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September 9th

Ora S. White, 87

September 9, 2012

Ora S. White, 87, of Punxsutawney, went to be with her Lord, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. White was born April 10, 1925, in East Run, a daughter of the late Glen Mountain and Alice (Mumau) Mountain.

She was married to Foster White, who preceded her in death in 1970. They spent most of their lives in Juneau and the Canoe Ridge area.

She was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God and an active member of the women's Missionary Society.

Edward C. Geist, 51

September 9, 2012

Edward C. Geist, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clair and Elsie (Burkett) Geist.

In October of 1985, he married Laurie J. DeFoor, who survives.

He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Geist enjoyed hunting and working, and he loved spending time with his family.

He was a well tender for J.R. Resources and worked for the company for 27 years.

September 7th

Knights use turnovers to sack the Chucks

September 8, 2012

RIMERSBURG – Even with an hour-long lightning strike delay, the Union Knights’ momentum could not be stopped Friday night.

Brody Shick snatched three interceptions, and Kaden McGregor found the endzone on two runs to sack Punxsy on the gridiron, 21-6.

On the first play after a 14-play, 72-yard Chucks' scoring drive to tie the game 6-6, McGregor took a reverse from his slot position and burst through the defense for a 72-yard touchdown.

AJ Parise squads see success over B'way

September 8, 2012

BROCKWAY — The AJ Parise senior football team evened its record at 1-1 on the season with a convincing 30-6 win over Brockway last Saturday night at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.

“This was a nice team effort in all phases of the games,” said senior head coach Joel Martin. “The offense put points on the board and had no turnovers; the defense caused some turnovers; and special teams scored a touchdown. There were a lot of positives all around.”

Hitting the road

September 7, 2012

The long road trip and the threat of inclement weather couldn’t stop Punxsy’s sea of red from making the trip to Rimersburg to watch the varsity football squad take on Union Friday night.

Despite Mother Nature’s intervention causing an hour-long lightning delay, the show went on. But it was far from a happy ending for Punxsy, as Union earned a 21-6 victory over the Chucks, dropping Punxsy’s record to 1-1 on the young season.

Borough compost contamination becoming an issue

September 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough is requesting that residents talk with the borough before adding to its compost pile on Beyer Avenue.

"If anyone is going to be dumping compost or tree limbs on the pile, please call the Public Works Department or the borough office to schedule a time that it can be taken up to the pile," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting.

A young man with a caring plan

September 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kindness and compassion are a pair of traits that every parent hopes his or her child picks up and runs with, and one local youngster has certainly displayed both qualities with a recent act.

Daniel Billick, the son of John Billick and Amy Cowburn, both of Punxsutawney, saved up his hard-earned allowance for a very good cause: to purchase a backpack full of school supplies for an elementary student who may not be as fortunate as he is.

September 6th

Chucks look to stay focused in Week 2

September 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After reclaiming the Route 36 trophy a week ago, the Punxsy Chucks will look to build off the winning momentum in its first road contest of the 2012 gridiron season tonight against the Union Knights.

The Chucks will have their work cut out for them as they will face a veteran Knights squad, who is trying to recapture its past football success as a long time member of the Keystone Shortway Conference.

Chucks soccer blitzes tide in second half

September 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the contest tied at halftime, the Punxsy boys' soccer team blitzed Curwensville with three goals in the opening seven minutes of the second half to roll to a 7-2 victory in its home opener.

The Chucks (3-1) received a pair of goals from both senior Ty Zimmerman and junior Brycen Lunger to pace the offense.

Trevor Peace, Kevin Hughes and Tanner Evans chipped in a goal apiece of the seven-goal afternoon.

Kuntz to raise funds for fire department Saturday

September 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A local car dealer is holding a fundraiser Saturday in order to raise money for the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Geoffrey Brackman, general manager of Kuntz Chevrolet Buick in Punxsutawney, said he's had an idea for a while to hold a special benefit for the fire department.

"Bill Williams, a Punxsutawney volunteer firefighter who works with me here at Kuntz's, would always tell me about the various needs that the fire department has," Brackman said, adding that one day, while traveling to work, he came up with an idea to put on an annual benefit for the fire department.

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