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Archive - Jun 2013

June 24th

Rose Ella Smith, 84

June 24, 2013

Rose Ella Smith, 84, of Glen Campbell, Pa., died Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Penn Mary, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph and Juanita (Fuller) Lucas.

She was married to Stanley Smith, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

She worked as a machine operator for General Electric and later as a hairdresser.

She attended the Smithport Wesleyan Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley; her mother, Juanita (Fuller) Lucas: a son, Gerald Brandner of Glen Campbell; two brothers,

June 23rd

Miners fall to Grays, but strike it big for Lisa's Ladybugs

June 23, 2013

Miners' shortstop Pete Meterko slugs one of Rossiter's two hits Sunday night.

The Miners were bested, 6-0, by the Brookville Grays during the final game of the 2-day Cancer Awareness Tournament at Shaffer Field.

The Rossiter players donned pink uniforms in support of the event, which raised $4,126 for Lisa's Ladybugs.

The full story will be featured in Tuesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Punxsy Major softball All-Stars breeze past Warren into D-X Championship round

June 23, 2013

Kassidy Graham slides across home plate with one of the dozen Punxsy Major softball All-Star team's runs on Sunday afternoon in Warren.

Leading 6-1, Punxsy scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to finish off host Warren, 12-1, by the 10-run rule to advance to Thursday's District X Championship.

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

Concetta “Connie” Cappella, 92

June 23, 2013

Concetta Cappella, 92, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Concetta (Portafola) and Andrew Cappella.

She was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

She was a supervisor at Pramco and Sportswear Company.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Louise Cappella; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Quinton F. Reams, 93

June 23, 2013

Quinton F. Reams, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Reams was born June 12, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Walter and Lena Agnes (Kuntz) Reams.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ryta S. (Stuchell) Reams.

Quinton was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, 1st. Infantry.

He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 and the Elks No. 301.

PAHS Alumni Band’s musical tribute

June 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area High School Alumni Band held a free community concert Sunday afternoon in the PAHS auditorium.

The concert was held in memory of Elizabeth Glover, who taught instrumental music in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 25 years, between 1954 and 1979.

The concert capped off a reunion of sorts for the alumni, who met for rehearsal, followed by dinner, on Saturday.

For more about the PAHS Alumni Band, visit punxypa.com/Band/.

Punxsy Betas to hold food fair July 6

June 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority is a group that is dedicated to helping others and making a difference.

On Saturday, July 6, the sorority will be holding its Annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser at the Findley Street Festival, to be held on south Findley Street.

Vendors are invited to set up tables, and whatever money they make they can either keep or donate to a charity.

Money that the sorority raises will go to the Western PA Cares For Kids Child Advocacy Center in Brookville.

Way Back When

June 23, 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
June 23, 1897

Material Signs of Prosperity

Now that he tariff bill is nearing the President's desk and capitalists and corporations are satisfied that the bill will become a law, it is not to be wondered at, and in fact is a consequence, that they are beginning to prepare for a period of greatly increased activity.

June 21st

Fido 5K to benefit the animals of Willow Run for the second year

June 21, 2013

June 29 will be the second annual Fido 5K to benefit animals in need at the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals.

Pictured here is the smallest Willow Run resident, Holly, with Margo Stefanic, founder and co-owner of Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc.

The cost is $20 per runner, and those wishing to participate must sign a waiver.

The event will be held rain or shine, with no refunds.

Donations of dry dog and cat food are appreciated, and boxes will be on site for those wishing to bring those donations.

PASR PROJECT SUPPORTS SHELTER, PROMOTES KINDNESS

June 21, 2013

Before they finished loading a car to transport the group's contributions to the pantry at the Crossroads Shelter, these members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees paused with some of the grocery and pantry items collected as part of the state-wide initiative to combat hunger in local communities.

Shown (from left) are Betsy Neal, Roxie Miles (back), Jo Ellyn ElMasry and Edith Bernardi.

Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as "National Constitution Week"...
The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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