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Pet Calendar proceeds going toward a good cause in Gateway Humane Society

December 26, 2013

Spirit advertising representatives Erin Morrow (left) and Heather Kurtz (second from left) are pictured above presenting a check to Carla and Bob Adamson of the Gateway Humane Society.

The donation was made possible by the production of The Spirit’s annual pet calendar.

Familiar Faces Friday! Dr. Frank Bizousky

December 26, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Dr. Frank Bizousky.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Dr. Frank Bizousky is a familiar face. You may recognize him if you are a patient at Bizousky Family Practice. Or, perhaps you have seen him in the community.

PAHS students present roundtable discussion report on issues they are facing

December 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two students from Punxsutawney Area High School recently participated in a roundtable discussion involving schools in Jefferson County.

Richard Britten, Punxsutawney Area Middle School (PAMS) principal, told the Punxsutawney Area School Board at a recent meeting that all of the schools in the county participated, including Jeff Tech.

Britten said Blake Bizousky and Johnny Gigliotti were two of the students who represented the Punxsutawney Area School District.

For the full story, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

John J. Capitanelli, 86

December 26, 2013

John J. Capitanelli, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Adrian, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Corresi) Capitanelli.

He was a welder by trade in the construction industry.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Marilyn Mumaw
of Punxsutawney.

At the family's request, there will be no public visitation.

Nancy Lee Carlton, 80

December 26, 2013

Nancy Lee Carlton, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at home.

She was born May 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Morris) Barnoff.

She was married to Pierre "Pete" E. Carlton, who survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years; two daughters, Lorna Ondrasik and husband Robert of Brookville and Hallie Carlton and friend Marsha Emhoff and her son Leif Perry of Punxsutawney; and by one brother, Robert Barnoff and wife Norma of State College, Pa.

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