Archive - 2012
Antoinette Clemento, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born July 23, 1927, in Carnegie, a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Clemento.
She was a member of the Holy Souls Roman Catholic Church of Pittsburgh.
She worked in retail sales for 40 years and retired from Keystone Shoes.
Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Lois Clemento
of Punxsutawney; two nephews, Richard Clemento and wife Mickey of Northern Cambria and Bill Clemento and wife Terry of Punxsutawney; a
Louise M. Smith, 90, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born April 10, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William and Esther (Vanderpool) Henneman.
On May 29, 1946, she married Blair E. Smith, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1978.
She formerly attended the Punxsutawney Church of God and the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.
She enjoyed puzzles and cooking, but most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren.
Punxsy boys' soccer saluted its stellar 2012 season on Tuesday night at the Punxsy First Church of God. The Chucks' seniors posed for one more photo: (front row, from left) Mike Pascuzzo, Pat Defelice and Taylor Phillips; (back row) Brendan Knarr, Lance Deets, Trevor Peace and Ty Zimmerman.
For the full story, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In football, you have players that are the key to the team's success on offense or defense. The Punxsy football team saw one of its key players, Jamie Bush, post a "monster year" in his final one donning a Chucks uniform, on both offense and defense this fall.
The Punxsy Most Valuable Player, Bush, earned All-Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference Large School notarity at both fullback and linebacker along with teammates center Jordan London, defensive end Dan McLain, wide receiver Clayton Dale and slot back Dakota Byers.
JEFFERSON COUNTY â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are looking for victims whose property, homes or vehicles were egged between 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 a.m. Nov. 18.
According to police, five male juveniles and one adult female purchased 420 eggs â€” 35 dozen â€” using the female's ACCESS card.
Police said the actors then drove through several areas in the county, throwing the eggs at houses and cars.
The egging occurred in the areas of Punxsutawney, Anita, Big Run, Sykesville, Reynoldsville, Stump Creek, DuBois, McGees Mills, Burnside and Cherry Tree.
The Spirit office at 510 Pine St. will be closed Thursday, and there will be no newspaper printed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Normal business and printing schedules will resume Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers.
Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) presents Alexis Young with a certificate after she was announced as the winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest.
William A. Condron, 66, of Big Run, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at VA Medical Center in Oakland.
Mr. Condron was born Feb. 10, 1946, in Echo, a son of the late Regis Condron and Luella (Neville) Condron.
March 3, 1967, he married his loving wife, Bernice A. (Mauk) Condron, who survives, of Big Run.
Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the CMA Church in Punxsutawney, where he coached youth basketball.
He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion and the NRA.
The nominees for The Spirit's 2012 Fall Sports Outstanding Athletes have been named, and are as follows:
Girls' Cross Country: Juliann Boddorf and Alexis Young
Girls' Golf: Lauren Giavedoni and Audrianna DeLacour
Girls' Soccer: Sydney Dubensky and Allison Fye
Girls' Tennis: Lauren Wolfe & Amber Ward
Girls' Volleyball: Chelsea Engeholm and Sydney Weaver
Boys' Cross Country: Nate Ward and Bo Dinger
Football: Garrett Zimmerman and Jamie Bush
Boys' Golf: Brandon Mancuso and Mike Blose
Boys' Soccer: Trevor Peace and Mike Pascuzzo
Clifton Meade Murphy, 77, Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Hollidaysburg Veteransâ€™ Home in Hollidaysburg.
He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Big Run, Pa., a son of the late James W. and Margaret E. (Pooler) Murphy.
Clifton graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1952 and from Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pa., in 1956. He earned a bacehlorâ€™s degree and was commissioned a 2d LT in the U.S. Army Infantry.