Archive - Apr 8, 2012
ST. MARYS â The Punxsy boys' middle school track team opened its season last Wednesday with its first win over the St. Marys Flying Dutch â 78-72 â in St. Marys.
The meet opened with the 3200-meter relay, which St. Marys claimed for an early 5-0 lead.
The Chucks rebounded with a sweep at 110-meter hurdles, though, to take a 9-5 lead, and while the meet grew close, Punxsy never trailed again.
Ryan Jones took first in the hurdles event with a time of 21.39 seconds.
Derek Cameron (22.30 seconds) and Brendon Stinson (22.9 seconds) completed the Punxsy sweep.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Spring traditionally is regarded as the season of hope, so that is why members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) are once again sponsoring a drive to Support the Troops.
From now through April 30, the organization, in cooperation with five donation sites throughout the area, will be collecting hygiene and snack items to send to members of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan.
(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.)
(May 27, 1896)
A STRANGE ACCIDENT
Maxine C. Weaver, 100, Home, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.
She was born in 1911, in West Mahoning Township, a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Clara "Dolly" (Brink) Cornman.
Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Sagamore Community Bible Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and most recently attended the Old Mahoning Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fox and Coon Hunters' Club and the Dayton Valley Campers' Club.