Archive - Oct 21, 2012
STRATTANVILLE Ââ€” The Brookville Raiders proved Friday night that a win doesn't have to be glamorous in their 28-19 victory over the Clarion-Limestone Lions.
"An ugly win is just as good as a pretty win, and we were able to keep battling and score more points than them, plain and simple," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
After a combined 24 penalty flags and nine turnovers between both teams, the Brookville Raiders were able to outlast the Lions, who were hot on the comeback trail.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Area school board discussed at its meeting last Monday the possibility of allowing the football field to be used for a planned alumni football game between the Punxsutawney Chucks and the Brookville Raiders.
The board ultimately did not take any action on this proposal, apart from advising Mick Stormer, the eveningâ€™s spokesperson for and captain of the Brookville alumni football team, to resubmit the facility use form so that the board could review it at a later date, in a special meeting if need be.
(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.)
Sept. 23, 1896
OBITUARY â€” J.P. MURRAY
It is with much pain that we express our bereavement over the loss of our friend, J.P. Murray, who died last Monday with diphtheria, after an illness of about ten days.
Donna Mae Depp, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William Henry Rugh, Sr., and Clara Elaine (Barnett) Rugh.
On May 17, 1952, she married the love of her life, Robert Dean Depp.
Together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
Donna worked as a school bus driver in the Mapleview area.
She was a kind and easygoing bus driver who had surprise gifts for the little ones who were reluctant to get on the bus for the first time.
Richard C. Read, 93, of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
Mr. Read was born March 8, 1919, in Kermoore, a son of the late George Read and Julia (McCracken) Read.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Nov. 11, 1983, he married Donna R. (Kuntz) Read, who survives, of Mahaffey.
He was a credit manager and salesman for B F Goodrich Tires (L F & J B Beard and Cook Inc.) for many years before retiring.
He was a member of the Mahaffey Alliance Church.