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October 1st

Sonja H. Berryhill, 76

October 1, 2013

Sonja H. Berryhill, 76, Big Run, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Henry
and Violet P. (Hoel) Horrell.

On Feb. 1, 1964, she married Thomas R. Berryhill, who survives.

She was Protestant by faith.

She was a teller and an assistant manager at the National City Bank in Big Run for 23 years and retired on June 15, 1994.

She was a member of the Big Run Betas, Eastern Star of Somerset for 55 years and a lifetime member of the PSU Alumni Association.

Down for the count: Bradford sweeps Punxsy

October 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The match between Bradford and Punxsy had a playoff atmosphere to it at Punxsutawney Area High School.

By now, you know the story.

The Lady Chucks traveled to Bradford last year during the regular season, only to get swept.

In the District IX Championship match, however, the Lady Chucks returned the favor with an epic five-game win over the Lady Owls.

In their first meeting since, Bradford took it to Punxsy, defeating the Lady Chucks in a three-game sweep, 25-9, 25-20, 25-17.

"We were a mess the first set. All night, we didn't

September 30th

Ridgway man killed in one-car McCalmont Township accident

September 30, 2013

MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported a fatal accident that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Monday on State Route 310, near Wayne Storage in McCalmont Township.

Police said that William James Duffield, 37, Ridgway, was driving his 2002 GMC Envoy north on State Route 310, and as he was traveling out of the village of Panic, he was negotiating a left curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle.

Spirit donates baby contest proceeds to Expecting You

September 30, 2013

The Punxsutawney Spirit recently held a Baby Contest, and proceeds from that contest were donated to the Expecting You Department of the Punxsu-
tawney Area Hospital.

Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Tracy Smith, Spirit publisher; Lisa Ross, Spirit advertising representative; Paula Fye, Expecting You nurse manager; Mandy Greenblatt, RN; and Erin Morrow,
Spirit advertising representative.

County’s next Take Back Drug Day set for Oct. 26

September 30, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The next Take Back Drug Day will take place at various locations in Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct.
26, Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator, announced at the most recent meeting of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority.

The locations in Jefferson County where unwanted drugs will be collected include the Jefferson County Courthouse in Brookville, Brockway Drug, Lindsey Fire Station in Punxsutawney and McCabe's Drug Store in Reynoldsville.

Cooper said she would probably put up a recycling display at one of the locations.

Dorothy I. Allenbaugh, 84

September 30, 2013

Dorothy I. Allenbaugh, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Nellie Mae (Dick) Cauffield.

On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Raymond R. Allenbaugh, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1973.

She was a custodian for the Punxsutawney Area School District for 17 years and retired in 1991.

She loved puzzles, watching hockey (especially the Penguins) and spending time with her family.

September 29th

APPRECIATION DAY 2013

September 29, 2013

The winners of the Punxy's Got Talent contest, held Saturday during Punxsutawney Appreciation Day in Barclay Square, are Kempton (left) and Kyle Beatty (second from left), 1st place; Brice Rowan (third from left), 2nd place; and Garrett Rowan (far right), 3rd place.

See more photos in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Animal cruelty incident leaves one dog injured, another missing

September 29, 2013

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, along Route 119 north in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

According to police, during the above time, a known individual left a male shepherd mix named Cherokee and a male miniature pincher named Duke out of fenced areas in an attempt to deprive the owner, Lawrence August of Punxsutawney, of his dogs.

Cherokee was located Sept. 16, on Mt. Tabor Road, east of Blairsville, Indiana County.

Way Back When

September 29, 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
September 22, 1897

Improve the Streets

Now that we have a twelve ton road roller, which we can scarcely afford to let lie idle, all of the low streets, which become veritable canals during big floods, should be filled up to grade.

September 27th

Rep. Smith issues statement on Brockway shooting

September 27, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY - House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement relative to the incident that occurred Thursday in Brockway resulting in the wounding of Trooper Bradley Wilson.

While serving a warrant, Trooper Wilson was severely injured. A standoff followed and the suspect, Kenneth Lee Sr., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His son, Kenneth Lee Jr., is currently in custody, and the investigation into the incident continues.

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