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Archive - May 2013

May 13th

Ronald E. (Ronnie) Watkins, 69

May 13, 2013

Ronald E. (Ronnie) Watkins, 69, of Conneaut Lake, went to be with his Lord and Savior on his birthday, May 13, 2013, at the Marquette Hospice House.

He was born in Meadville, a son of Merle R. and Bessie K. Adams Watkins.

He married Sandra (Sandi) Saul on Sept. 16, 1995, at Watson Run Church of God, and she survives.

He worked for many years in steel fabrication and retired as a foreman at Excalibur Machine Co.

He was a graduate of Meadville High School and was a member of Watson Run Church of God.

Leila I. Smith, 81

May 13, 2013

Leila I. Smith, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Nelson’s Golden Years Personal Care Home in DuBois.

She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Corbettown, Pa., a daughter of the late Homer and Irene (Miller) Geist.

She married Joseph M. Smith on March 22, 1951.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1971.

She was Methodist by faith.

She enjoyed baking and cooking, quilting and spending time with family.

She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s aide for two nursing homes.

May 12th

Police: $1,800 worth of fish to be donated to children’s derby stolen

May 12, 2013

CHEST TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State police reported that 60 large trout — many of which were to be donated to a children’s fishing derby — were stolen between May 4 and May 5 from the Susquehanna Valley Rod & Gun Club, at a fish hatchery on Holes Road in Clearfield County.

Police said the total loss is estimated at $1,800.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.

Fundraiser to benefit troops turns out a success

May 12, 2013

Following a successful fundraiser event, Sherry Huber (left), shift manager at Punxsy McDonald’s, and Karen Love, Punxsy McDonald’s general manager, pack up donations of food and personal care items to send to troops stationed overseas.

HELPING OUT THE VFW

May 12, 2013

A drawing for the winners of two freezers full of meat was held Wednesday at Lowmaster and Warden in Punxsutawney.

The winners are: Paul Lieberum of St. Petersburg, Pa., and Richard Grecco of Brockway (not pictured).

The proceeds benefit VFW No. 2076 in Punxsutawney.

Pictured are (front, from left) Chuck Allessie, former commander of the VFW; Chuck Lowmaster, owner of Lowmaster and Warden; Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW No. 2076; (back) and Tom Wise and Dick Magolis, VFW No. 2076.

Way Back When

May 12, 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

Not Guilty
In the case of the commonwealth vs Oliver P. Nicola, at Clearfield last week the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Mr. Nicola had been charged with removing lumber from Sykes Bros. mill at Newtonburg, illegally.

May 10th

Project Linus: Giving the gift of warmth in more than just the physical sense

May 10, 2013

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” — Fred Rogers

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

REYNOLDSVILLE — With the warmer weather finally upon us and signs of spring and summer popping up daily, many folks are starting to do their spring cleaning, and a part of that process is often putting away some of the things that aren't used as much in the warmer months. One of these things that comes to mind is blankets.

PAHS inducts its latest members into National Honor Society

May 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students who were inducted into the National Honor Society were honored at the annual banquet that is put on by Rotary Club of Punxsutawney Thursday at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

"The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise," said Dave London, principal of Punxsutawney Area High School and Rotary Club member.

London said, speaking to the members of the National Honor Society, that as they become young professionals somewhere, he hopes they'll consider joining a Rotary Club.

Dorothy A. Miglicio, 85

May 10, 2013

Dorothy A. Miglicio, 85, of York, Pa., and formerly of Warren, Pa., died May 5, 2013, at 7:05 a.m. at Manor Care Health Services in Dallastown, Pa., York County.

Dorothy was the spouse of the late Francis A. Miglicio, who died in 2008.
She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Frank and Dora (Kaylor) Handyside.

Dorothy was a retired cashier for the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. in Warren, and she retired in 1988 after 30 years of service.

She was a 1945 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

May 9th

Mahoning Valley Milling to host 2nd Amendment rally Saturday

May 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A local gun dealer will hold a rally Saturday in support of Second Amendment rights.

"We're holding a rally for the Second Amendment at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mahoning Valley Milling on Old Indiana Street to show people in the area that there's a lot of people out here who support the Second Amendment," said John Keeley, gun shop manager at Mahoning Valley Milling.

He said that they will also demonstrate the importance of the Second Amendment in regards to the other amendments.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William...
Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental, is an afternoon of fun set for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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