Archive - Nov 2012
Halloween was a busy day for many preparing for trick-or-treaters. But it was also a busy day at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. While black and orange are known as Halloween colors, PAH was seeing pink and blue. In this photo, Dr. Emil Dib, the OB/Gyn physician PAH, poses with three special treats for area families that he delivered Wednesday.
Mercie Rae Wolfe, 37, of DuBois, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 2, 1974, the daughter of Robert and Faithe (Copello) Brown, both of whom survive.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her parents; a daughter, Sirena M. Schachtner of Big Run; and a sister, Margaret Schachtner of Virginia.
Friends will be received at the Richard L. Fait Funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A funeral service officiated by Pastor Kenneth Alt will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 8 p.m at the funeral home.
Randall J. "Buzzy" Buzard, 48, Brookville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born Sept. 21, 1964, in Brookville, he was the son of the late Donald J. Buzard and Linda F. Powell, who survives.
He worked as a crew leader and office manager for Plyler's At Your Service, Inc. of Brookville, and formerly worked at Morey's Beverage of Brookville. Randall was a member of the FOE No. 983 in Brookville.
Karen L. McKain, 61, of Smicksburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at UPMC Shadyside.
Ms. McKain was born May 28, 1951, in Punxsutawney. She is survived by her parents, Robert V. Stiteler and Natalie A. (Niel) Stiteler of Smicksburg.
Karen was a 20-year veteran of the US Air Force, retiring as a Staff Sergeant.
She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg. Her hobbies were gardening, reading, crocheting, shopping and collecting shells on the beach.
ST. MARYS â Every team dreams and sets goals for its seasons. The Lady Chucks volleyball team was able to fulfill its dream of District IX gold in dramatic fashion Thursday night at St. Marys High School.
Trailing by a game, Punxsy came together to take game four and outlasted Bradford, 18-16, in the match-deciding set to capture the program's seventh title in eight years.
"Everyone on this team contributed to this win tonight. It feels like a dream to bring the District Championship plaque back to Punxsutawney," exclaimed the winning head coach Heather Good.
The Punxsy defense led by Caesar Maruca (left, 20), Zak Bevak (middle), Brandon Wingert (right, 64) and company stuff a Moniteau runner last Friday. The Chucks travel to face the Panthers of Northern Bedford tonight at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale.
For a full preview, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Senior Alexa Shaffer presented Mary Jean Johnston of the Weather Discovery Center with a check for $ 989.21. She was approached by her mentor, Sue Walher, who came up with the idea of selling food at the Music in the Park event. The event runs every summer from July 12th through Aug. 23rd. As part of her project, she set up a refreshments table where everyone could purchase slices of Laska's pizza, soda and water. The project was a success, with $989.21 being raised and donated to the Weather Discovery Center.
Punxsy outside hitter Emilee States taps the ball back over the net with Taylor Newcome (11) and Ivy Phillips looking on as part of the 3-0 sweep of Clearfield Wednesday night in Punxsutawney to advance to the D-IX championship game tonight in St. Marys.
For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
DuBOIS â On a rainy Halloween night, Bradford's Cody Bly turned out to be no treat for the Punxsy boys' soccer team. Bly found the net three times to boot the Owls past the Chucks to claim the District IX title, 3-1.
"We were outplayed. Bradford was the better team tonight," explained Chucks head coach Phil Shenkle. "We did a lot of things very well, but Bradford was just better in the game."
The night started off rough for Punxsy, especially for its goalkeeper Tristan Acre. The junior not only hurt his knee in the pregame warmups but was forced to leave the game three minutes in.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It would be fair to say that My Fair Lady in downtown Punxsutawney has had a fairly good run over the past five years.
"Today is our fifth anniversary, and it has been a very interesting five years of growth," said Bev Fairman, owner of My Fair Lady.
"We tried to keep the store to the period by retaining the original tin ceiling, which was covered by the suspended ceiling and actually helped to preserve it," Fairman said, adding that over the years, it could've been damaged if it had been exposed.
She described My Fair Lady as a gallery and gift store.