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February 18th, 2011

George Edwin Jordan, 85

February 18, 2011

George Edwin Jordan, 85, State College, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Cloe, a son of the late C. Jenks and Bertha Mae (Jacobs) Jordan.

He was the youngest of seven children and was the last of his immediate family.

Mr. Jordan attended Punxsutawney High School and married Esther Almeda Bowers June 1, 1947, with whom he celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in 2010.

Dorothy Irene Manley, 91

February 18, 2011

Dorothy Irene Manley, 91, formerly of New Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Otterbein Retirement Home in Lebanon, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Timblin, Armstrong County, a daughter of the late Osmer and Twila Brocious.

Aug. 14, 1959, she married Jack A. Manley, who preceded her in death Sept. 13, 2004.

Mrs. Manley was a graduate of Brookville High School and Clarion State Teachers’ College. She taught for 34 years in the Bradford and Punxsutawney schools, retiring in 1980.

John R. "Dick" Phillips Sr., 84

February 18, 2011

John R. "Dick" Phillips Sr., 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Williams) Phillips.

Aug. 22, 1953, he married Irene (Gresock) Phillips of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Fire destroys Little Canada

February 18, 2011

BIG RUN — The former Little Canada Bar & Grill was completely destroyed by a fire early Friday morning along Filtering Plant Road in Big Run.

The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Friday and was fully involved with heavy fire and smoke showing from the windows as firefighters arrived on the scene.

The vacant structure, which years ago had housed the Little Canada Bar & Grill along with numerous other bars and restaurants, was converted into a residence several years ago.

Despite February thaw, concerns about flash flooding are not major

February 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Are you ready to be flooded with warm spring weather?

Thankfully, the recent February thaw has been slow, which helped stem off the quick meltdown that often causes area creeks and streams to overflow their banks.

Punxsutawney Borough Emergency Management Coordinator Charlie Hoeh said that people who live in a flood plain never think about preparing for a flood until the water is rising up the front steps. So the time to prepare is right now.

February 17th

Late push carries DuBois toward victory over Chucks

February 17, 2011

DUBOIS — Four-straight late victories that totaled 19 team points allowed DuBois to earn a 41-34 victory over the Punxsy wrestling team Thursday night.

The Chucks (12-12) were riding high after Tyler Titus' upset victory by fall at 215 pounds. They jumped ahead 28-22 with that win, but couldn't score again until Kody Young won by forfeit during the final bout of the night.

Unlike last week, when the Chucks received two big wins from freshmen Josh Schuckers and Joel Bowers to beat St. Marys, 34-30, the 103- and 112-pounders were unable to rise up once again.

Raiders finish season with win over Redbank

February 17, 2011

BROOKVILLE — It was clear after Brookville's Brady Mineweaser upset Redbank Valley's Mitch Blose, helping the Raiders earn a 40-21 win over the Bulldogs Thursday night, that Mineweaser has bigger goals in mind.

He wants, more than anything else, another chance to wrestle Ridgway's Cody Stahl at the District IX Class AA tournament next weekend. Stahl pinned Mineweaser in the third period of their match in the District IX Class AA Team Championship to give the Elkers a 32-29 win.

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96

February 17, 2011

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Clifford and Twila (Philippi) Hughes.

She was married to Bernard Brothers, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Brothers was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.

William John Cameron, 80

February 17, 2011

William John Cameron, 80, Rossiter, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Rossiter.

He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arnold M. and Ethel M. Cameron.

He was married to Jane Mallory Cameron, who survives.

Mr. Cameron raised strawberries and was a dairy and beef farmer. He was retired from Benjamin Coal Company, Sky Haven Coal Company and his business, Cameron Bus Company, after 52 years.

Erda H. Simons, 95

February 17, 2011

Erda H. Simons, 95, New Kensington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Natrona Heights. 

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Cletus and Effie (Winand) Scholze. 

She was married to Coy Lingenfelter, who preceded her in death June 10, 1941. She then married John E. Simons, who preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1972.

Mrs. Simons worked as an operator for Bell Telephone, a switch board operator for Alcoa, Miller Brothers Shoe Store, Gaylord’s Department Store and the YMCA, all in New Kensington. 

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