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Archive - Sep 2011

September 11th

Lucille May Grossi, 80

September 12, 2011

Lucille May Grossi, 80, Punxsutawney, formerly of Anita, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1931, in Anita, the daughter of the late Roy C. and Julia (Anderson) Walker.

Oct. 23, 1973, she married Joseph Secondo Grossi, who preceded her in death April 25, 1996.

Mrs. Grossi worked as a tax collector.

She enjoyed playing Bingo and gambling at Seneca. She really loved and enjoyed the company of her yellow cat.

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89

September 12, 2011

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maude (Cornman) Kerr.

She was married 45 years to Kenneth L. McQuown, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McQuown worked for many years as a baker at Ruth & Harry's Bakery, and she also enjoyed making beautiful quilts.

While at Jefferson Manor, she made many close friends with the caregivers and residents at Jefferson Court.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Vernon C. Martin, 82

September 12, 2011

Vernon C. Martin, 82, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Trade City, a son of the late Elmer W. and Idabelle Gaul (Martin).

March 25, 1950, he married Marian Gahagan Martin, who survives.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City. He was a member of the Mahoning Grange No. 1732 and a National Guard veteran.

He was a retired farmer who also had a trucking and excavating business.

Lulu G. Swineford, 90

September 12, 2011

Lulu G. Swineford, 90, Brookville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Knox Township, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Blanche Hopkins.

Feb. 11, 1943, in Columbus, Ga., she married Miles T. Swineford, who preceded her in death May 4, 1988.

She was retired from Owens-Illinois in Brookville.

10th anniversary of 9/11 remembered throughout Punxsutawney

September 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The tragedy of 9/11 was remembered at several Sunday gatherings, both in religious and secular groups alike.

Capt. Dave Rhodes, Salvation Army, Kittaning, was the featured speaker at the memorial service that was held by the Punxsutawney Ministerium Sunday afternoon in Barclay Square.

Getting his "Phil" of exilir

September 12, 2011

Bill Deeley (right) helps Punxsutawney Phil drink up his annual swig of groundhog elixir — which extends his life for another seven years, according to legend — during Saturday's annual Groundhog Picnic & Outing at Groundhog Park in Young Township. Punxsy Phil is shown taking a comfortable seat on the back of his co-handler John Griffiths.

Way Back When

September 12, 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 newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(April 1, 1896)

Resigned the Cashiership
W. W. Winslow, Esq., who was a few weeks ago, elected cashier of the Citizen's Bank, and who has been exercising those duties, has resigned. It debars him entirely from the practice of law, which he does not desire to give up, and he therefore takes this step.

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September 9th

Punxsy bounces back, clips Falcons' wings

September 10, 2011

FOXBURG — After a tough loss to its rival DuBois in the season opener, Punxsy recovered with a 42-6 win over A-C Valley Friday night in Foxburg.

Each team's greatest opponent Friday was the weather, though, as the start of the game was delayed until 7:50 p.m. due to lightning.

Lightning delayed the start of the second half as well, and eventually, the game had to be called during the third delay due to players' safety from stopping and starting.

Lady Chucks claim AML season kickoff

September 10, 2011

BROCKWAY — The Punxsy girls' golf team kicked off its Allegheny Mountain League schedule with a win over Brockway Thursday afternoon in Brockway.

Five teams competed at the meet, and Punxsy entered the lowest score, but the only match that counted for record was the head-to-head matchup with Brockway.

Punxsy's overall record is now 3-0, with a 1-0 record in the AML.

Punxsy will host all four teams — Brookville, Brockway, DuBois and Ridgway — in its next meet Monday.

BRINGING HOME THE TROPHY

September 9, 2011

Last Saturday, the Lady Chucks junior varsity volleyball team traveled to Slippery Rock for the junior varsity tournament, and returned with the first-place trophy in hand. Pictured with their trophy are (front, from left) Nicole DiPietro, Emily Reitz, Ashley Reitz, Alyssa Reitz, Jensen Constantino; (back) Hailey Brady, Maddie Neal, Ivy Phillips, Sydney Phillips, Shaina Painter, Bella Gallina and coach Megan Decker. Punxsy is off to a 2-0 start this season behind great serving and solid defense.

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