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Archive - Dec 2012

December 7th

Reynoldsville Area Business Association names Jackie Stitt Citizen of the Year

December 7, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — The Reynoldsville Area Business Association bestowed its Citizen of the Year award upon local resident Jackie Stitt at the organization’s Eighth Annual Holiday Gala at the Bellamauro Social Hall this past Sunday.

It also distributed two college scholarships and recognized a retiring community businessperson before the afternoon was over.

DAR MEMBERS HELP TIE OTHERS TO HERITAGE

December 7, 2012

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Volunteer Field Genealogists, along with junior member Santana “Tana” Olp, presented a workshop on Dec. 1 in Titusville, Pa.

Instruction was given on the proper preparation of applications, accepted proof documents and suggested resources and methods of proving a Revolutionary War patriot.

A PowerPoint presentation gave participants an overview of how to use the public DAR website to find a Revolutionary War Patriot.

Make-A-Wish Annual Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign hits the airwaves Monday

December 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It just wouldn’t feel like the Christmas season in Punxsutawney without the magic of Make-A-Wish in the air.

Make-A-Wish invites the members of the local community to help give the gift of a wish-come-true to a local child with a life-threatening medical condition this week, as it kicks off its Annual Light Up A Child’s Life holiday campaign.

Monday through Friday, Make-A-Wish will be doing live radio broadcasts from remote locations around the area.

The schedule is as follows:

Dorothy Mae Nicholson, 75

December 7, 2012

Dorothy Mae Nicholson, 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Nicholson was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Eugene and Faye (Young ) Jordan.

On March 27, 1956, she married her husband, Harold M. Nicholson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Nicholson attended the First Church of God.

She enjoyed collecting angels, vacationing in Myrtle Beach for the winter, going to church camp and spending time with her grandchildren.

December 6th

Varsity hoops teams tip-off at M.C. Tourney

December 7, 2012

MARION CENTER — The switching of the scholastic sports season will be complete tonight. Both Punxsy girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams don game uniforms and lace up the high tops to start the winter sports madness at the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament.

The two Chucks squads will be part again this year of the two-day, 16-team tournament down Route 119.

Tonight's four-game docket features four varsity contests and determines Saturday's eight-game slate. Starting at 4:30 p.m., A-C Valley faces West Shamokin in boys action before the local action begins.

Back to the boot: Firefighters to collect for local food banks this weekend

December 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department will have their boots in hand from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend at major intersections throughout town for the 29th annual fire department boot drive to collect donations for area food banks and individual food baskets.

Boot drive collections will take place in front of the Lindsey Fire Hall, West Mahoning; Central Fire Hall, East Mahoning, Hampton Avenue and Front Street intersection; and Elk Run Fire Company, at the intersection of Elk Run and Graffius avenues.

Groundhog Club encouraging giving spirit with Elderly Care Drive

December 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to the small town of Punxsutawney, one thing is for certain: It is a town where many do their best to lend a helping hand.

As the holiday season nears, we see the Make-A-Wish organization preparing to make the wishes of local children come true. We have the Toys for Tots program providing gifts for local children.

And now, the town has added another special something to its Christmas spirit — one for the elderly residents of Punxsy.

This year, for the first time, the Groundhog Club will be having a Holiday Elderly Care Gift Basket Drive.

IUP holds Toys for Tots dinner

December 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the school term is winding down toward break, the IUP-Punxsy campus held its annual Toys for Tots Dinner event Thursday night to celebrate its season of giving.

The event was open to the public as well as students.

The cost was $7 per person, plus attendees were to bring an unwrapped toy.

IUP Dining was in charge of the dinner and prepared a delicious meal of prime rib with shrimp, potatoes and green beans. Dessert and beverages were also served.

Harry V. Nicholson, 81

December 6, 2012

Harry V. Nicholson, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at home.

He was born Dec. 1, 1931, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Harry Lee and Iva O. (Williams) Nicholson.

On August 16, 1957, he married Helen I. (Fox) Nicholson, who preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1997.

On July 24, 1999, he then married Bernice L. (Kramer) Nicholson, who survives.

He was an elementary principal in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 15 years.

He also taught in the Punxsutawney and DuBois Area School Districts for 20 years.

Herman Rehar, 83

December 6, 2012

Herman Rehar, 83, of Kramer, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Penn Hills, a son of the late Anton and Jennie (Marincic) Rehar.

Mr. Rehar worked at Brockway Clay for 22 years and retired from the Reynoldsville Casket Company.

He served in the U.S. Army, 5th Armored Division, during the Korean Conflict.

He was Catholic by faith.

Mr. Rehar loved entertaining his friends by playing the accordion.

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