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October 23rd

What’s cookin’? Why, it’s a culinary fundraiser for the PACC projector!

October 23, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The IUP Culinary students are cooking up a fundraiser this weekend that will benefit the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) digital projector fund.

Martha Jo Rupert, chef instructor at IUP Culinary School, said the school encourages its students to be active in the community by raising funds for a specific cause.

"That gives them the opportunity to understand that it’s not just about what you're doing; it's about everyone around you," she said.

For the rest of the story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Boys' soccer prepares for playoff showdown with Clearfield

October 23, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Monday night, the Punxsy boys' soccer team traveled to Clearfield to battle the Bison in its regular season finale.

The Bison left the game with a 2-1 victory, which had no significance when it came to the standings.

If the same thing happens tonight, well, the Chucks go home without a rematch.

Yup, that's right, Punxsy fans.

It's officially playoff time for fall sports, and the boys' soccer team kicks it off with its District IX first-round game against Clearfield.

October 22nd

FCOG hosting sixth year of Free Clothing Days

October 22, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Is there such a thing as a a free lunch? Maybe, maybe not; but how about free clothing?

The answer is a resounding yes!

Free Clothing Days are back this week at the First Church Of God in Punxsutawney.

Shelley Rowan, coordinator of Free Clothing Days, said this is the sixth year for the popular clothing giveaway.

"What has made this so successful is the high quality of the clothing that has been donated to the drive in the fall and spring over the years," Rowan said, adding that all of the clothing is gently worn, and there's no limit to what you may take home.

St. Joseph’s donates golf tourney proceeds to Gateway Humane Society

October 22, 2013

Earlier this year, St. Joseph's Polish Society held its third annual golf tournament at Hemlock View Golf Course.

Fourteen teams consisting of four players each took part this year for a total of 56 participants.

All participants were invited back to the club for dinner after a great day of golfing. Many prizes were awarded to participants.

Several local businesses donated prizes or contributed to the overall total that was collected to donate to the Gateway Humane Society, the organization chosen by the club's board of directors.

Gwendolyn A. Black, 88

October 22, 2013

Gwendolyn A. Black, 88, of Brookville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.

Mrs. Black was born Feb. 19, 1925, in New Castle, a daughter of the late George Welsheimer and Nellie (Woodward) Welsheimer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis M. Black.

She was a member of the First Church of God in Brookville.

Mrs. Black loved her Bible, sewing, crocheting and reading.

Patricia Jane (Bartlebaugh) Troutman, 67

October 22, 2013

Patricia Jane (Bartlebaugh) Troutman 67, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.

She was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Spangler, Pa., the daughter of the late Lonnie and Kathryn (Westover) Bartlebaugh.

She was married to Robert Lee Troutman, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1996.

She was a nurse's aide.

She was a Wesleyan Methodist by faith.

RoseMarie Marasco, 78

October 22, 2013

RoseMarie Marasco, 78, Santa Barbara, Calif., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

She was born Jan. 13, 1935, in Walston, a daughter of the late Rosario and Josephine Marasco.

RoseMarie was raised in Punxsutawney. She was a graduate of St. Vincent
School of Nursing in Erie, Pa.

She lived in Santa Barbara, Calif., since 1970 and worked as a nurse in several hospitals.

An avid cook of Italian cuisine, RoseMarie wrote and published a cookbook, "Di Tutto Cuore," a collection of recipes of family and friends.

Patricia R. Michele, 71

October 22, 2013

Patricia R. Michele, 71, Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 25, 1942, in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Abbate) Rumfola.

In 1980, she married John G. Michele. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2007.

Patricia retired as a school teacher in Annapolis, Md., after many years of service.

She was one of the founding members of the Theatre Arts Guild and the Young Women’s Club, both in Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed the Ladies of the Lake and her book and quilting clubs.

Monika Young, 67

October 22, 2013

Monika Young, 67, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at home.

She was born May 17, 1946, in Aidenbach, Germany, a daughter of the late George C. Sparks and Helene (Tschache) Sparks, who survives.

On Oct. 1, 1963, she married Denny Young. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2013.

Monika was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Auxiliary, having served as Past Madame President.

Phone outage in area

October 22, 2013

Due to a phone outage in the area, The Spirit's phone lines are currently down.

If you have a pressing matter, please email editor@punxsutawneyspirit.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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