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Fire crews respond to Beyer Ave. Jeep fire

June 26, 2013

An Elk Run firefighter is pictured extinguishing a car fire that occurred in the engine compartment of a Jeep at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday on Beyer Avenue Extension in Young Township.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

Duane Miller honored as Rotarian of the Year

June 26, 2013

Duane Miller (right) of Punxsutawney was chosen as the Rotarian of the Year by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club at its banquet Wednesday night. Pictured is Dawn Krishart, past president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, presenting Miller with his plaque. The full story about the Rotary Club banquet will appear in Friday’s edition of The Spirit.

Robert Allen Meckley, 61

June 26, 2013

Robert Allen Meckley, 61, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home.

He was born March 13, 1952, in Natrona Heights, Pa., the son of the late Blair William and Minerva Viola (Cessna) Meckley.

He was married to Rosemary (Boston) Meckley, who survives.

He was employed as a laborer at Thermal-Gard in Punxsutawney.

Margaret R. Jordan, 93

June 26, 2013

Margaret R. Jordan, 93, of Covode, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her home.

She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Pearl (Smith) and Adam States.

On March 3, 1941, she married Mervin W. Jordan, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2013.

She was a member of the Covode United Methodist Church.

She loved spending time with her family, growing African Violets, gardening, crocheting, quilting, canning and her little dog, Oreo.

She first worked for Rosenthals and then worked in the junior high cafeteria.

William M. Babco, 74

June 26, 2013

William M. Babco, 74, of Gipsy, PA left this earth on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

Married to the former Lois Marie (Limrick) on May 28, 1960, he was the father of four daughters: Deborah Horttor, now deceased, Theresa Babco and Scott Huffman, of Richmond Va., Kathryn Miller and husband Patrick of Cherry Tree and Patricia of Boston, Mass.

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