January 14th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sickness left Ridgway with just nine wrestlers Thursday night, and the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team took advantage of the Elkers' small squad while registering a 61-18 victory at home.
Punxsy (5-1) still out-wrestled Ridgway, earning a slim 19-18 victory on the mats. After that, the Chucks ended the match with seven-straight forfeit wins.
Marie F. Lindsay, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at St. Andrews Village in Indiana.
She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Cannonsburg, a daughter of the late Raymond and Stella (Olminsky) Lindsay.
Jean Douthit, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville.
She was born Aug. 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Carlton and Jane (Lewis) Reitz.
She was married to Howard Douthit, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Douthit was a member of the Cloe United Methodist Church.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Though it lost 39-28 to Ridgway Thursday night at home, the Punxsy wrestling team took solace in a victory on the mat, as three forfeits helped the Elkers secure the 11-point victory.
In the 11 bouts that were wrestled, Punxsy (6-7) outscored Ridgway, 28-21 â€” winning six matches. That includes three victories by fall, a major decision win and two triumphs by decision.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Though the dust from the holiday shopping season has just settled, for one local retailer, the hustle-and-bustle is just beginning.
While the rest of the world migrates south, seeking relief from frigid seasonal conditions, flights of inquiring minds, from near and far, flock north for the forecasting of the futureâ€™s weather.
That, which can only be executed by one earthly entity: The â€śPrognosticator of Prognosticatorsâ€ť Punxsutawney Phil, of course.
The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual reorganization meeting Thursday at the Pantall Hotel, where members selected their new officers for the year. Pictured are (seated, from left): Debi Meneely, member; Jodi Presloid, vice-president; Debbie Parise, secretary; Katie Laska, member; (back) Joe Ferraro, member; Jeff Curtis, president; and members Bob Cardamone, Francis Molinaro, T.J. Sliwinski and Aggie Ott. Missing are Clay Snyder, treasurer; members Dan Smith, Jack Lingenfelter, Brian Smith, Michele Lorenzo and Lara Little, new member.
Mildred I. Snyder, 88, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born June 27, 1922, in Dora, a daughter of the late Hollie and Dora (Pearce) Himes.
Aug. 16, 1940, she married Dallas H. Snyder, who preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1971.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Dorothy J. Snyder and husband Thomas of Dora and Lavonne A. Homan and husband John of Cochranton; and two grandchildren, Jackie Snyder and Wendy Straub and husband Jay.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Himes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The proposed West Mahoning Street Sewer project continues to be held up due to right-of-way difficulties.
Brian Sekula, of the EADS Group Inc. borough engineers, reported at Mondayâ€™s borough council meeting that the proposed sewer project has moved along like â€śmolasses,â€ť saying that the group had received a highway occupancy permit from PennDOT last year and was submitted to the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad a number of months ago with no reply.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is expanding its programs in Jefferson County, and could provide community service projects for PAHS students.
The same night that guidance counselor Emily Cassidy and PAHS Principal David London announced proposed changes to the senior project and standardized testing, respectively, Heidi Stahlnecker, program director for BBBS of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties, discussed with the Punxsutawney Area School Board ways that both students and potential â€śbigsâ€ť can get involved.
Mayor James Wehrle (left) presented Mary Ann Bosak (middle) with a proclamation for being the first female firefighter to retire and become a life member in the Punxsutawney and Central Fire Departments. Wehrle proclaimed Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, â€śMary Ann Bosak Dayâ€ť in honor of her 20 years of service to the department. Bosak (middle) thanked Wehrle, council and her fellow firefighters for their support over the years. Also pictured is Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner (right). (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)