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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.

Sewer project hitting delays

January 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The proposed West Mahoning Street Sewer project continues to be held up due to right-of-way difficulties.

Brian Sekula, of the EADS Group Inc. borough engineers, reported at Monday’s borough council meeting that the proposed sewer project has moved along like “molasses,” saying that the group had received a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT last year and was submitted to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad a number of months ago with no reply.

Big Brothers Big Sisters expanding in Jefferson County

January 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is expanding its programs in Jefferson County, and could provide community service projects for PAHS students.

The same night that guidance counselor Emily Cassidy and PAHS Principal David London announced proposed changes to the senior project and standardized testing, respectively, Heidi Stahlnecker, program director for BBBS of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties, discussed with the Punxsutawney Area School Board ways that both students and potential “bigs” can get involved.

MARY ANN BOSAK DAY

January 13, 2011

Mayor James Wehrle (left) presented Mary Ann Bosak (middle) with a proclamation for being the first female firefighter to retire and become a life member in the Punxsutawney and Central Fire Departments. Wehrle proclaimed Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, “Mary Ann Bosak Day” in honor of her 20 years of service to the department. Bosak (middle) thanked Wehrle, council and her fellow firefighters for their support over the years. Also pictured is Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner (right). (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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