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Grays come up short in Federation title chase

August 5, 2012

BROOKVILLE — After a great seven-game series, the Sykesville Senators emerged as the Federation League champions after a 6-2 victory at McKinley Field Saturday night.

The Grays, who clawed their way back to a Game 7 after a devastating 14-1 Game 1 loss, could not cool Sykesville's bats enough to claim the title.

Brookville was able to keep Sykesville off the scoreboard for four innings behind Brandon Bell's pitching, but the Senators power could be contained for only so long.

Hot Dog Days heats up

August 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — That special week that everyone who loves hot dogs looks forward to for the whole year has finally arrived. Hot Dog Days, which benefits the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, will start today at Fezell’s County Market.

This is the library’s largest fundraiser of the year, with a goal of $6,000 for the event, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
today through Friday in front of County Market, said Kathy Smith, secretary for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which sponsors the event.

SS.C.D. Lawn Festival winner

August 5, 2012

The winner of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox or $18,000 in cash Sunday night at the annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival was Tara Covert of Big Run, (second from left).

Shown is Festival Committee Chairman Frank Hetrick (far left) and Covert’s husband, Patrick Covert (right).

The Coverts decided they would rather have the cash than the car.

Way Back When

August 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
(August 19, 1896)

ASSAULTED WITH A COKE FORK
Yesterday evening Andrew Nichol, coal and iron police at Adrian, was called to a Hungarian boarding house to suppress a row.

William S. Gomola, 89

August 5, 2012

William S. Gomola, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Steve and Mary (Sivanich) Gomola.

Sept. 20, 1947, he married Anna (Roman) Gomola, who survives.

He was a member of Saint Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Gomola served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1945, where he was an intercept operator.

He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and the Penguins.

Harold Fredrick Hartzfeld Jr., 80

August 5, 2012

Harold Fredrick Hartzfeld Jr., 80, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 24, 1932, in Gaskill Township, a son of the late Harold Fredrick and Phyllis Evelyn (Limerick) Hartzfeld.

He was veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

March 19,1955, he married the former Mary Louise Irvine, who survives.

Harold worked as a coal miner and a heavy equipment operator for mining coal.

He loved being with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dean HeLal, 80

August 5, 2012

Dean HeLal, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at home.

He was born June 3, 1932, in Northfork, W.Va., the son of the late Hussein and Badia HeLal.

He was married to Diane (Cameron) HeLal, who survives.

He was the owner of Punxy Phil's Family Restaurant in Punxsutawney. He previously owned Mr. Dean's Richman Brothers Men's Store and Perkin's Family Restaurant at the Punxy Plaza.

He was a 50-year member of John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, Free and Accepted Masons and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona, and he was also a member of the Punxsutawney Country Club.

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