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December 1st

One less deer for the taking in Rossiter area

December 2, 2011

Carlie Woods, 17, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 160-pound, four-point buck Tuesday while hunting in the Rossiter area.

WW II vet happy to see national memorial while he is able

December 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two members of VFW Post 9044, Big Run, recently returned from a visit from Washington, D.C., to view the World War II Memorial and other memorials commemorating other fallen soldiers.

Robert Lott and his wife, Ann, had visited the memorial while it was still under construction. It opened in 2004.

PAHS welcomes 18 new members to National Honor Society

December 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 18 new members — four seniors and 11 juniors — during a ceremony held Thursday at the high school.

The new members bring the total number of students in the PAHS chapter to 34.

Sheryl P. McLaughlin, 71

December 2, 2011

Sheryl P. McLaughlin, 71, Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Hospice of West Alabama In-patient Facility.

She was born in Mercersburg, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Patterson.

She was married to her husband of 50 years, Richard R. McLaughlin.
Mrs. McLaughlin earned a B.A. degree in elementary education at Grove City College.

She served as an assistant director of preschool of the First Baptist Church and later as director of the SS.C.D. preschool from 1993 to 1997 in Punxsutawney.

November 30th

The Zak Zone

December 1, 2011

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the always-dreaded lulls between my favorite seasons: Football, hockey and baseball seasons. Last week, I wrote about how thankful I am for the memories I have had the opportunity to make with those who mean the most to me.

This week, I'd like to say a few words about one of the seasons I forgot to mention which has brought me many cherished, joy-filled memories with loved ones: Hunting season.

Look at that spread! Local youngster nabs first buck

December 1, 2011

Matthew Thom, of Punxsutawney, landed this 175-pound, eight-point buck at 12:30 p.m. Monday while hunting in Canoe Ridge. The buck was Matthew's first. (Photo submitted)

Another nice one: Punxsy youngster downs first buck

December 1, 2011

Drew Maines, of Punxsutawney, dropped this 150-pound six-point, his first, at 8 a.m. Monday while hunting in Porter Township. (Photo submitted)

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle drive today

December 1, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you think Black Friday is a sure sign that Christmas is coming, here’s another one: The Punxsy Salvation Army is holding its Red Kettle kickoff event today at County Market.

The biggest fund-raiser of the year for the corps is already down $3,000 from this time last year, said Captain Keith Jache, co-corps commander in Punxsy.

He said the kickoff will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday, and is another way to let the community know that the kettles are in full swing.

Alvin Eugene Remaley, 75

December 1, 2011

Alvin Eugene Remaley, 75, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1936, in Big Run, a son of Cecile (States) Remaley and the late John Remaley.

Mr. Remaley was a member of the Smithtown Community Church in Falls Creek.

In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include two sons, Jeffrey A. Remaley of Ohio, and Todd A. Remaley of Florida; two daughters, Beth A. Remaley, and Joan A. Remaley-Zovko, both of Ohio; and two brothers, Edward Remaley of Brookville, and Ronald Remaley of Everett.

Wilma G. Haines, 93

December 1, 2011

Wilma G. Haines, 93, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

She was born in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Ralph W. and Clara Gall of Punxsutawney.

She was married to Dr. W, Ardell Haines, who preceded her in death, of Sun City West, Ariz.

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