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Violet B. Wolfe, 81

August 14, 2013

Violet B. Wolfe, 81, of Brookville, formerly of New Brighton, Ct., passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.

Mrs. Wolfe was born June 20, 1932, in Altona, New York, the daughter of the late Frank Hill and Cathleen (Coolidge) Hill.

Violet is survived by her husband, Willis, of Brookville.

A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother,

Voilet loved keeping a beautiful home and being close to her children and grandchildren.

With first day of school approaching, council taking traffic precautions early

August 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Motorists in Punxsy continue to deal with two major detours, as the Route 119 Ridge Avenue/Elk Run bridge continues to be closed along with the Saw Mill Run Route 36 / West Mahoning Street bridge in the west end remaining closed. Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said that when school resumes, both detours will continue in place.

To see a full story on the precautions being taken and other points, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

The Dayton Fair: It’s smokin’

August 14, 2013

(Left photo) Jasmine Joiner (left) and Falisha Bopp (right) are receiving advice on how to knock down a fire with a water can fire extinguisher, with assistance from firefighter Neal Snyder during the Firefighter Training Show at the Dayton Fair on Tuesday. (Right photo) Carson Long (left) and Jude Olinger (right) are preparing to fire the water cannon toward the crowd during the Firefighter Training Show at the Dayton Fair on Tuesday. On tap for today at 6 p.m. is the junior livestock auction in the livestock arena and at 7 p.m. at the grandstand is the 4x4 mud bog.

Lady Chucks look for bounce-back season

August 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — To say the Punxsutawney Area High School girls' soccer team wants to have a better year is an understatement.

New Head Coach Bridget Rheaume is looking to lead her young Lady Chucks team to a better record, but honing the skills is the most important part of that.

"I want to improve their skills," Rheaume said. "Hopefully, we can end up having more wins because of that."

Through three days of practice, Rheaume said that Emily and Anna Horner, Claire Smith and Courtney Huffman are among the many players that caught her eye early on.

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