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Archive - Nov 2012

November 9th

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 10, 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 10, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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.

Rosemarie McCully, 82

November 8, 2012

Rosemarie McCully, 82, of Smicksburg, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Communities of Indian Haven.

She was born in 1930 in Braddock, the daughter of Robert and Loretta Keibler Wallace.

Mrs. McCully was a homemaker and was a resident of North Mahoning Twp. for the past 46 years.

Anna Mae Hoefer, 73

November 8, 2012

Anna Mae Hoefer, 73, of DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Hoefer was born in June 1939 to parents Quay M. and Mary Agnes Shields of Covode.

Anna Mae married Louis Hoefer and co-owned Hoefer’s Studio and Camera Shop in Punxsutawney until her husband’s death in December 1973.

The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville...
Members of the CREATE Brookville Photo Club opened their first group exhibit at the CREATE Cafe last Friday. Pictured...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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