January 20th, 2015
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.
Blair O. â€śDickâ€ť Richards, 88, of Bell Township, died Jan. 17, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Sportsburg, a son of the late Violet (Ball) and James Richards.
He was a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church and the Perry Township Sportsmanâ€™s Club.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He loved hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Blair worked at Metals Protection, Barlettaâ€™s Warehouse, and he retired from the Maintenance Department at Punxsutawney Area School District.
Phyllis G. Lute, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at UPMC - Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
She was born March 23, 1942, in Farrell, Pa., the daughter of the late George T. and Helen (Kucharski) Koshar.
She was married to Leland Ray Lute, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1975.
She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at the Lane Avenue Personal Care Home.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary.
Mildred I. Johnston, 89, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born March 7, 1925, in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Laura (Graham) and John Shomo.
On Oct. 7, 1940, she married Merle E. Johnston, who preceded her in death in May of 1984.
She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.
She enjoyed going to church, cooking, baking, doing puzzles and reading.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Do you enjoy running? Is it something that gives you great enjoyment?
Then, perhaps you might want to consider joining the Punxsutawney Area Running Club.
Alena Gourley said the idea of a running club came from Facebook.
"I am part of a Facebook group where most people are from DuBois, and they post about group runs often, and I had actually driven there to join in.
Last year was the first time I had a running partner and loved how we were able to motivate each other through the dreary winter months," she said.