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January 16th, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Josephine Patricia Duffell, 94

January 16, 2015

Josephine Patricia Duffell, known as "Pat," "Grammy" or "Gramma" to those who loved her, went to heaven on Jan. 12, 2015, in Punxsutawney.

She was born in Chicago on July 30, 1920, a daughter of the late Louis and Jeannie Capra.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Duffell. They were married in Chicago in 1946.

They moved to the St. Petersburg, Florida area in 1970 until Pat moved to Punxsutawney in 2013 to be with her family.

Helen Behrendt, 96

January 16, 2015

Helen Behrendt, 96, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Valier, a daughter of the late Eva (Wagner) and Peter Zelonis.

On May 16, 1935, she married Earl E. “Pinky” Behrendt, who preceded her in death.

Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and Sunday dinners.

January 15th

Animal rights advocate addresses concerns to council

January 15, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An animal rights activist asked Punxsutawney Borough Council for help with her passion regarding animal rights and the humane tethering of dogs.

Lynn Porada, a Punxsy resident and animal advocate, said that she came to council on behalf of the animals.

"As everybody knows, winter weather has already hit our area," Porada said. "There are many dogs that are tied up outside, and there are cats who are outside with no shelter."

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

Chucks fall to Bulldogs, fare better than expected

January 15, 2015

Blake Bizousky was one of five Punxsy wrestlers to pick up a victory in Thursday night's bout against Redbank Valley. On the scoreboard, the Chucks lost 51-27, but in matches actually wrestled, the tally was much closer, 33-27.

For a full recap from the match, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Tonight's PAHS sports schedule includes:

• 7/8/9 Boys' Basketball at Bradford, 4 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at Bradford, 6/7:30 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Bradford, 6/7:30 p.m.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

January 14th

Edna Keller, 100

January 14, 2015

Edna Keller, 100, of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the Jefferson Manor.

She was born July 21, 1914, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Albert and Sara (Himes) Glontz.

Edna always said her longevity in life is living a good Christian life.

January 13th

Chucks use 'community effort' to sneak past Dutch

January 13, 2015

The Punxsy Chucks boys' basketball team held on for a victory in a close contest against District IX rival St. Marys on Tuesday night at PAHS.

Punxsy's Dylan Huey (pictured here) powered his way to a game-high 20 points to lead Punxsy to a 61-57 win.

For a full recap from Tuesday's game, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's PAHS athletics schedule includes just one contest:

• JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at St. Marys, 6/7:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Pedestrian hit at busy intersection identified

January 13, 2015

On Wednesday, Punxsutawney Borough Police released the identity of a man struck by a car at the intersection of S. Gilpin and W. Mahoning streets at 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said that a 2006 Aerio driven by Andreana Bump of Meadville was traveling west on W. Mahoning Street, then turned left onto S. Gilpin Street behind an unknown vehicle.

Bump failed to see William Stiles Sr. of Punxsutawney, who was in the roadway, and her car struck Stiles on the right front portion.

January 12th

School board accepts Nichol’s resignation

January 12, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Monday night, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board officially accepted the resignation of Alan Nichol from the position of head coach of the Chucks’ football squad after six seasons.

Punxsy's own Devin Mesoraco reportedly signed a four-year extension with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, avoiding...
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Our little town recently saw the arrival of country Star Wynonna Judd, and now, to help the country fans...
On Defend Against Cancer Night at PAHS, the Lady Chucks turned up the defensive pressure to match...
The Lady Chucks and Chucks basketball teams, in addition to the wrestling squad, were all in action...
On Monday night, Ethan Riley (pictured here firing up a shot over Brookville's Jordan Tosh) and...

 

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