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Archive - Jun 2013

June 27th

Flooding Update: Areas of Big Run to be evacuated

June 27, 2013

At 1:53 p.m., the Department of Emergency Services in Brookville issued a statement asking that all residents stay away from the area of Big Run Borough. Steps are currently being taken to evacuate persons in the borough.

BREAKING NEWS: Roads closed due to flooding

June 27, 2013

The following state roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding and will open once the water recedes.

Route 3001 (Pheasant Hollow Road) is closed in both directions between Route 3014 (Sprankle Mills Road) in Oliver Township and Route 536 in Ringgold Township (Pheasant Hollow Area.)

Route 536 is closed in both directions between Route 36 in Young Township and Porter Road in Perry Township (Hamilton/Frostburg Area.)

June 26th

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.

June 25th

PSP-DuBois releases identities in double fatal Clearfield Co. accident

June 25, 2013

UNION TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police released the names of two drivers who were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at 12:45 p.m., a half mile west of Mountain Extreme, Inc., in Union Township, Clearfield County.

Police said a 1996 Saturn driven by Jeffrey D. Hoffman, 35, of Dauphin, Pa., was traveling west on State Route 322, and a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by Joyce D. Morse, 62, of DuBois, was traveling east.

Old Home week: A time to reflect

June 25, 2013

1971: Christmas Eve fire guts five businesses

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite the fact that there's no carnival this week, the town of Punxsutawney is still celebrating the Firefighters’ Old Home Week.

The Punxsutawney Spirit will pay tribute to the town’s firefighters who have risked their lives to protect the lives and property of others over the years.

We always hear that volunteer firefighters are on duty 24/7, which includes holidays, but nobody would expect such a thing to happen on what is probably the biggest holiday of the year for so many.

June 24th

A long way for a slice: Michigan pizza shop crew makes visit to Weather Capital

June 24, 2013

Scott Anthony (left) of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, is pictured with Adam Matt of Slice Of The 80s Pizza (far right) from Michigan and his companion Natalie Proctor, whose birthday is Feb. 2. They are shown with their Prius Hybrid, which is all decked out with “Slice of the 80s” lettering.

For a story, including an interview with Matt, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

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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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