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Meterko and Morgan win at Butler Invite

April 17, 2011

BUTLER — Punxsutawney junior Brody Morgan knew he could handle the muddy, slippery runaway while throwing the javelin at the Butler Invitational Friday. Since Punxsy doesn't have a runway, he was used to not having a clear path for the approaches on his throws.

Morgan was surprised with where he finished, winning the javelin (177-0) with a throw six feet further from his next closest competitor, Kyle Armagost of Moniteau (171-2).

Morgan also finished in fifth place in the shot put (45-7 3/4).

Six inducted into Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame

April 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Featured speaker Les Shoop, a former Punxsutawney Area High School basketball coach, couldn't disagree more with the opinion of those who believe that sports aren't important.

After all, he said, if sports weren't important, Saturday's event at the PAHS cafeteria wouldn't have received such a welcome turnout.

Saturday, at the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 induction ceremony, more than 100 family members and friends reaffirmed the featured speaker's belief by showing their support for six men who were added to the town's elite athletic group.

Way Back When

April 17, 2011

(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
February 19, 1896

BALLOT FRAUDS CHANGED
The North Side Municipal Election Claimed to be Corrupt
There were charges of corrupt and illegal practices at the North Side Municipal election yesterday and preparations were being made to contest the election for borough constable.

Helen Snyder, 86

April 17, 2011

Helen Snyder, 86, Punxsutawney, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Juneau, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Tretzler) Lezak.

She was married to Arnold M. Snyder, who preceded her in death in 1992.

Mrs. Snyder was a secretary. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

Surviving relatives include two nieces, Stacey Love of Punxsutawney, and Heather Serian Kunselman of Smyerstown; four nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.

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