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Archive - Nov 2011

November 29th

Indiana boy kills his first buck

November 30, 2011

Ben Davies (right), 10, of Indiana, shot this six-point buck, his first, at 11 a.m. Tuesday while hunting on Steve Means' property in Rossiter with his grandpa, Tom Wasicki (left).

Local youngster lands her first buck

November 30, 2011

Madysen Ewing, 10, of Punxsutawney, bagged this 170-pound, six-point, her first buck, at 4:30 p.m. Monday while hunting at Northpoint in West Mahoning Township.

Punxsy boy nabs a spike for his first buck

November 30, 2011

Connor Graham, 12, of Punxsutawney, brought down this 150-pound spike, his first buck, at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday while hunting in Young Township.

New wildlife conservation officer fulfilling life-long dream

November 30, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Just as western Pennsylvania has been inundated with deer hunters this week, it’s the job of Jefferson County’s new Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) to protect the lives of deer hunters and make sure they follow rules when it comes to the two-week rifle season.

“This is my dream job, the best job in the world,” said Andy Troutman, of Summerville, the new WCO for the southern portion of Jefferson County.

No gifts, please: Local girl asked guests to donate to Toys for Tots

November 30, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Taegan Ludwig had all the traditional birthday party favors: Cake, multiple guests, a DJ and gifts.

There was one big difference though: The gifts weren’t for Taegan.
For Taegan’s 10th birthday party, held Nov. 19, she asked her 40-some guests that instead of giving her gifts, they donate the gifts they had brought to Toys for Tots.

She said she felt “greedy” receiving all the gifts from the people who were invited.

“Instead of receiving gifts for myself, I decided to give gifts to others,” she said.

Blair Irvin Askey, 87

November 30, 2011

Blair Irvin Askey, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in DuBois, a son of the late Clyde and Blanche (Johnston) Askey.

March 28, 1944, in Penn Township, he married Helen M. (Ritz) Askey, who preceded him in death July 21, 1988.

Mr. Askey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Central Europe in the 326th Glider Infantry.

He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and liked to fish and hunt. He loved tending to the farm and his animals.

Karen Elaine Campbell, 61

November 30, 2011

Karen Elaine Campbell, 61, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 6, 1950, in Starford, a daughter of the late Darl and Alice (Paul) Pounds.

Ms. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of the F.O. Eagles. She was also a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church.

Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78

November 30, 2011

Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Degelman.

She married Timothy Schopperth, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Schopperth was a homemaker and a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney.

November 28th

Buck season under way with a bang!

November 28, 2011

Brayden Grabany, of Punxsutawney, wasted no time harvesting his first buck this deer season when he shot this 185-pound, eight-point at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning hunting in Gaskill Township.

Buck hunters hit the woods

November 28, 2011

Weather-wise, the conditions for the opening day of buck season weren’t exactly ideal, but that didn’t stop Dustin Brooks (left) from successfully harvesting this 10-point, 150-pound buck at 7:38 a.m. Monday at the BB Ranch, Gaskill Township. Helping display the deer is his two-year-old daughter, Brielle Brooks (right). For more success stories from the first day of buck season, pick up today's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

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