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March 13th

Always be prepared — for breakfast

March 13, 2013

Boy Scouts Troop 250 are busy preparing for a Pancake Breakfast that will be held this Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and eggs with a choice of milk, orange juice or coffee as a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be used for the boys to be able to go to summer camp. Pictured at their most recent meeting are (front, from left) Sacade Shankle, Shayne Campbell, Wyatt States, Matthew Thom; (back) Jeremy Smeal, Jacob States, Jacob Cekovsky, Evan Dinger, Noah Cekovsky and Brandon Smeal.

Rosemarie Palmer, 75

March 13, 2013

Rosemarie Palmer, 75, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Islin, Pa., a daughter of the late Alfonso and Gladys (Palmer) Gallo.

On Aug. 9, 1982, she married Joseph A. Palmer, who survives.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a talented quilter, who enjoyed shopping, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40

March 13, 2013

Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40, of San Francisco, Ca., passed away on March 2, 2013.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1972, in DuBois, and was raised in Punxsutawney. He was the son of Nicholas F. Lorenzo, Jr., of Punxsutawney and Patricia C. Lorenzo of Aptos, Calif. He is also survived by his brother, Matthew C. Lorenzo, of San Jose, Ca., and his grandmother, Jean D. Lorenzo of Brockway.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nicholas F. Lorenzo, M.D., and by his maternal grandparents, Harold C. and Helen A. Connare.

Robert M. “Bob” Colkitt, 84

March 13, 2013

Bob Colkitt, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Plumville, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on March 9, 2013, in Sarasota Fla. Bob passed peacefully after age caught up with him. He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney to Clarence and Sarah Couser Colkitt.

At the age of 15, Bob began a long and successful career in sales by working as a commissioned sales clerk at Montgomery Ward. Bob frequently worked two jobs all through high school. He was the class president and captain of the Punxsutawney High School basketball and football teams when he graduated in 1947.

March 12th

Middle school VB teams wrap up season vs. Curwensville

March 12, 2013

To see how the Lady Chucks did to wrap up their season play, pick up a copy of Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

County Commissioners proclaim the month of March as Dog License Awareness Month

March 12, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed that the month of March 2013 is Dog License Awareness Month in the county at their meeting on Tuesday.

The proclamation came with a handful of special guests — Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George D. Greig, State Dog Warden Jamie Carlson and President of PADogLicense.com Jason Abla, introduced to the commission by County Treasurer James "Moon" VanSteenberg.

Rotary Auction calling all bidders for this weekend

March 12, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's Rotary Auction time in Punxsutawney, and once again, the public will have the chance to bid on a large variety of items beginning at 9:05 a.m. Saturday live on WPXZ 104.1 FM from BFG Manufacturing Services in the Punxsutawney Industrial Park.

"The auction has been a tradition in excess of 40 years and was the original idea of a great Punxsutawney Rotatrian, Charlie Ehrhardt, who owned WPME (WPXZ) Radio at the time and came up with a fun day of raising money for the community," said Tom Chelgren of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.

Fox’s Scott Anthony keeps rolling, as he’s honored with Restaurant Neighbor Award

March 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH — When you’re good, you’re good, such is the case with Scott Anthony, owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, was awarded the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (PR&LA) Good Neighbor Award last Sunday at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.

2013 has been a busy year for Anthony. First, he was named 2012 Man of the Year at the Groundhog Banquet on Feb. 1; then the National Restaurant Association appointed him to the Pizza Industry Council; and now he was the recipient of the Restaurant Neighbor Award from the PR&LA.

Katie A. Fisher, 79

March 12, 2013

Katie A. Fisher, 79, of Luthersburg, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at home.

Mrs. Fisher was born April 25, 1933, in Apple Creek, Ohio, a daughter of the late Atlee and Susie (Wengerd) Byler.

She was married to Eli W. Fisher, who preceded her in death.

March 11th

Going Egg-static for Punxsy!

March 11, 2013

As Easter quickly approaches, the PRIDE organization is gearing up for the Easter egg promotion event to be held downtown.

Downtown merchants will be distributing plastic Easter eggs, which will contain a coupon for that business.

The promotion kicks off March 18 and will run through March 30.

PRIDE is encouraging merchants to have their own local promotions in hopes of boosting sales and bringing in potential shoppers.

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