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July 11th, 2014

A banner year for Punxsy’s 11/12 All-Stars

July 11, 2014

On Tuesday, the Punxsy Major League Baseball All-Stars traveled to Brookville for the second consecutive night, where they battled both Mother Nature and the Brookville squad for the District 10 championship. Punxsy came out on top in the game, which got off to a late start, defeating Brookville 14-10.

Members of the team are pictured here with their championship banner.

The banner was the first Punxsy has earned in the 2014 All-Star campaign.

EuGene “Gene” Ferra, 94

July 11, 2014

EuGene Donald Ferra, 94, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Carmen and Carmella (Cappella) Ferra.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine E. (Longo) Ferra.

On July 9, 1955, he married the former Marjorie Anderson, who survives.

Mr. Ferra was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, being in Co. K – 76th Infantry Division.

He fought in France, Luxembourg and Germany, where he was wounded.

Police seek info on missing woman, 20

July 11, 2014

DUBOIS — At approximately 11:24 p.m. July 10, the DuBois City Police were contacted in reference to a missing female.

Family members advised police that Heather Marie Irwin, a 20-year-old female, left her residence at 10 a.m. July 10.

They advised police that it was not normal for her to leave the residence and not come home or at least contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the DuBois City Police at 814-765-1533

July 10th

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 10, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Tom Berryhill.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

After hiatus, Music in the Park returns

July 10, 2014

After a bit of a break for the festivities associated with the Groundhog Festival, Punxsy’s Music in the Park program returned to Barclay Square on Thursday evening.

The weather was perfect, and those in attendance were serenaded by The Avenue, a band that played all sorts of rock classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

Police seek info related to animal cruelty incident, cat's death

July 10, 2014

CANOE TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pa. State Police are searching for information regarding a cruelty to animals case that led to a missing cat being put to sleep.

Sometime between June 28 and July 2, the cat went missing from Central Street in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

July 2, the cat returned to its owner with a noticeable limp, and a hole was discovered near the cat's limb.

Upon further investigation by a veterinarian, it was determined that the cat was shot with a small-caliber firearm.

Due to extensive internal injuries, the cat had to be put to sleep, police said.

Vivian C. (McCullough) Faser, 76

July 10, 2014

Vivian C. (McCullough) Faser, 76, of Blairsville, Pa., died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center in Indiana, Pa.

Vivian was born on Feb. 16, 1938, in Nanty Glo, Pa., the daughter of James McCullough and Olive (Drew) Hetrick.

July 9th

Music in the Park is back tonight!

July 9, 2014

The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the local rock band The Avenue. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

Rep. Smith issues statement on award received

July 9, 2014

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) has issued the following statement upon receiving the “Legislator Leadership Award” from the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) on Wednesday.

“I want to convey my sincere appreciation to the PACD for this distinguished award. My interactions with the Jefferson County Conservation District span many decades, and I’ve always been grateful for the open lines of communication and the positive and productive relationships we’ve shared.

Lawrence "Amos" Ray Gaston, 78

July 9, 2014

Lawrence “Amos” Ray Gaston, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 27, 1936, in Montgomery Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Boyd Ray and Sarah Henrietta (White) Gaston.

Mr. Gaston was a United States Army veteran who dutifully served his country.

On May 16, 1959, he married the former Gladys Evelyn Milliron. She preceded him in death on April 4, 2014.

Amos was a devoted husband and lovingly cared for his wife during her illness, in spite of his own health issues.

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