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Virginia June Wells, 78

December 20, 2013

Virginia June Wells, 78, of Hilliard, Fla., formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Hilliard.

Mrs. Wells was born July 31, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Raymond Sidney Manners and Violet (Burkett) Pyles.

She was married to James Dale Wells of Hilliard. He survives.

She was a member of the Gateway to Life Church of Hilliard.

Crews respond to late-night fire on Cloe-Rossiter Road

December 20, 2013

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a scanner call for a working structure fire along Cloe-Rossiter Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday night.

No flames were showing when crews first arrived.

No further details were available at Spirit press time.

Day 4 of Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign ‘sings’ through high school, middle school

December 20, 2013

Make-a-Wish continued the Light Up A Child's Life Campaign with two stops Thursday morning — the first at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School and the second at the high school.

The radio-thon's broadcast on 104.1 WPXZ was held at the high school from 8 to 9 a.m., with check presentations from the Future Health Services Club, Student Government, faculty and staff members, Juart Brothers Excavating on behalf of the Key Club, band parents and students.

Familiar Faces Friday! Cheri Rowles

December 20, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Cheri Rowles is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the secretary/treasurer of Bell Township

borough. Or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.

Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Rowles is a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.

To read all about Rowles, read Friday's edition of The Spirit.

PAHGS Christmas exhibits on display

December 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is the season of giving and of helping others. As we look back on the history of our town, we are reminded not only of those who helped our community, but also of those who fought for our country.

This holiday season, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society is providing an exhibit that showcases both military service and public service.

The exhibit will run until after Groundhog Day 2014.

Hours of operation are Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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