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Here comes Santa Claus! Home for the Holidays Parade coming to town Nov. 30

November 15, 2013

Here comes the jolly old elf Santa Claus, who is pictured in a past Home for the Holidays Parade.

This year's annual parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 30. It will begin at the Punxy Plaza and march to Barclay Square.

The registration deadline for those who’d like to have a float in the parade is Monday.

Call the chamber at 938-7700 to register.

For more details on the parade, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Garbage, sewage, resignation among issues discussed at Young Township meeting

November 15, 2013

Following numerous incidents of people dumping garbage at the Young Township Recycling bins located behind the township building on the Walston Road, a sign indicating a $300 littering fine has been put in place.

Mary Ann Redding, township secretary-treasurer, reminded everyone who uses the site that there's a surveillance camera in use 24/7.

For the full story, including discussion over delinquent sewer accounts and a pending resignation, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

PASR PRESENTS AWARDS, CONDUCTS MEMORIAL SERVICE

November 15, 2013

During the fall meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), Barbara Fortunato (left) and Diane Genevro (right) were the recipients of the 2013 Lauretta Woodson Award for their outstanding service to the students and residents of the Brockway Area School District.

Betty Elza, Education Support Committee chairwoman (center), presented the awards on behalf of the chapter.

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

Ivan Robert Kunselman, 83

November 15, 2013

Ivan Robert Kunselman, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at home.

He was born May 11, 1930, at the Kunselman Farm in Porter Township, a son of the late Murtten Byron and Martha (Yarger) Kunselman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Marie Reed, who he married on Oct. 2, 1950.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Robert I. Kunselman and wife Betty of Hollidaysburg, Pa., Louise Vasbinder and

Ken Thom benefit dinner is Saturday

November 15, 2013

There will be a benefit lasagna dinner for Ken Thom this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grange Church of God.

Back in June, Ken had a heart valve replacement. The surgery went well, and he was able to go home to Ridgway.

July 11, Ken ended up back in the ICU in Pittsburgh after contracting pneumonia. He was in a medically induced coma for more than a few months.

Sept. 17, Ken was flown to the Cleveland Clinic.

On Sept. 28, he was alert and able to watch television.

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