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November 11th

Betty A. Shirley, 86

November 11, 2012

Betty A. Shirley, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Mrs. Shirley was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Walston, a daughter of the late Gustave W. Burkholtz and Lula Mae (Salsgiver) Burkholtz.

She was married to Ronald E. Shirley, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Shirley was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

She worked many years at Loree Footwear before retiring.

She was a member of the Punxsutawney Senior Center and former president of the Grandmothers’ Club.

November 9th

Area musicians band together in effort to help local youngster

November 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — So many turn to music to help lift their spirits when they’re having a rough day. So, when a student from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School, Colin Wineberg, 
fell ill, several local musicians decided to put their talents to use raising money to help Wineberg’s cause.

Event organizer Mike Krach, a music teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, said Colin is a 7th-grade student in the district who is in need of a kidney transplant. When Wineberg fell ill this past summer rather suddenly, Krach said a chronic kidney disease was discovered.

Bison answer battle-tough Chucks in FB playoffs

November 10, 2012

HYDE — Despite every no-contest prediction for the Friday night football sub-regional playoff, the Punxsy Chucks scored 0the most points in seven weeks against the undefeated Clearfield Bison to give the host all it could handle.

Clearfield, though, had the answer to the battle-tough Punxsy team to take away the hard-fought 38-18 victory.

Trailing 24-0 after one play in the second half, the Chucks gained their stride with the game's next two scoring drives.

Richard L. Brown, 73

November 9, 2012

Richard L. Brown, 73, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, went home to be with his Saviour on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints — Psalm 116:15.

He was born on July 7, 1939, in Rochester Mills, Pa. to the late Louise (nee Work) and Richard C. Brown.

He gathered with the Christians at Myrtle Street Meeting for many years.

He was a barber for 46 years, Owner of Brown’s Westgate Barber Shop for 20 years and worked at Terex, GM for more than 8 years.

John H. London, 80

November 9, 2012

John H. London, 80, of Big Run, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at home with his family.

He was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Big Run, a son of the late Edison M. and Edith (Sutter) London.

He was a member of the last graduating class from Big Run High School in 1951.

On April 26, 1953, he married the former Beverly Jane Roney. She survives.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney. He was a member of the church choir and really enjoyed singing, even outside of church.

November 8th

Jury finds Thornhill guilty on all but one count

November 8, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The trial of Christopher Thornhill ended on Thursday with him being found guilty of all but one of the counts with which he was charged in a shooting that took place in Punxsutawney on Sept. 22, 2011.

The victims in the incident were Punxsutawney residents Shane Glatt and Richard White Jr., both of whom survived with serious injuries.

Krise Bus Service named Chamber’s Business of the Year

November 8, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce held its annual members’ luncheon, and the highlight of the event was the naming of the 2012 Business of the Year Award, Krise Bus Service of
Punxsutawney.

The winner write-up, read by Tracy Smith — representing Spirit Publishing Company, which was last year’s winner — stated this year’s winner was a company “formed in 1990 by a person who became interested in the industry while he was still a senior in high school. Starting out with 45 employees, this company grew steadily.

Pizza & Prevention puts up yet another big number in 2012

November 8, 2012

Wednesday afternoon, Fox’s Pizza Den donated a check for $46,595.91 — funds raised during the annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser — to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

On hand for the event were (front, from left): J.R. Overly, Lindsey Fire Department; Matt Kengersky, Kengersky Insurance Agency; Larry McGuire Rembowski, department secretary; Cheri Yount, Bob Long and Nathan Shotts, Fox’s employees; (back) Tim Fusco and Josh Manners, Elk Run Fire Department; and Corey Lash, Fox’s employee.

November 7th

Testimonies continue at Thornhill trial

November 8, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Testimonies continued Wednesday in the trial of Christopher Thornhill, as law enforcement officers and medical personnel spoke their parts and ballistic evidence was brought forward for review.

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

The fruits of their labor: Sr. project presentations tonight

November 8, 2012

A number of PAHS students have been hard at work on their senior projects, and tonight, the public can learn about the senior project process by attending Senior Graduation Project Presentation Night beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the PAHS cafeteria. Approximately 54 seniors are set to present. Senior Carley Smith raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society by holding an acoustic music night Oct. 5 at Rumors Tavern. She is pictured (right) presenting her donation to Jessica Carbaugh, the local representative for the American Cancer Society.

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