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DOUBLE THE DEER, DOUBLE THE FUN

November 29, 2010

Scott Howard (left) and his son Brycen Howard (right), both of Punxsy, each shot a buck Monday morning in Perry Township. Scott’s is 180 pounds, has eight points and an 18-inch spread and occurred at 7:30 a.m., and Brycen’s first-ever buck is 150 pounds, has eight points and occurred at 8 a.m. Also pictured is Scott’s other son, Logan. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Janis Lee Hitchings, 63

November 29, 2010

Janis Lee Hitchings, 63, Paris, Ky., passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.

She was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Elizabeth (Anibaldi) Esposito and the late Gerald Esposito.

She was married to Gary Hitchings, who preceded her in death.

High rise hosts dance benefiting Toys for Tots

November 29, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Residents of the Jefferson Street High Rise held their third-annual dance to benefit the Toys for Tots campaign Monday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.

Executive Director of the Jefferson County Housing Authority Sandy McGuire explained how important Toys for Tots is in the community.

“It’s not just for residents of the high rise,” she said, adding that admission to the event was one unwrapped toy. “We’ve also invited other organizations throughout Punxsy — including the Mahoning Towers — to participate.”

A SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY

November 29, 2010

Caleb Cochran, of Punxsy, bagged this 250-pound, 10-point buck at 2:30 p.m. Monday in North Mahoning Township during the first day of rifle deer season. Cochran is pictured with his daughter, Alivia. (Photo by Tracy Smith/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

HELPING OUR FURRY FRIENDS

November 29, 2010

Tracy Smith (fourth from left), Spirit ad representative, presents Bob Adamson (fifth from left), president of the Gateway Humane Society, with a donation from The Punxsutawney Spirit’s 2011 Pet Calendar, which is included in subscribers’ editions today. Also on hand are (from left) ad reps Jennifer Smith and Kara Wojcik, Smith, Adamson, and ad reps Brittany Smith and Amanda Adams. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Circle of the Trees winner

November 29, 2010

The winners of the Circle of the Trees competition, presented by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, were announced following Saturday’s Home for the Holidays Parade in Barclay Square. The winner of the Best Overall Tree went to the Punxsutawney Arts Association. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Minor injuries reported in Saturday wreck

November 29, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney woman lost control of her vehicle on a slippery Route 436 Saturday morning causing a one-vehicle accident.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vera Pelky, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge and lost control due to icy conditions which caused her to strike a wall.

Police added that Pelky’s vehicle spun around after striking the wall and came to rest in the northbound lane.

Edward W. Johnson

November 29, 2010

In memory of Edward W. Johnson, son of Robina Johnson Fairbanks, of Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Punxsutawney, who passed away Oct. 25, 2010, in his home with his family around him after a long illness.

His wife, Audrey, and four children survive him: Edward Johnson Jr. of Cedar Point, Ill., Richard of Andover, N.Y., Nancy Peterson of Mountaintop, and Timothy of Horseheads; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Vonette Fairbanks of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Haughy Funeral Home in Corning, N.Y.

Ruth A. Kunselman, 85

November 29, 2010

Ruth A. Kunselman, 85, Reynoldsville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 13, 1925, in Winslow Township, a daughter of the late Eugene W. and Esther A. (Strouse) Sprague.

Sept. 5, 1947, she married Harry F. Kunselman, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

Mrs. Kunselman graduated from the Reynoldsville High School Class of 1943, and was a retired employee of Sylvania and Cameron Manufacturing.

She was a homemaker and beloved mother.

Way Back When

November 29, 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.

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