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Regional tournament highlighted by Bowers' States berth for Chucks

March 5, 2012

ALTOONA — A Punxsy record 10 wrestlers advanced to Friday and Saturday's AAA Northwest Regional Tournament, and for one Chucks' grappler, sophomore Joel Bowers at 113 pounds, the weekend was a great success, as Bowers ended the tournament second in the region to earn a berth to the PIAA Class AAA State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Hershey.

Bowers' weekend started Friday with a pair of notches in the win column, but the first came in unusual fashion with a victory by forfeit over Obama's Malik Green.

Regional gas prices generally differ by a dime

March 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — So, how do you like the price of gas in the Punxsutawney area so far?

Once again, there is a 10-cent difference in the price of gas sold in Brookville versus Punxsutawney.

Several people who were filling up at Punxsy area gas stations/fast-food stores such as Sheetz, Uni-Mart, Kwik-Fill and Saterlee’s Sunoco continue to wonder why the gas is always 10 cents cheaper in DuBois and Brookville than in Punxsy.

William D. Campbell, 59

March 5, 2012

William D. Campbell, 59, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 4, 2012.

He was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Sewickley, a son of the late William George and Audrey Grace (Uncapher) Campbell.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering around, spending time with his family and being a practical joker.

Mr. Campbell was a former member of the ISDA and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Phyllis Arlene Kunselman, 81

March 5, 2012

Phyllis Arlene Kunselman, 81, Cloe, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 3, 1931, in Yatesboro, a daughter of the late Ira A. and Evelyn (Kennedy) Mauk.

Aug. 29, 1948, she married C. Merle "Guber" Kunselman, who preceded her in death April 15, 2006.

Mrs. Kunselman was a charter member of the F.O. Eagles No. 1231.

She was employed by Sylvania, Cameron, Rola Jensen and was a manager of Paris Cleaners before retiring in 1992.

Gladys C. Morrison, 92

March 5, 2012

Gladys C. Morrison, 92, Laurelbrooke Drive, Brookville, formerly of East Main Street, Brookville, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.

She was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lottie (Matthewes) Chittester.

June 8, 1946, in Brookville, she married William L. Morrison Jr., who preceded her in death Jan. 8, 2012.

A homemaker, Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brookville and a past Matron of Honor of the O.E.S. No. 320 of Brookville.

Catherine L. Wesdock, 80

March 5, 2012

Catherine L. Wesdock, 80, Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 5, 2012.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Punxsy wrestler headed to states

March 5, 2012

ALTOONA — Over the past weekend, Punxsy's wrestling team traveled to Altoona for the Class AAA Northwest Regional Tournament, with a record number of 10 Chucks advancing to the tournament.

One Punxsy grappler — sophomore Joel Bowers — earned a berth to the PIAA Class AAA State Championships next weekend in Hershey.

Bowers earned victories over McDowell's Coleman Cousins (2-1 decision) and St. Marys' Evan Smith (10-2 decision), avenging a loss to Smith in the D-IX tournament last weekend.

VEHICLE ROLLOVER

March 5, 2012

A Texas man escaped serious injury when he rolled his vehicle over around 12:15 a.m. Saturday morning in Cloe, Bell Township. According to police, a 2006 Lexus driven by Clarence J. Craft, Texas, was traveling south on Route 36 when he lost control and rolled his vehicle over, shearing off a utility pole at the same time. Police were assisted at the scene by Jefferson County EMS, Punxsutawney Fire Department, Rebuck's South Side Service and Penelec.

Way Back When

March 5, 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
(April 29, 1896)

A BLIND MAN SUICIDES
J. B. McCullough, of Beechwoods,
Hangs Himself

The body of James B. McCullough, of Beechwoods, was found suspended from a tree near Coal Glen, on Saturday morning last by A. H. Smith, of the latter place.

Chucks' bid at D-IX title comes up just short

March 5, 2012

CLARION — The Punxsy boys' basketball team traveled to Clarion Saturday with hopes of reaching one of its loftiest preseason goals — a District IX AAA Championship — and unfortunately for the Chucks, they came up just short in a 36-35 loss to D-IX foe Bradford.

Despite the final score, Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal said he appreciated the effort his team gave him, adding that he wouldn't have changed a thing.

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