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July 24th, 2011

Punxsy holds on despite late Philipsburg rally

July 25, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Trailing 10-2 in the top of the seventh inning, Philipsburg's 15- and 16-year old VFW All-Star team scored seven runs and had the tying run in scoring position, but relief pitcher Bobby Thompson closed the door to earn the save for Punxsy, which won 10-9 in its second game of the All-Star Area 6 tournament.

Punxsy eliminated with two losses over the weekend

July 25, 2011

CRANBERRY — Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old Little League baseball All-Star team lost its first two games in two weeks over the weekend at the sectional tournament in Cranberry and was eliminated from competition for the state title.

Punxsy was scheduled to play Harbor Creek Friday night in Cranberry, but the game was cancelled after being delayed part way through the first inning due to inclement weather, and the rematch was scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. Since no innings were completed, the game started over with a fresh slate.

Ronald E. Lingenfelter, 73

July 25, 2011

Ronald E. Lingenfelter, 73, currently of York, formerly of Stewartstown, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

He was the husband of Norma J. (Martz) Lingenfelter, to whom he was married 51 years.
 
A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 14 College Ave., Stewartstown, beginning with Masonic Rites at 1 p.m. by the Shrewsbury F & AM Lodge No. 423.

Pastor Howard Edmondson and Rev. Barry Robison will officiate.

Driver killed in accident

July 25, 2011

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 536 and Route 36, Young Township, took the life of the driver of a pickup truck, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Road show highlights Civil War history

July 25, 2011

BROOKVILLE – John Seitter couldn't believe the conversation – or argument, as he thought it was – he heard at the Jefferson County Fair late last week.

The young girl was adamant – adamant enough that he could hear her sentiments – that Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart cost Gen. Robert E. Lee – and the Confederacy, in its first and only invasion of the North – the Battle of Gettysburg over those first warm three days of July 1863 in Adams County.

Way Back When

July 25, 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 newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

(Local Intelligence
March 18, 1896)

THOSE GOOD OLD TIMES

Everybody Was Honest, and Even the Saw-Mills Were Upright

July 22nd

Two Amish boys injured in buggy, vehicle crash

July 23, 2011

BANKS TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle accident involving an Amish buggy and a pick-up truck caused injuries to two Amish boys, one of whom was flown to a hospital in Altoona for treatment of his injuries Friday morning.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred around 8 a.m., when an Amish buggy driven by a 14-year-old Amish boy was traveling south on Johnsonburg Road, Banks Township, when a pick-up truck driven by Charles Pennington, 63, Glen Campbell, also traveling south, came upon the crest of a hill behind the buggy.

Farmers had too much rain this spring, not enough now

July 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Farmers taking part in Thursday’s Farmers’ Market downtown have dealt with the hot weather in varying degrees, but agree on one thing: They need rain ... and more than the area received Friday night.

“It’s kind of hard to grow this stuff without rain,” said Royce Sprague, who was selling produce with help from his wife, Charlotte, and grandchildren Nico McDonald, 10, and Tiffany Hand, 14. “We got a little rain Monday, but it was only about 15 minutes.”

Local residents get caught up in geocaching craze

July 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you think a global positioning system’s (GPS) only purpose is to point a motorist to an intended destination, you’d be surprised to learn that many people use the device for a high-tech scavenger hunt called geocaching.

Francis and Jeanne Burkett of Punxsutawney presented a program on geocaching at the Lattimer House for the public and members of the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society Tuesday.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.

Punxsy lets finale slip through its hands

July 23, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Leading 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW All-Stars had to be thinking, "Rain, rain go away," as they saw the storm clouds rolling in, but the game was delayed in the fifth inning due to lightning, and after an hour delay, Philipsburg came back and defeated Punxsy 10-8 in the finale of the round-robin Area 6 tournament.

Punxsy's ace, Brycen Paulinellie, was pitching a gem through five innings, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out seven. But after the delay, Punxsy decided better safe than sorry and brought in a new pitcher.

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