Archive - Feb 20, 2011
EDINBORO â A.J. Meterko led all Punxsy indoor runners with an individual eighth place finish in the 800-meter run at the Tri-State Track and Field Association Championships Saturday at Edinboro.
Meterko finished with a time of 2:04.68.
He qualified for the TSCTA State Championship meet at State College Feb. 26.
Other place winners for the Chucks included:
Boys' 4x800 relayâ Meterko, Tom Wagner, Nathan Ward and Luke Fugate, 9:01.44, ninth place.
Girls' Distance Medley relayâ Shannon Byerely, Alexis Young, Lauren McGarvey an Juliann Boddorf, 13:49.54, sixth place.
Glenn Edwin Behrendt, 88, Punxsutawney (Fordham), died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Morgan) Behrendt.
For 67 years, he was married to Margaree (Jackie) Webb Behrendt, who survives.
Mr. Behrendt was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.
BROOKVILLE â When he became a magisterial district judge in 1999, the soon-to-be-retired Richard Beck knew the job would be a challenge, perhaps all the more so because of his experience as a police officer.
Prior to election to district judge, Beck served as a Brookville Borough Police officer for more than 30 years. He was told from the start that the transition could be tough.
âThe school told me that could be a problem,â he said. âI would have to say, no, it wasnât, because they clued me in on that.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Does Punxsutawney have the land space to construct a second industrial park?
Last Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said the borough hopes to once again partner with the Punxsutawney Regional Development Corporation (PRDC) in the interest of industrial development.
Glessner recently spoke with PRDC President Frank Roberts, who said the group wants everyone to know that it has money available for industrial development. However, there are limits to $50,000, in addition to the boroughâs economic development loan fund.
(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.)
Local Intelligence (February 5, 1896)
The Store and Postoffice at Oliveburg Ransacked by a Gang of Thieves