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November 11th

We salute you: VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 pay tribute to veterans

November 11, 2013

VFW Post No. 2076 and American Legion Post No. 62 saluted area veterans with Veterans' Day services held at the First Baptist Church in Punxsy.

Pictured are the veterans who were in attendance (front, from left) Gene McKee, Robert Bish, Raymond Depp; (back) Jim Dunlap, L. Eugene (Snuffy) Smith, Robert Lott, Dick Magolis and Paul McMillen.

Smith on hand to honor Mulberry Square veterans

November 11, 2013

The residents and staff of Mulberry Square took time out to honor the veterans who reside there on Veterans' Day with an address by State Rep. Sam Smith.

Pictured (front, from left) are Charles Kovatch, Bill Smith and Otto Grube, U.S. Army; Shannon Rimer, U.S. Marines; Clyde Evans, U.S. Army; Macklin Snyder, U.S. Navy; Sam Powers and Roy Bouch, U.S. Army. (back) Harry Gardner, singer; Richard Bianco and Smith.

Stancombe addresses those at Big Run Veterans’ Day service

November 11, 2013

BIG RUN — It was a day to honor not only the veterans in our military who served in countless wars, but also those who are currently fighting in the current one.

Veterans and their family members gathered at the Big Run War Memorial on Monday evening to honor their service to our country and to also honor those who have fallen.

VFW Post No. 9044 hosted the event that brought together members of the community, local Boy Scouts and families who currently have a loved one in the military.

The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90

November 11, 2013

The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90, of York, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the York Lutheran Home in the Village at Sprenkle Drive.

He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Bullers) Kennedy, whom he married on June 30, 1945.

Born Oct. 9, 1923, in North Point, Indiana County, he was a son of the late John C. and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and DuBois Business
School.

He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Doris Jean Stellabuto

November 11, 2013

Doris Jean Stellabuto passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of Richard Stellabuto; devoted mother of Scott, Anthony and Richard Stellabuto and the late Michael Shaffer; and the loving grandmother of Christopher, Richard, Taylor and Jordan Stellabuto and Micah and Dana Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Polohonki; her sister, Marlene Smith; and her brothers, Al and Mike Polohonki.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, MD 20707, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

November 10th

Update: Blaze destroys Pine Street home

November 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The residents of a house on Pine Street in Punxsutawney barely escaped with their lives when their house was completely destroyed by a quickly spreading structure fire at 7:28 a.m. on Saturday.

Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said when firefighters from Central, Lindsey and Elk Run arrived on scene at the home owned by Kimberly L. Stormer, 41, at 331 Pine St., it was fully involved with flames and heavy smoke showing.

Way Back When

November 10, 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
November 3, 1897

The Waverly Hotel

The Waverly Hotel is being remodeled and enlarged, and when these improvements are completed will be of the most commodious hotels in town.

ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE UNDER WAY

November 10, 2013

Saturday, Community Action, Inc., held a kickoff event for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign at Femco Machine, the location of the gingerbread house.

As the official drop-off site, the gingerbread house was visited by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who gave treats to visiting children.

Hot dogs, cookies, cocoa and coffee was available to those who stopped by.

Rev. Thoburn R. R. Stull, 95

November 10, 2013

Rev. Thoburn R. R. “Preach” Stull, 95, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

He was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Leechburg, Pa., the son of Edward Stull and Mary (Barnett) Stull.

Over the years, Rev. Stull served as Pastor of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church of Wayne Township, Armstrong County, Pa., from 1943 to 1971; the Bailey Avenue Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington,
Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1971 to 1978; Cape May Presbyterian Church in New Jersey from 1979 to 1987; and he continued to be the Kiskiminetas Presbytery supply Pastor from 1987 through 2010.

November 9th

Firefighters Battle Pine Street Fire

November 9, 2013

Four fire companies battled a fully involved house fire at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday on Pine Street in Punxsutawney. Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

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