January 19th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz., shocked many people around the world and caused other public officials to possibly be more cautious when they make public appearances.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who served in the House in Washington with Giffords, said he wonâ€™t allow that incident to stop him from meeting constituents.
Catherine Margaret Carlson, 92, Anita, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born Aug. 6, 1918, in DeLancey, a daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Hinderliter) Carlson.
Dec. 9, 1933, she married Gilbert E. Carlson, who preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1985.
Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Anita Assembly of God Church, where she served as secretary for many years. She also served as a judge of elections in McCalmont Township for many years.
She was a devoted, loving and caring mother and grandmother.
John M. Hollenbaugh, 89, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his daughterâ€™s home in Creedmoor, Texas.
He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Panic, a son of the late Eli and Mabel (Hayes) Hollenbaugh.
He was married to Grace E. Dinger, who preceded him in death June 18, 2008.
Mr. Hollenbaugh was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.
He was employed as a general contractor and enjoyed woodworking.
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.