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June 26th, 2011

DuBois wins 11-0, drops Punxsy to losers' bracket

June 26, 2011

DUBOIS — The Punxsy Little League softball All-Stars had just two base runners during an 11-0 loss to DuBois Saturday in a winners' bracket contest in DuBois.

Punxsy (1-1) dropped to the losers' bracket final where it will host Brookville at 6 p.m. tonight.

Brookville defeated St. Marys, 10-7, Sunday afternoon.

DuBois (3-0) is now the king seed in the Southern tier. It will host the Punxsy-Brookville winner at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a chance to advance to the District 10 final against the Northern tier champion.

Way Back When

June 26, 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 4, 1896

Regional PEER day honors seniors

June 26, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents (PEERs) are honored annually at a statewide event in Harrisburg for their efforts in advocating for their own quality of life in long-term living facilities.
However, because of the travel distance, PEERs from the northwest region of the state convened at the Heritage House Thursday.

Veteran's park vandalized in Big Run

June 26, 2011

BIG RUN — Police are looking for information regarding vandalism that occurred over the weekend at Veteran's Memorial Park in Big Run.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, sometime between 9 p.m. Friday and 5:20 p.m. Saturday, someone spray painted graffiti on the playground; removed one of the electrical outlet covers from the pavilion; and damaged a picnic table by removing a wooden plank and breaking it into pieces.

Damage to the park is estimated at $200, with the electrical outlet valued at $10.

Anyone with information should call 938-0510.

R. Margaret (Peg) Elkin, 91

June 26, 2011

R. Margaret (Peg) Elkin, 91, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Porter Township, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Bertha Mae (Blose) Kennedy.

June 12, 1941, she married John M. Elkin, who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1991.

Mrs. Elkin was a former member of the Zion Methodist Church in Porter, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of United Commercial Travelers, the Nash Ramblers bowling team, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Adrian Hospital and the 500 Card Club.

Glenn L. Leasure, 81

June 26, 2011

Glenn L. Leasure, 81, Brookville, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Feb. 16,1930, a son of the late Everett J. and Margaret (Wise) Leasure.

Mr. Leasure was a mechanic at General Electric. He was also employed at Sam Jack Drilling and Fairman Drilling.

Protestant in faith, Mr. Leasure attended the Albion EUB Church.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, his cats, his bunnies and working with his hands, especially doing mechanical work.

Nancy J. Neale, 53

June 26, 2011

Nancy J. Neale, 53, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born July 5, 1957, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Albert and Lula (Slater) Summers.

Sept. 6, 1986, she married Jack E. Neale, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Neale loved reading and especially loved her cats.

She was a loving wife who will be greatly missed.

Calvin Dick Yount, 82

June 26, 2011

Calvin Dick Yount, 82, Valier, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

He was born May 6, 1929, in Ramseytown, a son of the late Charles Marvin and J. Ruth (Dinger) Yount.

March 20, 1953, he married Doris J. (Brosius) Yount, who survives.
Mr. Yount was a member of the Punxsutawney chapters of the VFW, the American Legion, the Army-Navy Club and the Loyal Order of Moose.

He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of second lieutenant with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

June 24th

Music in the Park will resume this summer

June 24, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Johnny would be proud.

Music in the Park, the summertime series founded by John Serian a number of years ago, will again return to Barclay Square for seven straight Thursdays, a week after the Groundhog Festival concludes.

Big Run fire chief asks residents to look out for suspicious behavior

June 24, 2011

BIG RUN — Following a string of suspicious and undetermined fires that have occurred in the Big Run area over the last several months, Big Run Area Fire Department Chief Todd Peace is asking residents to be on the lookout for any suspicious behavior.

Big Run Council President Nick Lantz said due to the suspicious fires, Peace is asking area residents to report any peculiar
activities that may be occurring —especially around some of the borough’s blighted properties.

The most recent fire was the Big Run Carpet fire last Sunday morning.

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