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Archive - Feb 2013

February 27th

Jr. high soccer discussion jumps to school board meeting

February 27, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board heard a presentation from various members of the community regarding the implementation of a junior high soccer program in the district at Wednesday night's meeting.

Dr. Dave Gigliotti, soccer dad and president of the Punxsutawney Soccer Association (PSA), said that soccer is catching fire all over the world.

"We've grown our PSA program to a great level," Gigliotti said, "over 300 kids per season have participated. It is mainly for recreation, where everybody can get involved."

February 26th

The memories never fade...Neals reflect on the good times, people from the Punxsy Hotel

February 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Dec. 11, 2011, will live in infamy for many people in Punxsutawney, for that was the day the Punxsy Hotel died.

For the owners, Ken and Toie Neal, it was tragic night and morning.

The Punxsy Hotel was originally named the Glecker Hotel when first constructed in 1908 on North Findley Street.

Toie Neal said she first became involved with the operations of the Punxsy Hotel when her brother, the late John Mizerock, first bought it in 1967.

Report: Police charge another in 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.

SS.C.D. STUDENTS TOUR THE SPIRIT WITH PLANS OF REVIVING THEIR SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

February 26, 2013

Members of the 4th-grade class at Ss. Cosmas & Damian School toured Spirit Publishing Co.’s facility Tuesday afternoon to get a feel for the daily operation of a paper and what goes into making a newspaper in hopes of bringing back the school newspaper, which has been out of print as of late.

Students — pictured here in front of the printing press with Tracy Smith (back, left), Spirit publisher, and Zak Lantz (back, right), Spirit editor — asked questions, some of which they had prepared in advance, of the staff members as the first step of putting together their own edition.

Local officials hold school safety forum

February 26, 2013

A Community Forum regarding school security and safety was held at Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday.

The forum was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Area School District and Punxsutawney Borough Council, and the panel consisted of members of various areas of law enforcement, as well as first responders and school administrators.

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.

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