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February 17th

Cecile A. Remaley, 95

February 17, 2013

Cecile A. Remaley, 95, Brookville, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born July 17, 1917, in Gaskill Township, a daughter of the late Mashal and Amelia (Cravener) States.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.

She worked at Speer Carbon and then worked as a housemother at an
orphanage in Chambersburg, Pa.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Ronald W. Remaley and wife Barbara of Everett, Pa., and Edward L. Remaley of Brookville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.

February 15th

Bradford takes advantage of Punxsy miscues for victory

February 16, 2013

BRADFORD — When playing a good team, you cannot expect to win by committing key turnovers for a long stretch of time in a game, such as for a whole eight-minute quarter.

After leading 15-10, the Punxsy girls’ basketball tide turned after the first quarter Friday night.

The defending District IX champion Bradford took the second quarter turnovers and converted them into points before posting a 57-43 final score at the end of the night over Punxsy in Bradford.

Chucks hit for 50 to help Coach Neal celebrate 50th in win over Owls

February 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In an intense preview of the District IX AAA championship game in two weeks, the home Chucks held serve on Friday night.

With a stroke of irony, Punxsy proved to be a second-half and fourth-quarter team to hit for 50 points on head coach Dirk Neal’s 50th birthday in besting Bradford, 50-46, in Punxsutawney.

“It was beautiful,” smiled the birthday-celebrating Chucks coach. “The kids responded just like we asked. Bradford is a scrappy team. It’s getting to be a real rivalry between the two schools 90 miles apart.”

Penn State Cooperative Extension welcomes new board members, honors exiting ones

February 15, 2013

ROSEVILLE — Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Jefferson County Extension held its annual dinner at the Roseville Grange and elected four people to its extension board for 2013.

Don Tanner, extension director, honored two people who are coming off the board; Michel Pifer, president; and Louise Christofor, treasurer.

Tanner said he will miss their services on the board and asked that they would keep the extension in mind to serve again in the future.
He then presented both of them with certificates of service.

DAR-sponsored Bloodmobile coming to SS.C.D. Tuesday

February 15, 2013

The Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR) are sponsoring a Bloodmobile to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the SS.C.D. Auditorium.

Laudrea Frampton, DAR chaplain and Red Cross bloodmobile chair, said due to the recent storms in the northeast, many blood drives were cancelled, leaving the blood supply at an all time low.

She said it is important that all healthy individuals donate.

Donors may make appointments at: redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

All blood types are needed.

National Restaurant Association names Man of the Year Anthony to Pizza Industry Council

February 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's been a busy month for Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney.

First, he was named Man of the Year at the Groundhog Banquet on Feb. 1, and now, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has appointed him to the first Pizza Industry Council.

Anthony said the NRA is a non-profit organization that represents restaurants across the country and educates the public regarding food safety.

The 14 members will serve as the primary advocate for the pizza industry, he said.

Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85

February 15, 2013

Cecelia E. (Baran) Benzie, 85, formerly of Burnside, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

The daughter of Stanley Baran and Catherine (Ranevitch AKA Rentovich) Baran, she was born on Nov. 22, 1927, in Valier, Pa.

Cecelia’s father came from Poland and was a veteran of World War I.

Cecelia was baptized at Ss. Cosmas and Damian in Punxsutawney on Dec. 11, 1927.

She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1945.

At the age of 17, Cecelia was awarded a Certificate of Merit to Art Instruction, Inc.

February 14th

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.

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