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November 29th, 2011

Blair Irvin Askey, 87

November 30, 2011

Blair Irvin Askey, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1923, in DuBois, a son of the late Clyde and Blanche (Johnston) Askey.

March 28, 1944, in Penn Township, he married Helen M. (Ritz) Askey, who preceded him in death July 21, 1988.

Mr. Askey was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in Central Europe in the 326th Glider Infantry.

He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and liked to fish and hunt. He loved tending to the farm and his animals.

Karen Elaine Campbell, 61

November 30, 2011

Karen Elaine Campbell, 61, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 6, 1950, in Starford, a daughter of the late Darl and Alice (Paul) Pounds.

Ms. Campbell was a homemaker and a member of the F.O. Eagles. She was also a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church.

Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78

November 30, 2011

Joan Wilma Schopperth, 78, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Patterson, N.J., a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Degelman.

She married Timothy Schopperth, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Schopperth was a homemaker and a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney.

November 28th

Buck season under way with a bang!

November 28, 2011

Brayden Grabany, of Punxsutawney, wasted no time harvesting his first buck this deer season when he shot this 185-pound, eight-point at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning hunting in Gaskill Township.

Buck hunters hit the woods

November 28, 2011

Weather-wise, the conditions for the opening day of buck season weren’t exactly ideal, but that didn’t stop Dustin Brooks (left) from successfully harvesting this 10-point, 150-pound buck at 7:38 a.m. Monday at the BB Ranch, Gaskill Township. Helping display the deer is his two-year-old daughter, Brielle Brooks (right). For more success stories from the first day of buck season, pick up today's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

OFFICIALLY THE HOLIDAYS

November 28, 2011

One of the highlights of this past weekend’s Home for the Holidays kickoff was the official lighting of the community Christmas tree in Barclay Square by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club. Guest are invited to check out the tree in person, as well as the entries in the club’s annual Circle of Trees event, which are situated around Memorial Bandstand.

November 27th

LADY CHUCKS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM HONORED AT ANNUAL BANQUET

November 28, 2011

The Punxsutawney girls' cross country team held its annual banquet Tuesday night to honor the hard work and effort put forth by the team's members this season. The team also handed out awards to some of ITS players. Pictured are (front, from left) Logan Brooks, Kaston Mohney, Kirsten Dean, Elissa Hill, Ala Small (All-District Second Team), Juliann Boddorf (All-District First Team); (back) Alexis Young (Most points and All-District First Team), Hannah Rummel (Most Improved), Marissa Greenblatt, Kayla Carpenter (Most Seasonal Bests), Jenna Knox, Tamara Anthony and Heidi Rodgers.

CHUCKS' CROSS COUNTRY TEAM HONORED AT ANNUAL BANQUET

November 28, 2011

The Punxsutawney boys' cross country team held its annual banquet Tuesday night to honor the hard work and effort put forth by the team's members this season. The team also handed out awards to some of its players. Pictured are (front, from left) Bo Dinger, Dane Baker (Team leader in points); (middle) Jerad Meterko, Nathan Ward, Derik Kelly; (back) William Boddorf, Seth Burkett, Zachary Moore, Eric Ingros and Luke Fugate. The athletes were given personalized plaques commemorating their accomplishments this season by head coach John Smith.

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL HUNT

November 28, 2011

Gordon Bish, of Shelocta, bagged this six-by-six Bull Elk Oct. 31. Bish was hunting from the "Sun of a Bish" camp, which is located in Potter County. He was hunting with his father and son and had the assistance of Hick's Run Outfitters. The elk was bagged one mile east of Sinnemahoning in Cameron County.

Punxsy welcomes Christmas with Home for the Holidays parade

November 28, 2011

Parade winners:

• Floats – First: AmeriCorps; Second: Fezell’s County Market; and Third: The Newcome family.

• Fire Trucks — First: Central Fire Department Rescue; and Second: Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company.

• Performance — First: Punxsutawney Area Twirling Stars; Second: Punxsutawney Area High School Marching Band; and Third: Thistle & Pine, Marion Center.

• Vehicle — First: STA Krise Bus; Second: Past & Present Machinery Association; and Third: Clarion County Shriners.

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