November 3rd, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As parents, we often have to make some tough decisions, especially in regards to our childrensâ€™ education.
One of those decisions is whether to send our children to a public or private school.
Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95, of Shade Gap, Pa., fomerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Juneau, Indiana County, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Etta (Perason) Wolfgang.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Murray and Kenneth Williams.
Ralph R. Neill, Jr., 88, of Ringgold, died Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.
Born March 23, 1926 in Ramsaytown, he was the son of Ralph Robert and Esther Margaret (McAninch) Neill. He was formerly married to Helen Abby (Bell).
He served his country during World War II as a Seaman 1st class in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a foreman and coal miner, employed by Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal, Doverspike Bros. and Charlie Schoffner Coal Companies.
Kenneth W. Fetterman, 85, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Fetterman was born Aug. 9, 1929, in DeLancey, a son of the late James C. Fetterman and Linnie Viola Black Fetterman.
Mr. Fetterman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, retiring as MSgt.
He is survived by his only child, Peri Ann McGinnis and son-in-law Cash McGinnis of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pictured here is Punxsy linebacker Blake Bizousky keeping his eye on the ball before intercepting a pass to turn over the Clearfield Bison offense early in the second half of the District 9 Championship game Saturday at DuBois.
The Punxsy defense shut out Clearfield in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 35-0 halftime deficit, and the Bison cruised to the championship behind a strong running attack.
For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
FAIRVIEW â€” If you enjoyed the great weather on Tuesday, just hang on, because changes are a-comin'!
Tina Szakelyhidi, a PennDOT snowplow driver who lives in Punxsutawney, said that this is her third winter of plowing snow for PennDOT District 10 out of the Jefferson County Maintenance garage in Fairview, Bell Township, and she talked about how much she loves her job.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit
After a seven-week manhunt, authorities have confirmed trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein has been captured by U.S. Marshals in an abandoned airplane hungar.
Frein was wanted after ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy and St. Marys put on a show for all in attendance at the District 9 finals, held in DuBois on Thursday night. The Lady Chucks and Lady Dutch split the first four sets to force a fifth-and-deciding one, then took that one to extra points, as well. Unfortunately for Punxsy, St. Marys earned the title to eliminate Punxsy from the postseason.
For more from the game, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.