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Archive - Dec 2013

December 19th

Day 4 of Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign ‘sings’ through high school, middle school

December 20, 2013

Make-a-Wish continued the Light Up A Child's Life Campaign with two stops Thursday morning — the first at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School and the second at the high school.

The radio-thon's broadcast on 104.1 WPXZ was held at the high school from 8 to 9 a.m., with check presentations from the Future Health Services Club, Student Government, faculty and staff members, Juart Brothers Excavating on behalf of the Key Club, band parents and students.

Familiar Faces Friday! Cheri Rowles

December 20, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Cheri Rowles is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the secretary/treasurer of Bell Township

borough. Or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.

Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Rowles is a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.

To read all about Rowles, read Friday's edition of The Spirit.

PAHGS Christmas exhibits on display

December 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is the season of giving and of helping others. As we look back on the history of our town, we are reminded not only of those who helped our community, but also of those who fought for our country.

This holiday season, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society is providing an exhibit that showcases both military service and public service.

The exhibit will run until after Groundhog Day 2014.

Hours of operation are Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Donald Charles Scott, 79

December 19, 2013

Donald Charles Scott, 79, of Whitehall, (formerly of Rossiter), died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Charles and Hazel (Frampton) Scott.

In 1954, he married the former Mary Lea Rishell. She preceded him in death in 1986.

He later married Jennifer Bubula. She preceded him in death in 2007.

He previously worked as a logger and a heavy equipment mechanic, and he worked PACT Construction in Ringoes, N.J.

His favorite pastime was drinking and being with his friends at the clubs.

Jacquelyn (Zeedick) Walker, 55

December 19, 2013

Jacquelyn Walker, 55, of Anita, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 6, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of John "Jack" Zeedick of Punxsutawney and Betty Jean (Schutz) Turley of Walla Walla, Wash.

She was married to David E. Walker, who survives.

She was a special needs bus aide/warehouse person/cafeteria aide/traffic director for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at their camp along the Kinzua Dam in New York.

December 18th

SS.C.D. Student Choir brings Christmas cheer to Mulberry on Make-A-Wish’s big third day

December 18, 2013

The SS.C.D. Elementary School Choir is pictured singing Christmas carols to the residents at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney as part of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign on Wednesday. Polly Mills,

Jacquelyn Walker, 55

December 18, 2013

Jacquelyn Walker, 55, of Anita, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 6, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of John "Jack" and Betty Jean (Schutz) Zeedick.

She was married to David E. Walker, who survives.

She was a special needs bus aide/warehouse person/cafeteria aide/traffic director for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She is survived by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Nikki Shank and husband Randy of Punxsutawney; one sister, Ruth Ann Zeedick of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

MaryEllen Delp, 43

December 18, 2013

MaryEllen Delp, 43, of Brookville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

Born on Feb. 20, 1970, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of Stanley Paul Miller (Elaine), who survives in Mount Bethel, Pa., and Lynda Jean Hughes, who survives in Bangor, Pa.

On May 10, 1996, in Bangor, Pa., she married Charles E. Delp Jr., who survives.

She worked as a school bus driver for Krise Bus Co. in Punxsutawney, and for Jefferson-Clarion Co. Head Start.

Howard Lewis Buck, 80

December 18, 2013

Howard Lewis Buck, 80, of Brookville, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Born on April 22, 1933, Howard was the son of Admiral Frank Buck and Ida Mae Tice Buck.

On Jan. 31, 1958, he married Avrilla Hilliard, who survives, in South Bethlehem, Pa.

December 17th

Red Kettle Campaign running behind

December 17, 2013

The Punxsutawney Red Kettle Campaign is behind in donations by approximately $11,000 this year with a week to go. Pictured is Russ
Henry (left) of Punxsutawney giving money to the kettle located outside
Fezell’s County Market in the Groundhog Plaza that is manned by
Bobby Christian.

For a story on the current state of the Red Kettle Campaign, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

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