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M. Elizabeth “Libby” Esposito

May 5, 2013

M. Elizabeth “Libby” Esposito, of State College, formerly of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at The Fairways at Brookline in State College.

A daughter of the late John B. and Margaret Duff Anibaldi, she was born in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Esposito was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

Libby was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church.

She was a long-time dispatcher for Citizens’ Ambulance Service, prior to 911, and when Bon-Ton opened, she was a sales associate in the housewares department.

TRUCK HITS PLEASANT AVENUE HOME

May 5, 2013

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, Gina Smith of Punxsy was driving this green 1995 Chevrolet truck west at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday when she lost control for unknown reasons and struck a Pleasant Avenue house owned by Joseph and Heather Bellomo.

Police said there was a 2007 GMC truck that was parked in the driveway and was damaged by Smith's vehicle when it struck the house.

There was no information available regarding any injuries suffered by Smith.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company, Jefferson County EMS and South Side Service.

PAHS PROM KING AND QUEEN 2013

May 5, 2013

Carley Smith and Jerod White were crowned the 2013 Prom Queen and King at Saturday’s prom held at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

View our online photo gallery for more prom pics.

Way Back When

May 5, 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 12, 1897

A BIG BLAZE

Wilson's Big Training and Stock Barn Burned

Last Thursday morning about 4 o' clock, a fire broke out in Wilson's big circular barn on the hill in the North end, which resulted in the complete destruction of the building.

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