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Archive - Apr 12, 2013

Getting serious: Tonight is final chance to see 2013 Variety Show

April 12, 2013

“That's a wrap,” as the 2013 Punxsutawney Area High School Variety Show will wind down tonight with one last performance at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium.

Pictured here performing a Geico Calculus commercial parody are (from left) Garrett Neal, Alexa Shaffer and Erin Long.

Tickets for the show are available at the door, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.

Fire marshal still investigating cause of Crawfordtown blaze

April 12, 2013

CRAWFORDTOWN — There is still no determined cause as to what started the fire that destroyed a camp at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawfordtown, Young Township.

"The structure was fully involved and was a huge fireball when firefighters arrived on scene," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire
Department chief.

Smith said firefighters got a good hit on the fire and were able to knock the flames down in quick succession.

Chamber mixer at PAH to showcase four new health providers, services

April 12, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will proudly welcome four new health providers to its team with a Chamber of Commerce Mixer, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the front lobby of the hospital.

The event will give the public a chance not only to meet the new providers but also to talk with members of the Senior Administrative Team and Medical Staff.

From 5 to 6 p.m., the Medical Outpatient Clinic will be giving demonstrations on the Teleburn Service.

James Earl Bennett, 78

April 12, 2013

James Earl Bennett, 78, of Ridgway, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

He was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Robert and Ella Grace (McQuown) Bennett.

On June 15, 1957, he married the former Diane Dunmire. She survives.

He served in the United States Army after the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Bennett worked at Airco Carbon in St. Marys and Punxsutawney.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and camping.

He was fondly known as “Papa” by his grandchildren and great
grandchildren, whom he dearly loved.

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65

April 12, 2013

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at home.

She was born July 27, 1947, in Bangkok, Thailand.

She was married to John B. Sharp, who survives.

She loved playing bingo, fishing and spending time with her family.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Mike Burkes of Pittsburgh and
Mark Burkes of Worthville; three grandchildren, Ali Brooks of Rossiter, Kiel Brooks of Big Run and Devon Brooks of Pittsburgh; and Mike and Mark’s father, Mark Lowman and wife Paula.

She was preceded in death by Mike and Mark’s grandparents, Hugh and Isabelle Lowman.

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