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Archive - 2014

September 19th

So long, Sam!

September 20, 2014

A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning. Smith will not be running for re-election and will be stepping down and taking a much-deserved rest. At the breakfast, which was hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, Smith was presented with a special clock, a gift from
those at the Chamber. Pictured (top photo) is Michele Neal, Executive Director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, presenting Smith with the clock. Also pictured (middle) is Jeff Curtis, Chamber President.

Chucks big second half leads them to a win

September 20, 2014

On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after the teams were tied 22-22 at halftime.

Pictured here is Braxton Giavedoni (11) making a catch behind Union's Drew Marsh for a 47-yard TD reception to ice the game.

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

September 18th

Cody T. Haag, 27

September 18, 2014

Cody T. Haag, 27, of Rossiter, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at UPMC - Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

He was born July 9, 1987, in DuBois, the beloved son of Terry and Jeanne (Lunger) Haag.

He was a member of the Wheels of Yesteryear Car Club, and was a racing enthusiast and an avid sports fan.

He regularly attended the Steffy United Methodist Church.

He had a quick wit, a wonderful sense of humor and a caring heart. He touched the hearts of all who knew him. He was God’s angel, and now he walks with the Lord. He was not only his Dad’s son, but also his best buddy.

VB beats Altoona; Chucks set for Union

September 18, 2014

On Thursday, the girls' volleyball team at PAHS earned its first win over Altoona since starting the season series in 2007.

September 17th

Child safety seat checks executed by PSP

September 17, 2014

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74

September 17, 2014

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Road in Corry, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg.

DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, New York, and Live Oak, Florida.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 16th

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42

September 16, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 19, 1972, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson in DuBois.

Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech - DuBois.

He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather.

Esther I. Miller, 88

September 16, 2014

Esther I. Miller, 88, formerly of Frostburg, Pa., where she lived for years until her son’s death, died on July 31, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1925.

Esther is survived by her children, Carl R. Miller, Jr. and Carol A. Mott, both of Rochester, New York; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Miller, Sr., and a son, Robert A. Miller of Frostburg.

A graveside prayer service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Frostburg Cemetery.

Albert Dan Seger, 81

September 16, 2014

Albert Dan Seger, a longtime resident of the town of Niagara, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. He was 81. He was born in Banks Township, Indiana County, Pa., on June 1, 1933, the son of Oren Lee and Kiziah (Brunner) Seger.

A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning....
When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after...
On Thursday, the girls' volleyball team at PAHS earned its first win over Altoona since starting...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...

 

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