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Archive - Dec 12, 2012

Bridge Foundation, PCS host scholarship event

December 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Over $199,000 in scholarships were announced Wednesday at the Punxsutawney Christian School (PCS) as part of the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.

Lori Galbraith, PCS administrator, welcomed the guests to her school for the presentation of the money to area private and parochial schools through Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship donations.

Galbraith said PCS is thankful for the Bridge Foundation and its continued support by blessing their families with scholarships.

SS.C.D. lights up Mulberry Square For Make-A-Wish

December 12, 2012

The SS.C.D. School's children's choir performed for the residents of Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney live on WPXZ radio during the Make-A-Wish Light Up A Child's Life campaign Wednesday. Jessica Newcome, SS.C.D. principal, said the students have held five separate fundraisers for Make-A-Wish "dress down" days which included: Pajama day, sports team day, camouflage day for hunting season and crazy hat day. She said the students also held "penny war days" which was won by the sixth graders, who will receive a pizza party as their reward.

Davidson aims to bring Christmas cheer to troops in Afghanistan

December 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — “There’s no place like home for the holidays.”

The oft-quoted holiday song brings with it a sense of warmth and nostalgia for those who are able to travel the distance, great or small, to be with their families over the holiday season. For soldiers serving our country, whether at home or abroad, the song could stand as a painful reminder that they will not be able to spend the holidays with their families.

Arman F. Bonante, 88

December 12, 2012

Arman F. Bonante, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born on Dec. 28, 1923, in Troutville, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew and Pompa (Rubino) Bonante.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater.

On June 24, 1944, he married Bessie M. (Frantz) Bonante. She survives.
For 53 years, he was the owner and operator of Bonante’s Garage in Sykesville.

He attended Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville for many years.

Emory Elkin, 86

December 12, 2012

Emory Elkin, 86, of Smicksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Forbes Regional Hospital.

He was born on March 11, 1926, in Loop, Pa., the son of Duff and Nellie (Marshall) Elkin.

Emory graduated from Dayton High School and was a member of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church.

He worked at Dow Chemical Company as a supervisor for 20 years and then at Little Mahoning Pipeline as a supervisor for 20 years before his retirement in 1991.

Chucks double up and bite Bulldogs hoops, 60-31

December 12, 2012

NEW BETHLEHEM — After suffering a disappointing Saturday night loss, Punxsy turned a potential letdown situation into feeding off the defeat instead.

The Chucks doubled up and took a bite out of the Bulldogs of Redbank Valley, 60-31, on Tuesday night in New Bethlehem.

Brandon Mancuso pumped in three triples and recorded a game-best 15 points. Devin Nicholson joined Mancuso in double figures with 12 points, including a pair of treys.

Forward Garrett Zimmerman missed a double-double by a single point, as he finished the night with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Keystone fends off Punxsy girls basketball, 55-47

December 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY ­— Resilient and tough proved to be the mix Tuesday night for the Punxsy girls’ basketball team. The Lady Chucks were both but the talented Lady Panthers of Keystone had just enough to fend off the pesky home team, 55-47, in Punxsutawney.

“If we could have had a jumper fall there a couple times, then we could have had a chance,” commented Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. “Playing a very good basketball team like Keystone will make us a better basketball team.”

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