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September 13th

Ellen J. Strouse, 77

September 13, 2012

Ellen J. Strouse, 77, of West Weber Avenue, DuBois, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 8, 1935, in Soldier, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Martina (Sloan) Leiberton.

On Aug. 3, 1963, in Reynoldsville, she married Paul P. “Hawkey” Strouse. He preceded her in death in 2006.

Mrs. Strouse worked for Shop-n-Save for 10 years and the Litts Club for 20 years.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, where she was one of the original members of the Ladies of Saint Joseph.

Erma N. Wolfe, 81

September 13, 2012

Erma N. Wolfe, 81, of Timblin, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Arizona, a daughter of the late Loyd Whitsell and Carrie (Dinger) Whitsell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis L. Wolfe.

Erma was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed crafts, yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren.

September 12th

Chucks avenge early defeat, down Raiders

September 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After suffering the first defeat to Brookville in six years earlier this season, the Punxsy boys' golfers prevailed over Brookville to avenge the loss, 178-187 on the Punxsutawney Country Club's front nine.

The Raiders took the first meeting on Aug. 22nd in Brookville by five strokes, 167-172.

The two rivals saw their top golfers tie for the best round. Punxsy's Mike Blose and Brookville's Jack Huggins both shot a 41 for the par-37 course.

7th- and 8th-grade squads down Brookville to stay perfect

September 12, 2012

By Dan Long
Of The Spirit

BROOKVILLE — The 7th grade Lady Chucks' basketball team improved its record to 3-0 with an impressive 29-8 win over rival Brookville Lady Raiders Tuesday night.

"It was a team effort, we were looking for everybody and looking for the open girl. With this team it doesn't matter who scores, they're always looking to find the other person," said Punxsy coach Darrin Kriebel.

Commissioners proclaim September United Fund Awareness Month

September 12, 2012

At their latest meeting, the Jefferson County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring September to be Brookville Area United Fund Awareness Month in Jefferson County. Pictured are (from left:) Commissioner Paul Corbin, Brookville Area United Fund Treasurer Karen Allgeier and Commissioner James McIntyre. Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik was not present for the signing. (Photo by Matthew Triponey of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Local author publishes romance novel

September 12, 2012

SIGEL — “I’ve always loved books,” local author Colleen Hansen said. “My mom used to read to me from a time that I was very young ... Books have always been magical for me.”

Eventually, it occurred to her that it would be wonderful to write something like that, to be able to take people away and stir their imaginations.

Last month, it culminated in the publication of her first full-length novel, “Roses and Moonlight,” on Aug. 4 under the local company Unknown Authors.

September 11th

F.O.E. reminds community of importance of remembering 9/11 on 11th anniversary

September 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even 11 years after the stirring events of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks played out on the television screens of Americans, the importance of remembering those events and those who responded so quickly to help in such a great time of need. Tuesday, on the 11th anniversary of the attacks, the Punxsutawney Fraternal Order of Eagles held a memorial service to remember those lost and to commemorate the first responders' brave efforts.

Bob Peace opened the event with a welcoming message, and those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the service.

MMM-MMM GOOD! APPLE PIE CONTEST HITS THE SPOT

September 11, 2012

Last weekend, PRIDE hosted an Apple Pie Contest in downtown Punxsutawney, and despite poor weather conditions over the weekend, the event went over well. The winner was Destiny Sorge of Punxsutawney, who won $50; second place went to Kyle Woods of Mahaffey, who won a $25 Punxsutawney Gift Check; and third place was awarded to Katherine Hartzell of Punxsutawney, who won a gift basket. Pictured are Woods (left) and Martha Jo Rupert, chef and culinary instructor at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, representing Sorge.

Punxsy spikers sweep DuBois in home opener

September 11, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In her first home match at the helm, Punxsy volleyball coach Heather Good could not be more pleased with her team. Her Lady Chucks swept past the rival DuBois Lady Beavers, 3-0, by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-18 Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

"I was happy we won our first home match," said Good afterwards. "It is a great feeling again to play like this in front of our home crowd for the first time and beat a team in three games."

Stanley Richard Clawson, 70

September 11, 2012

Stanley Richard Clawson, 70, Indiana, died Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Vandergrift, Pa., a son of William and Frances (Wyant) Clawson.

Mr. Clawson was self-employed as a shoe repairman. He opened his first shop in Kittanning and then expanded to locations in Punxsutawney and DuBois.

In his free time, he enjoyed hunting.

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