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October 21st, 2014

Helen M. Frantz, 95

October 21, 2014

Helen M. Frantz, 95, Punxsutawney, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born March 13, 1919, in Adrian, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Istvan) Bendlock.

On Nov. 3, 1941, she married Millard J. Frantz in Punxsutawney. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1980.

Helen was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Groundhog Campers Association and a former member of the Ladies Guild of Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

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October 21, 2014

October 20th

FCOG to host annual 'Free Clothing Days'

October 21, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "Free Clothing Days," as Shelley Rowan, coordinator, appears to be overwhelmed with the amount of clothing that has been donated again this year.

“Free Clothing Days" will be held this Friday and Saturday at the First Church of God gymnasium on Skyview Drive, Young Township.

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

Tennis opens PIAA State Tournament today

October 21, 2014

This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in the opening round of the PIAA State Championship Team Championships, as they take on Indiana — the runner-up out of the WPIAL.

The Punxsy girls' soccer team will also participate in the playoffs tonight, as it opens the District IX Tournament with a semi-finals game against top-seeded Bradford at 5 p.m. in Brockway.

Joseph T. Renwick, 73

October 20, 2014

Joseph T. Renwick, 73, of 133 Terrace Road, St. Marys, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 23, 1941 in St. Marys, the son of the late Aurelia E. O’Donnell and the Honorable State Representative William F. Renwick.

He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1959, and was a 1963 graduate of Alfred University.

Joyce Ann McClincy, 83

October 20, 2014

Joyce Ann McClincy, 83, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at the Harrisburg Hospital.

Born Dec. 6, 1930, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Howell) Snyder and Gerald “Bus” Snyder and the only granddaughter of the late Charles Snyder, who at one time was the owner of the Pantall Hotel and Prothonotary of Jefferson County.

Joyce was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School Class of 1948. She was a very stylish woman and a pet lover. She enjoyed gardening, dancing and skiing.

Agnes Johannah Keibler, 85

October 20, 2014

Agnes Johannah Keibler, 85, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Christ the King Manor.

She was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Jeannette, Pa., a daughter of the late Albert Merle McCauley and Kathryn (Hays) McCauley.

On Dec. 18, 1946 she became the wife of Howard Eugene Keibler. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1990.

Agnes was a hardworking farmer's wife who wouldn't settle for the term "I can't do it." She was determined and headstrong and raised her children to be the same.

October 19th

Louise Ethel Vasbinder, 84

October 20, 2014

Louise Ethel Vasbinder, 84, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Langville, a daughter of the late Ellwood and Grace (Geist) Yount.

In 1949, she became the wife of Harry I. Vasbinder, who preceded her in death on April 1, 2005.

Mrs. Vasbinder attended the Grange Church of God.

She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She was a selfless, hardworking woman that worked daily on milking cows, farm chores and most importantly, caring for her family.

Joseph Francis O’Donnell, 87

October 20, 2014

Joseph Francis O’Donnell, 87, of Sigel, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at home.

The son of the late John Patrick and Catherine Songer O’Donnell, he was born July 1, 1927, in Sigel.

He was married to the late Anna Marie Eisenman, who preceded him in death, on Oct. 25, 2008.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

Joseph was a lifelong dairy farmer.

He belonged to the St. Dominics Church, of Sigel, and the Knights of Columbus.

Punxsy Concert Association to open season with music recalling '60s folk era

October 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William Florian, former lead singer of the Grammy-winning folk supergroup of the 1960s, The New Christy Minstrels. In his show “Those Were the Days,” he will celebrate the spirit of the 1960s at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

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

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