April 22nd, 2012
Marilyn J. Siar, 83, Summerville, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Knox Dale, a daughter of the late William and Grace (McKnabb) Miller.
Oct. 4, 1947, she married Summers B. Siar, who survives.
Mrs. Siar was a graduate of Brookville High School.
She was a housewife and enjoyed puzzles, sightseeing, flea markets, playing cards and her grandchildren.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Matthew W. Snedden, 84, Anita, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Rossiter, a son of the late Walter and Ruth (Warden) Snedden.
July 14, 1951, he married Marie B. (Sivanich) Snedden, who survives, of Anita. They were married 60 years.
Mr. Snedden served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was employed for many years by Jefferson Grocery before retiring.
He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church, where he was a member of the Men's Club.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a game that saw a number of zeroes on the scoreboard â€” 12 to be exact â€”Â it was a pair of big half innings that told the offensive story in Punxsy's varsity softball game against State College Friday in Punxsutawney.
Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their big inning came up just short of matching State College's, and they fell 4-3 to the Little Lions.
One of the things that stood out about State College's big inning â€”Â the third, during which it scored four runs â€” was that while the Little Lions had three hits, Punxsy also helped them with a pair of fielding errors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While the varsity squad dropped a heart-breaking game to the Little Lions of State College Friday, the JV team continued to roll with an 8-1 victory over the same foe.
Punxsy pitchers Sarah London and Lauren Wolfe tag teamed the pitching effort, with London pitching the first four and Wolfe closing out the game.
London allowed just one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out three, and Wolfe allowed one hit in her three shutout innings. She struck out one and walked one.
Dorothy J. (Randall) Clinch, 90, peacefully passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Meadow Lakes Healthcare Center in East Windsor, N.J.
Â She was born in Winslow, and after graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1940, she graduated from DuBois Business College.Â She also graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling in New York, where she worked as a fashion model.
Ruth M. London, 90, Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Feb. 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Thomas and Barbara (Lester) Cowan.
July 23, 1955, she married Robert H. London, who preceded her in death May 10, 1999.
Mrs. London was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney and served as the organist at the Anita Presbyterian church.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and feeding her family.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the completion of the paving on Mahoning Street this week, the end of PennDOTâ€™s $1.1 million downtown traffic signal upgrade is in sight.
Workers from Power Contracting, the contractor on the signal project, continued installing the new overhead signage Friday.
The new traffic signals will be activated Wednesday and Thursday, two intersections per day, according to PennDOT Project Manager Kirby Starr, who also said the former traffic light system will be removed once the new lights are activated.
BROOKVILLE â€” Friday, 21 students from seven school districts in Jefferson and Clarion counties took part in the 2012 Clar-Jeff Safe Driving Competition at the Heritage House in Brookville.
The students were tested on perceptual driving, behind-the-wheel skills, Pennsylvania driving laws and vehicle defects.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Riding the momentum from an impressive road win against Bradford Tuesday afternoon, the Chucks tennis team picked up another convincing win over the Brockway Rovers Thursday evening in Punxsutawney, 8-1.
"Brockway was 4-2 coming in, and their losses were to DuBois and Elk, so we have a few common losses there," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said after the win. "But I expected us to play well at home after coming off Tuesday's confidence booster against Bradford. It was a good win for us."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thursday afternoon was a rare occasion where the ninth- and 10th-grade members of the PAHS boys' track team could compete without the pressure of defeating the more-experienced juniors and seniors at the Indiana Ninth- and 10th-grade Invitational Tournament, and Punxsy head coach John Smith said Punxsy had a good showing.
With 10 teams at the tournament â€” including the Chucks, Indiana, Greensburg-Salem, Ligonier Valley, Latrobe, Altoona, Franklin Regional, Hempfield, Norwin and Calvary Baptist â€” the Chucks had plenty of solid competiton.