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Archive - Jan 1, 2013

Punxsy’s Sam Smith elected to second term as House Speaker

January 1, 2013

HARRISBURG — Rep. Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) was elected Tuesday to his second term as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The unanimous vote was taken during the official convening of the 197th Session of the House, where 201 duly elected legislators took the oath of office.

During his address to the members and guests assembled on the House floor,
Smith talked about the meaning of liberty and freedom.

Nominations sought for Man & Woman of the Year

January 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Nominations are currently being accepted for Man of the Year and Woman of the Year, honors that are presented annually at the Groundhog Banquet.

Nomination criteria and applications are available at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, the Chamber of Commerce and the office of the Punxsutawney Spirit.

The application is also available on the home page of punxsutawney.com.

The deadline for nominations for both the Man and Woman of the Year is Wednesday, Jan. 16.

Nominations should be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce, 102 West Mahoning St.

John R. Kennis, 91

January 1, 2013

John R. Kennis, 91, Henderson Township, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at his residence following a short illness.

He was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Soldier, Pa., a son of the late Peter Kennis Sr. and Mary (Gilga) Kennis.

May 4, 1946, he married Ora Mae Shepler Kennis, who survives.

Mr. Kennis was a dairy farmer and a laborer for Interstate Amesite.

He was a member of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville.

He had a love of land.

Jessie A. Waggoner, 64

January 1, 2013

Jessie A. Waggoner, 64, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Waggoner was born April 17, 1948, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Ward Glen Manners and Lottie Mae (Riley) Manners.

She was married to Walter E. Waggoner, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

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