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November 20th

Big Run residents say dredging is a necessity

November 20, 2013

BIG RUN — A group of Big Run residents spoke at Monday's Big Run Borough Council meeting and complained of the island in the stream, which allegedly has grown due to a lack of dredging in the creek over the years and has led to flooding in the lower end of the borough any time a major rain storm occurs.

For details on the discussion and other news from the Big Run Borough Council meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57

November 20, 2013

Father Robert J. Yetsko, T.O.R., 57, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in an automobile accident in LaJose, Pa.

He was born on July 2, 1956, in Altoona and given the name Kevin.

He is the son of Doris J. Gates and the late Robert J. Yetsko. He was a graduate of McNelis Catholic Grade School, Altoona, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona.

After high school graduation, Father Robert entered the Third Order Regular on Aug. 24, 1974.

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92

November 20, 2013

Dorothy E. Mohney, 92, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Mohney was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Falls Creek, a daughter of the late Leroy J. and Ida R. (Zeitler) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blake I. Mohney.

Dorothy was a faithful member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God.

Before retirement, Dorothy was an X-ray technician for many years at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and Brookville Hospital.

Duffy L. Henretta, 60

November 20, 2013

Duffy L. Henretta, 60, of League City, Texas, formerly of Bradford, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Jennings, LA.

Born June 3, 1953, in Cleveland, he was a son of Robert B. Henretta of Bradford, and the late Shirley A. (Grove) Henretta.

On Dec. 15, 1990, in Albany, N.Y., he married Carole (Sheldon) Henretta, who survives.

Mr. Henretta was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Central Christian High School.

He served in the United States Marines Corps from 1971 to 1975 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.

BREAKING NEWS:Lees Jr. waives right to preliminary hearing

November 20, 2013

Kenneth Lees Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing at District Judge David Inzana's office this morning.

Lees Jr. is charged with simple assault, fleeing and eluding, recklessly endangering another person or persons and a variety of traffic offenses for his alleged involvement in events surrounding a late September shooting in Brockway that wounded PSP-DuBois trooper Brad Wilson.

November 19th

Making wishes come true in 3D

November 20, 2013

Colin Wineberg (second from right), a Make-A-Wish Kid, is pictured with the members of his family and his brand-new 3D printer, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Kathy, Brian, Colin and Scott Wineberg.

The Punxsutawney Make-A-Wish Radiothon "The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign” will be coming up the week of Dec. 16 on 104.1 FM WPXZ.

Leading up to that week, The Spirit will be telling more Wish Kid stories, and coverage of the event will also be available in The Spirit.

For more on Colin's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Knights of Columbus generosity brings warmth to area kids

November 20, 2013

Brookville Knights of Columbus Council 3966 recently donated 24 winter coats to boys and girls in Jefferson County.

Shown here are John Palmer (left) and Ron Battaglia (right) of the Knights of Columbus giving the coats to Bethany Lindemuth of the Jefferson County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board.

Anyone wishing to make a donation or to sponsor a child for Christmas should contact the JCCYS office at 155 Main St. in Brookville or call 849-3696 or 1-800-523-5041.

Clayton Dale named winner of King's Court

November 19, 2013

For pictures of all the King's Court finalists, be sure to pick up today's copy of The Spirit.

November 18th

Tunes for Tots set to rock the town

November 18, 2013

The third annual Tunes for Tots and Auction will be taking place at 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsutawney Eagles.

The event, which is being sponsored by the Eagles and Moose clubs, will feature seven different local bands, a silent auction and food.

Mo-Valley paranormal investigators creep through Punxsy

November 18, 2013

HOUTZDALE — When it comes to ghosts and the paranormal, there are those who believe and then those who remain skeptical.

Though Halloween is over, the subject of ghosts hit Facebook around the beginning of November, when the Mo-Valley Paranormal Investigation team visited a local establishment.

Tyson Lidgett, lead investigator of Mo-Valley Para-normal, said that he is studying his findings from a Punxsutawney establishment.

For the whole story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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