Archive - Nov 26, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The weather conditions were nearly perfect for the
opening day of Pennsylvania Buck hunting season, in which 750,000 were expected to head into the woods throughout the state in pursuit of a trophy buck.
It was described as a decent turnout for the first day in southern Jefferson County, according to Andy Troutman, Wildlife Conservation officer (WCO) for southern Jefferson County. He said while making his rounds throughout the county, he checked four or five decent-sized bucks out in the field.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.
Firefighters from the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company responded to a report of smoke in a house at approximately 2:20 a.m. Monday at 806 Milliron Dr., Gaskill Township.
Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered the smoke was due to a failure of a component inside the furnace in the home owned by Barbara Milliron.
The furnace was turned off and could not be turned back on before being serviced. Big Run firefighters were assisted at the scene by members of the Central Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS.
Harold W. Schurr, 82, passed into heaven in the early morning of Nov. 23, 2012, at Lillington Hospice with his bride, Annabell, by his side.
He was born on July 29, 1930, in Home, Pa., a son of George and Blanche Schurr.
Harold served in the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1951 during the Korean War, leaving with an honorable discharge.
He then joined the B&O Railroad and retired after 33 years of service.
He and his wife then decided to move to Sanford, N.C., to enjoy their retirement years.
Harold loved to fish and enjoyed several years of fishing in local lakes.