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December 12th

Sharon Leone Grose, 69,

December 13, 2014

Sharon Leone Grose, 69, of Big Run, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Crestline, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lester and Vivian (Nolder) Bausch.

Sharon served in the United States Navy.

On May 26, 1990, she married Roby Junior Grose. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2014.

She was a familiar face of the Big Run Bank, where she had worked over 33 years through many changes of ownership, such as Citizen's Keystone, Integra and, most recently, Marion Center Bank. She took pride in her work as teller and customer service.

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86

December 12, 2014

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Sprankle was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Marchand, a daughter of the late William H. and Lula B. (Gearhart) Meckley.

Mrs. Sprankle is survived by her loving husband, William L. Sprankle Sr. of Punxsutawney. They were married Nov. 22, 1946.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Her family and faith always came first in her life.

John J. Smith, 85

December 12, 2014

John J. Smith, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

All arrangements are private for family and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

Stephen M. Boddorf, 57

December 12, 2014

Stephen M. Boddorf, 57, of Summerville, Pa., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pa.

Born Oct. 12, 1957, in Brookville, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Barbara Keck Boddorf.

Steve was a graduate of Brookville Area High School. On Feb. 14, 2005, Steve was married to Doris Jean Pago at the Hawthorn Methodist Church. She survives in Summerville.

Steve was employed at Beverage Air in Brookville as a class A machine operator. He would have been employed 39 years in January.

Route 36 Rivalry double header

December 12, 2014

Friday night, the Route 36 Rivalry was alive and well, with two different Punxsy-Brookville contests being held. In Brookville, the boys' basketball team (John Matthews pictured above) ran past the Raiders for a 59-49 victory. In wrestling, Brookville evened the score with a 60-6 win over the Chucks.

For recaps from the games, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Salvation Army working toward kettle goal

December 12, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Salvation Army is halfway to its red kettle goal for this year.

One of the traditions of the Christmas season is the Salvation Army bell ringers located at the plazas throughout the area.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 11th

Make-A-Wish, Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign helping wishes come true for local kids

December 12, 2014

BELL TOWNSHIP — A Bell Township boy and his family took a trip to the
beach for his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

With the annual "Light Up A Child’s Life" campaign set to begin on Monday,
Dec. 15, it’s time to meet another local Wish Kid.

Read about Wish Kid Ashton Smith and the annual "Light Up A Child's Life" campaign in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Girls' basketball outduels Brookville

December 11, 2014

Punxsy's girls' basketball team jumped out to an early lead and managed to hold on for a 38-32 victory over Route 36 Rival Brookville Thursday night in Punxsutawney.

For a full recap from the game, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's PAHS sports schedule includes the following contests:

• JH/Varsity Wrestling vs. Brookville, 6/7 p.m.

• 7/8 Boys' Basketball at Brookville, 4/5 p.m.

• 9th Boys' Basketball at Brookville, 4:15 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at Brookville, 6/7:30 p.m.

December 10th

Chucks fall to tough Cameron County squad

December 10, 2014

The Chucks basketball team lost to a tough Cameron County squad on the road on Wednesday night, 51-40. Punxsy's Dylan Huey (pictured here) was the Chucks' top scorer with 15 points.

For a full recap, see Thursday's print edition.

Today's PAHS schedule has just one contest on it, as the girls' basketball team will play host to Brookville. JVs start at 6 p.m., and the varsity will take the court afterward.

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