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Soldier presents U.S. flag to Punxsutawney Christian School

September 6, 2013

Friday, Gregory Anthony (far right), of the 1-104 Aviation/Agency/Army based in Johnstown, presented to the Punxsutawney Christian School an American flag from a military helicopter that he flew in over Afghanistan.

Pictured (from left) are Laurie Galbraith, PCS School administrator; Cydney Bezak, pre-school director; and Anthony.

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

There's no place like home: Punxsy defeats Union in home opener

September 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Fifty years ago to the day, the 1963 Punxsutawney Chucks kicked off their legendary season.

The Chucks finished the season 10-0 and became instant legends in the town.

Fifty years later, on the night of the current Chucks' home opener, the legends returned.

After a battle of attrition last week went to Brookville 25-22 in Punxsy's season opener, it's not like the Chucks needed any extra motivation.

If they did, though, they found it with the 1963 legends, who were honored at halftime.

Mary Ellen Miller, 66

September 6, 2013

Mary Ellen Miller, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home.

Mary Ellen was born June 17, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard and Laura Mae (Chapman) Miller.

She is survived by two brothers, Sam Miller and wife Kay of Anita and John Miller of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Anna Mae Berkey of Punxsutawney and Betty Stahlman and husband Tom of Emerickville; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, where a funeral service will be held

Thomas "Shiner" Doyle Snyder, Sr., 62

September 6, 2013

Thomas "Shiner" Doyle Snyder, Sr., 62, of Mayport, Pa., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, with his loving family at his side.

He was born March 27, 1951, in Brookville, the son of the late Howard "Snitz" Doyle Snyder and Sarah Josephine Caylor.

He was a member of the National Guard and worked as a coal miner and truck driver.

He was also the owner of the Thomas Snyder Coal Company.

Norman Samuel Scava, 85

September 6, 2013

Norman Samuel Scava, 85, of Hudson, Ohio, was taken home on Aug. 17, 2013, to join his wife, Doris, for eternity.

Sam was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late LuCille and Samuel Scava.

He was married to Doris Foster, who preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2011.

Sam was known as "Skip" to his friends.

He attended Punxsutawney High School, where he was a four-sport athlete. Upon graduation, he attended Thiel College, where he met his wife, Doris.

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