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Lady Chucks Senior Day

May 13, 2013

The Punxsy Lady Chucks honored eight seniors during their "Senior Day" pre-game festivities.

The eight Lady Chucks included (from left) Ashley Bacha with parents Randy and Beth Bacha; Lauren Ball with parents Doug and Andrea Ball; Monica Cameron with father Don Cameron; Chelsea Engeholm with mother Janet Engeholm; Sarah London with parents David and Mary Kay London; Mary Sloniger with parents Jim and Sandy Sloniger; Ashley Walls with parents Jerry and Michelle Walls and Lauren Wolfe with parents Bill and Melinda Wolfe.

Lady Tigers capitalize in fourth inning to spoil Lady Chucks 'Senior Day'

May 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In an afternoon which felt more like late October than mid May, the Punxsy softball team saw one of its two toughest innings of the season on Monday.

Trailing 3-2, the visiting Lady Tigers of Hollidaysburg capitalized on three Punxsy errors and added some hard hits at the plate to score 10 times to spoil "Senior Day" by a 14-4 final score.

"We lengthened it (the inning) for them. They hit the ball hard as well," noted Lady Chucks' head coach Alan Pifer. "They capitalized on everything."

Sportsburg recycling site to close

May 13, 2013

This recycling site in Sportsburg is slated to close July 1.

Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator for the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority, announced the closure last week at the Young Township supervisors’ meeting.

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

Police chief addresses recent burglaries

May 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Monday’s meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council had Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan read a letter that he submitted to council detailing how the burglary investigations are progressing.

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

Area foster parents honored at banquet

May 13, 2013

Foster parents throughout Jefferson County were recognized Monday night at the Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner held at the Anchor Inn in Punxsy.

COMMUNITY FOCUS THANKS ORGANIZATIONS THAT BENEFIT STUDENTS

May 13, 2013

It's the season of giving back to those who help with the education system.

Jeff Kuntz, chairperson of the Community Focus Committee, presented checks to eight individuals, who accepted them on behalf of the organizations they represent.

Checks are distributed through the Punxsutawney Education System several times a year and give money to organizations from which students benefit.

Ronald E. (Ronnie) Watkins, 69

May 13, 2013

Ronald E. (Ronnie) Watkins, 69, of Conneaut Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior on his birthday, May 13, 2013, at the Marquette Hospice House.

He was born in Meadville, a son of Merle R. and Bessie K. Adams Watkins.

He married Sandra (Sandi) Saul on Sept. 16, 1995, at Watson Run Church of God, and she survives.

He worked for many years in steel fabrication and retired as a foreman at Excalibur Machine Co.

He was a graduate of Meadville High School and was a member of Watson Run Church of God.

Leila I. Smith, 81

May 13, 2013

Leila I. Smith, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Nelson’s Golden Years Personal Care Home in DuBois.

She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Corbettown, Pa., a daughter of the late Homer and Irene (Miller) Geist.

She married Joseph M. Smith on March 22, 1951.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1971.

She was Methodist by faith.

She enjoyed baking and cooking, quilting and spending time with family.

She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s aide for two nursing homes.

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