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Archive - Dec 23, 2011

All I want for Christmas is a new clubhouse: Mesoraco's contribution aids in continued Kuntz Field improvements

December 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Current Cincinnati Reds' and former Punxsutawney Area High School catcher Devin Mesoraco, known for his generosity to the Make-A-Wish campaign in Punxsutawney over the years, is displaying his Christmas spirit in another manner related to his lifelong-dream-turned-career this year by contributing to the renovation of the Rich Kuntz Memorial Field complex this week.

The Zak Zone

December 23, 2011

This Christmas is a very special one for me, as it is my first as "Uncle Zak."

My gorgeous niece came into the world in January of this year, so this is her first Christmas, and although she lives more than 2,000 miles away in Canada, she's spending her first Christmas in the States with us.

Emma Jean has brought joy into the lives of us all, and we're all incredibly excited that she is visiting us.

And personally, she has given me a renewed sense of the giving aspect of the Christmas holiday.

Council president Glessner resigns

December 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After 12 years as a member of Punxsutawney Borough Council, President Susan Glessner resigned Friday as president and as a member of council, effective immediately.

Glessner, who had two years left on her term, said the reason she decided to resign at this time is because with the new council coming in, it would be a good time for her to move on so the incoming council will have the chance to start fresh.

Glessner said she was originally approached to join council by current Councilman William Spencer, and she was appointed in 2000 when Jim Infantino resigned his seat.

Even on holidays, 911 dispatchers ensure county’s safety

December 23, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Sasha Young grew up listening to a police scanner.

So it seemed only natural when she followed in the footsteps of her family members and became a fifth-generation firefighter.

But that's not the only hat she wears.

Three to four times a week, she puts on a headset a little different from her firefighting helmet and assumes the role of a 911 dispatcher.

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