Skip to main content

Archive - Apr 28, 2013

Big Run honors Loyalty Day

April 28, 2013

During Sunday’s Loyalty Day commemoration, Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) and Post 9044 Commander Jim Pallone (right) present area student Lana Malia with a certificate recognizing her for her efforts in creating a permanent record of veterans' graves at two area cemeteries as her senior project.

Rep. Glenn Thompson was the keynote speaker.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

They’re lovin’ it: Local McDonald’s employees collecting for care packages to send to troops stationed overseas

April 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— When most people think of McDonald's, they think of a place to grab a quick bite to eat. What they don't see or realize is that each person has a story to tell.

Everyone has something happening in their life that is affecting them.
Sherry Huber is one of those people.

She watched all three of her children get deployed to Afghanistan.
She felt the same angst and worry as many others who have a loved one fighting overseas.

It was while sending care packages to her children that she became aware of some fellow soldiers who never receive reminders from home.

Way Back When

April 28, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
May 5, 1897

Apron Strings
The lecture given by Chaplain Lozier in the Methodist church last Thursday night was one of the best entertainments ever held in this town.

After some very witty remarks concerning the unoccupied seats and the entertainment, the audience joined in singing "Home Sweet Home."

William D. “Kelly” Hetrick, 89

April 28, 2013

William D. “Kelly” Hetrick, 89, a resident of Union Township, died on Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville following an extended illness.

His family was his life.

A resident of Brookville most of his life, he was born in Coolspring, Pa., on Dec. 19, 1923, a son of the late Everett T. Hetrick and Mary G. Alcorn Hetrick.

William’s entire 40-year career was spent in the coal mining industry.

He retired in 1984 from C & K Coal Company (formerly W. P. Stahlman Coal Company), where he worked for 31 years as a Coal Preparation Plant Manager.

Kermit L. Knarr, 61

April 28, 2013

Kermit L. Knarr, 61, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Knarr was born March 24, 1952, in DuBois, a son of the late Ralph Knarr and Geneva (Buhite) Knarr, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

He was married to Debbie Knarr, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Kermit was employed for over 20 years for Tilcon before retiring.

He attended the First Church of God.

He loved hunting, hunting camp, fixing things, cars, and most of all, his grandchildren.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Punxsutawney — Tuesday evening was an illuminative one at the Lattimer House of the Punxsutawney Area Historical &...
Recently, the Rossiter American Legion Post No. 582 elected its officers for the year. Pictured are the Legion members...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Pitt Wide Receiver Tyler Boyd among ACC's Top 25 Players To Watch

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes