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Archive - Feb 14, 2013

Borough Council follows school board’s lead, votes to adjust tax collector rates

February 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to change the tax collector compensation at a special meeting held Thursday.

Prior to the vote by council, Punxsutawney Borough Tax Collector Susan Mitchell said in a statement:

"It's a bit disheartening to realize that my hard work and dedication to my job is not appreciated. I have never received an unfavorable report from any taxing district or auditor. My records have balanced to the penny the entire time I have been in office."

Big Run VFD opens its heart to those in its service area in honor of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

BIG RUN — The members of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company want to say “thank you” this weekend for all the help they've received in fund-
raising this past year with a free breakfast to be served at the fire hall on Saturday.

Rick Smith, Big Run Fire Company vice president, said that the free breakfasts that have been held in the past have been for Santa Claus and the kids.

"This one we're holding on Saturday, we decided to do something for the the real supporters of the fire company," Smith said, adding that the fire company had a really good year fundraising in 2012.

From Mapleview, with love, on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

Mapleview Elementary School students were encouraged to wear Valentine’s Day-themed attire to school Thursday in order to earn money for their classroom from PTO.

Pictured here are (front, from left) Kaylin Smith, Abby E. Smith, Kira Haught, Charlie Compton, Abby C. Smith, Jaimie Sierzega, Laci Lingenfelter; (back) Emma Dale, Kayla Pearce, Jaide Stockdale, Kaylee Smith, Maggie Aul, David Kunselman, Emmalee Heckendorn
and Grace Hayes.

Margaret Agnes Holes, 90

February 14, 2013

Margaret Agnes Holes, 90, of Mahaffey, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home in Mahaffey.

She was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Madera, Pa., a daughter of John Alexander and Suzie (Davis) Alexander.

She was a lifelong member of McPherron C&MA Church.

She was a graduate of Madera High School.

Mrs. Holes was a homemaker and loved to crochet, quilt and spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James R. “Bob” McKee, Sr., 83

February 14, 2013

James R. McKee, 83, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

He was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Mahaffey, a son of the late James A. and Isabel Mae (Hall) McKee.

He was first married to Norma (Allenbaugh) McKee, who preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1991.

He then married Isabel M. (Kaufman) McKee, who also preceded him in death, on May 15, 1998.

He was a member of the English Lutheran Church.

He served in the U.S. Army and received the Berlin Air Lift Medal during his service.

He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart.

Eagles have strong finish, prevail over Chucks

February 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In most likely the best boys’ basketball game to date this season, the two opponents gave the Senior Night crowd an intense and hard-fought affair.

In the end, Bald Eagle Area proved its mettle with a strong finish to prevail over Punxsy, 61-53, on Wednesday night in Punxsutawney.

Leading by only two points with six minutes left, the Eagles’ center, Dennis Fisher, who had a game-high 24 points, netted the next five points and 10 of his team's final 12 points to double up the Chucks, 12-6, for the win.

 

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