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JEFFERSON COUNTY PRIDE!

November 22, 2010

Jefferson County’s three participants in the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick event — (from left) Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, Laney Monroe of Punxsutawney and Blaise Carney of Reynoldsville — took part in the contest at the Steelers’ training facility on the South Side and then took the field at halftime during the Steelers versus Raiders game Sunday at Heinz Field. Abby Jo took second in the 10-and-11-year-old girls’ division, while Laney took third in the eight-and-nine-year-old girls’ division. Blaise’s placement in the eight-and-nine-year-old boys’ division was unavailable.

Noribel Z. Geesey, 96

November 22, 2010

Noribel Z. Geesey, 96, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at The Winds at Mattern Orchard.

She was born May 10, 1914, in Big Run, a daughter of the late David A. and Mae (Bush) Zufall.

July 17, 1937, she married Scott S. Geesey, who preceded her in death in 1977.

County residents support troops through PASR project

November 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In the real spirit of Thanksgiving, area residents demonstrated their appreciation for the service of the American troops in Afghanistan by generously responding to a drive to send gifts to the men and women serving abroad.

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the project encouraged people of all ages to drop off snack foods, stationery, toiletry items and other merchandise which the troops have requested.

Tibbs family celebrates 14 years at church

November 22, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The congregation of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney recently celebrated the completion of 14 years of service for Greg Tibbs as the senior pastor of the church located on Skyview Drive.

Tibbs, his wife Jolanda and three sons — John, Chase and Hunter — have also served the congregation in a variety of ways over the past 14 years.

The Tibbs family was serving at the First Church of God in Cynthiana, Ky., for 13 years when they received the call to pick up their young family and move to Punxsutawney.

FIRST ARCHERY BUCK

November 22, 2010

Amber Carlson, 13, of Anita, bagged this nine-point buck, her first archery buck, in McCalmont Township at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)

Way Back When

November 22, 2010

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence

(January 15, 1896)

Of Interest to School Directors

A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.

Donna Marie Adams, 66

November 22, 2010

Donna Marie Adams, 66, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Denver and Hilda Marie (Hartle) Knisely.

June 19, 1965, she married Charles T. Adams, who preceded her in death June 7, 2002.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Walston.

She was a homemaker.

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