CLEARFIELD â€” The Punxsutawney varsity wrestling team knew heading into Clearfield Wednesday night that it would be challenged at every weight and would be in for a tough night, and that's exactly what the Chucks got.
The Bisons were too powerful down the lineup, earning a 48-17 victory over the Chucks (1-1), a victory that may seem lopsided, but for Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy, a loss that had plenty of upside.
HARMONY â€” The Lady Chucks picked up their second win of the season Thursday night as Punxsy traveled to Harmony and earned a convincing 54-31 win to push its record to 2-4 on the season.
The Lady Chucks jumped out to a 14-6 first-quarter lead before pulling away in the second frame to make it 26-11 at halftime.
The second half was more of the same for Punxsy as the Lady Chucks used swift ball movement and sharp shooting to increase its lead to 41-24 after three quarters before putting things away in the fourth.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Every year, one day exists when the world seems to stop spinning so quickly on its axis. In the graceful winter stillness, all is silent. Troubles and worries nearly fade away as families gather and friends reunite. Magic is made real for children. And adults watch, instead of work, as the world passes by, just for the day.
BROOKVILLE and THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN â€” Christmas will be different for Jeffrey Draa and his mother, Joann, this year. Namely, they will be together during the holidays for the first time in three years.
Draa is a member of the U.S. Navy, and serves on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, which has been at sea for the past 211 days, according to Lt. Katie Cerezo, assistant public affairs officer for the Truman. Draa has been on board for that entire duration.
William J. â€śFarmer Billâ€ť Aul, 82, Juneau, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Aul was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Andrew Aul and Dorothy (Quallich) Aul.
June 14, 1960, he married Joan (Mueck) Aul, who survives, of Juneau.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Aul was a Chaplin for the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 and enjoyed gardening.
Richy A. Hurd, 58, Brookville, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born June 15, 1952, in Curwensville, a son of Walter Hurd and the late Ruth Johnston Hurd.
Aug. 19, 1978, he married Patricia L. McCallus Hurd, who survives, of Brookville.
Mr. Hurd was in the Punxsutawney High School graduating class of 1970.
Mr. Hurd was a field representative for the former Fairman Drilling for 28 years and retired from Devonian Resources Inc. He was a member of Big Run Camp and an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
Lisle McHenry Jobe, 86, Indiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Indiana, a son of the late Lisle M. and Sarah G. McHenry Jobe.
He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
Mr. Jobe lived his entire life in Indiana, where he was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, and the Pittsburgh Zoo and National Aviary. He was very active at the Indiana Senior Action Center. He retired from FMC where he was employed as a draftsman.
Norma Jean Jobe, 82, Indiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at her residence.
She was born April 2, 1928, in Indiana, a daughter of the late Clayton B. and Kathleen N. Buterbaugh Pollock.
Mrs. Jobe lived her entire life in the borough of Indiana where she was a member of Graystone Presbyterian Church since April 2, 1942.
She was a member of the New Century Club, Golden Agers, Pittsburgh Zoo and National Aviary. She was very active at the Indiana Senior Action Center. She retired from Riverside Market, a division of Penn Traffic, after 15 years of service.
Ruth Mae Majewski, 83, New Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Louis and Ethel McFarland Slusher.
She married Kazimiesz Raymond Majewski, who preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1994.
After moving into the Redbank Valley area, Mrs. Majewski became a homemaker. She lived in the local area for 33 years, spending the past seven years living in New Bethlehem.
She enjoyed reading, spending time with her great-grandchildren and her cat, Maggie.
Janet M. Seger, 78, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Smicksburg, a daughter of the late Virgil Stiteler and Bessie (Gray) Stiteler.
She was married to Ronald Seger, who survives.
Mrs. Segar worked as a seamstress at Pramco, and at Punxsutawney Sportswear and Ideal Products in Sykesville.
She was a member of Rossiter United Presbyterian Church.