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December 23rd

Norma Jean Jobe, 82

December 23, 2010

Norma Jean Jobe, 82, Indiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at her residence.

She was born April 2, 1928, in Indiana, a daughter of the late Clayton B. and Kathleen N. Buterbaugh Pollock.

Mrs. Jobe lived her entire life in the borough of Indiana where she was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church since April 2, 1942.

She was a member of the New Century Club, Golden Agers, Pittsburgh Zoo and National Aviary. She was very active at the Indiana Senior Action Center. She retired from Riverside Market, a division of Penn Traffic, after 15 years of service.

Ruth Mae Majewski, 83

December 23, 2010

Ruth Mae Majewski, 83, New Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Louis and Ethel McFarland Slusher.

She married Kazimiesz Raymond Majewski, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1994.

After moving into the Redbank Valley area, Mrs. Majewski became a homemaker. She lived in the local area for 33 years, spending the past seven years living in New Bethlehem.

She enjoyed reading, spending time with her great-grandchildren and her cat, Maggie.

Janet M. Seger, 78

December 23, 2010

Janet M. Seger, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Virgil Stiteler and Bessie (Gray) Stiteler.

She was married to Ronald Seger, who survives.

Mrs. Segar worked as a seamstress at Pramco, and at Punxsutawney Sportswear and Ideal Products in Sykesville.

She was a member of Rossiter United Presbyterian Church.

December 22nd

Mulberry Square provides residents with unique Christmas wish

December 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a silent winter’s night, with only the soft jingle of silver bells to disturb the stillness, Punxsutawney native Betty Daughenbaugh would set out along Sprankle Mills Road on a horse-drawn sled. That cherished childhood memory of a lovely, snow-white sleigh ride is a recollection that Daughenbaugh has revisited often in her 90 years. It is one she was certain was meant to remain only a memory as she is now just a decade shy of a century.

Nevertheless, this year, all Daughenbaugh really wanted for Christmas was a trip down memory lane.

Playground association completes goal, builds playground

December 22, 2010

ROSSITER — After many years of trying, the Rossiter Playground Association completed its goal this year of constructing a playground at the Rossiter Ball Field.

Barbara Mack, association secretary, said it might never have happened if not for the help of the late John J. Mizerock Jr. of Punxsutawney.

John Mack, president of the association, said Mizerock donated money and a stone for the historical marker that was placed in Rossiter, and then encouraged the group to construct a playground in the village.

Weaver's clutch free throws lift Punxsy

December 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the game knotted at 40 and two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Punxsy's Logan Weaver stepped to the free throw line for a chance to become the hero for the Chucks.

That's exactly what he did.

Weaver knocked down the front end of a one-and-one and drilled the second shot, and the Chucks picked up an exciting 42-40 victory over Harmony Wednesday night in Punxsy.

The Chucks were looking to drive the ball into the paint when they took over possession with seven seconds remaining in the game, and were fouled along the baseline with four seconds on the clock.

Janet M. Seger, 78

December 22, 2010

Janet M. Seger, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Virgil Stiteler and Bessie (Gray) Stiteler.

She was married to Ronald Seger, who survives.

Mrs. Segar worked as a seamstress at Pramco, and at Punxsutawney Sportswear and Ideal Products in Sykesville.

She was a member of Rossiter United Presbyterian Church.

Harold Clayton Hoffman, 94

December 22, 2010

Harold Clayton Hoffman, 94, Summerville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.

He was born April 23 1916, a son of the late Clarence and Mary (Burkett) Hoffman.

Aug. 28, 1937, he married Geneva Pearl (Dinger), who preceded him in death Nov. 9, 2008.

Mr. Hoffman worked at L.A. Leathers and Gould Ford and retired as a mechanical welder from Hanley & Bird Gas Co. in 1980.

In addition to bowling with the senior citizens every Tuesday, he enjoyed woodcrafts, puzzles, hunting, fishing and cars.

December 21st

Sandra Jean Burge, 61

December 21, 2010

Sandra Jean Burge, 61, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 12, 1949, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Aden and Betty Hoffman.

Mrs. Burge was married to Donald Burge, who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 2001.

She was a caregiver.

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79

December 21, 2010

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79, Home, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1931, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late James Nelson and Velma Arlene (Johnston) Skinner.

He was married for 59 years to Violet J. (Foltz) Skinner, who survives.

Mr. Skinner was a graduate of Marion Center High School, the class of 1949; he served in the Korean War and was a corporal in the 25th Infantry Division.

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