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Archive - Apr 2013

April 12th

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65

April 12, 2013

Chamnian L. Sharp, 65, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at home.

She was born July 27, 1947, in Bangkok, Thailand.

She was married to John B. Sharp, who survives.

She loved playing bingo, fishing and spending time with her family.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Mike Burkes of Pittsburgh and
Mark Burkes of Worthville; three grandchildren, Ali Brooks of Rossiter, Kiel Brooks of Big Run and Devon Brooks of Pittsburgh; and Mike and Mark’s father, Mark Lowman and wife Paula.

She was preceded in death by Mike and Mark’s grandparents, Hugh and Isabelle Lowman.

April 11th

Lady Chucks’ bats come alive to tame Lady Lions

April 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As a coaching staff, it is always rewarding to see your players take your instruction and produce results on the field with them.

On Thursday afternoon, the Punxsy softball team put the instructions into motion.

The Lady Chucks’ bats came alive in the third inning to power past and tame the Lady Lions of Altoona, 10-5, in Punxsutawney.

Get your waders ready: Trout season starts Saturday

April 11, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP – Anglers from across the state are gearing up to fish their favorite spots at 8 a.m. on Saturday, which marks the traditional statewide opening day of trout season.

Rick Vlazek, Jefferson County Waterways Conser-vation Officer said that since mid-February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has been busy replenishing waterways with a fresh supply of brook, brown and rainbow trout.

Spotlight on PAHS Class of 2013

April 11, 2013

The Variety Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. — the show's second of three performances — at the PAHS Auditorium.

Pictured is Corey Good performing an original piece on the piano entitled "Tara" at the 2013 Variety Show.

Tickets are available at the door for $5. The show's finale will be held Saturday at 7 p.m.

Lorraine D. "Scott" Fetterman, 80

April 11, 2013

Lorraine D. "Scott" Fetterman, 80, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home with his loving wife by his side.

Mr. Fetterman was born Aug. 30, 1932, in DeLancey, a son of the late James C. and Linnie (Black) Fetterman.

He is survived by his wife, Marian (Goulish) Fetterman of Punxsutawney.

He was a member of St. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church.

Mr. Fetterman worked for Symmco 10 years before retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, gardening, yard work, horseshoes and, most of all, time with his family.

April 10th

Chucks bounce Bison to get back in win column

April 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After two frustrating contests, Punxsy was able to take a second-inning lead and allow only two hits over the final frames on Tuesday afternoon.

Trailing 3-0, the Chucks plated six runs in the home second inning and added two more scores in the fourth to bounce the Clearfield Bison, 8-3.

“I like how we answered back when Clearfield took a 3-0 lead,” noted Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey. “We had just enough from our bats to win.”

Punxsy (3-2) recorded eight hits in the seven-inning contest, but did hold Clearfield to just four hits.

Crews battle two-alarm Crawfordtown Road fire in middle of thunderstorm

April 10, 2013

CRAWFORDTOWN — A quickly spreading structure fire caused heavy damage to a house located at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawford-town, Young Township, on Wednesday evening.

Elk Run, Central and Lindsey were called to the blaze at 8:40 p.m., with McCalmont Township Fire Company first on scene and reporting that the structure was fully involved with the orange flames showing bright in the night sky. Firefighters were able to knock the blaze down within a few minutes.

Curtain opens on 2013 PAHS Variety Show tonight!

April 10, 2013

After weeks and weeks of practice and hard work by numerous actors and
committees, tonight is the night ­— Opening Night for the 2013 PAHS Variety Show. The show will feature 19 performances over two acts, with an intermission to allow attendees an opportunity to purchase some of the ever-famous fudge. The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight and will continue on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Pictured here are emcees (from left) Alex Anderson, Caroline Dunkel and Maija Carol preparing for the show during a dress rehearsal earlier this week.

Demolition of dilapidated McCalmont Township structure set to begin soon

April 10, 2013

The Jefferson County Commissioners and members of the McCalmont Township Supervisors gathered Wednesday to commemorate the demolition of a dilapidated structure on Main Street in Anita.

For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87

April 10, 2013

Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home.

He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Matson D. Blose, Sr. and Carrie (Lewis) Blose.

On March 23, 1945, he married Anna Lou Wolfe, who survives.

They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

He was a member of SS.C.D.

He was a sergeant in the Air Force and served during World War II.

He was the owner of M. Blose and Sons Scrap Yard in Walston, Pa.

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