Archive - Sep 9, 2012
REDBANK â€” One week after the tough loss to rival Punxsy, the Brookville Raiders (1-1) bounced back to claim a 22-13 victory over the Redbank Valley Bulldogs (0-2) Friday night.
After an early first quarter touchdown, the Raiders' defense held strong and allowed only one more touchdown the rest of the contest.
"They really adjusted on the fly. Their short passing game was dangerous, but we had a little bit of pressure and we flew to the ball; and we did a lot better job after the first series or two," said Raiders head coach Chris Dworek.
Punxsy Phil indulges in a treat on the shoulder of his co-handler John Griffiths prior to receiving his annual dose of the elixir of life â€” giving him seven more years of life, according to legend â€” at Phil Phest held Saturday at Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
The 403rd CONUS (contiguous United States) Replacement Company was inactivated â€” removed from active military status â€” at the Maj. Charles D. Stoops United States Army Reserve Center in Punxsutawney on Sunday at 1400 hours, otherwise known as 2 p.m.
A member of the Punxsutawney community for 59 years, the 403rd Replacement Co. has supported Groundhog Day festivities for the past 10 years.
(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.)
(September 9, 1896)
SUPPOSED MURDERERS CAUGHT
Frank and William Dodson Arrested for the Murder of Louis Helman
William and Frank Dodson, the supposed murderers of Louis Helman, were arrested last Saturday morning by S.R. Van Horn, of Brockwayville, Deputy Sherriff McMakin and Chief of Police Robert McFarland, of Ridgeway.
Ora S. White, 87, of Punxsutawney, went to be with her Lord, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. White was born April 10, 1925, in East Run, a daughter of the late Glen Mountain and Alice (Mumau) Mountain.
She was married to Foster White, who preceded her in death in 1970. They spent most of their lives in Juneau and the Canoe Ridge area.
She was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God and an active member of the women's Missionary Society.
Edward C. Geist, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
He was born in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Clair and Elsie (Burkett) Geist.
In October of 1985, he married Laurie J. DeFoor, who survives.
He was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Geist enjoyed hunting and working, and he loved spending time with his family.
He was a well tender for J.R. Resources and worked for the company for 27 years.