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PUNXSY BOYS' BASKETBALL BANQUET AWARD-WINNERS

March 17, 2011

‘Frog Man:’ Peepers peeped Thursday

March 17, 2011

BIG RUN — On the luckiest day in March, the spring peepers have spoken — er, peeped.

John London, the official Frog Man, or “Peeper Watcher” of Big Run, reported that while walking through the Big Run swamp, he heard the frogs peep around 5:47 p.m. Thursday — St. Patrick’s Day — thus heralding the arrival of spring, according to the legend.

Last week, London said he hoped the tiny peepers would peep before the annual Peepers Banquet, which is scheduled for Sunday at the War Memorial — and Thursday, he got his wish.

Council OKs purchase of new truck for Elk Run

March 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the purchase of a new fire engine for the Elk Run Fire Company.
Elk Run Chief Bryan Smith said the bids were opened last Friday, with Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., based in Holden, La., as the low bidder at $372,509.

The truck will be constructed in Louisiana and contain a six-person cab, a 1,000-gallon water tank, a 30-gallon compressed air foam system (CAFS) tank, and a 1,500-gallon per minute Darly pump.

Daffodil Days

March 17, 2011

Lula M. Covert, 90

March 17, 2011

Lula M. Covert, 90, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at her home.

She was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late William and Alice I. (Burkett) Frederick.

She was married to Earl C. Covert, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 67 years.

She attended the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.

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