Archive - Dec 29, 2010
There were many moments that Punxsy sports fans have cherished and won't soon forget from 2010. The following are Punxsutawney's greatest triumphs and achievements from this year.
Pennington honored by state
Punxsy's Braedon Pennington was named to the 2009 Associated Press All-State Class AAA First Team as a defensive back following his senior season by Pennsylvania sports writers after helping send the Chucks to their first District IX Class AAA title since 1991.
Freda L. Cowie, 89, Southington, Ohio, died at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Gilletteâ€™s in Warren, Ohio.
She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James Mallus and Eleanor Graul Mallus Lender.Â
July 3, 1940, she was united in holy matrimony with her husband, Ronald Cowie, who preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1980.
Erma A. Shaffer, 94, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born May 12, 1916, in Wishaw, a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Marocci) Ghezzi.
Nov. 27, 1954, she married Levi Shaffer Jr., who preceded her in death May 26, 2003.
Mrs. Shaffer was a retired employee of the former Jackson China, Falls Creek, and a member of the St. Maryâ€™s Church of Reynoldsville and its Rosary Society.
Surviving relatives include a son, Thomas A. Shaffer of Reynoldsville; and several nieces and nephews.
â€˘ In a poll conducted by The Punxsutawney Spirit, readers chose the terrorist attacks of 2001 as the top event of the last decade.
Locally, readers cited the closure of Mahoning Hardware, the opening of Wal-Mart and the Quecreek Mine rescue as the top local events over the past decade.
â€˘ Jan. 3, William Paul Anthony, son of C.J. Adams and Craig Anthony, was born at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, the first baby of 2010.
â€˘ Jan. 4, Punxsutawney Borough Council members again elected Susan Glessner as president.
BROOKVILLE â€” For the second time in three years, the Jefferson County branch of the Penn State Cooperative Extension returned funds to the Jefferson County Commission.
Tuesday, the commissioners were presented with a check from Rick Kralj, director of the county cooperative extension, and Louise Christofor, extension board member.