Archive - Mar 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a motion to put six streets out to bid and approved oil and chipping for another street and many of the alleys in the borough at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.
To find out which streets will be paved and where oil and chipping is scheduled, pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
INDIANA â Frank Abagnale, considered one of the nation's leading authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secured documents, acted as keynote presenter at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during its financial crimes seminar on Wednesday.
Abagnale is perhaps most famous for the book detailing his life â "Catch Me If You Can" â and perhaps more so for the movie it was adapted into, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
For Abagnale's tips on how to prevent identity theft and protect your money, pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
DELANCEY â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday that, between noon on Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, an unknown actor defecated in the rear alcove of the DeLancey Post Office in Young Township.
According to police, the actor defecated on the rear door and the cement pad below, which required disinfecting and cleaning of the area.
The actor also left a crushed, empty Busch Light can at the scene.
Anyone with information on the identity of the actor is asked to contact PSP-Punxsy at 938-0510.
Charles Henry âChubâ Irvin, 92, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.
He was born Nov. 15,1920, in Big Run, Pa., a son of Benjamin W. Irvin and Mae Laura Bowers.
After serving in World War II in the Army Air Force (P-38 squadron), he spent his working years at the Citizens National Bank of Big Run in every capacity, retiring as bank CEO in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen L. Reams (Yohe) Irvin; a daughter, Cheryl L. Brownell; a son, John C. Irvin; two stepsons, Gary and Roger Yohe; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen Curry, 100, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Arden Courts in Allentown, Pa.
She was born July 22, 1912, in Sandy Ridge, Pa., a daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Hoover) Cowher.
On Jan. 26, 1946, she married Theodore R. Curry, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1990.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, where she served as a member of the Diaconate and the Board of Trustees.
She was a graduate of Osceola Mills High School and the Altoona School of Commerce.
WALSTON â First Assembly of God in Walston will once again be hosting a food distribution with Second Harvest on Monday, March 18.
You may register for food by signing up starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Please call (814) 938-3724.
You must speak with someone to confirm your registration for the food distribution.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board Buildings and Groundsâ Committee discussed numerous items at their recent meeting, specifically heat in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and the facility use request form.
To find out members' views on the facility usage fee, in addition to questions and comments posed by Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The Children's Health Fair kicked off Saturday with fun events for the entire family.
Van Dyke and Company performed a few dance routines and welcomed those who wished to try dance themselves.
Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy co-hosted the fair at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
For more pictures, visit our online photo gallery or pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
March 17, 1897
Opening the Mills
On Monday morning the two large saw mills owned by Wise & Hall at Big Run, resumed operations, giving employment to a large force of men.
They have a large number of logs on hand and the mills will be kept running steadily all season.
Imogene L. Wyant, 78, of New Bethlehem, died on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.
She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Dayton, a daughter of Frank W. and Esther (Syphrit) Powell.
She married Arthur Glenn Wyant on June 11, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2013.
She was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church.
She worked for Rola Jensen and in the cafeteria at the Clarion Hospital.
She and her husband enjoyed going square dancing.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.