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November 9th

Fire guts New Anchor Inn; former owner saved from the flames

November 9, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

“I’m open to anything,” he said Monday when asked about the possibility of reopening the restaurant. “I feel that God has a plan, and He’s kind of giving me a clean slate to just wait and see what path to take in my life.”

Council posts budget with no tax hike

November 9, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council approved and voted to place on display its preliminary 2011 budget with no tax increase.

Council President Susan Glessner said that council did agree to shift 0.15 mills from the recreation department’s budget to the library budget to make up for a shortfall in funding from the state.

She praised department heads and borough employees for their budgeting so they can continue borough services without increasing taxes.

Karen Burkett lives dream to work in nursing

November 9, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’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.

Mary M. Reed, 89

November 9, 2010

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 “Skipper” Richard Reed, who survives.

Mrs. Reed was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.

Nellie Elizabeth Postlewait, 98

November 9, 2010

Nellie Elizabeth Postlewait, 98, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at her home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Corsica, a daughter of the late John M. and Della (McKinley) Love.

She was married to William M. Postlewait, who preceded her in death in April 1987. Mrs. Postlewait was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney.

November 8th

BREAKING NEWS: Fire at the New Anchor Inn

November 8, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Firefighters from all three Punxsy stations and surrounding areas were called to battle a tenacious fire at the New Anchor Inn late Sunday evening.

Initial reports suggest there were no injuries. The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire.

Punxsy firefighters were assisted at the scene by the McCalmont and Big Run departments, with a number of other local departments on stand-by.

Check out www.punxsutawneyspirit.com and tomorrow's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit for more.

Confident Lady Chucks win at districts for sixth-straight time

November 8, 2010

CLARION — Entering the 2010 Punxsy volleyball season, much was made of the Lady Chucks' talent and experience with 11 seniors returning after 10 of them had been part of the program since they were seventh graders.

But the one thing they may have been lacking was a belief in just how good they were.

Ruth B. Reitz, 85

November 8, 2010

Ruth B. Reitz, 85, Knox Dale, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at home.

She was born May 23, 1925, in Big Run, a daughter of the late Clarence R. and Wilda G. Kerr.

Aug. 11, 1956, in Brookville, she married James “Jim” William Reitz, who survives.

Mrs. Reitz was employed at Standard Pennant Company in Big Run and The Cameron (Sylvania) in Reynoldsville.

She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church of Knox Dale, where she played piano, taught Sunday School and was the treasurer.

Mrs. Reitz enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Nellie Elizabeth Postlewait, 98

November 8, 2010

Nellie Elizabeth Postlewait, 98, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at her home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Corsica, a daughter of the late John M. and Della (McKinley) Love.

She was married to William M. Postlewait, who preceded her in death in April of 1987. Mrs. Postlewait was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney.

Avonell Marie Bowser, 88

November 8, 2010

Avonell Marie Bowser, 88, formerly of Big Run, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born June 27, 1922, in Bell Township, a daughter of the late William H. and Emma (Sankey) Bargerstock Buck.

She married Clarence “Pat” Bowser, who preceded her in death Aug. 12, 1996.

Mrs. Bowser was a long- time active member of the St. Phillips United Methodist Church of Big Run. She had been attending the Apostolic Gospel Church, Brookville.

She worked for many years as a waitress at Ruth & Harry’s and later at Bucks restaurant.

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