Archive - Oct 2012
Both children and adults enjoyed the 4th annual East End Trick-or-Treat event Saturday night. Noella Hartzfeld (left), 9, dressed up as a â€śDizzy Lizzyâ€ť monster, while Nakoma Hartzfeld, 12, donned an â€ś80s Girlâ€ť costume.
Their mother, Linda Hartzfeld, said the girls opted to hand out candy at their Mahoning Street residence this year instead of going trick-or-treating, which she thought was a fine idea.
BROOKVILLE â€” Due to continued population issues, the Jefferson County Jail is presently uninterested in programs involving the housing of state inmates, Warden Tom Elbel said at its most recent meeting last Monday.
The matter was raised when District Attorney Jeff Burkett brought up an email that had been sent to members of the board
by County Commission Chairman Paul Corbin, who also sits on the Jail Inspection/Intermediate Punishment Board but was not present for that particular meeting.
(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.)
September 23, 1896
A Somewhat Dramatic Court Scene
Patricia S. Jarbeck, 64, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Mrs. Jarbeck was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late A. R. Sweeney and Josephine (Dessy) Sweeney.
She was married to her loving husband, William J. Jarbeck II, who survives, of Punxsutawney.
Pat and her husband were foster parents for many children whom they raised.
She worked for County Market, the Chamber of Commerce and the Groundhog Festival Committee for many years.
She loved card games with her friends and her dogs, Bear and Baby.
BROOKVILLE â€” Officials in Brookville Borough are coordinating a preemptive response to forecasted severe weather.
The Brookville Borough Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Hoak, The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, the Brookville Police Department, The Red Cross and the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company urge all citizens to take action now against impending inclement weather.
While forecasts are still uncertain, the National Weather Service is predicting severe weather of some extent for our region.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” All Perry Township residents are welcome at the fire hall for trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.
This event will be held ONLY at the fire hall, not door to door.
For more information, call Chief Kris Grove at 814-938-7731.
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.