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November 3rd, 2014

Girls' elementary tournament tips off at PAHS

November 3, 2014

On Monday, the girls' elementary basketball tournament held annually at PAHS tipped off with four games — two 4th- and 5th-grade and two 6th-grade. Pictured here are Ryley Casaday and Elliott Ferrent fighting for the ball in the opening tip of the final game of the night.

The tournament continues Tuesday night with four more games, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

VIDEO: Big Ben, Steelers rout Ravens in rivalry game

November 3, 2014

November 2nd

Bridge Educational Foundation opening doors for local families

November 3, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As parents, we often have to make some tough decisions, especially in regards to our childrens’ education.

One of those decisions is whether to send our children to a public or private school.

Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95

November 3, 2014

Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95, of Shade Gap, Pa., fomerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Juneau, Indiana County, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Etta (Perason) Wolfgang.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Murray and Kenneth Williams.

Ralph R. Neill, Jr., 88

November 3, 2014

Ralph R. Neill, Jr., 88, of Ringgold, died Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.

Born March 23, 1926 in Ramsaytown, he was the son of Ralph Robert and Esther Margaret (McAninch) Neill. He was formerly married to Helen Abby (Bell).

He served his country during World War II as a Seaman 1st class in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a foreman and coal miner, employed by Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal, Doverspike Bros. and Charlie Schoffner Coal Companies.

MSgt. Kenneth W. Fetterman, 85

November 3, 2014

Kenneth W. Fetterman, 85, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Fetterman was born Aug. 9, 1929, in DeLancey, a son of the late James C. Fetterman and Linnie Viola Black Fetterman.

Mr. Fetterman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, retiring as MSgt.

He is survived by his only child, Peri Ann McGinnis and son-in-law Cash McGinnis of Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 1st

Bison 'bull' over Punxsy to earn D-9 title

November 1, 2014

Pictured here is Punxsy linebacker Blake Bizousky keeping his eye on the ball before intercepting a pass to turn over the Clearfield Bison offense early in the second half of the District 9 Championship game Saturday at DuBois.

The Punxsy defense shut out Clearfield in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 35-0 halftime deficit, and the Bison cruised to the championship behind a strong running attack.

For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 31st

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October 31, 2014

October 30th

PennDOT, driver Szakelyhidi are preparing for the S-word

October 30, 2014

FAIRVIEW — If you enjoyed the great weather on Tuesday, just hang on, because changes are a-comin'!

Tina Szakelyhidi, a PennDOT snowplow driver who lives in Punxsutawney, said that this is her third winter of plowing snow for PennDOT District 10 out of the Jefferson County Maintenance garage in Fairview, Bell Township, and she talked about how much she loves her job.

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

BREAKING NEWS: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

October 30, 2014

After a seven-week manhunt, authorities have confirmed trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein has been captured by U.S. Marshals in an abandoned airplane hungar.

Frein was wanted after ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

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

 

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