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October 27th, 2011

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75

October 27, 2011

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75, Brookville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at home.

She was born June 7, 1936, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Donald S. and Arveda (Sprague) Reed.

April 12, 1958, she married John Irvin Shaffer, who survives.

Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Ramsaytown United Methodist Church.
She was also a former member of Green Valley Grange and the Ramsaytown United Methodist Ladies’ Aid.

She enjoyed being with her family, reading and knitting.

October 26th

Rebert’s arrest: Which state laws to follow?

October 27, 2011

BROOKVILLE — In a continuance hearing Wednesday, the prosecution and the defense in the case of the Commonwealth vs. Steven Patrick Rebert were on opposite sides on which set of laws should be used regarding a June 2010 traffic stop during which he was arrested by law enforcement in his native state of New York.

The issue, pertaining to items taken from Rebert’s pockets during the stop and his statements to police: Should the court look at those issues in accordance to Pennsylvania or New York state laws?

Years later, Punxsy is still home to Susan Wolfe

October 27, 2011

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Dems seek to rise from grassroots

October 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During their fall banquet Wednesday at the Eagles Club, county Democrats said they’re starting from the ground up in order to raise their candidates to higher levels of government.

“We need to start supporting our local candidates,” such as those running for council, mayor, school board or township board of supervisors, said county party Chairman Dennis Peck. “This is where our part has to start.

“We need to fill those seats with Democrats,” he said. “That’s our goal.”

Defense is the key in SS.C.D. victories

October 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The SS.C.D. girls' elementary basketball teams have found their stride and continue to frustrate teams with their defense, as both the fifth- and sixth-grade teams earned a pair of victories over Marion Center last Tuesday and North Clarion Catholic Sunday in Punxsutawney.

The sixth-grade team's defense shined the brightest against Marion Center, allowing a total of just three points, and the fifth-grade squad showed its defensive prowess Sunday by holding NCC to six points.

Balanced attack leads Punxsy to another 'W'

October 26, 2011

STRATTANVILLE — Braxton Giavedoni took the first play from scrimmage 80 yards for a touchdown run, and Punxsy's defense kept up its rugged reputation by holding a shutout deep into the fourth quarter in the Punxsy ninth-grade football team's 34-8 win over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday in Strattanville.

Kaleb Young also returned a kickoff after C-L's only touchdown for a 72-yard score, wrapping up the three-pronged attack by Punxsy's offense, defense and special teams.

The Zak Zone

October 26, 2011

Over the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to attend a plethora of Senior Nights for the sports of boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' cross country, volleyball, cheerleading, band and football, and one thing stood out about the seniors who represent Punxsutawney via athletics: These kids have heart.

Not every Senior Night went as those who plan these things would have probably liked.

October 25th

Lady Chucks finding momentum at the right time

October 26, 2011

NEW BETHLEHEM — Despite falling in their first set against Redbank Valley, the Lady Chucks bounced back to win three straight sets and earn a four-game victory — their fourth in victory in a row — 22-25, 25-14, 28-26, 25-22, in New Bethlehem Monday.

The junior varsity squad stayed true to form and won its matchup with the Lady Bulldogs in two sets, 25-14, 25-16.

In the varsity game, it was the Lady Bulldogs who earned the first set victory, edging out Punxsy in a back-and-forth contest, 25-22.

'TIS THE SEASON: DEER SEASON, THAT IS

October 26, 2011

In this photo, Punxsy nine-year old Allie Meko proudly displays her first buck, which she shot with a crossbow Oct. 5 while hunting with her father on the Shenosky farm in Gaskill Township Allie's deer, the first submitted to The Spirit for this year's season, along with the increased deer traffic at night, is a reminder to local residents that deer season is in full swing. Archery season kicked off Oct. 1 across the state; muzzleloader season started Oct. 15; and traditional rifle season is slated to begin Nov. 28, the Monday after Thanksgiving. (Photo submitted)

Underdogs shut out third-seeded Ridgway

October 26, 2011

RIDGWAY — Labeled as the underdog heading into Tuesday's playoff game may have been an advantage for the Lady Raiders. Keeping focused and playing hard for the full 80 minutes proved to be the key, and Brookville advanced to the District IX Class A semi-finals after a 1-0 shutout victory over the Lady Elkers of Ridgway.

"Like I told my girls after the game, I'm not sure that maybe the best team won, but I know that the team that had the most heart did today," Lady Raiders head coach Chip Mason said. "I was very happy with the effort they put forth."

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