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Archive - Aug 19, 2012

Boys golf gets ready for new season

August 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The 2012 Punxsy boys golf team will strive for another solid season after a 6-3 regular season last year that earned it a District IX title.

Punxsy's season kicks off today with a match against DuBois at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

Motorcyclist airlifted after Saturday wreck in Oliveburg

August 19, 2012

OLIVEBURG — The operator of a motorcycle was injured when he lost control of his bike at 9:03 p.m. Saturday on Route 36, Oliveburg.

Mike Coleman, Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company assistant chief, said the operator of the motorcycle was traveling on Route 36 when he lost control, which caused his bike to skid down the road, coming to rest in front of the former location of H&H Supply.

Coleman said the victim was flown by STAT MedEvac helicopter from the field adjacent to the Oliveburg Post Office to Altoona Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

Changes coming in the pipeline for Medical Assistance delivery systems

August 19, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Big changes are about to land in Jefferson County for recipients of the ACCESS Plus Medical Assistance delivery system.

"This is a really major change that's coming up," said Francesca Chervenak, senior attorney and director of client representation for the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) in Pittsburgh.

The PHLP hosted a presentation on Tuesday at the Heritage House in Brookville designed to explain the specifics of the change, who it will affect and how to adjust to the new healthcare environment in Jefferson County.

GIVING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY THE BOOT

August 19, 2012

The Punxsutawney Fire Department raised $3,696.45 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in a boot drive held Saturday. Tami McFarland, Central Fire Department president, holds out her boot in front of Central’s fire hall.

Way Back When

August 19, 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
(September 2, 1896)

A ROW AT WALSTON
Two Italians Received a Dose of Lead from Constable Cook

Last Sunday Gostinio and Michael Carino, two brothers residing at Walston, were disputing about a line fence, and fearing that trouble might ensue, Constable Isaac Cook was sent for.

Frances Magdalene Manco, 92

August 19, 2012

Frances Magdalene Manco, 92, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.

She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Adrian, a daughter of the late Samuel and Johanna (Canton) Caridi.

Oct. 3, 1942, she married Santo Manco, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.

She was a former organist for St. Adrian’s Church and taught piano lessons in the Punxsutawney area for more than 35 years.

She loved art and music and all things domestic: cooking, baking, knitting and crocheting.

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