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Archive - Nov 2013

November 26th

Mistletoe Madness passing through Punxsy on Saturday

November 26, 2013

Bev Fairman (left) and Katie Laska are pictured with an upside-down Christmas tree at Fairlady & Company, as they are preparing for Mistletoe Madness, which will be held this Saturday in Punxsutawney.

For details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Commissioners put budget, including tax increase, on display

November 26, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners approved a motion to place the 2014 budget on display for 20 days prior to adoption at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

The budget includes a half-mill tax increase.

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

Local pup Duke making his way home, gathering a following

November 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One local man is taking to the media and Internet — in addition to reaching out for help to anyone who will listen — in locating his missing dog.

For almost 10-1/2 weeks, Larry August, a local man who lives south of Punxsutawney, has been searching for his beloved dog.

Duke, a rust-colored miniature pinscher, went missing on Sept. 13, along with his pal, Cherokee.

There is currently a $500 reward for anyone who is able to bring Duke home.

For more information or for anyone wishing to help in this search, visit facebook.com/groups/helpfindduke.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013

Those of us here at The Spirit would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! We hope you enjoy it safely!

Just a reminder, The Spirit’s offices will be closed on Thursday, and there will be no Thursday edition of The Spirit.

Normal operating hours will resume on Friday.

Marie E. Pifer Postlewaite, 80

November 26, 2013

Marie E. Pifer Postlewaite, 80, of Erie, died Wednesday morning, Nov, 20, 2013, at St. Mary's Home East following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Reynoldsville on Nov. 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Irving G. and Euzela Rhodes Pifer.

Marie originally worked as an assembler at Marx Toys and went on to work with Smith Meter.

She enjoyed stamping, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Pritchard; one great-grandson, Adam Parris; and three brothers, Kenneth, Earl and Ray Pifer.

Helen Louise Means, 97

November 26, 2013

Helen Louise Means, 97, a long-term resident of Valier, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Broomall, Pa.

Helen was born April 8, 1916, a daughter of Lester N. Good and Ethel Good Bennett.

She is survived by her children, William “Ed” Means (Candace), Muriel Ricker, Sylvia Ramsey and Penny Warren; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William “Bill” Means.

Over her lifetime, Helen impacted many people through her kindness and compassion.

November 25th

Punxsutawney man arrested, charged in stabbing, robbery

November 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported on Monday that a Punxsutawney man was arrested and charged in a stabbing incident that recently took place in Punxsutawney.

Police reported that Jamon N. Diehl, 25, Punxsutawney, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and robbery — charges stemming from an incident in the early morning hours last Friday on S. Gilpin Street.

Hughes brings ‘M.R. Hooley’ to life through self-publication of children’s book

November 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It began with a creative idea, and with determination and ambition, one local man was able to bring to life. For Glen Campbell resident Michael Hughes, that idea was to write and publish a book.
Hughes has been writing stories for 15 years and said that he was about to be published by a publishing house when he discovered that he would probably lose his creative control over the novel.

For a full story on Hughes' journey to publication, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Josephine Dale Perry, 84

November 25, 2013

Josephine Dale Perry, 84, of Laurel Brook Drive, Brookville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Waiting at the gates of Heaven was her loving husband, Edward Lee Perry, whom she married on Dec. 15, 1946. He died on March 12, 1999.

She was born May 24, 1929, in Luling, Texas, the daughter of Howard Dale
and Ida Josephine Davis Williams. She and her husband, Edward, lived in Punxsutawney for 30-plus years.

November 24th

Local families to receive scholarship assistance through the EITC Program

November 24, 2013

$71,500 in scholarships will be made available to area students through the Bridge Educational Foundation and its donors.

Pictured (from left) at the announcement are: Jason Klipa, Walmart; Randy Cheetham, CSX Transportation; EJ Heckert, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of PA; State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati; State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith; and Jennifer Kessler, board member of the Bridge Educational Foundation.

Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.

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