Archive - Oct 2012
Despite unseasonably warm temperatures as of late, the signs that autumn is here are everywhere.
The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Route 119 North, recently made apple butter as part of an annual fundraiser.
While they were making the apple butter, Wayne Orr and the other members invited children from Longview Elementary School to come to the center and learn about the process.
The children were also allowed to stir the kettle if they wanted to.
For more information on getting involved with similar activities at the center, call (724) 286-3099.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois area drivers will encounter night-time paving again this week as work continues on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Mall.
Crews will begin base paving Wednesday night, Oct. 24.
Work hours on Beaver Drive and Shaffer Road are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
This is finish paving that is part of the overall project aimed at easing congestion and making travel through the area smoother and more efficient.
All work is weather and schedule dependent.
During the night-time paving, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Shaffer Road.
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have located a runaway 16-year-old Rossiter female.
Police said Nicole Lynn Weaver ran away from her Hemlock Lake Road, Banks Township, Indiana County residence at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Around 1 p.m. Sunday, Weaver's mother spotted her daughter on Myrtle Avenue in Punxsutawney.
According to police, when Weaver's mother approached her, the teen ran from her mother, saying she was not coming home again.
Police issued a report at 1:23 a.m. Monday saying that Weaver had been located.
STRATTANVILLE Ââ€” The Brookville Raiders proved Friday night that a win doesn't have to be glamorous in their 28-19 victory over the Clarion-Limestone Lions.
"An ugly win is just as good as a pretty win, and we were able to keep battling and score more points than them, plain and simple," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
After a combined 24 penalty flags and nine turnovers between both teams, the Brookville Raiders were able to outlast the Lions, who were hot on the comeback trail.
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.