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Archive - Apr 2013

April 4th

Lady Chucks win opener, Chucks cruise to second-straight win

April 4, 2013

The Lady Chucks won their opening game against Bradford in convincing fashion, and the Chucks baseball squad downed the Owl boys' squad to improve to 2-0 on the season.

For the full recap of each story, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Punxsutawney man airlifted after Summit Road rollover

April 4, 2013

A Punxsutawney man was injured late Thursday afternoon after he lost
control of his 1987 Chevy S10 on Summit Road.

The vehicle rolled over on to its roof, causing disabling damage.

The man was transported via ambulance to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, from which he was then flown via helicopter to a trauma center.

McCalmont Township Fire Department and Punxsutawney State Police responded to the scene.

Police release names, file charges in November egging incident

April 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have released one name and filed charges related to a series of egging incidents that occurred between the dates of Nov. 17 and 18, 2012.

The incidents occurred in McCalmont Township, Young Township, Perry Township, Big Run Borough, Sykesville Borough, Reynoldsville Borough and Punxsutawney Borough in Jefferson County; Canoe Township, Banks Township, Montgomery Township and Burnside Borough in Indiana County; and DuBois City and Sandy Township in Clearfield County.

Film director Spike Lee visits Clarion University as part of cultural series

April 4, 2013

CLARION — Acclaimed film director Spike Lee delivered a presentation at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday as part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., established to provide the community with thought-provoking and
discussion-starting cultural experiences.

Lee is the award-winning, two-time Oscar-nominated director of such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” He has also worked as a producer, a writer and, occasionally, an actor.

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

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48

April 4, 2013

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

He was born June 21, 1964, in Punxsutawney, the son of James Richard Spiers and Jemima C. (Hill) Spiers.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing and working on vehicles.

April 3rd

Superintendent Wolfe addresses resolution calling for cyber school funding formula reform

April 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board voted to approve a resolution calling for reform of the Commonwealth's cyber charter school funding formula.

For a full recap of Dr. Keith Wolfe's comments on the resolution, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

PAHS seniors hard at work preparing for 2013 edition of Variety Show

April 3, 2013

Rehearsals have been ongoing over the past two weeks for the 2013 Variety Show, which will be held at 7 p.m. from Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13 at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium. Pictured are the this year’s emcees performing a skit dealing with social media addiction (from left): Alex Anderson, Maija Carol, Trevor Peace, Sarah London and Caroline Dunkel. Tickets are available at the door or from a participant in the Variety Show.

George E. Johnson, 82

April 3, 2013

George E. Johnson, 82, of Burnside, Pa., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The son of Burton and Sarah A. (Trevessick) Johnson, he was born on Jan. 15, 1931, in Juneau.

George was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army as a PFC overseas during the Korean War.

For over 30 years, he was employed as an equipment operator for PennDOT.
George was a life member of Barnesboro VFW Post No. 343 and a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and especially

Winifred McKee Leach, 92

April 3, 2013

Winifred McKee Leach, 92, of Volant, formerly of Grove City and Big Run, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 6:12 a.m. at Grove City Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Jefferson County on April 16, 1920, Winifred was the daughter of H. Ray Colkitt and Mary Laura Stewart Colkitt.

On Oct. 18, 1941, she married Robert Allen McKee, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1961. On Feb. 20, 1988, she married Russell W. Leach, who also preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.

Dale E. Schultz, 79

April 3, 2013

Dale E. Schultz, age 79, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in Mahaffey.

He was born Oct. 20, 1933, in Templeton, Pa., the son of Veto and Sara Bell (Anderson) Schultz.

Dale was formerly a resident of the Templeton area but lived in the Mayport area for a number of years.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a mingler for the Glen-Gerry Brickyard in Summerville.

Dale formerly attended the Punxsutawney Wesleyan Methodist Church.

The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
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