Archive - Dec 2011
Local youngster Garrett Swartz shot this eight-point buck with an impressive 18-inch spread Monday, the opening day of season, while hunting in the Grange area.
Megan Wazelle, of Punxsutawney, brought down this 185-pound seven-point Monday while hunting in the Adrian area. The buck was Megan's first.
Carlie Woods, 17, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 160-pound, four-point buck Tuesday while hunting in the Rossiter area.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Two members of VFW Post 9044, Big Run, recently returned from a visit from Washington, D.C., to view the World War II Memorial and other memorials commemorating other fallen soldiers.
Robert Lott and his wife, Ann, had visited the memorial while it was still under construction. It opened in 2004.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 18 new members â€” four seniors and 11 juniors â€” during a ceremony held Thursday at the high school.
The new members bring the total number of students in the PAHS chapter to 34.
Sheryl P. McLaughlin, 71, Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Hospice of West Alabama In-patient Facility.
She was born in Mercersburg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Patterson.
She was married to her husband of 50 years, Richard R. McLaughlin.
Mrs. McLaughlin earned a B.A. degree in elementary education at Grove City College.
She served as an assistant director of preschool of the First Baptist Church and later as director of the SS.C.D. preschool from 1993 to 1997 in Punxsutawney.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the always-dreaded lulls between my favorite seasons: Football, hockey and baseball seasons. Last week, I wrote about how thankful I am for the memories I have had the opportunity to make with those who mean the most to me.
This week, I'd like to say a few words about one of the seasons I forgot to mention which has brought me many cherished, joy-filled memories with loved ones: Hunting season.
Matthew Thom, of Punxsutawney, landed this 175-pound, eight-point buck at 12:30 p.m. Monday while hunting in Canoe Ridge. The buck was Matthew's first. (Photo submitted)
Drew Maines, of Punxsutawney, dropped this 150-pound six-point, his first, at 8 a.m. Monday while hunting in Porter Township. (Photo submitted)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you think Black Friday is a sure sign that Christmas is coming, hereâ€™s another one: The Punxsy Salvation Army is holding its Red Kettle kickoff event today at County Market.
The biggest fund-raiser of the year for the corps is already down $3,000 from this time last year, said Captain Keith Jache, co-corps commander in Punxsy.
He said the kickoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday, and is another way to let the community know that the kettles are in full swing.