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November 14th

Nurse Practitioner Week raises awareness of mysterious medics

November 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nurse practitioner: It's a profession that most have probably heard of, but perhaps one that folks don't exactly know much about.

The week of Nov. 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week, and with a national health care provider shortage, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, in a recent press release, spoke to the aim and importance of NPs.

Thornhill gets minimum of 45 years for Punxsutawney shooting

November 15, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Christopher Thornhill was sentenced by John Foradora to a minimum aggregate sentence of no less than 45 years and no more than 90 in a state correctional institution following his conviction in a shooting that occurred on Sept. 22, 2011 in Punxsutawney.

November 13th

Fit for a king: Powder Puff hosts King’s Court

November 14, 2012

At halftime of Tuesday night’s Powder Puff football game, which was held to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish program, the annual King’s Court ceremony was held. This year’s court consisted of seniors Austin Sabatucci with escort Audrianna DeLacour; Devan Snyder with escort Mary Sloniger; Alex Anderson with escort Ashley Bacha; Trevor Peace with escort Sydney Dubensky; Jamie Bush with escort Lauren Ball; and Ty Zimmerman with escort Chelsea Engeholm.

School board reviews PSSA District Report Card

November 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Richard Galluzzi, the Punxsutawney Area School District director of federal programs and curriculum, presented the 2012 PSSA District Report Card to the school board at its meeting this week, which was moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans' Day.

Throughout the district as a whole, the students performed as follows:
• In Mathematics, which was on the test for grades three through eight and 11, 80.4 percent of students were deemed proficient or advanced, as opposed to 75.7 percent at the state level.

Council moves to put budget on display

November 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the preliminary 2013 borough tax budget with no tax increase at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The motion to put the budget on display for 30 days was approved.

The council approved the following mileage rates with each mill being the equivalent of $0.10 on each $100 of assessed valuation, all under the authority of the Local Tax Enabling Act:

• 10.0 mills for The Borough General Purpose Fund.

• 0.90 mills for the Fire Department Fund, which includes equipment

Police seek help locating Just for Jesus resident

November 14, 2012

SNYDER TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a 34-year-old man who left the Just for Jesus Ministry, located along Route 28, between Oct. 13 and Nov. 7 for an appointment and failed to return.

Timothy Weidinger also failed to notify state police of his current address, as required by law. Criminal charges have been filed through District Court.

Police describe Weidinger as 5'08", 235 pounds, with brown eyes and balding brown hair.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 371-4652.

November 12th

Spectacular ‘Nutcracker’ returns to kick off the 2012 holiday season

November 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 2012 holiday season officially gets underway in this area at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 24, when Van 
Dyke and Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet present the perennial favorite, “The Nutcracker,” on the stage of Punxsutawney Area High School. Directed by Joan E. Van Dyke, the elaborate production features more than 80 dancers performing to the music of Tchaikovsky. The performers, ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, come from Punxsutawney, Clearfield, Clarion, DuBois, Brookville, Indiana, and the surrounding area.

The guys’ turn: King’s Court ceremony to take place at Powder Puff tonight

November 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The members of the senior class at Punxsutawney Area High School have voted six of their fellow classmates onto this year’s King’s Court. The King’s Court ceremony will take place during halftime of tonight’s annual Powder Puff football game, which will kickoff at 6 p.m. at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.

The students at PAHS vote for King’s Court in the same manner as Homecoming Queen’s Court and Winter Queen’s Court.

November 11th

Veterans' Day recognized in Big Run

November 11, 2012

BIG RUN — VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary held their annual ceremony recognizing and celebrating Veterans' Day on Sunday at the Big Run War Memorial.

The ceremony also commemorated the 65th anniversary of Big Run VFW Post 9044 and honored its four living charter members, Richard Ellenberger, Sherman Hollopeter, Robert Kerr and Eugene North.

The speaker for the evening was Jeff Soliday, who also spoke at the two organizations' recognition of POW/MIA Day earlier this year, which doubled as a commemoration of his late father, Jim Soliday.

Mulberry Square honors veterans

November 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Sunday was a beautiful, warm day at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, as the veterans who now reside there were honored.

The Veterans' Day program was started five years ago by Vickie Amundson, Mulberry activities director.

Having recognized that many of the veterans living at Mulberry Square couldn't get out to any of the other memorials, she decided to have one for them there.

"I feel they need recognition" said Amundson.

Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter...
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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