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Archive - May 2013

May 14th

Screen-free fun always available throughout town

May 14, 2013

A cupcake parade was held recently at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library as a part of Screen-Free Week.

Local organizations held indoor and outdoor activities for children, in the hopes of giving them the opportunity to be more active.

The purpose of Screen-Free Week was to get kids away from televisions, computers and iPad screens — a mission that lasts far beyond one week a year.

Pictured here is 6-year-old Rayven Welch (left), as she decorates a paper cupcake alongside Jennifer Soliday, children's activities director of the library.

Dolores "Dolly" S. Davis, 82

May 14, 2013

Dolores "Dolly" S. Davis, 82, of Big Run, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Cloe, a daughter of the late Rowland I. and Blanche (Baun) Smith.

On Oct. 8, 1949, she married Richard Davis. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1965.

Dolly previously worked as a bartender at the Punxsutawney Moose Club and at Little Canada.

She later worked as a clerk at JC Penney.

Melvin Leroy Hoffman, 91

May 14, 2013

Melvin Leroy Hoffman, 91, Coolspring, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born April 15, 1921, in Coolspring, a son of Lee Hoffman and Icie Hinderliter Hoffman.

In 1992, he married Ruth Elizabeth Jones, who survives.

Mr. Hoffman worked as a coal miner for R&P Coal Co.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 14th Infantry, 71st Division, during World War II.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three daughters and three sons, Lavonne Caylor (Lee) of Coolspring, Donald

Nancy Lee (Tuck) Chandler, 66

May 14, 2013

Nancy Lee (Tuck) Chandler, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pa.

She was born on May 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Susan (Hardy) Weiss.

She married Richard D. Tuck in November of 1963. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2010.

She married James Chandler on Sept. 29, 2012. He survives.

She was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the American Legion Auxiliary in Bellefonte, Pa., and in Punxsutawney.

She was also a member of the Undine Fire Company of Bellefonte.

May 13th

Lady Chucks Senior Day

May 13, 2013

The Punxsy Lady Chucks honored eight seniors during their "Senior Day" pre-game festivities.

The eight Lady Chucks included (from left) Ashley Bacha with parents Randy and Beth Bacha; Lauren Ball with parents Doug and Andrea Ball; Monica Cameron with father Don Cameron; Chelsea Engeholm with mother Janet Engeholm; Sarah London with parents David and Mary Kay London; Mary Sloniger with parents Jim and Sandy Sloniger; Ashley Walls with parents Jerry and Michelle Walls and Lauren Wolfe with parents Bill and Melinda Wolfe.

Lady Tigers capitalize in fourth inning to spoil Lady Chucks 'Senior Day'

May 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In an afternoon which felt more like late October than mid May, the Punxsy softball team saw one of its two toughest innings of the season on Monday.

Trailing 3-2, the visiting Lady Tigers of Hollidaysburg capitalized on three Punxsy errors and added some hard hits at the plate to score 10 times to spoil "Senior Day" by a 14-4 final score.

"We lengthened it (the inning) for them. They hit the ball hard as well," noted Lady Chucks' head coach Alan Pifer. "They capitalized on everything."

Sportsburg recycling site to close

May 13, 2013

This recycling site in Sportsburg is slated to close July 1.

Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator for the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority, announced the closure last week at the Young Township supervisors’ meeting.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Police chief addresses recent burglaries

May 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Monday’s meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council had Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan read a letter that he submitted to council detailing how the burglary investigations are progressing.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Area foster parents honored at banquet

May 13, 2013

Foster parents throughout Jefferson County were recognized Monday night at the Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner held at the Anchor Inn in Punxsy.

COMMUNITY FOCUS THANKS ORGANIZATIONS THAT BENEFIT STUDENTS

May 13, 2013

It's the season of giving back to those who help with the education system.

Jeff Kuntz, chairperson of the Community Focus Committee, presented checks to eight individuals, who accepted them on behalf of the organizations they represent.

Checks are distributed through the Punxsutawney Education System several times a year and give money to organizations from which students benefit.

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