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November 6th, 2011

Running with the best of the state

November 7, 2011

HERSHEY — The conditions were nearly perfect Saturday when the Punxsy cross country teams traveled to Hershey for the PIAA Class AAA championship.

"I was happy the course was in good shape, and the weather was optimal since the district race was the complete opposite," Lady Chucks head coach George Wehrle said. "At least the girls were able to run their final race of the season with the chance of posting a decent time."

During the girls' race, Alexis Young was the first to cross the finish line for Punxsy. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 21:22 for 184th overall out of 285 runners.

Voters to decide on commissioner, council, school board races Tuesday

November 7, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Tuesday is Election Day, when voters go to the polls to decide several important local races, including Jefferson County Commissioner, Punxsutawney Borough Council and Punxsutawney Area School Board of Directors.

The candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner include Republican incumbents Paul Corbin and James P. McIntyre; Jeffrey Pisarcik, Democratic incumbent; and Democratic challenger Patrick J. McFall. Voters will not be able to vote for more than three.

Crossroads Project continues to seek shelter for victims of domestic violence

November 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Domestic violence does not discriminate.

It occurs in the big cities and in the rural country.

Over her 18-year career as the director for Community Action Inc.'s Crossroads Project, Susan McLaughlin has tried to maintain a high level of service for domestic violence victims in the rural setting of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

But with the surprising news she recently received — the DuBois shelter is closing — McLaughlin is worried that the service may be threatened.

Way Back When

November 7, 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 1, 1896)

A SPINNING WHEEL IN COURT

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91

November 7, 2011

Elizabeth M. Daughenbaugh, 91, Frostburg, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mulberry Square & Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney
She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Clyde and Minnie (Newbold) Means.

Feb. 12, 1944, she married Walter G. Daughenbaugh, who preceded her in death Dec. 20, 2007.

Mrs. Daughenbaugh spent the early years of her married life in Monument, before moving to Punxsutawney in 1949.

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83

November 7, 2011

Bernard D. Kunselman, 83, Hamilton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 16, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Oral and Edna (Black) Kunselman.

June 27, 1953, he married Isabella Packer, who preceded him in death March 6, 2007.

Mr. Kunselman was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Perry Township Sportsmen's Club.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Kunselman was a former employee of Burkhardt's Plumbing & Heating and Punxsy Hardware. He was retired from the Marion Center School District.

Alfred “Bus” Spangler, 85

November 7, 2011

Alfred “Bus” Spangler, 85, Brookville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Dec.13, 1925, in Ohl, Jefferson County, a son of the late Haven and Maggie (Smith) Spangler.

July 1, 1971, in Shannondale, he married Dorothy J. Hetrick, who survives.
Mr. Spangler was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 102 and VFW Post 204, all of Brookville.

He was a laborer at Glen Gery Brick Plant (the former Hanley Brick Plant) in Summerville.

November 4th

Chucks smoke West Shamokin, 35-6

November 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It wasn't officially Senior Night in Punxsutawney Friday night, but entering the game, the Chucks knew it was their seniors' final game, and they honored their eight seniors by grinding their way to a 35-6 victory over the West Shamokin Wolves.

Week 10 downfall for the Raiders

November 5, 2011

NEW BETHLEHEM — Two quick second-quarter touchdowns for Redbank Valley were difficult for the Brookville Raiders to combat Friday night, and they fell 20-7 in the final week of the regular season.

"It was extremely disappointing," Raiders head coach Chris Dworek said. "All the positive things we did the last few weeks, and to end Week 10 like this is just disappointing."

SS.C.D., local schools celebrate $149,000 donation for scholarships

November 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Private schools celebrated the Pennsylvania’s Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC) program and Bridge Educational Foundation at SS.C.D. School Friday.

The Bridge Education Foundation and its donors —CSX Transportation, RBC Capital Markets, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and XTO Energy — were on hand at the Catholic school to announce $149,000 in EITC scholarships for local families.

State Sen. Joe Scarnati, president pro tempore, and state Rep. Sam Smith, speaker of the state House, were in attendance to show their support for the EITC program and the local schools.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area Hospital has welcomed a new face as its general surgeon to its Medical Arts Building...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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