Archive - Oct 26, 2012
Three occupants safely escaped a Friday morning fire that destroyed the home of Dr. Kitty Scott on Kachmar Road, just off of Route 210 in Indiana County.
The initial call came through Jefferson County dispatch at approximately 7:45 a.m., and initial responders reported that smoke and flames were showing from approximately a mile away.
Perry Township Fire Chief Kris Grove reported that there was no indication of a cause as of Friday evening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Many young children dream of growing up and filling the shoes of their mother or father, but it's not always the case that they have the opportunity to do so.
But at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, a familiar name â€” Dr. Khalaf â€” has continued on despite the fact that longtime solo radiologist Kamai Khalaf retired earlier this year.
Kamai's son, Omar, who is a homegrown Punxsutawney product, has filled his father's shoes at the hospital, stepping into the position â€” one that few hospitals have.
Ryan Blochberger, the youngest Purple Heart recipient present at the renaming ceremony, and his family pose with the sign that will designate the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge, Friday at its dedication ceremony in Brookville.
Pictured (from left) are: Blochberger's father, Bill Weaver; his mother, Patty Weaver; Blochberger; and his grandfather, Gene Mineweaser.
Lois P. Smochek, 83, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
She was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John R. and Ardna (McCracken) Bell.
She was married to William P. Smochek, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2011.
She was a homemaker.
HARRISBURG â€” The Associated Press is reporting that Gov. Tom Corbett has declared a disaster emergency in the state in anticipation of a potential storm that is expected to hit the East Coast early next week.
Residents are advised to stock up on enough food and water for three days and also anticipate potential power outages, along with rain and possible snowfall, according to The Associated Press.
Read more in Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Details in Saturday's Spirit