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Punxsy youth tournament a huge success

January 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

Groundhog Royalty at Mulberry Square

January 30, 2012

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 “Phil’s Dancers,” the Inner Circle, and Mulberry administration. They are (back, from left): “Snowburst” Sierra Milton; “Tropical” Tori Martin; “Misty” Marisa Stockdale; “Solar” Samantha Winebark; Ron Ploucha holding Punxsy Phil; Mulberry Administrator Karen Brown; Jason “Big Chill” Grusky; “Katastrophe” Keaton Mohney; “Sunshine” Shaina Reddinger; “Celsius” Calena Spearing; and “Evaporation” Emily Smith.

Groundhog Day 2012 Schedule

January 30, 2012

TODAY
• 3 to 8 p.m. — The 18th Annual Groundhog Day Souvenir Sale. Pantall Hotel, 135 E. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog made by 20 local artists.

WEDNESDAY
• Ongoing events — Worldwide Adventures of Phil, Phind Phil, Cookie Decorating, Phil’s Friends in Barclay Square.

• 9 a.m. to midnight — Punxsutawney Phil’s Souvenir Shop, 102 W. Mahoning St. Everything groundhog and Punxsutawney Phil! Official souvenirs sold here.

• 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — 2012 Groundhog Day Art Show. Punxsutawney Art Association Inc., 401 W. Mahoning St.; Punxsutawney Historical Society’s Lattimer House.

House Speaker Sam Smith announces re-election bid

January 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, State Rep. Sam Smith (R-66) announced he will run for re-election to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives this year.

“It is a privilege to serve the hardworking men, women and families of the 66th Legislative district in the state legislature,” Smith said.

Paul Wachob, 52

January 30, 2012

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.

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