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PUNXSUTAWNEY — With all this talk about Black Friday and Christmas parades, some of us almost overlooked that the biggest holiday of the year: the beginning of Pennsylvania Buck and Doe Rifle Hunting Season begins on Saturday.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week dropped its percentage of vaccinated adults in Pennsylvania by nearly five percentage points in what apparently was a data correction to weed out duplicates.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for good reason, as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays Parade, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Eagles, is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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BROOKVILLE — Jefferson County’s proposed budget for 2022 contains no real estate tax increase and is now available for review by the public after the commissioners voted to put it on display at their meeting Wednesday.

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BROOKVILLE — COVID-19 cases are up significantly from last year and are beginning to overwhelm local hospitals, Jefferson County Emergency Services Director Tracy Zents said at this week’s county commission meeting.

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YOUNG TWP. — All three Punxsutawney fire companies were dispatched at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday to Aspen Road, Young Township, near the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, to respond to a one-vehicle rollover crash.

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It may not be Thanksgiving until tomorrow, but a number of Punxsutawney residents have gotten a head-start on the official beginning of the Christmas season with the Home for the Holidays parade this weekend.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The first snow of the season has already come and gone in the Punxsutawney area, but is this a preview of what we can expect throughout winter, and as rifle deer hunting season begins this weekend?

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Lions Club’s planned repainting of the mural on the dike wall on the Mahoning Creek, across from the Central Fire Department, is on hold until next year now.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Angels are one of the traditional icons that we see throughout the Christmas season, and they’re about to make their yearly appearance at Mulberry Health Care Center in Punxsutawney. 

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The Punxsutawney Fire Department held its annual boot drive to raise money for area food banks on Saturday and Sunday in Punxsutawney.The department will distribute those funds to area food banks in a few weeks before Christmas. The amount raised was not yet known as of Sunday evening. Georg…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, welcoming one senior and 18 juniors into its ranks. 

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’re hearing sleigh bells and other sounds of the season, along with the sound of a small bell dinging from around town, you know that the Punxsutawney Salvation Army began its annual Red Kettle Campaign. 

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GOBBLER’S KNOB — The colder weather and even some snow that rolled into Punxsutawney this week is a reminder that we’re not that far away from Groundhog Day 2022, with Phil’s Phans being able to return to the Knob after being closed because of the pandemic.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution encouraged the youth of Punxsutawney regarding the U.S. Constitution with a special program recently.

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Two more Jefferson County residents have died of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported in its data update Tuesday, bringing the virus’s local death toll to 133.

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BELL TWP. — Bell Township has commissioned a study on Punxsutawney’s sewer rates after the borough approved an increase that will effect both Bell and Young townships, the supervisors announced at their meeting Wednesday.

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The 2021 holiday season will feature a special performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, when IUP Dance Theater, IUP Symphony Orchestra, the Mahoning Valley Ballet and guests present the perennial favorite, “A Journey to the Land of Sweets,” featur…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Masks are still required inside Punxsy schools despite a recent court ruling against the mandate, district officials said in a letter posted Thursday.

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103 years ago, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, World War I, the “war to end all wars”, ended. Today, on the 11th day of the 11th month, Brookville celebrated Veterans Day, honoring those who served with a parade of 72 veterans. The parade started at Walter K. Dick Memor…

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BIG RUN — This year’s Veterans Day saw some nice weather for it being so late into fall, and the local communities used this to their advantage to honor this nation’s veterans.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a request from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce regarding the 2022 Groundhog Day activities at its meeting this week.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — With Veterans Day quickly approaching, the Punxsutawney Area High School Future First Responders Club arranged to have a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter fly in for students to have a hands-on look at a military vehicle.