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September 24th, 2012

Celebrating by giving

September 24, 2012

At several recent social events and meetings, members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) have been celebrating the organization's 75th anniversary by collecting paper goods, personal hygiene items and laundry products for use in the shelters operated by the Jefferson-Clarion County Community Action, Inc.'s Crossroads Projects.

September 23rd

VFW ceremony honors former commander, commemorates POW/MIAs

September 23, 2012

BIG RUN — Big Run Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted an event on Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial to recognize National POW/MIA Recognition Day, as well as to commemorate the life of a fellow veteran: James E. Soliday.

In so doing, VFW unveiled a display dedicated to Soliday, which will now stand as a permanent fixture in the Big Run War Memorial.

"Jim Soliday was a man of action," said Post Commander James Pallone in his welcome address, "and tonight, Post 9044 looks at its missing comrade as 'missing in action.'"

State police, PennDOT check child passenger seats for safety

September 23, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — “Too loose” is the way troopers from Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police describe the No. 1 problem when parents and care givers install child passenger safety seats in their vehicles.

State police and PennDOT joined together to hold free child passenger safety seat checkups last week, as both agencies marked National Child Passenger Safety Week.

FLYING HIGH

September 23, 2012

Youngster Adem Kural caught a glimpse of the gadgets and gizmos that make up the inner workings of an airplane at Airport Awareness Day held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township on Sunday.

September 21st

An evening fit for a queen: PAHS crowns Homecoming royalty

September 22, 2012

At halftime of Punxsy’s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley Friday, the Homecoming queen and princess were crowned. The court consisted of (from left) Sydney Dubensky and escort Michael Pascuzzo; Alexa Shaffer and escort John Sproull; Mary Sloniger and escort Pat Defelice; Caroline Dunkel and escort Michael Blose; Sydney Weaver and escort Ty Zimmerman; and Chelsea Engeholm and escort Jesse Reichard. Shaffer (second from left) was crowned queen, and Weaver was named princess.

Mekos making most of nice weather, earn GOTM honors

September 22, 2012

GASKILL TOWNSHIP — Even though summer is coming to a close, the home of Mike and Helen Meko on Jackson Run Road in Gaskill Township continues to be a showplace, as it has been chosen as the final 2012 Garden of the Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

Helen said she is the landscaping designer, and Mike is the worker who brings her visions to life.

"We've been doing landscaping all of our lives," Mike said, adding that they have obtained many of their ideas from their extensive travels.

PAH Rehab Department doing its part to aid those suffering from BPPV

September 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Some people may jokingly say you're dizzy — an indication that you are scatterbrained — but in reality, dizziness can be a very serious malady that can cause people to lose much of their mobility.

Dr. Timothy C. Hain, MD, of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago Ill., and the Vestibular Disorders Association, wrote that benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance.

September 20th

Gaining a new perspective: Sunday's Airport Awareness Day offers new view of town

September 21, 2012

BELL TOWNSHIP — If you would like to rise to a higher plane, then you'll have that chance Sunday when the 14th annual Airport Awareness Day will be held at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport in Bell Township.

"The purpose of this special day is to increase the public's awareness as to how the airport is a benefit to the community," said Larry Straitiff, who operates a flight school at the airport.

Sraitiff said the airport authority wants people to become aware of the high amount of usage that takes place at the airport.

BARCLAY BED & BREAKFAST HOSTS MIXER

September 20, 2012

Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a business networking event — a Chamber mixer — at the Barclay Bed & Breakfast, located on E. Union Street behind Barclay Square.

A representative of the OnDemand Energy company was on hand to answer questions about the Chamber's electricity savings program, and attendees had the chance to win a $50 Punxsutawney Gift Check.

September 19th

BODY PULLED FROM CLOE LAKE LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING

September 20, 2012

Two Punxsutawney firefighters, Paul Pape (left) and Tony Runco (right), are shown taking the Stokes basket to the recovery site to aid in the retrieval of the body of a man who was found dead in Cloe Lake Wednesday. The Punxsutawney Fire Department boat was used in the recovery of the victim near the breast of the dam. Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department's Water Rescue Team responded to the rescue call at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday at Cloe Lake in Bell Township.

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