Archive - Jan 30, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This past weekend, Punxsutawney Area High School played host to more than 550 total wrestlers for a pair of youth tournaments: The Groundhog Classic, open to wrestlers ages eight to 15 of all experience levels, and the Groundhog Novice Tournament, limited to wrestlers between six and 12 years of age who are in their first two years of wrestling.
Wrestlers came from all over the state to participate, and the event was a success, with the parking lot at PAHS so packed that it was difficult to find a parking space: A good problem to have at such an event.
Mulberry Square announced its 2012 Groundhog King and Queen Tuesday: Macklin Snyder (seated, left) was crowned the king, and Rose Goyette was crowned the queen. They were also heralded by â€śPhilâ€™s Dancers,â€ť the Inner Circle, and Mulberry administration. They are (back, from left): â€śSnowburstâ€ť Sierra Milton; â€śTropicalâ€ť Tori Martin; â€śMistyâ€ť Marisa Stockdale; â€śSolarâ€ť Samantha Winebark; Ron Ploucha holding Punxsy Phil; Mulberry Administrator Karen Brown; Jason â€śBig Chillâ€ť Grusky; â€śKatastropheâ€ť Keaton Mohney; â€śSunshineâ€ť Shaina Reddinger; â€śCelsiusâ€ť Calena Spearing; and â€śEvaporationâ€ť Emily Smith.
â€˘ 3 to 8 p.m. â€” The 18th Annual Groundhog Day Souvenir Sale. Pantall Hotel, 135 E. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog made by 20 local artists.
â€˘ Ongoing events â€” Worldwide Adventures of Phil, Phind Phil, Cookie Decorating, Philâ€™s Friends in Barclay Square.
â€˘ 9 a.m. to midnight â€” Punxsutawney Philâ€™s Souvenir Shop, 102 W. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog and Punxsutawney Phil! Official souvenirs sold here.
â€˘ 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” 2012 Groundhog Day Art Show. Punxsutawney Art Association Inc., 401 W. Mahoning St.; Punxsutawney Historical Societyâ€™s Lattimer House.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday, State Rep. Sam Smith (R-66) announced he will run for re-election to Pennsylvaniaâ€™s House of Representatives this year.
â€śIt is a privilege to serve the hardworking men, women and families of the 66th Legislative district in the state legislature,â€ť Smith said.
Paul Wachob, 52, Prospect, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
He was born Feb. 7, 1959, a son of Viola L. (Blondie) Bodenhorn Wachob and the late Lyman Wachob.
Mr. Wachob was a truck driver.
In addition to his mother, surviving relatives include a daughter, Charity Hollingsworth and husband Mike of Minor Hill, Tenn.; a son, Kent Wachob and wife Leslie of Prospect; a sister, Helen Booth and companion Ron Baker of Salem, Ind.; two brothers, Harry Boyd Wachob and wife Carolyn, and Jacob E. Wachob and wife Wanda, all of Punxsutawney; and four grandchildren.