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Archive - Dec 3, 2013

School board reorganizes; Pascuzzo elected president

December 3, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area School Board held its reorganization meeting on Tuesday.

Pictured here is the new board (front, from left): Rachel Spack, student board member; Jack White, board member; Robert Pascuzzo, board president; Francis J. Molinaro, board vice president; Ed McGinnis, board member; (back) Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent; Penny Pifer, board member; Susan H. Robertson, board secretary and district business manager; Melissa Snyder, James Baun, James Scarantine and Dr. Frank Bizousky, board members; and David L. Young, board solicitor.

Keeping pets warm, safe in winter weather more than a recommendation

December 3, 2013

With winter now upon us, it required under Pennsylvania Law to have a proper shelter for both dogs and cats.

Pictured is Tractor Supply Co. employee Tara Neill with Flurry.

To find out the best way to protect your pet from inclement weather, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

PAHGS presentation reveals local ties in Civil War

December 3, 2013

Jim Cassidy, a Civil War re-enactor, is pictured dressed in a Union Captain's uniform.

Cassidy recently spoke to members of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society about the soldiers from Jefferson County who had a huge effect on the outcome of Civil War.

For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67

December 3, 2013

Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born June 17, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.

He was married to the former Linda Stewart, who survives.

He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Patrick "Allen" Reitz, Jr. and wife Patti; and by one daughter, Raquel McConnaughey and husband Mike; and by four grandchildren, Jesse Reitz, Brendon Reitz, Shelby Gray and Sydney McConnaughey.

Faye Eileen Stormer, 69

December 3, 2013

Faye Eileen Stormer, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1944, at Lake Linden, Mich., a daughter of the late Rev. Ernest Hugo and Elma "Marie" (Halkola) Nelson.

On July 17, 1965, she married Jerry Dean Stormer, who survives.

She was a secretary for the Soil Conservation, FAA and Assembly of God Church for more than 25 years.

Faye was also a Sunday School teacher, Missionette leader and a member of Women's Ministries for many years.

She last attended Tri-County Church in DuBois.  

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