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October 17th, 2011

Melvin E. Reasinger, 86

October 17, 2011

Melvin E. Reasinger, 86, Coopersburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his residence.

He was born in Sandy Township, a son of the late Howard and Beatrice (Reasinger) Rhodes.

He was the husband of H. LaRue (Schwartz)Reasinger, who survives, for more than 65 years.

Mr. Reasinger was employed as a master printer for Moore Business Forms for more than 40 years, until retiring in 1988.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a volunteer firefighter and fire police officer at the Coopersburg Fire Company. He also worked for the Coopersburg Ambulance.

Dorothy “Ockie” Joyce Shaffer, 76

October 17, 2011

Dorothy “Ockie” Joyce Shaffer, 76, Rossiter, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

She was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Levi and Ethel (DeHart) Shaffer.

She worked in housekeeping at Havrilla’s Personal Care Home in Rossiter for the past seven years. She will be remembered as a kind and conscientious person. She had previously worked at Green Acres Personal Care Home and at Rola-Jensen.

Donald L. Weisdock, 78

October 17, 2011

Donald L. Weisdock, 78, Newburgh Heights, Ohio, formerly of Punxsutawney, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, to be with the Lord.

He was born June 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late George and Ethel Weisdock.

In 1974, he married the former Peggy Shepler, who survives.

October 16th

AML Golf Championship secured for Punxsy

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The course was covered. The wind was blowing. The rain clouds were threatening.

But despite all that, the Punxsutawney Chucks' won the Allegheny Mountain League Championship, 363-374, over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.

"Weather was an extreme factor," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said. "We were the only people on the course because the wind was so bad. Hitting a green in regulation was an incredible accomplishment."

Conrad also said the two teams had to deal with the large amount of fallen leaves, which had flooded the course.

Lady Chucks satisfied with third-place effort

October 16, 2011

WEST SHAMOKIN — After playing seven tough matches in West Shamokin at a tournament, the Lady Chucks varsity volleyball squad walked away with third place.

Punxsy eventually fell in the semi-finals to Elderton, but Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart was pleased with her team throughout the day.

"We definitely put fourth great effort," she said.

Saturday's tournament began with the Lady Chucks in the East Pool, playing two sets of 21 against both St. Joseph and West Shamokin.

Punxsy swept St. Joseph, 25-17, 25-12, for its first game of the day.

Presloid's hat trick leads Punxsy to victory

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chucks boys' soccer team met a tough opponent in Philipsburg Saturday in Punxsutawney, but Tyler Presloid notched another hat trick, earning his team the 3-2 victory.

"We were able to hold them off," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They were a very quality opponent, so we were very happy to come away with a win."

Punxsy led 2-0 at halftime after Presloid scored two goals; the first was assisted by Tanner Evans, and the second came from Trevor Peace.

Punxsy Phil & Phyllis shaker spices up Groundhog Day debate: Sun or snow?

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's a typical example of the battle of the sexes, with a taste of Groundhog Day to spice it up: A nodding Punxsy Phil says yes to an early spring, but Phyllis, shaking her head, says no, and wants six more weeks of winter.

But don't call an attorney just yet: It's not a case of domestic discord at Phil's Burrow. In this case, Punxsy Phil and Phyllis are salt and pepper shakers.

Way Back When

October 16, 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)

MISS NANCY A. Y. HOOVER DEAD
She Was Stricken With Paralysis
and Passed Away a Week
Later

N. Duene (Bullock) Bowser, 86

October 16, 2011

Nellie Duene (Bullock) Bowser, 86, Indiana, formerly of Dayton, went to be with her Lord Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.

She was born June 28, 1925, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Asa and Nellie (Firemen) Bullock.

A war bride, she married Harry Laird Bowser Nov. 28, 1942. He preceded her in death July 18, 2007.

She graduated from Dayton High School in 1943.

Mrs. Bowser worked in the Dayton Elementary School cafeteria for many years, retiring in 1988. In honor of her service to the students and staff, the elementary yearbook was dedicated to her.

Betty Jean Stahlman, 91

October 16, 2011

Betty Jean Stahlman, 91, New Bethlehem, died Friday Oct. 14, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born June 3, 1920, in Limestone Township, Clarion County, a daughter of the late James Orr and Elva Mae (Showers) Collett.

July 31, 1937, she married Darrell Charles Stahlman, who preceded her in death July 10, 1971.

Mrs. Stahlman, along with her family, owned and operated the family business, B.J. Stahlman Trucking in New Bethlehem.

She was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church and a former member of the BPW. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

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