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November 30th, 2011

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November 30, 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

November 30, 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

November 30, 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

November 30, 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

November 30, 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

November 30, 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.

November 29th

Indiana boy kills his first buck

November 29, 2011

Ben Davies (right), 10, of Indiana, shot this six-point buck, his first, at 11 a.m. Tuesday while hunting on Steve Means' property in Rossiter with his grandpa, Tom Wasicki (left).

Local youngster lands her first buck

November 29, 2011

Madysen Ewing, 10, of Punxsutawney, bagged this 170-pound, six-point, her first buck, at 4:30 p.m. Monday while hunting at Northpoint in West Mahoning Township.

Punxsy boy nabs a spike for his first buck

November 29, 2011

Connor Graham, 12, of Punxsutawney, brought down this 150-pound spike, his first buck, at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday while hunting in Young Township.

New wildlife conservation officer fulfilling life-long dream

November 29, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Just as western Pennsylvania has been inundated with deer hunters this week, it’s the job of Jefferson County’s new Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) to protect the lives of deer hunters and make sure they follow rules when it comes to the two-week rifle season.

“This is my dream job, the best job in the world,” said Andy Troutman, of Summerville, the new WCO for the southern portion of Jefferson County.

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