January 19th, 2011
Donald E. Lento, 74, Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, after a long battle with ALS at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born July 3, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Francis and Florence (Kingsley) Lento.
Oct. 26, 1977, he married Judith A. (Mock) Lento of Punxsutawney, who survives.
Mr. Lento was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Punxsutawney area and Oregon, Ohio.
Beverly G. Mazik, 73, Brookville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family at home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Wilkins Township, a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Geyer.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas C. Mazik, who survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 10, 2010.
Caroline Means, 95, Punxsutawney, formerly of Valier, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born June 10, 1915, in Punxsutawney, the oldest of five children of the late Clark and Mirtie Stoke Smith.
April 28, 1937, she married Forrest M. Means, who preceded her in death July 9, 1999. They had been married 62 years.
Mrs. Means worked as an elementary school teacher for more than 20 years, retiring in 1979.
She was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church and served in many capacities over the years.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Redbank Valley's ability to earn major decisions and falls during five of its six victories on the mat helped it down the Punxsy wrestling team Wednesday night, 35-29.
With each team receiving a forfeit, both squads split the remaining 12 bouts, 6-6. During those six victories, Punxsy (6-8) earned three decisions, two major decisions and a fall. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs registered three wins by fall and three by major decision, leading to the six-point difference in their victory.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Double digit scoring performances by John Matthews and Braxton Giavedoni carried the Punxsy seventh-grade boys' basketball team toward a 43-31 triumph over St. Marys Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy (6-2) outscored St. Marys 10-9 during the first and second quarters and 11-9 during the final frame, making the Chucks' 14-6 second quarter the separating factor between a tight victory and a double-digit win.
Matthews scored a team-best 16 points, and Giavedoni wasn't too far behind, tallying 12 points.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Thereâ€™s bad news and good news for basic and standard Comcast cable customers today.
The bad news is, if you did not upgrade to digital cable already, you may have awoke this morning to find that half of your channels disappeared overnight.
The good news is, itâ€™s easy to get them back with a digital upgrade.
Bob Grove, public relations and community affairs director for Comcast Cable Keystone Region, said Comcastâ€™s digital upgrade, â€śA World of More,â€ť has come to fruition.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Being competitive hasn't been enough for the Punxsy boys' basketball team, as even though it kept things close with District IX League-leading St. Marys Tuesday night, the Chucks suffered their 17th-straight league loss, 52-45.
Punxsy (4-7, 0-4 District IX League) trailed by just two points with 1:28 left before St. Marys (10-3, 4-1) inbounded the ball to Jimmy Werner, who quickly finished under the basket. Werner's hoop started the Flying Dutchmen's game-winning 5-0 run that finished off the Chucks.
BROOKVILLE â€” With the dual meet victory already secured, it would have been easy for the Raiders' Logan Stout to continue to take his lumps as DuBois 215-pounder Landon Hannah continued to earn points seemingly at will.
Someone forgot to tell Stout that the match was over.
Trailing 9-2 in the third period, Stout pulled off an improbable maneuver to gain control of the match before pinning Hannah in a stunner, highlighting an all-around impressive night of wrestling for Brookville, as the Raiders earned a 52-21 win over DuBois in front of the home crowd.
SENECA â€” A year after finishing second-best, the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team won the Cranberry Team Duals Saturday.
Punxsy was dominant all day, beating Oil City (76-18), Franklin (62-19), Greenville (55-37) and Warren (69-24) while completing the tournament with a 4-0 record.
Bonus points were the key to Punxsy's victory Saturday, as it won 22 bouts by fall.
Tom Corbett (right) is sworn in as Pennsylvaniaâ€™s 46th governor as his wife, Susan, looks on Tuesday in Harrisburg. (Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Media Service)