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October 30th, 2014

Helen Louise Irvin, 93

October 30, 2014

Helen Louise Irvin, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona.

She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, to M. Stanley and Ona (Quigley) Reams.

She was married March 15, 1939, to Clarence Yohe, who died a young man on June 1, 1945.

Her second husband of 65 years, Charles H. Irvin, from Big Run, Pa., preceded her in death on March 10, 2013.

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October 30, 2014

October 29th

PACC hosting free movie night for Halloween

October 29, 2014

It is free scary movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday on Halloween at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater. Pictured are scary Jason (Rob McCoy), PACC executive director, and Michelle Zimmerman, PACC board member.

Helen Martha Lyons, 99

October 29, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.

She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred
S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.

On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.

Ellen Joan James, 82

October 29, 2014

Ellen Joan James, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ellen was the daughter of the late Silas Alvin and Sara Luellen Rolls of Punxsutawney. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, Ohio, a former elementary school teacher and the retired owner of Barbre Nursery Schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

October 28th

Earl C. Covert, 93

October 28, 2014

Earl C. Covert, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Covert was born on Oct. 15, 1921, in Angola, New York, a son of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Angove) Covert.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Covert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lula M. (Frederick) Covert.

He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Church.

Lady Chucks advance to D-9 Title Game

October 28, 2014

Pictured here are members of the Lady Chucks volleyball team celebrating their 3-1 victory over Karns City in the District IX semi-finals. With the win, Punxsy advances to the finals, where it will face St. Marys in a neutral-site match — at DuBois on Thursday.

For more from the game, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Going back in time: Historical Society hosts Spirit Walk in Barclay Square

October 28, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, along with the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, hosted a Spirit Walk on Tuesday evening. Tour groups were led on a moonlit walk back in time to Barclay Square through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Punxsutawney was much different.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

October 27th

Paranormal researcher Zaffis visits PSU-DuBois

October 27, 2014

DUBOIS — When it comes to ghosts and demonic possessions, there are those who believe and those who don't.

Whatever you may believe, the subject can be quite frightening to even think about.

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77

October 27, 2014

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. For the past year, she had been a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She and her twin brother, Donald, were born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Walter and Nora E. (Furman) Smith.

Donna Belle was a 1954 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Ronald Newcome, Jr. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2012. They enjoyed nearly fifty years of marriage together.

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