Archive - May 2013
Valgene E. â€śValâ€ť Frye, 71, of Chicora, Pa., entered his heavenly home on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Val was born at home in Rochester Mills, Pa., to the late Blair G. and Edna (Leasure) Frye, on June 24, 1941.
Mr. Frye graduated from Marion Center High School with the Class of 1959.
He went on to graduate from Butler County Community College with an A.A. Degree in business management in 1982.
Val married the love of his life, Carolyn A. (Hosack) Frye, on April 28, 1962, in Lickingville, Pa.
Lloyd E. Fisher, 73, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 11, 1939, a son of the late Lloyd E. Fisher Sr. and Rose (Lorenzo) Fisher.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Sheesley) Fisher, of Hamilton.
They were married Feb. 22, 1964.
Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and three years in Panama before retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class after 20 years and receiving the Purple Heart.
BROOKVILLE â€” First-place finishers for the Chucks and Lady Chucks at the District IX Championships included:
â€˘ Juliann Boddorf, girls' 400-meter dash;
â€˘ Alexis Minich, girls' shot put and girls' discus;
â€˘ Perry Arrington, boys' pole vault;
â€˘ Thomas Renwick, boys' long jump;
â€˘ Jordan London, boys' discus.
For a full recap from the championships, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Several local fire companies responded to and provided backup at a late-afternoon structure fire on Paradise Road in Henderson Township on Thursday.
Members of Station 17 in Big Run are pictured here dousing the hot spot on the house.
Personnel remained on scene late into the evening.
Travis Monroe, West End Elementary School principal; Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent; and Fedigan are pictured discussing an alternate exit from the school onto McHugh Avenue.
Ruth L. Parise, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Parise was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Homer City, a daughter of the late Lester Love and Edna (Dickey) Love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Parise, Sr.
They were married July 12, 1947.
Mrs. Parise was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Women of the Church of God, choir member and Missionary Officer for many years.
DUBOIS â€” Work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township is continuing with an update. When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.
For the time being, drivers can expect:
â€˘ Roadway widening, excavation and drainage work to continue;
â€˘ Temporary signals are operational and old signals have been removed;
â€˘ Utility relocation work will continue.
Members of the Weather Capital Robotics Club are shown with â€śWar Monger," their machine that finished second out of 54 teams at California University of Pennsylvania and the BOTS IQ program.
Pictured here are (front, from left) Linsie Adams, Bobby Dicello, Jacob Cekovsky, Renee Huey, Lana Malia, Devan Snyder, Patrick McGinn; (second row) Jakob Coalmer, Marshall Richardson, Ryder Smith; (back) and Keith Hughes. Missing from the photo are Alex Farmery, Kali Wobert, Dillon Huey, Chris Rosetti, Jesse Malia and Kaelee Wyant.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council tabled the request for new basketball hoops, backboards and posts for the basketball courts at Harmon Field at Monday's council meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jeff Curtis, president of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has announced that the Chamberâ€™s executive director has resigned to take a position at another local establishment.
Marlene Lellock has accepted the newly-created position as executive director of the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.