Skip to main content

Archive - Nov 22, 2013

Competition, warm hearts lead to a big number in annual PAMS food drive

November 22, 2013

Students at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School are pictured loading up a vehicle with canned food items for an area food pantry after collecting a large number of items for their canned food drive this year.

To read exactly how well they middle schoolers did, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

Robert V. Stiteler, 86

November 22, 2013

Robert V. Stiteler, 86, of Smicksburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Stiteler was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Virgil Stiteler and Ruth Ann (McClelland) Stiteler.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Stiteler was a brakeman for the B&O Railroad before retirement.

He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Smicksburg and a member of the Dayton American Legion. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, gardening, hunting and fishing.

Betty L. Meyer Good, 88

November 22, 2013

Betty L. Meyer Good, 88, formerly of Smicksburg, went to be with her Lord Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Communities of Indiana Haven, Indiana.

She was born July 30, 1925, in Indiana County, to Willis W. and Esther S. (Davis) Frederick.

Betty was a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1942.

She was an active member of the Smicksburg United Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer for 24 years and belonged to the United Methodist Women’s organization, where she also served as president.

SS.C.D. preparing for Christmas Bazaar

November 22, 2013

SS.C.D. will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

One hundred vendors will be set up and selling a variety of Christmas items.

Homemade sandwiches, vegetable soup and fresh-baked pies will also be available.

A nativity donated by Pam and Pat Defelice — in memory of their daughter, the late Brielle Nicole Defelice — will be raffled off.

Pictured (from left) are Ella Newcome, Abbey Stello, Morgan Riggie and Elizabeth Stello.

Familiar Faces Friday! Mary Mack

November 22, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Mary Mack.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mary Mack is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as a former teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, or perhaps you have seen her participating in events throughout the community.

Harold P. Rhoades, 85

November 22, 2013

Harold P. Rhoades, 85, slept away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at DRMC.

Harold was born on Aug. 29, 1928, in Gaskill Township, the son of Frank G. and Florence V. (Pifer) Rhoades. He married Helen E. Renwick on Nov. 24, 1960. The couple would have celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Harold was a fourth-generation dairy farmer, who spent his life operating a century farm in Gaskill Township with his wife and son, Bill.

Harold was a 40-year cancer survivor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Matt and Shannie, and his pets.

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.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after...
On Thursday, the girls' volleyball team at PAHS earned its first win over Altoona since starting...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes