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Archive - Jan 22, 2013

Significant damage reported in overnight Ellsworth Ave. shed fire

January 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — All three Punxsutawney fire companies were called to a structure fire involving a shed located at 302 Ellsworth Ave. in Punxsutawney.

The shed sustained $3,000 to $4,000 in damage when it caught fire at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday.

"The fire was knocked down when I arrived on scene," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.

Smith said the fire burned a spot through the wall and a hole in the floor of the shed, which housed two four wheelers and numerous tools.

Some big things cooking at IUP Academy of Culinary arts

January 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — What are four first-year, first-semester culinary students doing entering a timed cooking competition that pitted them against some of the most recognizable industry names in the nation?

Bringing home a bronze medal, that's what.

Jan. 10 and 11, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts students Bradley Drake, 31, John Mink, 26, J'aime Abramowitz, 28, and Megan Kauffman, 21 — a Punxsy native — competed in the Skidmore College ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competition at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Time running out to pick up your Groundhog Ball tickets

January 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Inner Circle’s Groundhog Ball is quickly approaching, and the Groundhog Club would like to remind patrons that tickets are still on sale.

The dance is scheduled for Saturday, with doors opening at 8:30 p.m. and live entertainment by Rudy and the Professionals kicking off at 9 p.m. and running through 1 a.m.

Tickets are available for this formal event at The Groundhog Club, 102 W. Mahoning St., or online at www.grounghog.org.

Tickets cost $30 and include hors d’oeuvres.

A cash bar will also be available.

Miriam Hickox Blose, 91

January 22, 2013

Miriam Hickox Blose, 91, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Woodridge, Va., after a brief illness.

She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully.

She was born in Punxsutawney on Oct. 1, 1921, a daughter of the late
Howard and Martha (McGonagle) Hickox.

After graduating from Punxsutawney High School, she married Irwin N. Blose.

She was a homemaker and a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co., and she also worked as an operator for the B & O Railroad.

Jenevie L. Depp, 90

January 22, 2013

Jenevie L. Depp, 90, of Manor, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in her home.

She was born May 2, 1922, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Carl and Myrtle Gaston Yeager.

She was a member of the Manor First United Church of Christ and the Eastern Star of Jeannette.

She worked with Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years in Greensburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Vern, Walter, Carl, William and John Yeager; and a sister, Dorothy Miller.

Ronald Alan Hook, 67

January 22, 2013

Ronald Alan Hook, 67, of Decker’s Point, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, Ill., with his loving wife by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.

The son of Michael and Mary (Betsa) Hook, he was born on Feb. 10, 1945, in Banks Twp., Indiana County, Pa.

Ron was a lifetime member of the SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Urey, Pa., where he would assist with the reading of the Epistle.

Hazel Johnson Reed, 96

January 22, 2013

Hazel Johnson Reed, 96, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, surrounded by family.

She was the owner of The Nut Shop in Punxsutawney from 1936 to 1963.

Sally Dym Solomon, 72

January 22, 2013

Beloved mother, teacher and friend to many, Dr. Sally Solomon (1940-2013), died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, suddenly and unexpectedly of complications related to the flu.

Solomon was a chemistry professor at Drexel University (still teaching classes this semester), a published author and an avid sports fan.

Solomon ran a cooking school in Philadelphia in the 70s and appeared on many cooking shows and in articles related to food, including in the Inquirer.

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