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January 9th, 2015

Donald H. Brocious, 85

January 9, 2015

Donald H. Brocious, 85, formerly of Timblin, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

Born in Mayport on Sept. 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Roy Brocious and Lula (Smith) Brocious. He was married on May 1, 1948, to Jeanne I. (Mottern) Brocious, who survives.

Don was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church, where he served as a song leader for many years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, and his favorite meals were those prepared with his own fresh-picked crops. He was an avid fan of Pirates baseball and Steelers football.

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January 9, 2015

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January 8th

Undefeated ECC ekes out Punxsy

January 8, 2015

The Lady Chucks fell to undefeated Elk County Catholic on Thursday night in a low-scoring affair at PAHS. For a full recap, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Tonight's PAHS athletics schedule includes the following games:

• 7/8 Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.

• 9th Boys' Basketball vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Hollidaysburg, 6/7:30 p.m.

Joana M. Rocco, 83

January 8, 2015

Joana M. Rocco, 83, of Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at home.

Born April 15, 1931, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of the late John Perry and Susie Toven.

She was a 1948 graduate of Reynoldsville High School.

She was retired from IU6 of Clarion as a teacher's aide for physically handicapped children.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reynoldsville and a former member of Ladies Auxiliary at the church.

Clifford W. Brothers, 69

January 8, 2015

Clifford W. Brothers, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

He was born July 23, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Minnie Emable (Hughes) and Bernard Brothers.

On Aug. 10, 2002, he married Charlotte Ruth (Bell) Andrews-Brothers, who survives.

Mr. Brothers attended the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Dog reunited with owner after car accident

January 8, 2015

CORSICA — One family is rejoicing after finding their beloved dog, Jack, who went missing after being in a violent car crash this past Saturday.

Kendre Verbeck Myers and her dog, Jack, were on their way back to Clarksville, Tennessee when the accident occurred. The accident occurred at mile marker 73 on I-80 west.

"My jeep rolled three times from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane," Myers said.

A terrified Jack fled the scene and went missing.

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

January 7th

I-80 West closed due to Clarion County crash

January 7, 2015

I-80 West is closed at mile marker 65 due to a multiple vehicle crash which is being reported as a fatal accident from multiple news sources.

Traffic is being transferred off of I-80 West at Exit 70 – Strattanville to SR 322 West to Clarion.

More information will be forthcoming.

If motorists do encounter snow squalls while traveling, PennDOT offers this advice:

-- Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.

-- Turn on your headlights.

-- Stay in your lane.

-- Increase your following distance.

TONIGHT'S GBB GAME RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY

January 7, 2015

The girls' basketball game scheduled for tonight between Punxsutawney and Elk County Catholic at PAHS has been cancelled.

The make-up date has been scheduled for Thursday, with JVs tipping off at 6 p.m. and varsity to follow.

January 6th

Trooper Wilson presented with Trackchair

January 7, 2015

DUBOIS — A special ceremony was held for Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Brad Wilson on Tuesday afternoon at his home. Wilson, who was shot serving in the line of duty and is now confined to a wheelchair, was awarded an Action Trackchair, which will enable him to move around outside and in the woods. Pictured (front row) are Wilson and his wife, Erica. Also pictured (back row) are Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Colonel Timothy Mercer of Harrisburg and Pennsylvania State Police Major George Kuzilla, area commander.

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

Burnett R. “Bernie” Haag, 92

January 6, 2015

Burnett R. “Bernie” Haag, 92, of Troutville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Christ The King Manor in DuBois.

Bernie was born on Sept. 12, 1922, in Brady Township, the son of the late Arthur B. Haag and Anna Belle Dusch Haag.

On June 26, 1944, he married Irene Whitesell Haag, who preceded him in death on Aug. 2, 2010.

Bernie was a World War II veteran, having served in Army Tech 4.

He was a 1940 graduate of Brady Township High School in Brady Township, Pa.

He retired as the owner and operator of Haag Tire Service in Reynoldsville after 15 years in business.

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