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Shugars waives preliminary hearing

October 8, 2013

Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, Punxsutawney, who was arrested in connection with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday at District Magistrate Douglas Chambers' office in Punxsutawney.

Pictured here is Shugars (left) entering a Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office patrol car.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Annual Slice of Hope fundraiser to honor Polly Farbo this Friday

October 8, 2013

As the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fox's Pizza Den is gearing up to raise money for a good cause and to remember a dear friend.

Fox's Pizza Den will celebrate Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative, during which it will be donating 10 percent of sales on Friday to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will also honor the late Polly Farbo, who was the spokesperson for Slice of Hope at Fox's before passing away this year.

Boyd A. Ferringer, Jr., 83

October 8, 2013

Boyd A. Ferringer, Jr., 83, of Fairmount City, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Golden Living in Clarion.

He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Fairmount City, a son of the late Boyd A. and Naomi Ruth (Smith) Ferringer, Sr.

Mr. Ferringer served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was very proud to have served his country.

On April 29, 1960, he married the former, Martha Jean Bracken. She survives.

He was a member of the Oakland Church of God.

Boyd previously worked for Crawford Furniture, Bracken's Construction and Clarion Homes.

William J. "Jiggs" Covatch, Sr., 86

October 8, 2013

William J. “Jiggs” Covatch, Sr., 86 of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Oct.r 7, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Covatch was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Rossiter, a son of the late Charles and Mary Jane (Barnett) Covatch.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Nancy L. (Restifo) Covatch on April 23, 2002 — they were married March 24, 1951 — and by his son, William Jerry Covatch, Jr., on Oct. 12, 1985.

He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War.

Lady Chucks buy in to keep program successful

October 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The Lady Chucks seventh-and eighth-grade basketball team took to the floor again Tuesday against Curwensville.

As has been the story all year, the Lady Chucks won both games, as the seventh-grade team won 45-16, and the eighth-grade team won 34-5.

For one team to have a perfect record is impressive, but for both teams to have one, that just speaks volumes of the program and talent that Punxsy has.

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