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January 3rd, 2011

Twila I. Meneely, 86

January 3, 2011

Twila I. Meneely, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Meneely was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late William E. Meneely and Alma (Leckburg) Meneely. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ms. Meneely worked for Capital Finance for 20 years and later for Union National Bank for 13 years before retirement. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting and working tirelessly on family genealogy.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Doris Meneely, and many nieces and nephews.

January 2nd

Donald E. Wilson, 80

January 2, 2011

Donald E. Wilson, 80, DuBois, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Big Run, a son of the late Cordray & Inez (Hottel) Wilson.

April 28, 1952, he married Evelyn (Hudak) Wilson, who survives.

He was a veteran of the Korean War having served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Wilson was the Quality Assurance Manager of Symco Inc. in Sykesville for 18 years, and then retired as the Plant Manager of Clearfield Powered Metals.

Ervin K. Schlabach, 40

January 2, 2011

Ervin K. Schlabach, 40, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at home.

He was born Feb. 22, 1970, in Kittanning, a son of Ervin J. and Katie W. (Byler) Schlabach, who both survive.

He was married to Laura M. (Miller) Schlabach, who survives.

Mr. Schlabach worked as a carpenter in the construction trade.

Twila I. Meneely, 86

January 2, 2011

Twila I. Meneely, 86, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Ms. Meneely was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Valier, a daughter of the late William E. Meneely and Alma (Leckburg) Meneely. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Ms. Meneely worked for Capital Finance for 20 years and later for Union National Bank for 13 years before retirement. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting and working tirelessly on family genealogy.

Surviving relatives include a sister-in-law, Doris Meneely and many nieces and nephews.

Cheryl D. Engle, 57

January 2, 2011

Cheryl D. Engle, 57, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1953, in Princeton, W. Va., the daughter of the late Robert Davis and Janice McKenzie, and step-father Lake McKenzie.

Bosak retires from fire department as first woman life member

January 2, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mary Ann Bosak was a woman firefighter when there was no such thing as a woman firefighter in the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Recently, Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place Bosak on the life membership list with the Station 20/Central and Punxsutawney Fire Departments after 20 years of being an active member. After all, she grew up at the fire hall with a family of firefighters including her father, the late J. Don Bosak, former chief of Central.

Way Back When

January 2, 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
(January 29, 1896)
Sued the Township for Damages

On Monday, January 13, P.S. Smith, of Canoe township, brought a suit in trespass for the sum of ten dollars against the Bell township school board for refusing to admit his children to the public schools.

Young returns, breaks all-time wins record

January 2, 2011

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Punxsutawney varsity wrestling team had a strong showing last Tuesday and Wednesday at the Wheeling Park tournament as the Chucks took 10th place out of the 40-team field.

While the Chucks as a team looked strong up and down the board, the annual tournament was highlighted by the return of senior Kody Young, wrestling in his first action of the season.

Young, along with teammate Neko Cappella, finished the two-day tournament with a combined record of 8-0 to lead Punxsy, with Young's victories coming in record-breaking fashion.

December 30th, 2010

Game-winning three at buzzer stuns Chucks

December 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Marion Center sophomore Brodey Thompson may not have been included on the Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic All-Tournament team, but his three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Stingers past the Punxsy boys' basketball team Thursday night in front of a near-capacity crowd in Punxsutawney.

The Chucks (3-3) were ahead 49-48 with 9.3 seconds left before Daniel Triponey missed the front end of a one-and-one. As Marion Center's sharp shooting Alex Woodrow, the tournament MVP, raced down court, he was met by one of Punxsy's tallest players — Luke Janocha.

Offensive issues derail Punxsy during 43-25 loss

December 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A day after scoring eight second-half points, the Punxsy girls' basketball team scored just 10 during the final two quarters Thursday to drop both games of the Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic in Punxsutawney.

The Lady Chucks (2-6) trailed 28-20 after three quarters, but Hazleton was able to pull away with a 15-5 final quarter to earn a 43-25 victory in the tournament's consolation game.

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