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November 6th

Howard E. Yeaney, 80

November 6, 2014

Howard E. Yeaney, 80, of Reynoldsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois.

Born April 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Helen (Kromer) Yeaney.

On July 23, 1957, he married Donna I. Yeaney (Adamson) in Punxsutawney. She survives.

Howard was a steel worker for U.S. Steel, and retired in 1977. He was Protestant by faith.

He was a member of the Eagles and the Steel Workers Union.

Laurel Ann Magill, 56

November 6, 2014

Laurel Ann Magill, 56, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at home.

She was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Hartford, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Farrie Elizabeth Mariner and Everett James Clark of Altoona.

Laurel enjoyed teaching the Bible, sketching, puzzles, plants and being outside in nature.

James “Jim” A. Frederick, 82

November 6, 2014

James “Jim” A. Frederick, 82, of Parsippany, New Jersey, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Clare’s Hospice in Dover, New Jersey.

Born on Oct. 19, 1932, he was the youngest of 10 children to the late Sarah and J. Frank Frederick of Punxsutawney.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Kelley Tucker and Tracey Osborne; four sons, Ronald of Fairfax, Virginia, Donald of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kenneth of Monaca, Pa. and John of DuBois, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings, Mary, June and Richard.

Joann Baird, 62

November 6, 2014

Joann Baird, 62, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.

She was born on July 13, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy Roselli.

Joann was married to Roger Baird. He survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

In addition to Roger, she is survived by three children, Jason Roselli of DuBois, Joshua Burdick of Rimersburg and Jessica Baird of Punxsutawney; one sister, Sharon Gearhart and husband Delbert of Jamestown, Pa.; and two brothers, Rick Fisher and wife Ruth of Reynoldsville and Chuck Fisher of Rossiter.

November 5th

Richardson crowned 'King for a day'

November 5, 2014

The 2014 PAHS PowderPuff King and Prince, as voted by this year's senior class, were crowned during halftime of Wednesday night's annual PowderPuff game between the Sumo Seniors and Jacked-Up Juniors. This year's court (top photo) included (from left) Josh Volchko with escort Courtney Huffman; Luke Shiock with escort Brooke Stello; Marshall Richardson with escort Amber Ward; Connor Rees with escort Shaina Painter; Keegan Fischer with escort Hunter Shields; and Brandon Blose with escort Logan Brooks. Richardson was crowned King, and Blose was crowned Prince.

Sophia M. Strano, 91

November 5, 2014

Sophia M. Strano, 91, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Baytown, Texas.

She was born April 6, 1923, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Frank and Leokadia (Yanoski) Moskowski.

On Aug. 7, 1943, she married Angelo R. “Ange” Strano, who preceded her in death on April, 6, 2013.

She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She worked as a clothing inspector for 20 years but was mainly a housewife who had a passion for cooking. She loved to cook for her children and grandchildren.

November 4th

Richard T. McQuown, 41

November 4, 2014

Richard T. McQuown, 41, of New Cumberland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Mr. McQuown was born July 29, 1973, in Punxsutawney, a son of Thomas B. McQuown of Punxsutawney and Sheila M. (Hoffer) McQuown and Thomas Murphy of Weedville.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Iraq War.

Rich was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 1996 graduate of IUP, where he received a bachelor's degree in regional planning. He was a member of Theta Chi and earned a master's degree in environmental science from Shippensburg University.

VIDEO: Tom Wolf Acceptance Speech

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: Democrat Wolf Ousts Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: NBC

November 4, 2014

Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the state’s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.

Dush wins 66th seat; Thompson retains in 5th

November 4, 2014

A lot of time and effort go into planning a campaign for a political office, and in the end, it all comes down to one night. Last night was that night in Pennsylvania, and on the ballot, there were three different elections that voters had to choose from. All three of those elections spanned an area larger than Jefferson County, as well.

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