Archive - May 2013
Punxsutawney Mayor Jim Wehrle (left) has proclaimed Friday and Saturday to be American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days in Punxsutawney.
Members of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies at Walmart and County Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Proceeds from the Poppy Program are used for veteransâ projects and a scholarship for a daughter or granddaughter of a veteran who needs financial assistance to further her education.
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.
âWhat a great game; back-and-forth lead changes,â pointed out Punxsy JV head coach Rodney Thompson.
It's the end of the school year, and for one PAHS senior, itâs 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
bachelorâs 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.
Today, family and friends will host a spaghetti dinner at the Rossiter American Legion from 3 to 8 p.m.
All proceeds from the dinner and auction will go to the family of Ivan Coblentz to help pay for his medical bills.
Members of the Amish community will serve spaghetti, meatballs, rolls, salad, homemade desserts and beverages.
The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under, with children 2 and under eating free.
Today, the âPunxsy Polamalusâ will be participating in the McDonaldâs Steelers Trivia Contest in Pittsburgh.
Friday, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle issued the following proclamation:
âWhereas Punxsutawney has always had some great trivia teams; whereas Mike Stello has always represented Punxsutawney well;
whereas Bob Long (pictured above, right, with Wehrle) has always represented Punxsutawney well;
whereas Nick Digilarmo has always represented Punxsutawney well;
Its officially yard sale season, and the women of the Catholic Daughters of America were busy getting ready for their annual yard sale that will be held today at the SS.C.D. auditorium.
The yard sale will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.
Pictured are (front, from left) MariAnnie Hampton, Elaine Scuello, Lucille Scuello, Nancy Nicholson, Barb Gresock; (back) Dorothy Vilkinofsky and Nancy Anthony.
James D. Postlewaite, 69, Erie, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.
He was born March 31, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Blair and Joanna Margaret (Anthony) Postlewaite.
Jim was retired from General Electric Co., for which he worked 42-and-a-half years.
Most of his years there were spent in the Power House.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his grandson, who got his first buck in 2011.
He enjoyed restoring, displaying and pulling antique tractors, especially his two-cylinder John Deeres.