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Winter Queen, Princess will be crowned during basketball game

January 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The PAHS senior class recently chose six senior girls to represent the 2011 Winter Queen’s Court.

This year’s court includes Tawnee Bowers, Kayla Knox, Megan Muth, Hannah Neal, Sam Osikowicz and Taylor Powell.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen and the senior girl with the second highest number of votes will reign as princess.

The crowning will take place during halftime of Friday’s varsity basketball game against Brookville.

New Phil — and Phyllis — plush toys available Friday

January 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Friday, less than a month shy of the 125th Groundhog Day, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, in partnership with Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenirs, will release the 2011 plush Phil.

This year, in celebration of the holiday’s quasquicentennial however, the plush Punxsutawney Phil is accompanied by someone new — someone less acclaimed, less acknowledged and perhaps, less appreciated: A plush Punx-sutawney Phyllis.

Long-lost class ring back on finger of rightful owner after mysterious journey

January 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — No one would ever think that the PAHS Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test would be the catalyst to reunite a long-lost possession with its owner, but that is exactly what happened in a serendipitous string of events in late December at PAHS.

Each year, PAHS administers the ASVAB test to students who plan to enlist in the military. A representative from ASVAB works in conjunction with junior guidance counselor, Jenny White, to administer the test on the designated date.

Smith, Scarnati to lead Legislature

January 5, 2011

HARRISBURG —
By a unanimous vote, state Rep. Sam Smith of Punxsutawney was elected speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, while state Sen. Joe Scarnati of Brockway was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Senate for a third time.

Tuesday was the opening ceremony of the 195th Legislative Session of the House, where 200 elected members took the oath of office.  

Borough, PRIDE to hash out snow removal plan

January 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite the fact there has been little to no snowfall in Punxsutawney so far this winter, representatives of some of the downtown merchants spoke to the Punxsutawney Borough Council’s Public Safety Committee at Tuesday’s meeting regarding the possibility of snow removal.

Shirley Sharp and Joe Ferraro of PRIDE made good on a promise to bring a plan to council regarding the removal of snow from the parking meter zones in the borough.

No injuries reported in Martha St. fire

January 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Martha Street house was heavily damaged by fire that began around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

All three Punxsutawney fire companies battled the large fire at the residence of Carol States, 207 Martha St., Punxsy.

Department Chief Paul Hense said that when he arrived on-scene, there was heavy smoke and fire coming out from the rear of the older frame house.

“It had a lot of the older type of construction including double planked siding which made it difficult to extinguish,” he said.

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