October 9th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Four Punxsutawney area food pantries received a donation from the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney on Tuesday, prior to the organizationâ€™s meeting.
Betty Jane Brown, 69, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 7, 1945, in Salisburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Donald L. and Beulah (Paulhamas) Roupp.
She married Ronald Brown, who survives, on June 16, 1962.
She was a homemaker.
In this photo from last week's game against A-C Valley, Punxsy captains (from left) Dakota Thomas, Andrew Fedigan, Keegan Fischer and Dalton Maines make their way to midfield for the coin toss. This week, Punxsy will rely on its captains and many more, as the Chucks look for a full-team, start-to-finish effort at St. Marys.
For a full preview of tonight's game against the Flying Dutchmen, see page 6 of Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Kickoff in St. Marys will be at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Marys.
Brayden Wyant is a very strong young man who has been through a lot in his five years on this Earth. Monday, he faces another surgery.
To show Brayden how much the community cares, Punxsy Pizza will be having a special "Open House" from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 10.
Punxsy's girls' tennis team advanced to the District IX finals with a 3-2 win over St. Marys on the courts at PAHS on Wednesday.
For more from the match, plus plenty of other sports action, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Thursday's sports schedule is as follows:
â€¢ 7th- & 8th-grade girls' basketball vs. Brookville, 4 p.m.
â€¢ Girls' Tennis at Johnsonburg, 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ JV/Varsity Girls' Soccer at DuBois, 5 p.m.
â€¢ JV/Varsity Volleyball at DuBois, 6 p.m.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
ADRIAN â€” 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.
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:
â€¢ Varsity & Middle School Cross Country vs. Brockway & DCC, 4:15 p.m.
â€¢ 7/8 Girls' Basketball at Curwensville, 4 p.m.
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.