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Update: Blaze destroys Pine Street home

November 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The residents of a house on Pine Street in Punxsutawney barely escaped with their lives when their house was completely destroyed by a quickly spreading structure fire at 7:28 a.m. on Saturday.

Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief, said when firefighters from Central, Lindsey and Elk Run arrived on scene at the home owned by Kimberly L. Stormer, 41, at 331 Pine St., it was fully involved with flames and heavy smoke showing.

Way Back When

November 10, 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
November 3, 1897

The Waverly Hotel

The Waverly Hotel is being remodeled and enlarged, and when these improvements are completed will be of the most commodious hotels in town.

ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE UNDER WAY

November 10, 2013

Saturday, Community Action, Inc., held a kickoff event for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign at Femco Machine, the location of the gingerbread house.

As the official drop-off site, the gingerbread house was visited by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who gave treats to visiting children.

Hot dogs, cookies, cocoa and coffee was available to those who stopped by.

Rev. Thoburn R. R. Stull, 95

November 10, 2013

Rev. Thoburn R. R. “Preach” Stull, 95, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

He was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Leechburg, Pa., the son of Edward Stull and Mary (Barnett) Stull.

Over the years, Rev. Stull served as Pastor of Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Church of Wayne Township, Armstrong County, Pa., from 1943 to 1971; the Bailey Avenue Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington,
Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1971 to 1978; Cape May Presbyterian Church in New Jersey from 1979 to 1987; and he continued to be the Kiskiminetas Presbytery supply Pastor from 1987 through 2010.

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