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Archive - Oct 14, 2012

DuBois Beavers overwhelm Brookville Raiders' football

October 14, 2012

DUBOIS ­­­­— Brookville's winning streak (five games) was finally snapped when the powerhouse DuBois Beavers football team proved to be too much for the Raiders to handle in a 52-13 defeat Friday night.

With the loss, Brookville's record now sits at 5-2.

"There are always positives you will get from games like this... obviously, when you lose that bad there aren't as many as there should be, but they're definitely some positives, and the guys said some good things after the game," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity football coach.

Groundhog Club breaks ground on new Gobbler’s Knob entrance

October 14, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle broke ground on Saturday for a new entrance to Gobbler's Knob, which will bring even more of a royal feel to the entrance of the home of Punxsutawney Phil.

“The entrance will include a large arch that will proclaim the location to be Gobbler's Knob," said Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle.

Lundy said the entrance began with the development of a master plan for The Knob.

PUMPKIN ‘PRIDE’ IN PUNXSUTAWNEY

October 14, 2012

The Oktober Fest Pumpkin Pie Contest, organized by PRIDE, was a delicious addition to the downtown Saturday.

Winners of the contest posed for a photo afterward with the judges.

Pictured are (from left): judge Matt Struss, representing Miller Brothers Furniture; judge Martha Jo Rupert, representing the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts; Casey Dyson, second-place winner; Nikki Sardon; third-place winner; and Howard Beezer, current Punxsutawney Man of the Year, representing the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.

Way Back When

October 14, 2012

(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
September 23, 1896

HORRIBLE EXAMPLES OVERWORKED

"Rome, Babylon, Carthage where are they? What caused their downfall? Why have they been wiped off the map of the world?" howled the free silver orator. And the men of various political and social ideas in the audience answered in various ways.

Betty Mumau, 95

October 14, 2012

Beatrice "Betty" Evelyn (Blose) Mumau was born in Blose Hollow (near Wilgus, Pa.) on July 13, 1917.

She grew up with 11 siblings and regaled friends and family her whole life with magical tales of goings-on and family reunions — especially the famous Blose Reunion — in the Hollow.

Living to the ripe age of 95, Betty would often wistfully remark, "I am the last leaf on the tree.”

She was married in 1936 to Robert J. Mumau, who preceded her in death in 1984.

John Lee Heckman, 59

October 14, 2012

John Lee Heckman, 59, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at home.

He was born Dec. 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Albert Charles and Constance Hope (Teats) Heckman.

He had previously worked at Matson Lumber and Elbel’s Produce Farm.

His enjoyment in life was spending time with his daughter Hope, making homemade soup called “Dough,” having Sunday dinners and visiting his family and friends.

He loved his dog Lizzy.

He was a content man who enjoyed what he had, and he also liked woodworking and gardening.

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