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December 27th

No injuries in two-car crash Friday afternoon

December 27, 2013

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Friday afternoon.

For details, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

December 26th

Pet Calendar proceeds going toward a good cause in Gateway Humane Society

December 26, 2013

Spirit advertising representatives Erin Morrow (left) and Heather Kurtz (second from left) are pictured above presenting a check to Carla and Bob Adamson of the Gateway Humane Society.

The donation was made possible by the production of The Spirit’s annual pet calendar.

Familiar Faces Friday! Dr. Frank Bizousky

December 26, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Dr. Frank Bizousky.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Dr. Frank Bizousky is a familiar face. You may recognize him if you are a patient at Bizousky Family Practice. Or, perhaps you have seen him in the community.

PAHS students present roundtable discussion report on issues they are facing

December 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Two students from Punxsutawney Area High School recently participated in a roundtable discussion involving schools in Jefferson County.

Richard Britten, Punxsutawney Area Middle School (PAMS) principal, told the Punxsutawney Area School Board at a recent meeting that all of the schools in the county participated, including Jeff Tech.

Britten said Blake Bizousky and Johnny Gigliotti were two of the students who represented the Punxsutawney Area School District.

For the full story, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

John J. Capitanelli, 86

December 26, 2013

John J. Capitanelli, 86, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

He was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Adrian, the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Corresi) Capitanelli.

He was a welder by trade in the construction industry.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Marilyn Mumaw
of Punxsutawney.

At the family's request, there will be no public visitation.

Nancy Lee Carlton, 80

December 26, 2013

Nancy Lee Carlton, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at home.

She was born May 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Morris) Barnoff.

She was married to Pierre "Pete" E. Carlton, who survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years; two daughters, Lorna Ondrasik and husband Robert of Brookville and Hallie Carlton and friend Marsha Emhoff and her son Leif Perry of Punxsutawney; and by one brother, Robert Barnoff and wife Norma of State College, Pa.

December 25th

Sylvia A. Defelice, 87

December 25, 2013

Sylvia A. Defelice, 87, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Everett and Artella (Graffius) Carzelli.

Mrs. Defelice was preceded in death by her husband, Carmine J. Defelice.

Sylvia loved watching cooking shows.

She is survived by one son, William E. Defelice and wife Linda of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Janet Accamondo and husband Don of McArthur, Calif., and Becky Hetrick and significant other Jay Crystal of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Van hits three parked vehicles in Big Run

December 25, 2013

The driver of a Chrysler Town & Country minivan struck three parked vehicles on Christmas Day on West Main Street (Route 119) in Big Run.

Read more details in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

December 23rd

Punxsy resident/Clarion prof. Smith presents at multiculturalism conference in Ghana

December 23, 2013

CLARION — Businesses around the world are run in a variety of different manners. How one may operate a business in the United States could be very different from how one would run a business in, say, France or Africa.

A few months ago, four faculty members from Clarion University traveled to Ghana, Africa for a conference. One of those members is a Punxsutawney resident — Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Dr. Chad Smith.

For the full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

December 22nd

Parkview students spread ‘Christmas Magic’ this holiday season

December 22, 2013

Parkview's kindergarten and first-grade students try to help Santa Claus remember the magic word for Christmas in a play titled “Christmas Magic.”

Pictured are the students performing the program for their parents and the second graders on Wednesday in the school's multi-purpose room.

Read the full story - including the entire cast list - in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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