November 10th, 2010
George F. Krouse, 77, Swan Lake, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at St. Maryâ€™s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Emma (Wolfe) Krouse.
He was married to Ann Krouse, who survives.
Mr. Krouse was a 1955 graduate of Penn State University and employed as an engineer for many places, most recently with National Steel Pellet Company in Keewatin, Minn., where he retired in 1995.
Mary M. Reed, 89, Ringgold, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Charles and Gladys (Snyder) Anderson.
Sept. 19, 1941, she married Charles â€śSkipperâ€ť Richard Reed, who survives.
Mrs. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.
Earl H. Wetzel, 84, Rochester Mills, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 10, 1926, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Howard B. and Myrtle (Orr) Wetzel.
June 12, 1944, he married his wife of 66 years, Jean V. Farnsworth, who survives.
Mr. Wetzel spent his childhood on the farms of his parents and grandfather, H.H. Wetzel.
HARRISBURG â€” Again referring to a football-player-and-coach analogy he used in his 2010 re-election campaign, state Rep. Sam Smith said House Republicans â€” put back into the game by the â€ścoaches,â€ť i.e., the voters Nov. 2 â€” are preparing their game plan.
â€śWell, weâ€™re now in a position of kind of running onto the field,â€ť Smith said Tuesday, shortly after members of the House Republican caucus voted to name him speaker of the state house. â€śJan. 4, there will be contact.â€ť
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even though the paving took place during the middle of July, the Pine Street CDBG paving project is finally closed, as reported at Mondayâ€™s Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.
Borough Manager Ben White said the engineer met with the contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. about several areas of concern and completed the punch list of items.
White presented a change order for a reduction from the current contract price of $93,067.50 that was reduced by $8,857.55 to a new contract price of $84,209.95.
HERSHEY â€” Four members of the Punxsy girls' cross country team competed in Saturday's 2010 PIAA Class AAA Championships, and while not performing poorly by any means, head coach George Wehrle said that the results were somewhat less than expected.
HERSHEY â€” Up against the best runners in the state in the big school division, Punxsy senior A.J. Meterko and junior Dane Baker came away feeling pretty good about their performances Saturday in Hershey at the PIAA Class AAA Boys' Cross Country Championships.
Meterko, a senior who was competing in his third state meet, finished in 114th place with a time of 17:26 out of 283 runners. Baker, running at states for the second time, followed in 210th place in 18:09.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A day after a vicious fire gutted the restaurant that has been in his family for generations, New Anchor Inn owner Dave Setree said he and his family are taking each day one at a time.
â€śIâ€™m open to anything,â€ť he said Monday when asked about the possibility of reopening the restaurant. â€śI feel that God has a plan, and Heâ€™s kind of giving me a clean slate to just wait and see what path to take in my life.â€ť