Archive - Dec 2013
From The Spiritâ€™s staff to your families, we want to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope you celebrate in a safe manner and have a wonderful
In observance of New Yearâ€™s Eve, our offices will be closing today at 3 p.m.
The office will remain closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, and there will be no paper.
Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday.
The Spirit continues its wrap up of 2013 with the Year in Review.
Pick up Tuesday's print edition to look back on July, August and September.
CLOE â€” During the holiday season, many get caught up with buying gifts for family and friends. Some may never stop to think about those who may not have the means to buy gifts or even have a Christmas.
For one little boy and his disabled grandmother, such was the case â€” until one man made it his mission to reach out and help.
Duane Siple is a kindhearted man who has spent the last 10 years living with Lou Gehrigâ€™s Disease.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Clarabelle M. (Murray) Davis, 85, of Vandergrift, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Kittanning Care Center, in Kittanning, Pa.
She was born June 9, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George and Edith (Coy) Murray.
Clarabelle lived in the Vandergrift and Apollo area for the last 25 years.
She was a self-employed beautician in Punxsutawney for several years and was also the owner/operator of L&M Crafts in Pitcarin for several years.
Dwight K. Elkin, 87, of Fowler Township, Ohio, died Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2013, at Omni Manor Health Care Center in Austintown.
He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Punxsutawney, Porter Township, the son of the late H. Clair and Bessie Elizabeth Miller Elkin.
Dwight was a 1944 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.
He served in the Navy as a ships fireman in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
Dwight was entrusted in the Pacific with piloting the Admiral's shuttle launch between ships in the fleet.
The Punxsutawney Moose Club No. 954 donated $2,500 on Friday toward the digital projector fund at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).
Pictured (from left) are Rob McCoy, director of PACC; Joe Buterbaugh, Jr., Moose governor; and Dan Heitzenrater, Moose trustee.
Victoria "Vickie" Eugenia (Greene) Woods, 72, of Clymer, Pa., died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Thomas and Cora (Brickell) Greene.
Vickie was a wonderful, loving mother who raised six children and loved being a grandmother to 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was a member of the Twolick Baptist Church of Dixonville, Pa.
Vickie shared 52 years of marriage with her husband, Roy Woods, Sr., of Clymer.
Erma Dunmire Keith, 89, of Erie, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
She was born in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry and Cecil Dunmire of Punxsutawney.
Erma was preceded in death by her husband, William Pierce, and infant daughter Joy.
She is survived by 10 children, Sandy Mennetti (Rich), Barbara Pierce, Harry Pierce, William Pierce, Ronald Pierce, Carolyn Lauderbaugh (Randy), Vickie Setree (Dave), Cindy Ellinger, Robert Pierce and Debbie Tincher.
She had 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Eleanor M. Caylor, 95, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at home.
She was born on July 23, 1918, in Bell Township near Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late George A. and Edna Mae (Barnett) Snyder.
On Jan. 21, 1939, she married Vernon Glenn Caylor, who survives.
Mrs. Caylor graduated from the Punxsutawney High School in 1935.
She had a bachelor of science degree and a master of education degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and taught school for 30 years in Bell Township, Ringgold Township, the Punxsutawney Area and at Clarion University.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â With the new year rapidly approaching, many of us are taking the time to look back and reflect on the events of the past year.
Here at The Spirit, we're no different, as we take a look back over 2013 before moving ahead to 2014 with our annual "Year in Review."
For a look back on January, February and March, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.