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November 6th

Byron E. Dinger, 96

November 6, 2013

Byron E. Dinger, 96, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

Mr. Dinger was born March 7, 1917, in Ringgold, the son of the late Ervin E. and Alberta (Shirey) Dinger.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Bertha Mae Dinger, on July 16, 2012.

He was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God. He and his wife helped to raise many foster children.

November 5th

Alexander wins mayor race, Burkett to remain DA

November 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — When the final precinct results were counted Tuesday night, the results showed that Punxsy’s most interesting race — the one that would decide who would be Punxsy’s next mayor — went to Richard Alexander.

A total of 7,948 votes were cast across the county in the unofficial results released by the county.

Alexander earned 55.08 percent of the votes in the mayoral race, with a total of 531. Dennis C. Rebuck ran on the Democratic ticket, earning 156 votes for 16.18 percent of the total.

Train derails near Elk Run avenue

November 6, 2013

The train car pictured here derailed near the intersection of Graffius Avenue and Elk Run Avenue Tuesday evening.

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

Punxsy School Board members discuss contract extension for business administrator

November 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board disagreed over a proposed contract extension for Susan H. Robertson, the district business administrator, at Tuesday's school board meeting.

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

Robert Ellenberger, 63

November 5, 2013

Robert Ellenberger, 63, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 11, 1950, in Waynesburg, a son of Percy and Betty Ann (Hathaway) Ellenberger.

He was a member of the Albion United Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, family and his dog
Veejay.

He was a former member of the IUP Board, Punxsutawney Hospital Board and the Rotary.

He was the manager of the First Commonwealth Bank in Punxsutawney and retired from there in 2006.

November 4th

Don't forget to vote!

November 5, 2013

POLLS OPEN TODAY FROM 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M.

Toy time! ‘Tots’ collection campaign kicks off Saturday

November 5, 2013

The gingerbread house is open and ready for this Saturday’s kickoff event for the annual U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" campaign in Jefferson County.

Pictured in front of the Femco Machine gingerbread house (from left) are Janeen Love, Community Action, Inc., Senior Corps-RSVP project director; Kyle Lowry of Femco Machine, Inc.; and Lori Richardson, sales and marketing director for Femco Machine in Punxsy.

For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85

November 4, 2013

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85, formerly of Soldier, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in South Carolina, at his daughter’s house where he made his home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 28, 1928, in Soldier, the son of Dominic and Caroline (Longo) Barletta.

He married Lois (Deemer) Barletta, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Barletta was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles and baking.

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78

November 4, 2013

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

Mr. Cielo was born on May 1, 1935, in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of the late Hazel M. Cielo and Kelly R. Cielo.

Ken attended Brookville and Punxsutawney high schools.

He joined the Navy after graduation and served four years as lead trumpet player for the Navy band.

Ken worked at the family-owned car sales business, Kelly Cielo Ford, during the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with playing with various musical groups.

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92

November 4, 2013

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

She was born July 19, 1921, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of the late Glenn and Sarah (Rea) Uplinger.

She was married to George Murray, who preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Reed and husband Don of New Bethlehem, Pa., Carol Smith and husband Paul of Illinois, and Edith Bergbigler and husband Don of Fenelton, Pa.; and by one sister, Katherine Cramer of Ohio.

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