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November 12th, 2014

James E. “Dod” Wyant, 80

November 12, 2014

James E. “Dod” Wyant, 80, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his home.

James was born March 12, 1934, in Timblin, Pa., to Ira E. and Pearl (Burkhouse) Wyant.

James was a lifetime resident of the area, and honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He worked for many years as the Redbank Township Supervisor, but also loved farming on his land. Running the tractor and raising cattle for his family were two of his favorite things to do on the farm.

November 11th

James Edward Richards, 67

November 11, 2014

James Edward Richards of Punxsutawney passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, a location to which he had been airlifted earlier in the day. The cause of death was heart failure, a challenge with which he had struggled aggressively for more than a year.

Peggy Jane Monoskey, 90

November 11, 2014

Peggy Jane Monoskey, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney.

She was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Canoe Twp., Indiana County, a daughter of the late Sanford Clay “Bob” and Pearl (Pearce) Seger.

On Feb. 23, 1946, she married Steve Monoskey. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1994.

Peggy was a dedicated wife and mother. Her biggest enjoyment was her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She attended both the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and the First Church of God.

Anastasia V. "Stacy" Karolick, 88

November 11, 2014

Anastasia V. "Stacy" Karolick, age 88, of Buffalo, New York, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Weinburg Campus, Getzville, New York.

She was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Delano, Pa., a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (nee Wilk) Karolick.

She was an employee of Erie County for 33 years before retiring in 1993.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Walsh and Helen Pruzinsky, and her brothers, Rev. Phillip, Walter, Edward, Stanley, Michael, Raymond and Donald Karolick.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Punxsy VFW hosts Veterans Day program

November 11, 2014

Members of Punxsy’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2076 joined forces with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Brownies Troops to honor and recognize those who have served with a Veterans Day program on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Punxsutawney. Pictured here are representatives of the groups that participated with Rep. Sam Smith, who gave the keynote message.

For more Veterans Day coverage, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 11, 2014

Thursday 11/6
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3

The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.

Sunday 11/9/14
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14

November 10th

PAHS takes time to honor veterans

November 11, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A special Veterans Day program was held Monday morning at the Punxsutawney Area High School for local veterans.

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

In honor of Veterans Day, several local agencies will be hosting programs today:
• Punxsy will host an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church;
• Big Run will be hosting a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Big Run War Memorial;
• Mulberry Square will host a program to honor the veterans at 10:15 a.m.;

Shiock named KSAC Large Lineman of the Year; Chucks named to 11 All-Conference spots

November 10, 2014

Punxsy's Luke Shiock has been named the 2014 KSAC Large All-Conference Lineman of the Year. The honor for Shiock comes after a successful season by the Chucks and comes at a position where it can be hard to recognize a player's strengths.

Punxsy Head Coach Alan Nichol said that lots of teams the Chucks faced this year had to implement game plans to work around Shiock, which speaks to his strength, both offensively and defensively.

Punxsy filled 11 spots on the first-team All-Conference list, as well.

Loretta J. Wazelle, 67

November 10, 2014

Loretta J. Wazelle, 67, of Brookville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at her home.

Ms. Wazelle was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Reed R. Adams and Jean V. (Milliron) Wazelle of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Loretta began her trucking career in 1992. She was employed by AGX Trucking Company in Clarion. She was a master equestrian, avid gardener, lover of the outdoors and a true Christian.

November 7th

Blair D. Gearhart, 85

November 8, 2014

Blair D. Gearhart, 85, of Mahaffey, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hillsdale, Pa.

The son of Albert Blair and Clara “Peggy” V. (Weaver) Gearhart, he was born on March 8, 1929, in Bell Twp., Clearfield County, Pa.

Blair was a graduate of the Mahaffey High School.

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