November 30th, 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)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you think Black Friday is a sure sign that Christmas is coming, hereâ€™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, 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, 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.
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).
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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Just as western Pennsylvania has been inundated with deer hunters this week, itâ€™s the job of Jefferson Countyâ€™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.
â€śThis is my dream job, the best job in the world,â€ť said Andy Troutman, of Summerville, the new WCO for the southern portion of Jefferson County.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Taegan Ludwig had all the traditional birthday party favors: Cake, multiple guests, a DJ and gifts.
There was one big difference though: The gifts werenâ€™t for Taegan.
For Taeganâ€™s 10th birthday party, held Nov. 19, she asked her 40-some guests that instead of giving her gifts, they donate the gifts they had brought to Toys for Tots.
She said she felt â€śgreedyâ€ť receiving all the gifts from the people who were invited.
â€śInstead of receiving gifts for myself, I decided to give gifts to others,â€ť she said.
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.