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Way Back When

October 20, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
October 6, 1897

Free Methodist Meeting
Twelve men and twelve women from the Greensburg district, who had been in attendance at the Free Methodist conference in Ridgway, were in town on Monday on their way home. Having a couple of hours to wait before securing transportation to Indiana, they resolved to utilize the time in holding a meeting.

Cynthia E. Heschke, 52

October 20, 2013

Cynthia E. Heschke, 52, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Cynthia was born March 2, 1961, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Velma (Himes) Smouse, who survives, of Soldier.

She was married to Richard H. Heschke, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Cynthia worked many years for the Head Start Program as a teacher’s aide.

She was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church and also attended the Punxsutawney Church of the Nazerene.

She loved traveling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, Zumba and children.

Mondi honored for five decades of service at Circle Hill Cemetary

October 20, 2013

Pictured is Frank Mondi (center) receiving a granite plaque from the Circle Hill Cemetery Association in appreciation of his 50 years of service in caring for the grounds over these many years.

The plaque will be mounted on the exterior of the Circle Hill Cemetery building with the following words of dedication: “In appreciation of Frank Mondi for fifty years service. Circle Hill Cemetery Association.”

Local man joins protest at WWII Memorial in D.C.

October 20, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. — Sunday, Oct. 13, began as any other day, but for one local citizen, a trip to Washington, D.C., would be a trip that he would never forget.

Pastor George Rathmell of Punxsutawney traveled to Washington, D.C., and attended a protest at the U.S. National World War II Memorial to support veterans.

Read his story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

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