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August 8th

Two Brookville men arrested in assaults

August 8, 2014

BROOKVILLE — Two Brookville men were arrested over the past week in separate assault incidents.

Donald Guy Shaffer, 64, was charged with aggravated assault Aug. 7, after allegedly assaulting a women with a baseball bat, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

Another Brookville man, age 52, is accused of allegedly trying to bite an officer, kicking another officer and making terroristic threats toward law enforcement, according to Brookville Borough Police. His name was not released.

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

SS.C.D. Lawn Festival grand prize winners receive their prize

August 8, 2014

Saints Cosmas & Damian Church recently presented the grand prize winners of its annual summer Lawn Festival raffle — Pete and Jennifer Renne — with their prize.

Festival Chairman Frank Hetrick (left) and pastor Monsignor Joseph Riccardo (right), are pictured here presenting the check to the Rennes.

August 7th

Music in the park: Hangin’ with The Banned

August 7, 2014

Members of The Banned, Samantha Sears (left) and Jared Thomas play for the crowd gathered Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square.

The duo played many popular acoustic rock songs to a head-swaying crowd.

Weekend boot drive to benefit numerous local causes

August 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department will be hitting the road once again, as they are going to hold a boot drive on Saturday to benefit three local non-profit organizations.

To find out how you can help, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Familiar Faces Friday!

August 7, 2014

(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 Lynne Stello.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Lynne Stello is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a teacher’s aide for the Life Skills class at Punxsutawney Area High School. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Dennis Lee Minich, 57

August 7, 2014

Dennis Lee Minich, 57, of Reynoldsville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a short illness.

He was born May 31, 1957, in Kittanning, a son of the late George Walter Minich and Marie (Shepler) Minich.

She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Dennis was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem, Pa.

On Aug. 23, 1980, he married the former Cheryl Ann Watkins. She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

Walter Ray Smith, 81

August 7, 2014

Walter Ray Smith, 81, of Hamilton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at home with his family.

He was born July 15, 1933, in Grange, a son of the late Coy McCoulter Smith, Sr. and Velda Jane (Whitesell) Smith.

He attended the Hamilton United Methodist Church.

Mr. Smith was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.

On Dec. 8, 1956, he married the former Mary Irene McKee. She survives and resides in Hamilton.

Walter worked as a laborer at Jefferson Machine until his retirement. He was also a caretaker for Deemer brothers.

August 6th

Music in the Park Tonight!

August 6, 2014

Music in the Park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with The Banned. The band leader, Samantha Sears, is a Punxsy native, and she’s accompanied by Jared Thomas. They will be playing a set with a blended acoustic rock sound.

VIDEO: Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg Ready For His Close Up

August 6, 2014

Cherry Street Fire

August 6, 2014

Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from a house at 182 Cherry St., Punxsutawney, at 6:06 a.m. When Punxsutawney firefighters arrived on scene there was heavy smoke and flames showing.

Preparations have been underway for Punxsy Pizza and Prevention, to be held this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Community leaders and friends of Jack D. White, 75, who passed away at home, surrounded by family and...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday...
Monday, Punxsutawney Country Club hosted the District IX Championship Tournament. Punxsy ended up...
The Chucks golf team was the only Punxsy squad that played host on Monday, and the Chucks weren't...

 

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