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James E. “Jim” Martz, 98

February 26, 2013

James E. Martz, 98, Ringgold, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1914, in Ringgold, a son of the late Jesse and Catherine (Young) Martz.

On May 17, 1939, he married Faye (Young) Martz, who survives.

He was a lifetime member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a teacher and assistant principal of the Punxsutawney Area School District and then became principal of the school district.

Harry R. Gaul, 83

February 26, 2013

Harry R. Gaul, 83, DuBois, formerly of Route 410, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born March 24, 1929, in Big Run, a son of the late Ivan Gaul and Elizabeth (Fye) Gaul.

He married Carrie E. (Henry) Gaul, who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2005.

Mr. Gaul was a graduate of Plum High School.

He worked for various dairy companies.

He was a musician, playing for many area functions.

He resided in Plum Borough for many years.

Robert Dean Hetrick, 55

February 26, 2013

Robert Dean Hetrick, 55, of Altoona, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Blair County.

He was born March 15, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert Lee Hetrick and Winona M. (London) Hetrick.

His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam era.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, LeeAnn Hetrick and Linda Kerns Stanford and husband Steve, all of Punxsutawney; and a brother, Barry Hetrick and wife Kimberly of Punxsutawney.

Dora Lynn Sherry, 46

February 26, 2013

Dora Lynn Sherry, 46, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1966, in New Castle, a daughter of Clarence E. Brown and the late Dr. Mattie Arnell Brown.

On April 25, 1987, she married Arthur Sherry. He survives.

She was a gentle, kind-spirited woman.

Dora was very artistic, and she enjoyed painting, drawing and graphic arts.

She was very good at working on computers.

Report: Police charge another man in Devan Knapp's death

February 26, 2013

CLARION COUNTY — After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts — including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence — surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.

Are you a ‘Phan’ of the arts? P.A.A.I.’s latest draw is international club

February 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When one thinks about the art in the town of Punxsutawney, the images of the infamous "Phantastic Phil" statues are one of many things that may come to mind.

And while it is true that the town has combined the world of art with its famous groundhog, Punxsy Phil, what you may not know is that Phil — beloved as he is — is actually an artist himself.

In 2007, he created his own work of art titled "Cabin Fever Chaos," which was done solely for the Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc.

Indiana Co. man killed by falling tree

February 26, 2013

INDIANA — The Indiana County Coroner’s office is investigating the Sunday afternoon death of an Armstrong Township man.

Coroner Michael Baker said 30 year-old Jason William Drew was killed while clearing trees from the edge of a field on land leased by the Reeger Farm just off Anthony Road in Center Township.

The victim was using an extended chain saw to cut a large branch from a tree about 18 feet overhead, when the saw became pinched in the branch.

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