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Elementary basketball kicks off with exciting first night of games

February 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The future varsity stars of the Punxsy Chucks played the first night of elementary basketball games, which showcased four exciting contests.

The 4th- and 5th-graders took to the court for the first two games, with the 6th-graders closing out the final two contests.

Alabama 14, Oregon 10

The first game of the night was between the 4th/5th graders on team Alabama (red) versus Oregon (green).

Animal ordinance tweaked at Big Run Council meeting

February 18, 2013

BIG RUN — At its most recent meeting Monday evening, Big Run Council changed a resolution it had voted on at an earlier meeting regarding what animals borough residents are allowed to keep on their property.

Tony Adamczyk, Big Run resident, requested that council change Ordinance No. 221 regarding which animals are permitted for borough residents to harbor on their property.

Adamczyk said that he listened to the tape of the borough council
meeting during which the new ordinance was approved, and there appeared to be confusion by some members of council regarding what they voted for.

Bands use their music to support local causes

February 18, 2013

Two bands recently came together to hold a benefit concert for a pair of worthy charities in the Punxsutawney area.

Ridin’ Shotgun and 4 Way held the concert at the Rossiter Legion Post 582, and Post 582 matched the $500 made at the concert for a total donation of $1,000 to the First Church of God Food Pantry.

Memorial bench coming to Patsy’s Park

February 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At last week’s Borough Council meeting, its members changed course on a proposal by Drinda Smith to place a memorial bench in Barclay Square and instead authorized Smith to proceed with having one placed in Patsy’s Park.

The bench was requested by Drinda Smith in memory of Joel Riggleman, Dylan Behrendt and Sean McConnaughey and was approved.

Toby Santik, council member, said he had communicated council's decision to Smith via test message that it would not allow the bench to be in Barclay Square but would allow it in Patsy's Park.

Kathryn J. Snyder, 81

February 18, 2013

Kathryn J. Snyder, 81, of Champion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Renaissance North.

She was born July 25, 1931. in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Dallas Milliron and the late Lucy Burkett Milliron.

She married Ronald Snyder on June 7, 1950.

She attended the Church at Warren and loved her church family.

She was employed as a press operator at Packard Electric for 20 years.

Kathryn was a God-loving woman, and she had a very gentle heart.

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