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January 9th, 2012

Make it 3 in a row for the Lady Chucks

January 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' basketball team — a squad typically known for its defensive prowess — scored 60 points for the second consecutive game, including 22 in the first quarter, on its way to a 60-48 victory over Purchase Line Monday night in Punxsutawney.

After opening the season with seven straight losses, Punxsy has now won three games in a row and is gaining confidence with each win.

Punxsy squad dominant in win at Curwensville

January 10, 2012

CURWENSVILLE — Punxsy's junior high school wrestlers won 10-of-11 matches that took place on the mat in Curwensville, losing 18 points by forfeit, to cruise to a 54-24 victory over the Golden Tide Thursday night in Curwensville.

"We were pretty pleased with our kids" performances at Curwensville," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "We have to be, considering we only lost one bout on the mat. I was a little worried about how they would perform, being that we haven't wrestled since Dec. 21."

Hazel J. Hinderliter, 99

January 9, 2012

Hazel J. Hinderliter, 99, formerly of Frostburg, died Sunday Jan. 8, 2012, in Towson, Md., where she lived with her daughter Nedra for three years.

She was born Aug. 28, 1912, a daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Anthony) Palmer.

Dec. 3, 1931, she married Kermit J. Hinderliter, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1994.

She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Bertha A. (Kauffman) Hoffman, 84

January 9, 2012

Bertha A. (Kauffman) Hoffman, 84, Erie, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Pleasant Ridge Manor East.

She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Lee) Kauffman.

She was married to James W. Hoffman, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoffman was an 11-year resident of Erie and enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. She lived in Punxsutawney for more than 30 years.

January 8th

Way Back When

January 9, 2012

(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 22, 1896)

MARKED ROBBERS
Bind Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bruner
And Ransack the House

Robert Edward Anderson Sr., 79

January 9, 2012

Robert Edward Anderson Sr., 79, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla.

He was born April 17, 1932, in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph and Bessie (Matthews) Anderson.

He was married to Mary Johnston Anderson, who survives.

Mr. Anderson was employed as a teacher for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Westmoreland Lodge No. 518 and Accepted Masons.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

Clyde K. Mohney, 89

January 9, 2012

Clyde K. Mohney, 89, Punxsutawney, died Sunday Jan. 8, 2012, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 20, 1922, a son of the late John C. and Fannie M. (Smith) Mohney.

He was a dairy farmer all his life.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Mohney enjoyed life; he was an avid reader and an avid hunter.

He enjoyed all of the flowers that surrounded his home, and he also enjoyed watching the birds at his bird feeder.

January 6th

Newcome puts up 36 in Lady Chucks' win

January 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The last time the Lady Chucks and the Clearfield Lady Bison basketball teams met each other Dec. 20, the game was a high-scoring affair that ended in double overtime with Clearfield outscoring Punxsy 60-55. Friday night, the two teams met again in another shootout-style game, and Punxsy's Taylor Newcome put up 36 points to help ensure that the Lady Chucks grabbed a 68-55 victory on their home court in the rematch.

Jury selection begins Monday for Rebert trial

January 7, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The selection of 12 jurors and four alternates for the upcoming trial of Steven Patrick Rebert will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria Lynn Shugar and her husband, James Shugar — also known as Wayne Shugar — both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home, Brockway.

Commissioners, county officers sworn in

January 7, 2012

The Honorable John Henry Foradora (not pictured) administers the oath of office to the Jefferson County Commissioners Tuesday at the courthouse. Pictured are (from left) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik and Auditor Brenda Scarantine; Commissioner Jim McIntyre and his wife, Eileen; and Paula Corbin and Commissioner Chairman Paul Corbin.

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