Archive - May 2013
The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27, and will begin around 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Avenue in Punxsy.
The service will be held at Barclay Square following the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79, of Boiling Springs, S.C., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A native of Aiken County, S.C., he was the loving husband of Esta K. Sharp and the son of the late William A. Sharp and Bessie Jones Sharp.
He obtained a bachelorâ€™s degree as a physicianâ€™s assistant in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving 22 years.
He then obtained his masterâ€™s degree in Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, N.C.
Want to see more photos from PAHS 2013 Class Night? Just visit our online photo gallery.
Punxsutawney American Legion
The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27, and will begin around 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Avenue in Punxsy. The service will be held at Barclay Square following the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Big Run VFW
Big Run VFW Post 9044 will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Big Run, or, in the case of inclement weather, the Big Run War Memorial Building. The keynote speaker will be First Sergeant Bill Foster. The Reynoldsville Theater Group will perform special music. The public is invited.
As the school year winds down, Thursday was a very special day for the Class of 2013 at PAHS â€” Class Night.
Scholarships and awards were announced, and among those receiving recognition were (top photo) top honors students (front, from left) Alannah Malia, salutatorian; Jerod White, third honor student; and Alexa Shaffer, valedictorian; along with (back) Emily Cassidy, PAHS
guidance counselor; William and Sheila Malia; Butch White; Douglas Shaffer; Dr. Keith Wolfe, PASD superintendent; and David London, PAHS principal.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following Wednesday's committee meeting, Punxsutawney Area School Board President Gary Con-rad said that the board needs to "get serious" about budget cuts.
Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit
Dr. Keith Wolfe (right), Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent, presented Renee Belisky, student board member, with a certificate for her
service on the board over the last two years at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting of the Punxsutawney Area School Board.
Marilyn Louise (Yeaney) Himes, 72, Huntingdon, Oneida Township, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at home, surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Mrs. Himes was born in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Howard W. and Helen M. (Kromer) Yeaney.
She was united in marriage to Peter G. Himes on April 19, 1957, at the Ringgold United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gorman officiating.
Her husband preceded her in death on April 5, 2012, after 55 years of marriage.
She attended Punxsutawney Area High School.
Trevor Lee Stiner, 36, of Dormont, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at home.
He was born Aug. 9, 1976, in York, Pa., the son of Charlotte Ann (Harrison) Hollopeter and husband Keith of Big Run, and Dennis Lee Stiner.
He was a 1994 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. He earned an associateâ€™s degree in CAD from Triangle Tech.
Trevor liked to help his mother and Keith with landscaping and yard work. He built a beautiful patio area for their enjoyment.
He loved his family and children.
His hobbies included golf and playing a good game of poker.
John V. Harriger, 85, of Mayport, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013. He was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Alcola, the son of Ernest and Lula (Bish) Harriger.
He was first married to Mae (Himes), and she preceded him in death. He
then married Dorothy (Brocious), who survives.
John served his country during World War II with the United States Army. He was a member of the Langville Methodist Church until it closed, and he went to North Freedom United Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to church, music and doing wood crafts.