January 21st, 2015
SCANNER ALERT: First responders from Punxsutawney Fire Department and McCalmont Township fire companies are responding to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Harmony Road and Adrian Road in Young Township.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department are also responding to multiple accidents in the Cloe Area.
Wednesday morning, Michael Christopher Shugars,33, was sentenced to 40-80 years in prison after entering a guilty plea, earlier this week to 3rd degree homicide and other related charges associated with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney. For more details see Thursday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
The Lady Chucks and Chucks basketball teams, in addition to the wrestling squad, were all in action on Tuesday night in Punxsutawney. Unfortunately for Punxsy, all three fell to their opponents.
For full recaps from the games, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes no varsity meets, with the junior high players taking center stage:
â€˘ 7/8/9 Boys' Basketball vs. Altoona, 4 p.m. (4:15 p.m. for 9th)
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Two drivers suffered unknown injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday on Route 119, Young Township, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet.
According to reports from the scene and scanner, the female driver of a GMC SUV was traveling on Route 119 and lost control on the slippery road during a brief snow storm and was involved in a collision with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, which caused the GMC to roll over, trapping the driver inside the vehicle.
The Rev. E. Earl Anderson, 86, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Sewickley, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
He was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, on May 24, 1928, the fifth child of Swedish immigrants Bengt Anderson and Emma Kristina Berguson.
Earl was a respected pastor and community leader. He touched many lives, teaching in a positive, nurturing and oftentimes humorous way.
Two vehicle accident on Route 119, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet. One vehicle on its side with entrapment.
On Monday night, Ethan Riley (pictured here firing up a shot over Brookville's Jordan Tosh) and John Matthews each scored 12 points to help lead the Chucks past the Brookville Raiders to earn a 50-37 victory and a boys' basketball sweep in the Route 36 Rivalry this season.
For a full recap from the game, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Tuesday's athletic schedule includes the following contests:
â€˘ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Forest Hills, 6/7:30 p.m.
â€˘ JH/Varsity Wrestling at Clarion, 6/7 p.m.
â€˘ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at Homer Center, 6/7:30 p.m.
INDIANA â€” The late Jimmy Stewart was known best as a famous Hollywood actor who won an Academy Award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
However, those in Indiana knew him as a kind and generous man who left the small town life for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but never forgot where he came from. He never forgot the town where he was raised or forgot those he left behind.
While he may have been known as an actor, Stewart was also a military veteran who earned the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Robert â€śJohnâ€ť McIntyre, 57, of Jefferson St., Falls Creek, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.
Born on April 6, 1957, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Charles and Joan (Dawson) McIntyre.
He served in the United States Army.
John had worked at Airco-Speer Carbon in Punxsy for many years. Recently, he worked for Dworskyâ€™s Environmental Services.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 965 in Falls Creek, The Olympic Athletic Club, and enjoyed fishing and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.
At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, the Punxsutawney Borough Police, Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS responded to a vehicle fire at 312 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney. A woman stopped in the street after having engine trouble, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department reported smelling gasoline when responding to the fire. The fire was put out after CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) was applied to the vehicle. Rebuck's South Side Service towed the vehicle, a 90s-style Plymouth Caravan. No injuries were reported.