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Archive - Oct 7, 2012

Brookville Raiders football keeps rolling, beats A-C Valley 48-24

October 7, 2012

BROOKVILLE — An impressive performance by the Brookville Raiders' dynamic offensive trio helped power them to a 48-24 victory over A-C Valley Friday night, improving to a 5-1 record.

Running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl and quarterback Cameron Yard combined for 409 rushing yards.

"The more weapons you have the tougher you are to defend, and that's what we're evolving into," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.

Vroman rushed for 129 yards on 10 carries with a 56-yard TD run and a 70-yard punt return.

Pizza & Prevention raises over $45,000 for fire department

October 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Fox's Pizza Den Pizza & Prevention 11th annual fundraiser has broken more records in raising money for the Punxsutawney Fire Department over the weekend.

The final totals are still coming in, but as of Sunday, Fox's Pizza sold close to 5,000 pizzas and pizza coupons during the annual fire department fundraiser, said Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsy.

Converting that into dollars, it totals $45,449.79, with the money donated in tips yet to be added to the tally, Anthony said, adding that the public has embraced this as an event more than a fundraiser.

Oktober Fest set for Saturday in downtown

October 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Oktober Fest in Punxsutawney is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Oktober Fest is the last of the 2012 Second Saturday events PRIDE has coordinated in the downtown.

It will take place, rain or shine, and will feature activities for all ages.

Events for the day include “Pick a Pumpkin” discounts at participating stores and sidewalk sales by a variety of vendors.

A Pumpkin Story Walk will take place on the sidewalk of South Findley Street between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Way Back When

October 7, 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
Sept. 9, 1896

Arrested for Malicious Mischief
Dr. Beyer and Dr. Shields have a dispute about a line on North Findley street, both claiming an alley. Last Saturday Des Freas and Ferl Long were having some coal hauled.

Joseph M. Serge, 91

October 7, 2012

Joseph M. Serge, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Serge was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Rosario Serge and Catherine (Caliguire) Serge.

Nov. 11, 1947, he married the love of his life, Anne (Schepis) Serge, of Punxsutawney, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II as a pharmacist's mate aboard the USS Independence.

Mr. Serge worked as a carpenter for the B&O Railroad — Chessie System.

Elizabeth A. Brady, 73

October 7, 2012

Elizabeth A. Brady, 73, of Anita, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Mrs. Brady was born July 31, 1939, in Hyde, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward L. King and Doris H. (Hart) King.

She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Heffner, of DuBois.

Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, singing and spending time with all of her grandchildren.

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