Archive - May 2012
Richard David Good, 67, Punxsutawney, died Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Okeechobee, Fla., his winter home, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born July 29, 1944, in Kittanning, a son of Betty J. (Reese) Good, who survives, of Kittanning, and the late Eincel M. Good.
A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Good's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Jackson Theater of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center with the Rev. David Stonbraker officiating.
The Rev. C. Dale DuPont, 79, formerly of Cochranton, went to be with his Savior and beloved wife Saturday, May 19, 2012.Â
He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Meadville, a son of the late Preston and Erma (Check) DuPont.
Aug. 11, 1952, he married Dorothy Hovis, who preceded him in death July 21, 2011.
The Rev. DuPont was a 1950 graduate of Cochranton High School. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954.
Elda Kathleen Beatty, 56, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born March 22, 1956, in Spangler, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Kathryn (Westover) Bartlebaugh.
She was married to John A. Beatty, who preceded her in death in 2001.
She was a homemaker and an avid bingo player.
Pauline Strano Ferraro, 98, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born May 28, 1913, in Byrnedale, Elk County, a daughter of the late Angelo and Josephine Strano.
In 1935, she married Pasquale â€śPatâ€ť Ferraro, who preceded her in death April 26, 2004.
She grew up in Punxsutawney and moved to Brookville, where she lived for 54 years.
She then moved back to Punxsutawney, where she has been a resident since 1989, and she wintered in Port Charlotte, Fla., for many years.
ROSSITER â€”Â Baseball has long been known as America's favorite pastime, and for a long time, the Rossiter Miners have been entertaining their small community and many faithful fans who come from outside the community.
Sunday evening, the Miners opened their Federation League schedule with an Opening Day contest against the Sykesville Senators with a 3-0 victory behind a strong pitching effort from Tommy Bush.
BROOKVILLE â€”Â Heading into the District IX Class AA Track and Field Championships Friday afternoon, both Brookville squads knew they were in the hunt to impress, and they did just that.
One Raider and six Lady Raiders advanced to the state championships this weekend.
In addition, the Lady Raiders won the team title with 108 points and avenged a one-point loss to Elk County Catholic in 2010.
CLOE â€” A fire in a cement outdoor fireplace accidentally blew onto the surrounding brush, catching a garage on fire at approximately 7 p.m.
Sunday at the Mike Snyder residence at 122 Cloe-Church St., Cloe, Bell Township.
Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company and Central Fire Department responded to battle the brush fire, which began in a outdoor cement fireplace where some garbage was burning and was left unattended, accidentally catching the surrounding brush on fire and spreading to an old garage nearby.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police officers are hoping to stop cross parking in the borough.
Police have received numerous complaints as of late throughout the borough regarding cross parking, or parking facing oncoming traffic, with the driver's side of a vehicle facing the curb, Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan said.
(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.)
(July 8, 1896)
DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS LOADED
A Hen Swallows a Fire Cracker Which Explodes and Kills Her.
William R. Colgan, 84, Dayton, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Lucerne, Indiana County, a son of the late James and Elda (Jeffries) Colgan.
He was married to Elizabeth Colgan, who preceded him in death in 1987.
Mr. Colgan was a resident of Dayton for more than 50 years. He was most recently employed by the Doverspike Brothers Coal Company until his retirement in 1987.
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and caring for his Pomeranian, Digger.