Archive - Nov 23, 2011
Colder temperatures and snowflakes in the recent weeks are a reminder that the changing of the seasons is soon coming. Although the temperatures indoors are still nice and cozy, the sound of bouncing basketballs echoing through the hallways of PAHS are a reminder that the winter sports season is quickly approaching, as well. For many of the athletes, the changing of the seasons means a shift from football, soccer or golf to basketball or wrestling, but for others, they are suiting up for their first PAHS athletics activities of the school year.
Charles A. Bennett, 55, Mahaffey, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Feb. 5, 1956, in Clearfield, a son of Freda (Lee) Bennett, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Orvis Bennett.
Mr. Bennett was a 1973 graduate of Purchase Line High School. He was the owner and operator of Bennettâ€™s Body Shop for more than 35 years.
He was an avid turkey hunter and a loving son, brother and true friend who will be truly missed.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the guidance and designs of a Penn State landscape designer, the Groundhog Club Inner Circle is looking at enhancements at Punxsutawney Philâ€™s Groundhog Day home â€” and what better place to start than the location where fans and guests enter Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
Tuesday, the club held a public awareness and input meeting to provide information about a $9,000 landscape design matching grant from the PA Wilds Design Assistance Program, with a grant from National Parks Serves Preserve America Fund and DCED Municipal Services Fund.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, two men â€” both in wheelchairs â€” injured in a Sept. 22 shooting testified against the man who allegedly shot them in Punxsyâ€™s Cranberry Alley, with District Judge Douglas Chambers finding a prima facia and setting the stage for trial in Common Pleas Court.
At the end of a continued preliminary hearing for the suspect, Christopher L. Thornhill, defense attorney Fred Hummel said one of the victims, Richard White Jr., testified that he never saw Thornhill with a weapon.