Archive - Mar 1, 2012
Patricia Ann Zimmerman, 82, Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in her home under hospice care.
She was born July 23, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Francis and Florence (Kingsley) Lento.
She was the wife of Earl Zimmerman, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oregon; the Eastern Star for many years; and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Surviving relatives include three daughters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While the Punxsy Chucks varsity basketball team prepares for its District IX championship game Saturday at Clarion University, the junior high basketball teams' seasons have come to a close.
The ninth-grade squad closed on a high note, winning two of its last three games, with the only loss being a close overtime loss to the Bradford Owls in the last game of the season.
I hate to admit this, but I used to be a little bit ashamed to call Punxsutawney my hometown.
I learned from an early age, as I traveled to roller hockey tournaments across the country, that telling people you were from Punxsutawney quickly drew the same question no matter where you found yourself visiting: "Hey, that's where that groundhog is from, right?"
Now, the embarrassment grew stronger as a teenager, after Bill Murray put Punxsutawney on the map for folks outside the quirky circle who had already heard of our little, local holiday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Damage was kept to a minimum at Wendyâ€™s Old Fashioned Hamburgers on Hampton Avenue, when an electrical malfunction in the grill caused the building to fill with smoke at the heart of the lunch hour around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Bryan Smith, the fire began in the grill in the kitchen, although originally, it was reported that the fire had had gone into the roof through the grill hood.