November 9th, 2010
HERSHEY â Four members of the Punxsy girls' cross country team competed in Saturday's 2010 PIAA Class AAA Championships, and while not performing poorly by any means, head coach George Wehrle said that the results were somewhat less than expected.
HERSHEY â Up against the best runners in the state in the big school division, Punxsy senior A.J. Meterko and junior Dane Baker came away feeling pretty good about their performances Saturday in Hershey at the PIAA Class AAA Boys' Cross Country Championships.
Meterko, a senior who was competing in his third state meet, finished in 114th place with a time of 17:26 out of 283 runners. Baker, running at states for the second time, followed in 210th place in 18:09.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A day after a vicious fire gutted the restaurant that has been in his family for generations, New Anchor Inn owner Dave Setree said he and his family are taking each day one at a time.
âIâm open to anything,â he said Monday when asked about the possibility of reopening the restaurant. âI feel that God has a plan, and Heâs kind of giving me a clean slate to just wait and see what path to take in my life.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council approved and voted to place on display its preliminary 2011 budget with no tax increase.
Council President Susan Glessner said that council did agree to shift 0.15 mills from the recreation departmentâs budget to the library budget to make up for a shortfall in funding from the state.
She praised department heads and borough employees for their budgeting so they can continue borough services without increasing taxes.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club for Career Womenâs Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.
Mary M. Reed, 89, Ringgold, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Snyder) Anderson.
Sept. 19, 1941, she married Charles âSkipperâ Richard Reed, who survives.
Mrs. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.
Nellie Elizabeth Postlewait, 98, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at her home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Corsica, a daughter of the late John M. and Della (McKinley) Love.
She was married to William M. Postlewait, who preceded her in death in April 1987. Mrs. Postlewait was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Firefighters from all three Punxsy stations and surrounding areas were called to battle a tenacious fire at the New Anchor Inn late Sunday evening.
Initial reports suggest there were no injuries. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire.
Punxsy firefighters were assisted at the scene by the McCalmont and Big Run departments, with a number of other local departments on stand-by.
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CLARION â Entering the 2010 Punxsy volleyball season, much was made of the Lady Chucks' talent and experience with 11 seniors returning after 10 of them had been part of the program since they were seventh graders.
But the one thing they may have been lacking was a belief in just how good they were.