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May 16th, 2011

James “Jim” Howard Elkin, 76

May 16, 2011

James “Jim” Howard Elkin, 76, Shelocta, (Plumcreek Township), died Monday, May 16, 2011, at home with his loving family and friends.

He was born July 23, 1934, on a farm close to Smicksburg, the son of the late James Elmer and Ruth (Alcorn) Elkin.

He was married to Mary C. (Thomey) Elkin, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Elkin was a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force and a member and past commander of VFW Post 6555 in Sagamore.

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33

May 16, 2011

Lisa (Noerr) Rivera, 33, Kearneysville, W. Va., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.

She was born Aug. 10, 1977, a daughter of Harry E. and Carol (Stahlman) Noerr, who survive, of Punxsutawney.

May 5, 2006, she married Daniel R. Rivera, who survives.

She was an elementary school teacher at the Prince William County School District in Virginia.

May 15th

Punxsy JV softball picks up three wins

May 15, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's junior varsity softball used a strong pitching performance from Monica Cameron to beat Ligonier Valley 8-2 in a rain shortened, five-inning affair.

Cameron pitched all five innings, striking out two and allowing six hits.

The Lady Chucks (17-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed.

Cameron doubled for one of Punxsy's two extra base hits. Sydney Phillips also tripled. Punxsy scored its eight runs on six hits.

Undefeated and looking for a title

May 15, 2011

DUBOIS— Mitch Blose and Tim Pearce will try to become the first Punxsy tennis doubles' team to win a District IX Class AAA championship in two years Wednesday in DuBois.

The last Punxsy doubles team to win the crown was Jordan Walker and Jesse Branken.

Blose and Pearce were 8-0 together in the regular season and will open the tournament at 9:30 a.m. as the No. 1 overall seed. The duo will face Corey Maines and Jordan McAllister of Clearfield in the first round.Chucks' coach Todd Heigley has high hopes for Blose and Pearce.

Game Commission allowing full-day turkey hunting for first year ever

May 15, 2011

FRANKLIN — Welcome to all-day turkey hunting, which begins today for the first time in Pennsylvania hunting history.

Terry Wills, supervisor at the Northwest Pennsylvania Game Commission office in Franklin, said today is a historic day, now that turkey hunting is allowed throughout the day – from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

The full-day spring gobbler hours were approved by the Board of Game Commissioners last year, as part of the 2010-11 season and bag limits package. 

Way Back When

May 15, 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
February 26, 1896

Surprise Party

May 13th

Ligonier tops Punxsy in rain-shortened game

May 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A home run by Ligonier Valley's Kristen Gabelt stood as the only run during her team's 1-0 victory over the Punxsy softball team during a rain-shortened five-inning game Friday at Harry Noerr Field in Punxsutawney.

Ligonier (18-1) scored seven times in the top of the sixth inning, but with two outs, two runners on base and a 2-2 count on Lizzie Newhouse during that inning, lightning paused the game.

MESORACO WATCH

May 13, 2011

Punxsutawney Area High School baseball standout Devin Mesoraco completed a successful week with a 4-for-5 game Friday with the Cincinnati Reds' Class AAA affiliate Louisville Bats.

Mesoraco improved his batting average to .295 on the season following a 7-for-23 (.304) week. During the week, he had three extra-base hits, including his first home run since the first week of the season.

Saturday, he was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two walks.

PLAY OF THE WEEK

May 13, 2011

Area ministers offer insight into issue of May 21 as Judgment Day

May 13, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Although they have not sponsored billboards or painted their automobiles with scripture verses or distributed tracts, a number of area ministers realize that there are people in the United States and around the globe, who earnestly believe that May 21 will be Judgment Day, when Christ returns to gather the faithful before the end of the physical world occurs in October.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the...
Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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