Archive - May 19, 2013
CLEARFIELD â€” In an unusual scenario to end the season, the Punxsy junior varsity baseball squad found itself in a considerable deficit Friday.
Trailing 7-3, the JV Chucks showcased the stellar offense they have shown all season for what would be a game-deciding five-run sixth inning, before holding the Bison scoreless in the final two frames for an 8-7 season finale victory.
â€śWhat a great game; back-and-forth lead changes,â€ť pointed out Punxsy JV head coach Rodney Thompson.
It's the end of the school year, and for one PAHS senior, itâ€™s been a year of working toward a goal that he has finally achieved.
A.J. Carey did his senior project for a place that he holds dear to his heart â€” the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.
His project consisted of selling $10 Sheetz coupon books with the money raised going to the library.
Pictured is Carey (left) presenting Coral Ellshoff, library director (right), with a check for $800.
With a group of students cheering him on, Punxsutawney Area High School senior Devon Vallies, an AmeriCorps volunteer, is pictured preparing to go down the slide in the bounce house during the annual PTO Reading Carnival at Longview Elementary School recently.
(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.)
June 9, 1897
Home From South America
Luther and brother, who have been in Venezuela, South America, during the past winter have returned home.
They have been doing that country with a merry-go-round, the first that ever operated there, and report a very successful venture.
Shannon L. Page, 33, Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.
She was born April 20, 1980, a daughter of Mark and Cindy (Reitz) Page, who both survive.
She was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bowling Green University with a
bachelorâ€™s of science in biology.
She was involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, she loved to read and she was an avid football fan and member of the Stamping Club.
She loved movies, her family and friends and her dog, Hershey.
She worked for the Ohio Department of Health as an epidemiologist.