaking season — a district banner.

It'll first have to get past the Owls, a squad that it hasn't played since Oct. 3, 2007, when Bradford earned a 4-3 win in double overtime in Punxsutawney.

PUNXSUTAWNEY FOOTBALL SENIOR NIGHT

November 3, 2010

A number of upperclassmen were celebrated during Senior Night prior to the Punxsutawney versus Brookville football game last Friday at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Punxsy won, 37-6.

Elk Run chief: Residents ‘lucky to be alive’ after fire

November 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A duplex along Graffius Avenue that was the home to 14 people sustained severe damage from a fire that erupted around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The house located at 210 1/2 and 211 Graffius Ave. and owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter was fully involved when the alarm was turned in by Central Fire Department Chief Scott Depp, who was helping with borough leaf collection not far from the scene.
According to Punxsutawney Elk Run Fire Chief Bryan Smith, the two-story wood frame structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Raiders down Rovers, advance to title game

November 3, 2010

DUBOIS — Brookville head coach Dan Smith has won his share of memorable games during his five-year run as the leader of the Raiders.

It's safe to say that Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Brockway just moved near the top of that list.

In a game that the Raiders clearly wanted to win about as much as a team could display, Brookville got the better of the Rovers after failing to beat them in two previous meetings this season during a District IX Class A semifinal playoff game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.

Jefferson County voters remain faithful to Republican candidates

November 3, 2010

BROOKVILLE — Voters strongly supported Republican incumbents and a newcomer for a long-time Democratic U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday’s general election, and opted to close Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell’s eight years in Harrisburg by selecting a Republican candidate to fill his shoes in January.

Jefferson County voters strongly supported Republican Tom Corbett’s gubernatorial bid, as he collected 9,484 votes (or 74 percent) over Democratic Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, who had 3,258 votes (26 percent).

CORBETT ELECTED GOVERNOR

November 3, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republican Tom Corbett defeated Democrat Dan Onorato in the race for Pennsylvania governor while Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey remained locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday’s general election.

Corbett, 61, a career prosecutor who has been the state attorney general since 2005, ran largely on his office’s probe of legislative corruption. Onorato, 49, the elected executive of Allegheny County since 2004, touted his success in streamlining bureaucracy and holding the line on property taxes.

Committee foresees no new tax increase

November 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Property owners in the Borough of Punxsutawney will be happy to know that there will be no tax increase next year.

Borough Manager Ben White reported Tuesday during Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Legal & Finance Committee meeting that tax millage will not increase again this year for the fifth-straight year.

Council President Susan Glessner said the last increase in millage was raised by only one mill in 2007.

White added that there was one change in the budget in regards to millage.

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