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Archive - Oct 2013

October 29th

Punxsy defeats St. Marys, looks forward to rematch with Bradford for D-IX title

October 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Usually, when a first date goes bad, a second one is out of the question.

But not in this case.

See, the last time that Punxsy and Bradford met during the regular season, the Lady Owls volleyball team didn't just beat Punxsy on its home court, they swept Punxsy 3-0.

After the Lady Chucks defeated the Lady Dutch of St. Marys 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16) on Tuesday night, the Lady Chucks will have a shot at redemption on Thursday, when the team travels to St. Marys face Bradford for the District IX title at 6:30 p.m.

October 28th

Reynoldsville celebrates bridge centennial, names Scolese its Citizen of the Year

October 28, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — John Scolese (right) received the Reynoldsville Area Business Association’s Citizen of the Year Award from Mayor Louie “Peach” Caltagarone (left) and Sarah Caltagarone, president of the business association.

Scolese received the award Sunday, when a ribbon was cut to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Tickle Belly Bridge in Reynoldsville.

Lady Chucks host Lady Dutch for playoff volleyball

October 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' volleyball players will find themselves in a familiar position tonight, as they'll play host to St. Marys for first-round action of District IX volleyball play.

The No. 2 seeded Lady Chucks put together a good enough season to earn a home game against the No. 3 Lady Dutch of St. Marys.

The Lady Chucks and

Lady Dutch had an instant classic match in St. Marys last time the two
met.

Donald James "Jim" Whiteman, Jr., 62

October 28, 2013

Donald James "Jim" Whiteman, Jr., 62, of Mahaffey, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield.

Born Dec. 12, 1950, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Donald J. Whiteman and Shirley (Stroup) Whiteman, who survives.

Mr. Whiteman was a 1971 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and served in the United States Army.

He had been employed at Viko in Eldred, WR Case & Sons Cutlery and later in the local oil fields, and he worked for many drilling companies.

REA momentary service interruptions to occur Tuesday

October 28, 2013

INDIANA — REA Energy Cooperative, Inc. members served by the Smithport substation will be affected by momentary outages on Tuesday.

REA Energy will be performing substation maintenance.

The momentary service interruptions will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The following areas will be affected:
• Banks and Canoe townships in Indiana County;
• Bell and Gaskill townships in Jefferson County;
• Areas in an around Smithport, Johnsonburg, Canoe Ridge, Hillman, Winslow, Hudson and Cloe.

October 27th

Halloween Fest 2013

October 27, 2013

Winners were crowned for best costumes at Halloween Fest in Barclay Square on Saturday. They are (from left) Rilee, Amber and Jemma Agnello — Candy Land trio, Best Group; Sawyer Hall — headless waiter, Most Original; Melia Cochran — Rockstar Barbie in a box, Cutest; and Zakery Windsor — camo monster, Scariest, with his mother, Tifani. The event was sponsored by Punxsy Dental.

TWO-VEHICLE CRASH ON ROUTE 436

October 27, 2013

A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:56 p.m. on Saturday on Route 436 (Lincoln Way), just south of the Margiotti Bridge in Punxsutawney, and caused considerable damage to both vehicles.

Two pickup trucks sustained heavy front-end damage in what appears to be a head-on collision.

Punxsutawney Borough Police were assisted at the scene by the Lindsey Fire Company and Jefferson County EMS.

No further details of the crash, including injuries, were available at Spirit press time.

PAHS student chosen as student ambassador raising funds for trip

October 27, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You are never too young to have a dream, and for one local boy, that dream is to visit other countries and to see different walks of life.

For Brendon Stinson, a sophomore at PAHS, that dream seemed unlikely until he received an invitation that would soon change his life.

Stinson was recently chosen as a student ambassador for the People to People Ambassador Programs.

He is currently raising money for his trip overseas and is planning to hold a bake sale/soup and sub day on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Jefferson Highrise Social Center.

Way Back When

October 27, 2013

(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
October 20, 1897

EAST END FIRE
The Fine Residence of H. B. Ford Almost Destroyed

About six o'clock this morning fire was discovered in the attic of the handsome residence of H. B. Ford in the East End.

October 25th

New-look library coming soon! Renovations in full swing on meeting room, new offices

October 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you are a patron of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library wondering why the librarians aren't shushing you lately, its probably because they can't hear due to the renovations that are taking place at Punxsy's hot spot for reading and technology.

Coral Ellshoff, library director, said that the renovations are a bit out of sight for the public because they are taking place behind the wall of the circulation desk, which isn't seen by the public.

For the full story on the renovation project, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

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