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December 23rd

Margaret “Marge” L. (Parada) Brink, 86

December 23, 2012

Margaret “Marge” L. (Parada) Brink, 86, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

The daughter of Joseph M. and Anna H. (Korney) Parada, she was born on July 16, 1926, in Kilrun, Indiana County, Pa.

Marge was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Glen Campbell.

A highlight of Marge’s life was her love for her family and the great enjoyment she received from being amidst her family during gatherings; meals and celebrations.

A homemaker in the true sense of the word, she liked cooking and baking for her family.

December 21st

Sunday’s ‘Milk Can Jam’ to benefit local food banks, World Hunger Relief

December 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — We are "down to the wire" as far as Christmas shopping is concerned, while the band Down to the Wire is just getting wound up with the annual "Milk Can Jam" to be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Punxsutawney Eagles.

"We are celebrating 25 years of the classic Down to the Wire band consisting of Dom Catanzarito, bass; Joe Serian, lead vocals; Kevin Cielo, keyboard and vocals; and myself, guitars," said Matt Taladay, spokesperson for Down to the Wire.

Taladay said that Brian Rowan will be the drummer for the band on Sunday, but was not part of the original band.

Slick roads cause overnight accident on Graffius Ave. ext.

December 22, 2012

This vehicle driven by Tyler Kuntz of Punxsutawney was traveling on Graffius Avenue Extension in Bell Township at 12:55 a.m. Friday, when Kuntz lost control on the snow-covered roadway and slid into a ditch, causing extensive damage to his vehicle.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company, McCalmont Towship Volunteer Fire Company with Quick Response Service (QRS), Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck's South Side Service.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

Margaret L. (Parada) Brink, 86

December 21, 2012

Margaret L. (Parada) Brink, 86, of Glen Campbell, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale.

Laura Awilda Reed, 99

December 21, 2012

Laura Reed, affectionately known as “Widdie,” died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash.

Widdie, the daughter of Elizabeth and Orrie Sheesley, was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Reynoldsville, Pa.

Jan. 1, 1941, she married the late Thomas R. Reed.

As a resident of Big Run, Pa., for more than 65 years, Widdie was an active member of the Big Run Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She also was an enthusiastic advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls.

December 20th

Punxsy wrestlers have tough night on mat in Clearfield

December 21, 2012

CLEARFIELD — Just as the weather was rainy outside Thursday night, the tough forecast inside the Clearfield High School gymnasium turned out to be the case.

The Punxsy wrestlers claimed only three victories against a veteran Clearfield squad to fall by a 63-12 score.

"Overall in the match, nothing went our way," explained Chucks head coach Eric Eddy. "You have nights like this, and I told the kids it is better to have it now than later (in the season). We were just outwrestled 
tonight."

Chucks start slow but fly past the Owls

December 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have taken most of the first quarter to come to life, but by midway through the second half, the Chucks boys' basketball team was on cruise control Thursday night, and after a Devin Nicholson basket five minutes into the game to give Punxsy the 6-5 lead, the Chucks would never trail again, as they flew past visiting Harmony, 54-31, in Punxsutawney.

The Chucks received an early boost off their bench from junior Michael Klingensmith, who finished with a season-best 10 points to go with four assists, six rebounds and a steal.

Wolfe talks school security, safety in wake of Newtown, Conn., tragedy

December 21, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You never stop thinking about protecting the students, faculty and staff from danger, not just when a tragedy happens such as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., said Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

The fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults has caught the attention of school administrators around the world, with them asking if this could happen in their district at one of their schools?

Homer Charles “Chuck” Brocious, Jr., 60

December 20, 2012

Homer Charles “Chuck” Brocious, Jr., 60, of New Bethlehem, died suddenly Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012, in Wheeling, W.V., while working there.

He was born Feb. 13, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Homer C., Sr. and Lucienne B. (Bullers) Brocious.

Chuck was married on March 3, 1979, to Janet A. (Elkin), who survives.

He was a supervisor for Doverspike Coal from 1970 to 1996, Shaw Coal Co. from 1996 to 2000 and then an equipment operator for Baker Hughes.

He also loved to farm and be with his family, who meant the world to him.

Helen L. Keck, 92

December 20, 2012

Helen L. Keck, 92, Punxsutawney, went home to her eternal home on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

She was born May 14, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harvey C. and Amanda (Braniff) Lyle.

She married Alfred E. Keck on Aug. 7, 1939, and they had four children.

He passed away on Aug. 2, 2008.

She was a long-time member of the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church and a long-time resident of Cherry Street, Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed cooking and baking.

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