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Punxsy Chucks Gridiron Alumni stuff MC Stingers

September 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the second-straight season, the Punxsutawney Alumni proved too tough against area alumni competition.

The Chucks stuffed the Marion Center Stingers, 28-0, in a complete team effort.

The Punxsy defense forced four turnovers and allowed a meager 24 yards of offense to Marion Center. 

The defense stuffed the Stingers to a tune of -12 yards rushing on 19 carries including -22 yards on eight tries in the second half while allowing 36 yards through the air.

Smith's punt return seals Raider victory

September 16, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Raiders came from behind to beat the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen 19-15 Friday night, thanks to a clutch 90-yard punt return from Braiden Smith in the fourth quarter.

Despite Brookville's offensive shortcomings in the first half, the defense played tough all night to keep the game in reach.

"The defense buckled down a lot more than we have in years. The red zone defense played super, and we created a couple of turnovers that helped us out," said varsity coach Chris Dworek.

LOOK WHO’S BACK TO WATCH OVER TOWN; Joe's Drive in unveils refurbished groundhog cutout

September 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — State Rep. Sam Smith, the local National Guard, members of the community and the staff of Joe's Drive-In gathered at the restaurant/ice cream shop on Saturday to commemorate the unveiling of the famous giant wooden groundhog.

The groundhog had been taken down for repairs and renovations after it was struck by a vehicle back in April.

However, it's back now and more or less "exactly the way it was," said Joe Sikora Jr., the owner of Joe's Drive-In.

That's the school spirit

September 16, 2012

Senior cheerleader Kelsey Snyder presents Head Cheerleading Coach Julie Baun with a check before Friday night’s game against DuBois.

Kelsey’s senior project was a chicken BBQ to raise money so the Varsity Cheerleaders could purchase "Spirit" buses for the cheerleaders and students to go to away games this season.

The project netted $1,500.

Pictured are (front, from left) Hailyn Fye, Afton McAfee, Holly Waltman, Baun, Snyder, Tessa Spearing, Brittnee Tenon, Morgan Smith; (back) Haley Hartman, Tiana Smith, Kaelee Wyant and Janell Burkett.

Way Back When

September 16, 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 16, 1896)

SUDDEN DEATH OF JACKSON PIFER
Jackson Pifer, a well known citizen of Clayville, died very suddenly last Monday evening. He was in his usual health, and had brought a load of coal to G.W. Porter's machine shops.

Ronald Maxwell McGregor, 74

September 16, 2012

Ronald Maxwell McGregor, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born May 6, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Wayne Maxwell McGregor and Evelyn Louise (McDivitt) McGregor.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Novelda "Val" (Taylor ) McGregor, of Punxsutawney.

He owned and operated McGregor Industries Inc.

Ron loved traveling with his wife and spending time in the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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