Archive - Oct 2012
Daniel G. Payson, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Punxsutawney.
He was born May 18, 1938, in Indiana, a son of the late Charles Sr. and Dorothy Buggy Payson.
Mr. Payson was a graduate of Indiana Area High School and Westmoreland Community College.
He was the former owner of Indiana Auto Supply and True Value Hardware, both of Indiana, and the Punxsutawney Auto Parts.
Most recently, Dan had been employed at NAC Carbon Products, Inc., of Punxsutawney.
BROOKVILLE â€” An impressive performance by the Brookville Raiders' dynamic offensive trio helped power them to a 48-24 victory over A-C Valley Friday night, improving to a 5-1 record.
Running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl and quarterback Cameron Yard combined for 409 rushing yards.
"The more weapons you have the tougher you are to defend, and that's what we're evolving into," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
Vroman rushed for 129 yards on 10 carries with a 56-yard TD run and a 70-yard punt return.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Fox's Pizza Den Pizza & Prevention 11th annual fundraiser has broken more records in raising money for the Punxsutawney Fire Department over the weekend.
The final totals are still coming in, but as of Sunday, Fox's Pizza sold close to 5,000 pizzas and pizza coupons during the annual fire department fundraiser, said Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsy.
Converting that into dollars, it totals $45,449.79, with the money donated in tips yet to be added to the tally, Anthony said, adding that the public has embraced this as an event more than a fundraiser.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Oktober Fest in Punxsutawney is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Oktober Fest is the last of the 2012 Second Saturday events PRIDE has coordinated in the downtown.
It will take place, rain or shine, and will feature activities for all ages.
Events for the day include â€śPick a Pumpkinâ€ť discounts at participating stores and sidewalk sales by a variety of vendors.
A Pumpkin Story Walk will take place on the sidewalk of South Findley Street between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
(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.)
Sept. 9, 1896
Arrested for Malicious Mischief
Dr. Beyer and Dr. Shields have a dispute about a line on North Findley street, both claiming an alley. Last Saturday Des Freas and Ferl Long were having some coal hauled.
Joseph M. Serge, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Serge was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Rosario Serge and Catherine (Caliguire) Serge.
Nov. 11, 1947, he married the love of his life, Anne (Schepis) Serge, of Punxsutawney, who survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II as a pharmacist's mate aboard the USS Independence.
Mr. Serge worked as a carpenter for the B&O Railroad â€” Chessie System.
Elizabeth A. Brady, 73, of Anita, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
Mrs. Brady was born July 31, 1939, in Hyde, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward L. King and Doris H. (Hart) King.
She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Heffner, of DuBois.
Elizabeth enjoyed crocheting, square dancing, singing and spending time with all of her grandchildren.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ Favored to soundly defeat their opponent, the Punxsy Chucks did just that as they dominated the Clarion-Limestone Lions from the opening moments to roll to a 41-7 victory Friday night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
â€śIt was very important to come out and play the way we did,â€ť said Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. â€śClarion-Limestone had a good game plan. They ran after our run-ning backs, and we had some tough sledding inside.â€ť
â€śWe prepared for it and kept hanging in there, and we came out alright,â€ť Nichol added.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Forty-one years of volunteering were acknowledged as more than just free help at the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer recognition luncheon held Wednesday at The Foundry in Reynolsville, as a Punxsutawney woman was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year.
"As we gather today to celebrate 41 years of building friendships and communities, I commend each and every one of you for your volunteer efforts and for making our community a better place to live," said Janeen Love, director of the Community Action Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The reports are grim, as deadly attacks continue on American troops serving in Afghanistan.
Nearly every day, the death toll mounts; more than 2,000 military personnel have already lost their lives, an average of one fatality per day.
Providing support while training the Afghan natives to take over security so that the armies from the United States and other countries can withdraw over the next two years is proving to be a dangerous and costly mission.