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Archive - Jun 10, 2012

Punxsy splits a pair in 15/16 VFW action

June 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sunday afternoon, the Punxsy VFW 15- and 16-year-old team hosted Cumming Motors of Altoona for a morning-afternoon double header, and after picking up a thrilling win in the first game, Punxsy fell in the second to earn a split.

Despite trailing 4-3 entering the final inning of the first game, Punxsy's squad bounced back to manufacture a pair of seventh-inning runs to earn a 5-4, walk-off victory.

The come-from-behind inning started with a pair of back-to-back walks by Punxsy's Scott Thompson and Ruben Taylor.

Fire destroys barn, Jeep

June 10, 2012

MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP — A barn and a vehicle parked next to it were destroyed in a quickly-spreading fire that was reported at 3:51 p.m. Sunday on Airport Road, McCalmont Township.

"When I arrived on scene the barn was fully involved, along with a Jeep Cherokee that was parked next to the structure at the Greg Skarbek residence at 3618 Airport Road," said Orrie Manners, McCalmont Township Fire Department chief.

Manners said at this time, he's not sure as to how the fire started.

Way Back When

June 10, 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
(July 22, 1896)

ROBERT CLARKE DEAD

Law enforcement members learn important crisis training

June 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Police, corrections and probation officers from Jefferson and Clearfield counties recently graduated from The Right Turn Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training that was held at the IUP Punxsutawney campus.

The Right Turn Program is a joint effort of the Clearfield and Jefferson County Criminal Justice Advisory boards, said John Brown, instructor and police officer for Clearfield and Punxsutawney.

Brown said the purpose of the program is to teach officers how to handle people who are in crisis situations or have behavioral problems. 

Bertha Froese Enns Anthony, 97

June 10, 2012

Bertha Froese Enns Anthony, 97, died June 10, 2012, at home.

She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Rosenort, East Manitoba, Canada, but grew up near Brownsville, Texas, after moving to the United States as a child.

She graduated from Brownsville High School, where she was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year.

June 15, 1933, she married Mark Alexander Anthony, who preceded her in death in 1983.

Shortly after her marriage, Mrs. Anthony moved to Pennsylvania and lived the rest of her life in the Rochester Mills area.

Mona Mae Pearce, 79

June 10, 2012

Mona Mae Pearce, 79, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

She was born June 13, 1932, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Howard and Margaret (Palmer) Hartzfeld.

She was married to Francis W. Pearce and Norman H. Pearce, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Pearce was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church of Punxsutawney.

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