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Archive - Dec 9, 2013

It’s unanimous: Council overrides the mayor’s tobacco ban veto

December 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to unanimously override Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle's veto of the tobacco-free ordinance at November's meeting.

To find how the ordinance will affect tobacco use on borough-owned property — as well as the fines assessed with the ordinance — pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Local duo gives presentation on creating comics at Punxsy Memorial Library

December 9, 2013

Comic book and graphic novel lovers visited the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Monday evening for a presentation on how to make their own comic or graphic novel.

The presentation was done by Thom and Kambrea Pratt, artist and author, respectively, of the graphic novel "ShadowBinders."

Pictured is Thom Pratt (left) sketching a picture of Spiderman on a drawing template that transports the design to a computer, while Kambrea (right) explains the process.

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

DiBello, Hawk shuffle their way to the top

December 9, 2013

The winners of a recent shuffleboard tournament held at Mulberry Square are John DiBello (left), Mulberry resident, and Tammy Hawk, member of the Mulberry staff in medical records.

DiBello and Hawk teamed up to win the title out of an 18-team field.

Vickie Amundson, Mulberry activities director, said it was a double-elimination tournament, and snacks and pizza were provided.

She said these activities are a bonding time between the employees and residents and are a lot of fun.

The winners received T-shirts.

Helen Louise Caylor, 101

December 9, 2013

Helen Louise Caylor, 101, a longtime resident of Punxsutawney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Born April 8, 1912, in Grange, Pa., she was a daughter of the late David (Bert) Brosius and Martha Elizabeth Fleming.

On June 24, 1932, she married Claude C. Caylor, and they shared 69 years of laughter and love together, working, gardening, fishing, hunting and visiting with friends and family. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2002.

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