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Chucks edge Ridgway on mat, lose after three forfeits

January 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Though it lost 39-28 to Ridgway Thursday night at home, the Punxsy wrestling team took solace in a victory on the mat, as three forfeits helped the Elkers secure the 11-point victory.

In the 11 bouts that were wrestled, Punxsy (6-7) outscored Ridgway, 28-21 — winning six matches. That includes three victories by fall, a major decision win and two triumphs by decision.

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January 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Though the dust from the holiday shopping season has just settled, for one local retailer, the hustle-and-bustle is just beginning.

While the rest of the world migrates south, seeking relief from frigid seasonal conditions, flights of inquiring minds, from near and far, flock north for the forecasting of the future’s weather.

That, which can only be executed by one earthly entity: The “Prognosticator of Prognosticators” Punxsutawney Phil, of course.

CHAMBER BOARD MEMBERS

January 13, 2011

The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual reorganization meeting Thursday at the Pantall Hotel, where members selected their new officers for the year. Pictured are (seated, from left): Debi Meneely, member; Jodi Presloid, vice-president; Debbie Parise, secretary; Katie Laska, member; (back) Joe Ferraro, member; Jeff Curtis, president; and members Bob Cardamone, Francis Molinaro, T.J. Sliwinski and Aggie Ott. Missing are Clay Snyder, treasurer; members Dan Smith, Jack Lingenfelter, Brian Smith, Michele Lorenzo and Lara Little, new member.

Mildred I. Snyder, 88

January 13, 2011

Mildred I. Snyder, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1922, in Dora, a daughter of the late Hollie and Dora (Pearce) Himes.

Aug. 16, 1940, she married Dallas H. Snyder, who preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1971.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Dorothy J. Snyder and husband Thomas of Dora and Lavonne A. Homan and husband John of Cochranton; and two grandchildren, Jackie Snyder and Wendy Straub and husband Jay.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Himes.

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