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Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58

December 6, 2010

Richard “Decent” Francis Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born May 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Eleanor “Ellie” Mary (Pawhutsky) Havrilla, who survives, and the late Richard Carl Havrilla.

Mr. Havrilla had a passion for life and a love for music. He played bass guitar in various local bands such as The Reason Why, The Worthy Generation, Tyme, Kaos and most recently G3. He liked to help other people, and had played guitar in charity benefits. He was deeply touched when friends organized a benefit on his behalf. 

December 5th

Speaker reminds crowd of the lives lost as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor

December 6, 2010

BIG RUN — The Big Run VFW Post No. 9044 and Ladies’ Auxiliary remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor Sunday at Big Run’s War Memorial building.

The attack called the Hawaii Operation — or Operation Z, by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and the Battle of Pearl Harbor by some Americans — was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

The next day, the United States declared war on Japan, resulting in its entry into the second World War.

Way Back When

December 6, 2010

(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 22, 1896)
A New City Hall

Some of these fine days, when Punxsutawney gets to be a city of thirty thousand or more souls, and has big iron works, steel mills, nut and bolt works, wire mill, nail mill, and a through road to Pittsburg, all of which is not only possible but extremely probable, we will need a fine, large City Hall.

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

December 6, 2010

Logan Geist, of Punxsy, bagged this 140-pound, four-point buck Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Jefferson City. (Photo submitted)

FIRST BUCK

December 6, 2010

Brock Wymer, 12, of Punxsy, shot this 130-pound, six-point buck, his first, Nov. 29 at 7:20 a.m. in Locust. (Photo submitted)

Glenn Marlin Divins, 76

December 6, 2010

Glenn Marlin Divins, 76, DuBois, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late Robert Fred and Helen Louise (Thompson) Divins.

He was first married to Mary Katherine (Muth) Divins, who passed away Nov. 24, 1981. Sept. 10, 1983, he married Grace M. R. (Huson) Divins, who survives. They were married at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney by the Rev. David Schmidt.

He was a member of the U.S. Army.

Rick (Decent) Havrilla, 58

December 6, 2010

Rick (Decent) Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Fuenral Home.

Seiler L. Reitz, 85

December 6, 2010

Seiler L. Reitz, 85, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Carlton Reitz and Sarah Jane (Lewis) Reitz.

He was married to Marion V. (Spencer) Reitz, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Reitz attended the Albion United Methodist Church.

He worked for T.W. Phillips Gas Company for many years before retiring in 1987.

An avid sports enthusiast, he loved football, baseball and wrestling. He also enjoyed camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

December 3rd

Officer: We had many successful hunters

December 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Beautiful weather Monday contributed to a large turnout of buck hunters in southern Jefferson County for opening day.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mike Girosky reported that the opening week of the popular rifle season had its ups and downs in regards to the weather.

IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

December 3, 2010

(Front, from left) Cloey Robinson, Karen Wolfe; (back) Meghan Wolfe and Terry Wolfe, all from Brookville, were in the Victorian Christmas spirit in the parlor room at the Jefferson County History Center Friday. Caroling, a live nativity and horse-drawn carriage rides will continue today in Brookville. (Photo by Matthew Steffy/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville...
Members of the CREATE Brookville Photo Club opened their first group exhibit at the CREATE Cafe last Friday. Pictured...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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