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January 20th, 2015

Unknown injuries reported in Young Twp. two-vehicle accident

January 20, 2015

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Two drivers suffered unknown injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday on Route 119, Young Township, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet.

According to reports from the scene and scanner, the female driver of a GMC SUV was traveling on Route 119 and lost control on the slippery road during a brief snow storm and was involved in a collision with a Ford F-150 pickup truck, which caused the GMC to roll over, trapping the driver inside the vehicle.

Rev. E. Earl Anderson, 86

January 20, 2015

The Rev. E. Earl Anderson, 86, of Indiana, Pa., formerly of Sewickley, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

He was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, on May 24, 1928, the fifth child of Swedish immigrants Bengt Anderson and Emma Kristina Berguson.

Earl was a respected pastor and community leader. He touched many lives, teaching in a positive, nurturing and oftentimes humorous way.

Scanner Alert

January 20, 2015

Two vehicle accident on Route 119, near Waltman's Mattress Outlet. One vehicle on its side with entrapment.

January 19th

Route 36 Rivalry Revival!

January 19, 2015

On Monday night, Ethan Riley (pictured here firing up a shot over Brookville's Jordan Tosh) and John Matthews each scored 12 points to help lead the Chucks past the Brookville Raiders to earn a 50-37 victory and a boys' basketball sweep in the Route 36 Rivalry this season.

For a full recap from the game, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Tuesday's athletic schedule includes the following contests:

• JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball vs. Forest Hills, 6/7:30 p.m.

• JH/Varsity Wrestling at Clarion, 6/7 p.m.

• JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball at Homer Center, 6/7:30 p.m.

Stewart’s legacy living on through museum; 20th anniversary this year

January 19, 2015

INDIANA — The late Jimmy Stewart was known best as a famous Hollywood actor who won an Academy Award and received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

However, those in Indiana knew him as a kind and generous man who left the small town life for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but never forgot where he came from. He never forgot the town where he was raised or forgot those he left behind.

While he may have been known as an actor, Stewart was also a military veteran who earned the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Robert “John” McIntyre, 57

January 19, 2015

Robert “John” McIntyre, 57, of Jefferson St., Falls Creek, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.

Born on April 6, 1957, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of the late Charles and Joan (Dawson) McIntyre.

He served in the United States Army.

John had worked at Airco-Speer Carbon in Punxsy for many years. Recently, he worked for Dworsky’s Environmental Services.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 965 in Falls Creek, The Olympic Athletic Club, and enjoyed fishing and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.

January 18th

Firefighters respond to Beyer Ave. vehicle fire

January 19, 2015

At 5:59 p.m. on Sunday, the Punxsutawney Borough Police, Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS responded to a vehicle fire at 312 Beyer Avenue, Punxsutawney. A woman stopped in the street after having engine trouble, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department reported smelling gasoline when responding to the fire. The fire was put out after CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) was applied to the vehicle. Rebuck's South Side Service towed the vehicle, a 90s-style Plymouth Caravan. No injuries were reported.

Blair O. “Dick” Richards, 88

January 19, 2015

Blair O. “Dick” Richards, 88, of Bell Township, died Jan. 17, 2015, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 30, 1926, in Sportsburg, a son of the late Violet (Ball) and James Richards.

He was a member of the Sportsburg United Methodist Church and the Perry Township Sportsman’s Club.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He loved hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Blair worked at Metals Protection, Barletta’s Warehouse, and he retired from the Maintenance Department at Punxsutawney Area School District.

Phyllis G. Lute, 72

January 19, 2015

Phyllis G. Lute, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at UPMC - Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

She was born March 23, 1942, in Farrell, Pa., the daughter of the late George T. and Helen (Kucharski) Koshar.

She was married to Leland Ray Lute, who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1975.

She was a homemaker and worked as a cook at the Lane Avenue Personal Care Home.

She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxillary.

Mildred I. Johnston, 89

January 19, 2015

Mildred I. Johnston, 89, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born March 7, 1925, in Bradford Township, Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Laura (Graham) and John Shomo.

On Oct. 7, 1940, she married Merle E. Johnston, who preceded her in death in May of 1984.

She was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.

She enjoyed going to church, cooking, baking, doing puzzles and reading.

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