Archive - Nov 27, 2012
FROSTBURG â€” Numerous drivers throughout the tri-county area were either unaware or not prepared for their first drive under icy and snowy conditions on area roadways, which caused several accidents â€” some with injuries.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâ€™s Club for Career Womenâ€™s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions theyâ€™ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Womenâ€™s Club. On Sept.
Punxsutawney Area Middle School teacher Jeff Kuntz was recently rewarded for his creative curriculum â€śGeometry: Survival Styleâ€ť by First Energyâ€™s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) grant program with a $500 grant.
Kuntzâ€™s curriculum intends to add some fun to the education process, and the grant will be used to defer the cost of books and materials.
Pictured during the check presentation are (from left) Richard Britten, PAMS Principal; Kuntz; and John Shimko, manager of external affairs, First Energy.
Charles â€śJoeâ€ť Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, Emporium, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
He was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Emporium, a son of the late Charles and Rose Gennacaro Vassallo.
On Sept. 25, 1952, in Emporium, he married Mary A. Johnson, who passed
away April 28, 2003.
On July 31, 2004, in Brockway, he married Jeanne Krauss, who survives.
Mr. Vassallo was a veteran of two wars, having served during World War II for three years with the Merchant Marines and during the Korean War for 26 months with the U.S. Army.
Donald Edward Meneely, 88, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, after a very caring, very supportive and very comfortable stay in the â€śprivateâ€ť Assisted Care Home of Julia Nobia in Plano, Texas.
Don was born on March 3, 1924, in Punxsutawney, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1941.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S. Navy destroyer Schbick (DD639) in the south Pacific, and he attained the rank of Ensign during the war.
After the war, Don graduated with a BA in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh in 1949.