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Archive - Oct 2013

October 8th

Boyd A. Ferringer, Jr., 83

October 8, 2013

Boyd A. Ferringer, Jr., 83, of Fairmount City, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Golden Living in Clarion.

He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Fairmount City, a son of the late Boyd A. and Naomi Ruth (Smith) Ferringer, Sr.

Mr. Ferringer served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was very proud to have served his country.

On April 29, 1960, he married the former, Martha Jean Bracken. She survives.

He was a member of the Oakland Church of God.

Boyd previously worked for Crawford Furniture, Bracken's Construction and Clarion Homes.

William J. "Jiggs" Covatch, Sr., 86

October 8, 2013

William J. “Jiggs” Covatch, Sr., 86 of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Oct.r 7, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Covatch was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Rossiter, a son of the late Charles and Mary Jane (Barnett) Covatch.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Nancy L. (Restifo) Covatch on April 23, 2002 — they were married March 24, 1951 — and by his son, William Jerry Covatch, Jr., on Oct. 12, 1985.

He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War.

Lady Chucks buy in to keep program successful

October 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The Lady Chucks seventh-and eighth-grade basketball team took to the floor again Tuesday against Curwensville.

As has been the story all year, the Lady Chucks won both games, as the seventh-grade team won 45-16, and the eighth-grade team won 34-5.

For one team to have a perfect record is impressive, but for both teams to have one, that just speaks volumes of the program and talent that Punxsy has.

October 7th

Jeff Tech evacuated temporarily after bathroom bomb threat

October 7, 2013

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — Students were temporarily evacuated from the Jefferson County-DuBois Area Vocational-Technical School at 576 Vo Tech Rd. in Winslow Township on Monday morning as the result of a bomb threat written on the bathroom wall.

DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday that the threat was reported at 9:25 a.m. and that the actors are undetermined.

Police said the actors wrote, "There are bombs in the school," in a restroom area of the school.

The school was temporarily evacuated, and a state police explosives dog was brought to the scene.

Pro-life supporters line streets of town for peaceful demonstration

October 7, 2013

A large group of people (pictured above and below) lined West Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsutawney with placards and signs promoting the pro-life movement on Sunday.

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

The final number rolls in for Pizza & Prevention

October 7, 2013

On Monday, Scott Anthony of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney announced the final totals for the 12th annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser that was held on Saturday.

Anthony said there were 5,392 pizzas and pizza coupons sold and $1,600 in tips for a total of $50,721.12.

Pictured above is Henry Braunns of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department preparing two pizzas for delivery on Saturday.

October 6th

Helen F. Huss, 104

October 6, 2013

Helen F. Huss, 104, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Stoneridge Towne Center in Myerstown, Pa.

She was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Walston, the daughter of the late Stephen and Suzan Golias.

She was married to Paul A. Huss, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1998.

She is survived by one grandson, Daniel Ranshaw of Myerstown, Pa.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Ranshaw; two brothers, George and Stephen Golias; and by four sisters, Martha, Anna, Mary and Helen.

Frank C. Cackowski, 74

October 6, 2013

Frank C. Cackowski, 74, of Rochester Mills, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Cackowski was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Loylahanna, Pa., a son of the late Marcus and Mary (Kubistek) Cackowski.

He was married to Barbara E. (Pluchinsky) Cackowski, who survives, of Rochester Mills. They were married Dec. 22, 1978.

He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.

Frank was retired after 42 years at Latrobe Steel, and after retirement, he became interested in beef farming.

BAKED TO PREVENTION: Fox’s annual fire department fundraiser brings in $50,000

October 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the 12th year in a row, Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney on Saturday set another record for pizza and coupon card sales for Pizza and Prevention, with the proceeds going to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Den in Punxsutawney, said that they sold 5,392 pizzas — which calculates to a little over $50,000 and includes $9.11 charged for each pizza or pizza coupon sold, including tips for one day of sales from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.

CHEERING FOR AWARENESS

October 6, 2013

At Friday’s game against Clarion-Limestone, the Punxsutawney Area High School cheerleaders sported their pink T-shirts which read, "Let's tackle this together" as a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Punxsutawney Appreciation Day Committee is pictured here taking a short break from planning for its 2014...
A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning....
When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
The Chucks golf team was the only Punxsy squad that played host on Monday, and the Chucks weren't...
On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after...

 

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