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November 7th, 2011

Kenneth D. Bush, 55

November 8, 2011

Kenneth D. Bush, 55, of Medina, N.Y., entered into rest Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Strong Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1956, in Medina, a son of the late Albert and Blanche (Rice) Bush.

Mr. Bush was a 1974 graduate of Medina High School. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, an avid Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan and a supporter of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

Max D. Reeser, 68

November 8, 2011

Max D. Reeser, 68, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born in Williamsport, a son of the late Russell D. and Ruth E. (Knouse) Reeser.

He married Kate E. (Drewer) Reeser, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
He was Protestant in faith.

For 31 years, Mr. Reeser was a member of the Sykesville American Legion Post No. 345.

Mr. Reeser graduated from Westchester Joint Jr.-Sr. High School in 1961. After 30 years of service, he retired from A. Duie Pile Trucking Co., where he worked as a truck driver.

November 6th

They came a long way: Lady Chucks take second

November 7, 2011

CLARION — Entering the final pool play match against the No. 1 seeded Lady Owls of Bradford, the Lady Chucks volleyball team wasn't sure which tie-breaker would be used if it could sweep the Lady Owls, but the squad knew it controlled its own destiny.

The Lady Chucks also knew the difficulty of the task ahead of them.

Bradford had handed Punxsy a three-game loss in the teams' only meeting this season, but Punxsy was a different, more-mature team this time around: A team with five consecutive wins under its belt and more experience behind its younger players.

Football rivals meet again

November 7, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hosting an alumni game can only mean one thing: Rekindling a rivalry that has lasted for many years.

Punxsy hosted an alumni game between a foe from its past, the Brookville Raiders, and the Chucks settled the battle in a convincing 14-6 victory.

"This feels really great to come out on the winning side," Punxsy coach Tim Zimmerman said. "Because our high school team this year had a rough season, we really wanted to pull one together for them, and the alumni team did a fabulous job."

Running with the best of the state

November 7, 2011

HERSHEY — The conditions were nearly perfect Saturday when the Punxsy cross country teams traveled to Hershey for the PIAA Class AAA championship.

"I was happy the course was in good shape, and the weather was optimal since the district race was the complete opposite," Lady Chucks head coach George Wehrle said. "At least the girls were able to run their final race of the season with the chance of posting a decent time."

During the girls' race, Alexis Young was the first to cross the finish line for Punxsy. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 21:22 for 184th overall out of 285 runners.

Voters to decide on commissioner, council, school board races Tuesday

November 7, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Tuesday is Election Day, when voters go to the polls to decide several important local races, including Jefferson County Commissioner, Punxsutawney Borough Council and Punxsutawney Area School Board of Directors.

The candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner include Republican incumbents Paul Corbin and James P. McIntyre; Jeffrey Pisarcik, Democratic incumbent; and Democratic challenger Patrick J. McFall. Voters will not be able to vote for more than three.

Crossroads Project continues to seek shelter for victims of domestic violence

November 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Domestic violence does not discriminate.

It occurs in the big cities and in the rural country.

Over her 18-year career as the director for Community Action Inc.'s Crossroads Project, Susan McLaughlin has tried to maintain a high level of service for domestic violence victims in the rural setting of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

But with the surprising news she recently received — the DuBois shelter is closing — McLaughlin is worried that the service may be threatened.

Way Back When

November 7, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
(April 1, 1896)

A SPINNING WHEEL IN COURT

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91

November 7, 2011

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91, Frostburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square & Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney
She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

Feb. 12, 1944, she married Walter G. Daughenbaugh, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 2007.

Mrs. Daughenbaugh spent the early years of her married life in Monument, before moving to Punxsutawney in 1949.

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83

November 7, 2011

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83, Hamilton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Oral and Edna (Black) Kunselman.

June 27, 1953, he married Isabella Packer, who preceded him in death March 6, 2007.

Mr. Kunselman was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Perry Township Sportsmen's Club.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kunselman was a former employee of Burkhardt's Plumbing & Heating and Punxsy Hardware. He was retired from the Marion Center School District.

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