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October 8th, 2014

Edna May Summerville, 90

October 8, 2014

Edna May Summerville, 90, of Hazen went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

She was born in 1924 to William J. and Helen (Bullers) Vasbinder in Hazen.

Edna was a member of the Hazen United Methodist Church, where she took the responsibility of church pianist at the age of 12 and retired at the age of 70 as the organist.

She was proud to be a lifelong resident of Hazen. Edna graduated from Brookville High School in 1942 and the DuBois Business College.

October 7th

Fall foliage not quite ready to show itself

October 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you're waiting for Mother Nature to present her collage of colors painted onto the canvas known as the forest, you might have to wait a while longer, according to John Dlugoenski, meteorologist with AccuWeather.com.

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

October 6th

Vietnamese family returns to former home of Adrian

October 7, 2014

ADRIAN — Imagine for a moment if one day, the country you lived in was facing horrifying chaos.

Now, imagine that you and your family had to flee with nothing but the clothes on your back. Journeying to a foreign country, where you know no one and don't speak the language.

Imagine the fear you would feel for not only yourself but your family.
In this day and age, we are seeing more and more families from foreign countries coming into our own to start anew.

What many of us may not realize is that one such family came to our area a long time ago seeking a new beginning.

PAHS Girls' Golf D-9 Champs

October 7, 2014

Punxsy girls' golf seniors Morgan McFarland (left) and Lauren McGee hold the District IX AA Championship plaque after Punxsy's team won the championship meet to send the Lady Chucks seniors out on a high note Monday in Brookville.

For more details from an action-packed day in PAHS sports, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's schedule of events includes:

• Varsity & Middle School Cross Country vs. Brockway & DCC, 4:15 p.m.

• 7/8 Girls' Basketball at Curwensville, 4 p.m.

Peter David John Medley, 60

October 6, 2014

Peter David John Medley, 60, of Greensburg, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

He was born Sept. 8, 1954, in Melbourne, Australia, the son of the late David and Ruth (Crane) Medley.

He had been employed by NASA. He was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg, and was a veteran of the Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Christina Medley.

October 5th

13th annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention raises $43,000 for Punxsutawney Fire Department

October 6, 2014

The 13th Annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention was held on Saturday at Punxsy Pizza. One of the highlights of this year’s event was a visit from Punxsutawney’s favorite son, Devin Mesoraco, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.

For more highlights from this year's Punxsy Pizza & Prevention, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 3rd

Frank A. Palmerino, 75

October 3, 2014

Punxsutawney native Frank A. Palmerino, 75, of Riverside, California, passed away on Sept. 28, 2014 in Riverside, California.

He was the son of Frank and Jessie (Carlino) Palmerino.

He is survived by his companion of 43 years, Ted McKinney of Riverside, California; three sisters, Adelaide Palmerino, Roseanne Fallara and Lucy Ivens, all of Punxsutawney; and two brothers, James Palmerino and Alfred Palmerino of Fremont, California.

PAHS crowns Homecoming Queen, Princess

October 3, 2014

The 2014 PAHS Homecoming Queen and Princess, as voted by this year’s senior class, were crowned during halftime of Friday’s varsity football game against A-C Valley. This year’s court included (top photo, from left) Hunter Smith with escort Ruben Taylor; Emily Schall with escort Zane Dilts; Amber Ward with escort Marshall Richardson; Jensen Constantino with escort Lucas Mennetti; Anna Horner with escort Trenton Gaston; and Allison Fye with escort Jerad Meterko. Constantino was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Ward was crowned Princess.

Brookville football game postponed as result of bomb threat

October 3, 2014

Sources have reported that, due to a bomb threat at the school today, the football game scheduled at Brookville High School tonight against Keystone has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow.

D9sports.com reported the news Friday afternoon, citing information from school officials.

October 2nd

Lighting up the Night: Homecoming Queen to be crowned tonight

October 2, 2014

The senior class at PAHS recently selected six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen’s Court. This year’s court includes Jensen Constantino, Allison Fye, Anna Horner, Emily Schall, Hunter Smith and Amber Ward.

The girls with the highest and second-highest vote counts will be crowned queen and princess at tonight's Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.

For full Queen's Court bios, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

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