Archive - Oct 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Area school board discussed at its meeting last Monday the possibility of allowing the football field to be used for a planned alumni football game between the Punxsutawney Chucks and the Brookville Raiders.
The board ultimately did not take any action on this proposal, apart from advising Mick Stormer, the eveningâ€™s spokesperson for and captain of the Brookville alumni football team, to resubmit the facility use form so that the board could review it at a later date, in a special meeting if need be.
(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. 23, 1896
OBITUARY â€” J.P. MURRAY
It is with much pain that we express our bereavement over the loss of our friend, J.P. Murray, who died last Monday with diphtheria, after an illness of about ten days.
Donna Mae Depp, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William Henry Rugh, Sr., and Clara Elaine (Barnett) Rugh.
On May 17, 1952, she married the love of her life, Robert Dean Depp.
Together they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
Donna worked as a school bus driver in the Mapleview area.
She was a kind and easygoing bus driver who had surprise gifts for the little ones who were reluctant to get on the bus for the first time.
Richard C. Read, 93, of Mahaffey, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
Mr. Read was born March 8, 1919, in Kermoore, a son of the late George Read and Julia (McCracken) Read.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
Nov. 11, 1983, he married Donna R. (Kuntz) Read, who survives, of Mahaffey.
He was a credit manager and salesman for B F Goodrich Tires (L F & J B Beard and Cook Inc.) for many years before retiring.
He was a member of the Mahaffey Alliance Church.
CLARION â€” On a night that started out a very promising one for the Punxsy Chucks, the unblemished Clarion Bobcats reversed the fortunes and bulldozed their way to a 42-0 shutout Friday night in Clarion.
The Bobcats (8-0) scored on their first five possessions, with a Cameron Kirkland 77-yard punt return for a touchdown coming in the final minute of the second quarter to power their cause.
â€śThe real turning point of the night was the punt return to end the first half,â€ť pointed out Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. â€śYou took a good team and gave them momentum heading into the half.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Only minor injuries resulted from a two-vehicle accident â€” and police report that alcohol may have been involved â€” at 4:41 a.m.
Friday on North Findley Street just below the National Guard Armory.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Ford Explorer driven by Katherine Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on North Findley Street and crossed over into the other lane, striking the left front corner of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Caleb McCauley, 25, Punxsutaw- ney, who was traveling south on North Findley Street.
The PAHS cheerleaders took their act on the road Friday night to cheer on the Punxsy Chucks, who fell 42-0 to the Clarion Bobcats.
But there was something different about the squad this week, as it replaced its typical red-and-white attire by donning pink shirts and hair bands in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Last Saturday, over 100 runners took to the road â€” or rather, the trail â€”Â in Punxsutawney for the Mahoning Shadow Shuffle, an annual event put on by the Mahoning Shadow Trail Board that consists of a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer race, a 5-kilometer race and a 1-mile youth run.
The race started at the ball fields and was run out toward the Fordham trailhead, consisting solely of a run along the Mahoning Shadow Trail.
George Steven Barenick, 90, Indiana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born April 27, 1922, in Rossiter, Pa., a son of Parencik and Anna (Veselenak) Barenick.
George was employed for several years at U.S. Steel as a crane operator.
After his retirement from U.S. Steel, he continued to work as a carpenter and also provided maintenance for the railroad.
He served during World War II in the Army as a chauffeur for an Army major and general.
At one time, George was on the same ship as Winston Churchill.
Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79, Cranberry Township, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Alexander P. and Virginia (Kellert) Reid.
On May 8, 1953, in DuBois, she married Francis T. Etherson.
She lived in St. Marys for more than 30 years and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church of St. Marys; a member of several bridge clubs and a local Quilt Guild; a volunteer knitter for the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.