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November 28th, 2010

Edward W. Johnson

November 29, 2010

In memory of Edward W. Johnson, son of Robina Johnson Fairbanks, of Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Punxsutawney, who passed away Oct. 25, 2010, in his home with his family around him after a long illness.

His wife, Audrey, and four children survive him: Edward Johnson Jr. of Cedar Point, Ill., Richard of Andover, N.Y., Nancy Peterson of Mountaintop, and Timothy of Horseheads; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Vonette Fairbanks of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Haughy Funeral Home in Corning, N.Y.

Ruth A. Kunselman, 85

November 29, 2010

Ruth A. Kunselman, 85, Reynoldsville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 13, 1925, in Winslow Township, a daughter of the late Eugene W. and Esther A. (Strouse) Sprague.

Sept. 5, 1947, she married Harry F. Kunselman, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

Mrs. Kunselman graduated from the Reynoldsville High School Class of 1943, and was a retired employee of Sylvania and Cameron Manufacturing.

She was a homemaker and beloved mother.

Way Back When

November 29, 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 15, 1896)
Of Interest to School Directors
A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.

PUNXSUTAWNEY VOLLEYBALL BANQUET

November 29, 2010

The following are the Punxsy volleyball team's letter winners, as announced at the team's annual banquet Nov. 21 at Gimmick's.

November 26th

First Church of God welcomes return of Living Christmas Tree for holiday season

November 26, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After a year hiatus for retooling, the Living Christmas Tree returns to the First Church of God in Punxsutawney, with free tickets available to the public beginning Monday.

Ron Shirey, chairman of the tree committee at the church, pointed out that it was a difficult decision to not have the program last year.

“We see the Living Christmas Tree as a ministry to our community, and we’re very appreciative of the community support, so we don’t want to let the community down,” Shirey said.

The shopping season begins

November 26, 2010

(From left) Verna Storm, of Punxsutawney; Ivy Storm, of Chambersburg; and Susan Matus of Pittsburgh search the area’s Black Friday steals and specials at Fairlady & Company. (Photo by Holly Shok)

Residents reminded to be safe as deer hunting season begins Monday

November 26, 2010

HARRISBURG — As you’ve been hearing for the last several weeks, Monday marks the opening day of the two-week general deer hunting season.

Jerry Feaser, public information officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reported that nearly 750,000 hunting enthusiasts sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing will be hitting the woods at sunrise to try and harvest a trophy buck.

Lois E. Miller, 89

November 26, 2010

Lois E. Miller, 89, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Jefferson Manor Health Center.

She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Limestone Township, a daughter of the late Jerome W. Reinsel and Marie Antoinette Kerr Reinsel.

Feb. 22, 1941, she married Cameron W. Miller, who preceded her in death.

A homemaker, Mrs. Miller was a member of the Brookville Immaculate Conception Church and Altar Rosary Society.

Gerald C. Justice, 74

November 26, 2010

Gerald C. Justice, 74, formerly of Oliveburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mary Josephine Justice.

Jan. 5, 1957, he married Mary Elbel, who survives.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Justice served in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

A retired postal carrier and member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, Mr. Justice, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and following them in their sporting events.

Vance Hankinson, 51

November 26, 2010

Vance Hankinson, 51, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, surrounded by his loving family, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Hankinson was born Oct. 30, 1959, in Jamestown, NY., a son of Dorothy (Cameron) Painter, who survives, of Rossiter.

He was married to Carol (Byerly) Hankinson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Hankinson was a devoted family man who adored his sons and granddaughter Harper. He touched the lives of many people and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

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