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Council discusses FEMA deficiencies, Punxsy could be deemed a flood plain

October 15, 2013

This tree located by the George C. Brown Community Pool is allegedly on the easement of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and must be removed for the flood control to receive a passing grade from FEMA and for Punxsy to not be declared a flood plain.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

West End Elementary students learn fire safety from Central Fire Department

October 15, 2013

The students at West End Elementary School viewed a presentation on fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week, courtesy of members from the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.

Pictured are the winners from each grade in the West End fundraiser. The the winners were rewarded by being allowed to ride in a fire truck to Pizza Hut in Punxsutawney.

Rocco E. Pape, 80

October 15, 2013

Rocco E. Pape, 80, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Pape was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Louis Pape and Anna (Galletta) Pape.

He was married to Martha E. (Kendra) Pape, who survives, of Rossiter.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army with the 776 Field Artillery.

Rocco was the former chief of the Rossiter Volunteer Fire Co. for many years.

Sylvia (Miller) Fisher, 37

October 15, 2013

Sylvia (Miller) Fisher, 37, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at home.

She was born Dec. 17, 1975, in DuBois, a daughter of Mervin E. and Esther J. Miller of Punxsutawney.

On Nov. 17, 1994, she married Daniel C. Fisher. He survives.

James Louis Stellabuto, 86

October 15, 2013

James Louis Stellabuto, 86, of DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Antonio and Emma (Manzzoni) Stellabotta. After his mother's early death, his father was remarried to Domenica "Margaret" Lorelli.

Mr. Stellabuto was a member of the United States Navy, serving during World War II, where he earned the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

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