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December 8th

Chamber’s second-annual ornament features image of Barclay Square

December 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you participated in the Christmas ornament collection from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce last year, then get ready for part two.

Michele Neal, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said that this year's ornament features a view of the bandstand through a cannon in Barclay Square.

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

VIDEO: Steelers Beat Bengals 42-21, Make AFC North a Wide-open Race

December 8, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers Beat Bengals 42-21, Make AFC North a Wide-open Race

December 7th

Dr. William J. Lynch, 65

December 8, 2014

Dr. William J. Lynch, 65, of Brookville, formerly of Belle Vernon, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

He was born April 28, 1949. He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Kathleen M. (Kraus) Lynch; father of Christine (Jason) Hoffman and Jennifer Lynch; and grandfather of Aidan, Rory and Taryn Hoffman.

He is also survived by his mother, Helen C. Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his father, Minor G. Lynch; and brother David M. Lynch, PhD.

December 5th

Robert T. Milligan Sr., 95

December 5, 2014

Robert T. Milligan Sr., 95, of Valier, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William D. and Irene (Bortz) Milligan.

On Jan. 4, 1941, he married Frances E. Dilts, who preceded him in death.

He was the owner of Milligan’s Store in Valier for 35 years and was also the postmaster for 30 years.

He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church. He was a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge 534 for over 50 years, where he was a 33rd Degree Mason and was Master of the lodge in 1965.

Marian M. Martin, 82

December 5, 2014

Marian M. Martin, 82, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Porter, a daughter of the late Blair and Freda (Powell) Gahagan.

On March 25, 1950, she married Vernon C. Martin, who preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and the Trade City Mahoning Grange.

Lady Chucks open season with win at Tip-Off Tourney

December 5, 2014

Friday night, the Lady Chucks opened their season with a 40-26 victory over Westmont Hilltop in the Marion Center Tip-Off Tournament. In this photo, Punxsy's Nicole DiPietro (20) rises above the Westmont defense to hit a three-pointer — the one that would give Punxsy the lead for good in the third quarter. DiPietro finished with a team-high 10 points in a balanced Lady Chucks attack.

For more on the game, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's PAHS sports schedule includes:

• Varsity Wrestling at Philipsburg Tournament, 10 a.m.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 5, 2014

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 4th

FCOG Youth hosting annual bazaar Saturday

December 4, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The First Church of God (FCOG) Youth Christmas Bazaar just gets bigger and better each and every year.

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

Sandra L. (Coon) Shumaker, 68

December 4, 2014

Sandra L. (Coon) Shumaker, 68, of New Bethlehem, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 31, 1946, in Indiana, Pa., she was the daughter of June (Swab) and Raymond Coon, former residents of Punxsutawney.

She married Larry E. Shumaker on Nov. 30, 1963. He survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2013.

December 3rd

2015 budget for borough includes tax increase

December 3, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place their proposed 2015 budget on display with a tax increase included at a special meeting that was held on Wednesday.

Members of council voted 6-0 to increase borough taxes 1.5 mills.

"The cost of everything is going up," said Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, adding that this is the first tax increase since 2007. "It was either cut services or increase taxes, so we went with raising taxes."

Chenoga said that “not one member of council who sit on this side of the table wanted to raise taxes.”

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