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Francis J. “Woody” Brauer, 65

August 17, 2011

Francis J. “Woody” Brauer, 65, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

He was born Feb. 2, 1946, in Long Island, N.Y., a son of the late Francis S. and Margaret M. (Schneider) Brauer.

He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Bonfanti) Brauer, who preceded him in death Jan. 9, 2009.

Mr. Brauer served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later served many years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Teamwork is the key to Punxsy's success

August 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tennis is a sport that is most often considered an individual one, except in the case of doubles, but Punxsy girls' tennis coach Rose Graffius is using the so-called individual sport to instill lessons about teamwork in her girls this year.

Entering her fourth year as Punxsy's girls' tennis coach, Graffius is optimistic about the way her girls are playing, despite limited practice so far.

Affidavit: Overbeck confessed to other Big Run area fires

August 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Big Run firefighter who was arrested and charged with setting an Aug. 9 fire along Pennsylvania Avenue in Big Run has been charged in most of the other arson and undetermined fires that occurred in the Big Run area within the past year, including the Little Canada and Big Run Carpet fires.

Cherie Kopas plans her garden when nothing’s growing

August 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Growing up with parents who loved to garden has inspired Cherie Kopas to create her own gardens at her home.
Winning the Punxsy Garden Club’s Garden of the Month award is something Kopas is very proud of, since her mother and father have always loved the hobby as well.

“My parents had a plant shop in Indiana,” she said. “So I was always there helping them water and take care of the plants.”

When Kopas got old enough to move into her own place, she was shocked to see that her soon-to-be home was completely bare on the outside.

GOOD TIMES IN DAYTON

August 17, 2011

Aiden Varhola, of Apollo, has fun on the amusement rides at the Dayton Fair, which continues through Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Natalie Bruzda)

 

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