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Archive - Dec 2, 2013

Buck season opens with a bang

December 2, 2013

Willie Hoover, 13, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 8-point buck with a 17.5-inch spread in McCalmont Township at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

For the full story and more buck photos, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Church to offer free meal once a month

December 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There may be no free lunches, but there are free dinners at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

The Rev. Brett Swanson, church pastor, said the church’s congregation has committed to holding a free meal that is open to everyone the first Tuesday of every month.

This Tuesday's free dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and everyone is asked to enter the church from the South Findley Street entrance, which is handicap accessible.

For more information, call 502-439-3861.

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

Gayle L. Stewart, 72

December 2, 2013

Gayle L. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Mahaffey, Pa., on Aug. 24, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Dr. David Edgar and Eunice (Smith) Miller.

She was a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid football fan.

She was proud to be an alumni of Penn State University, where she earned her master’s degree in parks and recreation.

Mary L. Peace, 78

December 2, 2013

Mary L. Peace, 78, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Tionesta, Pa., and Conneaut Lake, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Punxsutawney.

She was born on July 6, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Clark and Iola (Hayes) Gould.

On Jan. 1, 1955, in Rossiter, she married John “Jay” Peace, who died on June 27, 1998.

She was employed by Alltel Corp in the Customer Service Dept. until retiring in 1996.

Sharon E. Jewell, 56

December 2, 2013

Sharon E. Jewell, 56, of Dayton, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, following a nearly three-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on July 27, 1957, in Punxsutawney, and was the daughter of Melvin and Shelvia (Good) Troup.

She was married on Aug. 2, 1980, to Richard E. Jewell, and he survives.

Sharon was a homemaker in the true sense of the word.

She was selfless and kind, always taking care of her family and giving and doing for others.

She was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant.

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