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Archive - Nov 2012

November 22nd

Proposed Jefferson County budget for 2013 includes tax increase

November 23, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The proposed 2013 budget for Jefferson County includes a tax increase, the commissioners announced at their meeting on Tuesday.

The commissioners approved a motion to place the 2013 budget on display for 20 days with the vote for adoption scheduled for Dec. 11.

Though the statute requires the proposed budget to be on display for 20 days, it will actually be available for 21 when all is said and done. It is available to be viewed upon request.

Nutcracker, Home for the Holidays Parade centerpieces for 'magical' weekend in Punxsutawney

November 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This weekend is set to be a magical one in Punxsutawney with an old tradition — the Home for the Holidays Parade — slated for Saturday evening, and while the magic can be found all over town, PRIDE's Nutcracker Weekend features what has become a holiday favorite in the area, with Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet's cast putting on another installment of the long-beloved performance.

Well-known for the vivid images of soldiers and dancers, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular performances in the tradition of ballet.

Big Run Scouts Taking part in Go-Green Recycling

November 23, 2012

The members of Big Run Cub Scouts Pack No. 250 are doing their part to help the environment.

Gruda Metals, owned and operated by Philip Bowser Jr., John Paul Bowser and Kay Bowser, will be supplying a roll-off dumpster to be placed in Big Run resident Timothy Boal's yard.

The scouts are asking fellow residents of not only Big Run but surrounding areas to bring any scrap metal they have, whether its a refrigerator, microwave or other appliances, to the dumpster.

Donald Dee Forrest, 66

November 22, 2012

Donald Dee Forrest, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arthur Clinton and Helen Jean (Grube) Forrest.

On Aug. 14, 1965, he married the love of his life, the former Nancy Arlene Vanhorn, who survives.

They met one another on a seesaw at Gobbler’s Knob while attending a FFA and FHA school picnic.

He was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.

Don worked as a truck driver for many years until his blindness forced him to retire.

Antoinette Clemento, 85

November 22, 2012

Antoinette Clemento, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1927, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Clemento.

She was a member of the Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church of Pittsburgh.

She worked in retail sales for 40 years and retired from Keystone Shoes.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Lois Clemento
of Punxsutawney; two nephews, Richard Clemento and wife Mickey of Northern Cambria and Bill Clemento and wife Terry of Punxsutawney; a

Louise M. Smith, 90

November 22, 2012

Louise M. Smith, 90, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 10, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William and Esther (Vanderpool) Henneman.

On May 29, 1946, she married Blair E. Smith, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1978.

She formerly attended the Punxsutawney Church of God and the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.

She enjoyed puzzles and cooking, but most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren.

November 20th

Stellar Chucks soccer campaign saluted

November 21, 2012

Punxsy boys' soccer saluted its stellar 2012 season on Tuesday night at the Punxsy First Church of God. The Chucks' seniors posed for one more photo: (front row, from left) Mike Pascuzzo, Pat Defelice and Taylor Phillips; (back row) Brendan Knarr, Lance Deets, Trevor Peace and Ty Zimmerman.

For the full story, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Bush's 'Monster Year' highlights Chucks football All-KSAC honorees

November 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In football, you have players that are the key to the team's success on offense or defense. The Punxsy football team saw one of its key players, Jamie Bush, post a "monster year" in his final one donning a Chucks uniform, on both offense and defense this fall.

The Punxsy Most Valuable Player, Bush, earned All-Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Large School notarity at both fullback and linebacker along with teammates center Jordan London, defensive end Dan McLain, wide receiver Clayton Dale and slot back Dakota Byers.

Police searching for victims of egg vandalism

November 20, 2012

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are looking for victims whose property, homes or vehicles were egged between 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 a.m. Nov. 18.

According to police, five male juveniles and one adult female purchased 420 eggs — 35 dozen — using the female's ACCESS card.

Police said the actors then drove through several areas in the county, throwing the eggs at houses and cars.

The egging occurred in the areas of Punxsutawney, Anita, Big Run, Sykesville, Reynoldsville, Stump Creek, DuBois, McGees Mills, Burnside and Cherry Tree.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Spirit; holiday office hours

November 20, 2012

The Spirit office at 510 Pine St. will be closed Thursday, and there will be no newspaper printed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Normal business and printing schedules will resume Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers.

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