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July 16th

Miners ice Grays behind great overall performance

July 16, 2013

Pete Meterko was a dominant force at the plate Tuesday night, going 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, as the Rossiter Miners downed Brookville to advance in the Federation League playoffs.

For the full re-cap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Kelly Jo Pape, 40

July 16, 2013

Kelly Jo Pape, 40, of Blairville, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Blairsville as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Born June 1, 1973, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of John Alfred and Elizabeth A. "Dub" (James) Pape, Jr., Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

In June of 2013, she earned her MBA in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.She was proud to have graduated with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.

Marian A. Williams, 93

July 16, 2013

Marian A. Williams, 93, formerly of Spring St., Corry, Pa., died at the Corry Manor on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

She was born on June 30, 1920, in Rochester Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Max and Ammy Work Crawford.

Marian was raised and educated in Rochester Mills and Indiana, Pa.
She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1939, and then she worked as a telephone operator in Punxsutawney.

Patricia Elaine Berst, 69

July 16, 2013

Patricia Elaine Berst, age 69, of Distant, died Monday evening, July 15, 2013, at her home following an illness.

Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Ross J. and Sara Leora Zimmerman Ferraro.

Pat married Gregory Berst on June 11, 1994. He survives.

She worked for Rola until its closing, then worked in retail for Brodys and Danks.

Pat loved crafts and collected jewelry. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and shopping.

In addition to her husband, Greg, she is survived by a brother, Lanny Ferraro of Brookville.

Eagles Riders give a special gift after Burrow Thunder

July 16, 2013

Friday evening was a momentous occasion, as the Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No. 1231 presented a $15,000 check to the DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics.

The Eagle Riders held their annual Burrow Thunder event on July 6.

The goal was to raise at least $10,000, and the Riders surpassed that goal by $5,000.

Two sustain injuries in Perry Twp. rollover

July 16, 2013

The Lindsey Fire Company assisted the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company at a one-vehicle rollover into a stream at the intersection of Harper Road and Bell Road in Perry Township at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The passengers from the vehicle were able to escape and were transported by Jefferson County EMS and a private vehicle to Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were also assisted at the scene by South Side Service.

No further details were available at Spirit press time.

PSP-Punxsy: Missing persons located

July 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a report released at 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said that four individuals who had been missing since Sunday were located.

Police said that Lisa Braughler, 41, her two children, Mariah Martin, 5, and Lucas Martin, 1, and her mother, Carolyn McQuown, 69, were located after police asked for assistance with an investigation into the family being missing since 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Police said that the family has requested that no further details be released regarding this incident.

July 15th

2013 Jefferson County Fair Junior Queen

July 15, 2013

Pictured (from left) are runner-up Ryanne Lindenpitz, Jefferson County Fair Junior Queen April Hetrick and second runner-up Amberly Spicher.

The fair runs through Saturday.

PSP-Punxsy seeks help in locating missing family members

July 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said in a report issued Monday afternoon that the station is currently conducting an investigation into the case of four family members missing since Sunday around 10 p.m.

Police said the missing are Lisa Marie Braughler, 41; Maria Jane Martin, 5; Lucas Reese Martin, 1; and Carolyn Ruth McGuown, 69.

Investigators believe that the individuals were in the northeast area of Indiana County and the Jefferson County area on Sunday.

Michele Neal excited to dive into director position at Chamber

July 15, 2013

Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Curtis (left) and Chamber Vice President Brian Smith (right) officially welcomed the newest addition to their team — Executive Director Michele Neal — on Monday outside the Chamber building.

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

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