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A banner weekend for Major SB All-Stars

June 30, 2013

Punxsy's 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars "raised the banner," so to speak, as is the common tradition after earning a district title.

Behind a four-run fifth inning, the Punxsy squad sneaked past St. Marys 9-8 to earn the title and a trip to Sectionals.

For more on the game, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

2013 Old Home Week Parade winners

June 30, 2013

2013 Old Home Week Parade winners:

• High School Bands: West Branch, 1st place; Marion Center, 2nd place.

• Sr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Clymer Firettes, 2nd place.

• Jr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Commodores, 2nd place.

• Jr. Drill Team: KLA Cheerleaders, 1st place.

• Sr. Drill Team: I-Reds Trike Team

• Non-commercial Float: Girls 13-14 All Stars, 1st place; Boys 11-12 All Stars, 2nd place; Community of Believers, 3rd place.

• Commercial Float: Big Daddy’s, 1st place; Mulberry Square, 2nd place.

Today’s Groundhog Festival Schedule

June 30, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1
• 10 a.m.-Noon — Children’s Activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House; This year’s focus is Military/Community – Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society

• 10:30-11 a.m. — Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months) on padded course; Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC

• 11-11:30 a.m. — Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race

• 11:30 a.m.-Noon — Rock & Roll Pet Show

• 12:30-1 p.m. — Dennie Huber – Magic

• 1:30-2 p.m. — Rock & Roll Pet Show

• 2:30-3 p.m. — Dennie Huber – Magic

Way Back When

June 30, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
June 23, 1897

Saturday’s Primaries
The primary election last Saturday was the lightest polled in this country for a number of years.

Some of the precincts were not heard from at all and many reported a mere decimal of the normal vote. There was practically no contest for any of the nominations.

Max Eugene Shoffner, 86

June 30, 2013

Max Eugene Shoffner, 86, of Kittanning, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Andover, Ohio.

He was born on July 27, 1926, to John and Florence (Reed) Shoffner, in Timblin, Pa.

Max was co-owner of Shoffner Family Business, where he played an active role in all facets and co-owner of West Franklin Coal Co. with Russ Haller.

He was a member of the Kittanning Joint Water Authority for many years and was one of the founders of the Young Business Men's Association, along with John B. McCue and Steve Krizmanich.

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