Archive - Dec 5, 2010
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(January 22, 1896)
A New City Hall
Some of these fine days, when Punxsutawney gets to be a city of thirty thousand or more souls, and has big iron works, steel mills, nut and bolt works, wire mill, nail mill, and a through road to Pittsburg, all of which is not only possible but extremely probable, we will need a fine, large City Hall.
Logan Geist, of Punxsy, bagged this 140-pound, four-point buck Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Jefferson City. (Photo submitted)
Brock Wymer, 12, of Punxsy, shot this 130-pound, six-point buck, his first, Nov. 29 at 7:20 a.m. in Locust. (Photo submitted)
Glenn Marlin Divins, 76, DuBois, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in DuBois, a son of the late Robert Fred and Helen Louise (Thompson) Divins.
He was first married to Mary Katherine (Muth) Divins, who passed away Nov. 24, 1981. Sept. 10, 1983, he married Grace M. R. (Huson) Divins, who survives. They were married at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney by the Rev. David Schmidt.
He was a member of the U.S. Army.
Rick (Decent) Havrilla, 58, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Fuenral Home.
Seiler L. Reitz, 85, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Knox Dale, a son of the late Carlton Reitz and Sarah Jane (Lewis) Reitz.
He was married to Marion V. (Spencer) Reitz, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Reitz attended the Albion United Methodist Church.
He worked for T.W. Phillips Gas Company for many years before retiring in 1987.
An avid sports enthusiast, he loved football, baseball and wrestling. He also enjoyed camping. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.