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November 27th, 2011

Punxsy welcomes Christmas with Home for the Holidays parade

November 27, 2011

Parade winners:

• Floats – First: AmeriCorps; Second: Fezell’s County Market; and Third: The Newcome family.

• Fire Trucks — First: Central Fire Department Rescue; and Second: Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company.

• Performance — First: Punxsutawney Area Twirling Stars; Second: Punxsutawney Area High School Marching Band; and Third: Thistle & Pine, Marion Center.

• Vehicle — First: STA Krise Bus; Second: Past & Present Machinery Association; and Third: Clarion County Shriners.

Truck smashes into building

November 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Smicksburg man was arrested on suspected DUI charges when the truck he was driving struck the front of the "old" Spirit building at 3:19 p.m. Sunday as he exited the Punxsy Hotel parking lot.

According to police, a GMC pickup truck driven by Fred K. Chambers, Smicksburg, was exiting the Punxsy Hotel parking lot when he reported coughing or sneezing, which may have caused his vehicle to accelerate across the north and southbound lanes, striking the office of LifeSpan Family Services of Pa., 111 North Findley St. on the ground floor.

Way Back When

November 27, 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 15, 1896)

Notice

John G. McGonagle, 88

November 27, 2011

John G. McGonagle, 88, Harborcreek, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Shippenville.

He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward and Laura Mann McGonagle.

He married Mary McGonagle, who survives, his wife of 52 years.
Mr. McGonagle had resided in Erie since 1949.

He was an active member of South Harborcreek United Methodist Church.
He was also a past master of Tyrian Commonwealth Lodge No. 362 F&AM and Scottish Rite Consistory Valley of Erie.

Harold C. Tyger, 81

November 27, 2011

Harold C. Tyger, 81, Rochester Mills, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Saint Andrews Village in Indiana.

He was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Canoe Township, Indiana, County, a son of the late Glade Tyger and Hazel (Crawford) Tyger.

Dec. 27, 1952, he married Ruby E. (Wagner) Tyger, who survives, of Rochester Mills.

Mr. Tyger served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He also served two years with the Punxsutawney Branch of the National Guard.

November 25th

IT TOOK TWO MEN TO TAKE HIM DOWN

November 26, 2011

Local hunters Dave Poerio (left), of Punxsutawney, owner of Almost Heaven Outfitters LLC based out of Frostburg, and Robert Wheary (right), of Clymer, tag-teamed bagging this 13-point, 240-pound deer with a 20-inch inside spread last week at Almost Heaven Outfitters' bow-hunting-only eight-square mile lease in Wyoming County, W.V. Wheary was the first to hit the monster with an arrow. Poerio put a second arrow in it, and Wheary finished it off after the two, with help from their friend Frank-Steve Kovash (not pictured), of Nanty Glo, who assisted in finding and landing the buck.

Shiock named Lineman of the Year; Three other Chucks honored in KSAC

November 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — From a position that rarely earns any attention or honors, Punxsy interior lineman Jake Shiock, a second-team Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) All-Conference player on both sides of the ball last season, was granted the ultimate honor by the KSAC's Big School Football division when the results were released Wednesday: KSAC Big School Lineman of the Year.

Rifle season starts Monday in area

November 25, 2011

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s only unofficial holiday — the Monday after Thanksgiving — marks the opening day of the two-week general deer season and will feature nearly 750,000 individuals sporting fluorescent orange while canvassing the woods for that trophy buck.

Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2-A, 2-F and 3-B have been added to the split-season structure, in which the first five days are open for antlered deer only, and the remaining seven days are open for antlered and antlerless deer, said Jerry Feaser, Pennsylvania Game Commission public information officer.

Circle of Trees to brighten up Barclay Square

November 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If your family is looking to begin a Christmas tradition, a good starting point would be with the Home for the Holidays parade followed by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club's traditional lighting of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square tonight.

2006 was the first year that the Rotary Club constructed the large artificial tree on the bandstand in Barclay Square, said Tom Chelgren, of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.

They had such a great success with the large tree that the Rotary wanted to expand it to make Punxsutawney more attractive during the
Christmas season, he said.

Wish assistant’s book tells the world: Open your eyes

November 25, 2011

PUNXUSTAWNEY ­— More than any time in her life, Patti Lellock says now, her eyes are wide open, and recently, she completed a book to show readers what she’s seeing through the lens of a camera and feeling in her heart.

Lellock, who has served as a wish assistant for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 10 years, recently completed and published “Illuminated: A Collection of Photographs & Writings.”

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