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July 18th, 2014

Donald A. Brady, 59

July 18, 2014

Donald A. Brady, 59, of Smicksburg, passed away with his family by his side, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in 1954 to Wendell C. and Mildred (Elkin) Brady in Indiana.

He was a member of Plumville Presbyterian Church, Plumville.

Don had such a special way of making people feel good. He had more friends than you could ever count and a family who meant the world to him.

He was a blessing to so many people, and he will be forever missed.

Mary Lou Plyler Shick, 79

July 18, 2014

Mary Lou Plyler Shick, of Brookville, passed peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the age of 79.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Alden Plyler and Mary Barbara Lahr Plyler; her brother, Roger Plyer; her husbands, Francis D. Raybuck and Bernard W. Shick; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by her sister, Rose Slike; and nine children, Randy Raybuck, Lynne Shaffer, Pam Yates, Sandy Raybuck, Connie Moore, John Shick, Theresa Shick, Bill Shick and Elizabeth McManigle.

July 17th

Shed destroyed in Thursday fire

July 17, 2014

Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, local fire crews were called into action for a working shed fire near 411 Main St. in Anita.

Crews contained the fire to the shed, but it was completely destroyed.

No further details were immediately available.

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 17, 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 Melissa Powell.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.

See what local business celebrated the grand opening of a 2nd location

July 17, 2014

Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.

Punxsy’s pleasant polka party in the park!

July 17, 2014

Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.

Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.

Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!

Donald J. Love, Sr., 85

July 17, 2014

Donald J. Love, Sr., 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Love was born, Dec. 7, 1928, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Lester and Edna (Dickey) Love.

He is survived by his wife, Alverda M. (Miller) Love, of Punxsutawney.

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

Donald worked many years as a foreman for Jefferson Grocery.

After retirement, he became a school bus driver for Krise Bus in the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border (ACTUAL FOOTAGE)

July 17, 2014

July 16th

MUSIC IN THE PARK TO ROCK THE SQUARE TONIGHT

July 16, 2014

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

New church coming to life this weekend

July 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.

Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.

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