November 5th, 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, 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. â€śAngeâ€ť 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.
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.
Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the stateâ€™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.
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.
28 New Orleans (4-4) @ 10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs. 17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
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James H. Means, 91, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Golden Living in Clarion, Pa.
He and his twin brother, John W. Means, were born April 9, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William B. and Ethel (Sutter) Means.
Jim was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army.
In 1947, he married Betty (Lingenfelter) Means. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
He was a co-owner, with his brothers, of Means Brothers Construction Company.
He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
Alvin Lee Kendall, 81, of Big Run, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Jefferson Manor.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in the Big Run area, a son of the late Don and Mary Olivette (Peace) Kendall.
On Dec. 24, 1957, he married the former Dorothy Ann Gray. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2007.
Alvin attended the Scotland Avenue Church of God. He was a man of great faith, sharing the love of God with whoever crossed his path. He also enjoyed reaching others through lay witness missions. He formerly taught Sunday School.