Archive - Oct 2012
BIG RUN â Big Run Borough Council modified its ordinance regarding the types of animals that are permitted in the borough.
Ordinance No. 221 was passed at Monday's meeting â an ordinance that repealed Ordinance No. 15, said Nick Lantz, Big Run Borough Council president.
Matthew Edward Brestovich, 34, of Knightstown, Ind., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
He was born Feb. 6, 1978, in Indiana, Pa., a son of Larry Edward Brestovich of Rossiter and Cheryl M. (Huey) Brestovich of Ringgold.
Oct. 16, 2004, he married Brittani Danielle Shock.
She survives and resides in Knightstown, Ind.
Matt enjoyed spending time with his children.
His hobbies were hunting and fishing.
DUBOIS ÂÂÂÂâ Brookville's winning streak (five games) was finally snapped when the powerhouse DuBois Beavers football team proved to be too much for the Raiders to handle in a 52-13 defeat Friday night.
With the loss, Brookville's record now sits at 5-2.
"There are always positives you will get from games like this... obviously, when you lose that bad there aren't as many as there should be, but they're definitely some positives, and the guys said some good things after the game," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity football coach.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle broke ground on Saturday for a new entrance to Gobbler's Knob, which will bring even more of a royal feel to the entrance of the home of Punxsutawney Phil.
âThe entrance will include a large arch that will proclaim the location to be Gobbler's Knob," said Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle.
Lundy said the entrance began with the development of a master plan for The Knob.
The Oktober Fest Pumpkin Pie Contest, organized by PRIDE, was a delicious addition to the downtown Saturday.
Winners of the contest posed for a photo afterward with the judges.
Pictured are (from left): judge Matt Struss, representing Miller Brothers Furniture; judge Martha Jo Rupert, representing the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts; Casey Dyson, second-place winner; Nikki Sardon; third-place winner; and Howard Beezer, current Punxsutawney Man of the Year, representing the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.
(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
HORRIBLE EXAMPLES OVERWORKED
"Rome, Babylon, Carthage where are they? What caused their downfall? Why have they been wiped off the map of the world?" howled the free silver orator. And the men of various political and social ideas in the audience answered in various ways.
Beatrice "Betty" Evelyn (Blose) Mumau was born in Blose Hollow (near Wilgus, Pa.) on July 13, 1917.
She grew up with 11 siblings and regaled friends and family her whole life with magical tales of goings-on and family reunions â especially the famous Blose Reunion â in the Hollow.
Living to the ripe age of 95, Betty would often wistfully remark, "I am the last leaf on the tree.â
She was married in 1936 to Robert J. Mumau, who preceded her in death in 1984.
John Lee Heckman, 59, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at home.
He was born Dec. 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Albert Charles and Constance Hope (Teats) Heckman.
He had previously worked at Matson Lumber and Elbelâs Produce Farm.
His enjoyment in life was spending time with his daughter Hope, making homemade soup called âDough,â having Sunday dinners and visiting his family and friends.
He loved his dog Lizzy.
He was a content man who enjoyed what he had, and he also liked woodworking and gardening.
ST. MARYS â The distant future of the Punxsy girls' basketball program looks to be promising. Last weekend, the sixth-grade Punxsy/SS.C.D. squad kept its perfect season mark by sweeping three games with a 27-17 victory over Johnsonburg in the championship contest to win the Elk County Catholic Tournament in St. Marys.
Kate Horner led the team which is now 15-0 on the season with 14 points. Cassidy Reed hit for five points, while Emily Griebel and Kylee Shoemaker both added four points apiece.
KARNS CITY â In a close game, turnovers can prove to be very costly, and the Chucks learned just how true that fact is on Friday night. Punxsy committed its third turnover of the second half, and Karns City turned it into a Zach Moore 32-yard game-winning field goal with 49 seconds left in the game to give Karns City the 17-14 win in Karns City.