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November 24th, 2011

Dr. Blair D. Drummond, 91

November 25, 2011

Dr. Blair D. Drummond, 91, New Bethlehem, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John C. and Lula Mae (McHenry) Drummond.

He married Mildred Barefoot Drummond, his wife of 62 years, who preceded him in death in 2009.

Mr. Drummond was a founding member of the Grace Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.

He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School, Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

James D. Himes, 80

November 24, 2011

James D. Himes, 80, Punxsutawney, formerly of Ringgold, Passed away Nov. 23, 2011, at home.

He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Ringgold, the son of the late Lennie and Hazel (Reed) Himes.

Sept. 11, 1954, he married Maxine Minnich who survives.

Mr. Himes was a former member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church; a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War; and a retired employee of Season-All in Punxsutawney.

Cleda (Lettie) Hutchins, 86

November 24, 2011

Cleda (Lettie) Hutchins, 86, Brookville, formerly a long-time resident of Elm Street in Indiana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Porter, a daughter of George M. and Mary G. (Doverspike) Lettie.

She was married for 52 years to Harold E. Hutchins, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1994.

Mrs. Hutchins was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and being with her beloved dogs.

November 22nd

IT'S THE CHANGING OF THE SEASONS

November 23, 2011

Colder temperatures and snowflakes in the recent weeks are a reminder that the changing of the seasons is soon coming. Although the temperatures indoors are still nice and cozy, the sound of bouncing basketballs echoing through the hallways of PAHS are a reminder that the winter sports season is quickly approaching, as well. For many of the athletes, the changing of the seasons means a shift from football, soccer or golf to basketball or wrestling, but for others, they are suiting up for their first PAHS athletics activities of the school year.

Charles A. Bennett, 55

November 23, 2011

Charles A. Bennett, 55, Mahaffey, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Feb. 5, 1956, in Clearfield, a son of Freda (Lee) Bennett, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Orvis Bennett.

Mr. Bennett was a 1973 graduate of Purchase Line High School. He was the owner and operator of Bennett’s Body Shop for more than 35 years.

He was an avid turkey hunter and a loving son, brother and true friend who will be truly missed.

Inner Circle presents proposed improvements to Gobbler’s Knob entry

November 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the guidance and designs of a Penn State landscape designer, the Groundhog Club Inner Circle is looking at enhancements at Punxsutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day home — and what better place to start than the location where fans and guests enter Gobbler’s Knob.

Tuesday, the club held a public awareness and input meeting to provide information about a $9,000 landscape design matching grant from the PA Wilds Design Assistance Program, with a grant from National Parks Serves Preserve America Fund and DCED Municipal Services Fund.

Victims testify against man who allegedly shot them in alley

November 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tuesday, two men — both in wheelchairs — injured in a Sept. 22 shooting testified against the man who allegedly shot them in Punxsy’s Cranberry Alley, with District Judge Douglas Chambers finding a prima facia and setting the stage for trial in Common Pleas Court.

At the end of a continued preliminary hearing for the suspect, Christopher L. Thornhill, defense attorney Fred Hummel said one of the victims, Richard White Jr., testified that he never saw Thornhill with a weapon.

November 21st

Local youngster prepares to take center stage ... again

November 22, 2011

Punxsutawney Area Middle Schooler Laney Monroe throws a pass to her dad from center stage at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium Monday night. Laney will take a different stage for the second time Dec. 4, when she travels to Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Steelers' team NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition. Monroe also competed last year and earned third-place in her age bracket.

Punxsy man wins $10,000 on ‘The Price is Right’

November 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Braxton Amundson’s friends and family now know the $10,000 secret he has been keeping for more than three months.

As those who watched the PAHS graduate on “The Price is Right” Monday morning now know, Amundson — son of Eric and Vickie Amundson — had a chance to win $10,000 after he had the closest bid on a set of women’s cosmetic products — which he also won.

As a contestant this past August on the show, Amundson had to correctly guess which four of six products presented were under $2.

No injuries in Route 119/Riker’s Road crash

November 22, 2011

BELL TOWNSHIP — There were no injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Route 119 and Rikers Road, Bell Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a 16-year-old female from Punxsutawney was stopped at the stop sign on Rikers Road facing west, waiting to make a left turn onto Route 119.

Police said she failed to see a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 driven by Rick Sherry, 50, Punxsutawney, and pulled out onto Route 119 in front Sherry’s vehicle, which was traveling north.

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