Archive - Jun 2013
Sara Viva (Meckley) Griffith, 91, Punxsutawney, formerly of Cherry Tree, Pa., died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd., in Hillsdale, Pa., where a 1 p.m. funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, with Pastor Tim Bash officiating.
Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near New Washington, Pa.
A full obituary will be published Wednesday, June 19.
Arthur Frederick Dobson, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, suddenly, following an accident on a biking trip with friends in Croatia, Slovinia and Italy at age 66.
He experienced no pain and died doing what he loved: riding his bike in an extremely beautiful part of the world, surrounded by friends.
Born in North Plainfield, N.J., Art was a loving husband and the greatest dad in the world.
He awaited the birth of his first granddaughter with as much joy as a heart could hold.
He was a beloved brother, uncle and friend to many.
The Free Lunch Program is underway once again for the summer.
Any child up to 18 years of age is welcome to come in and eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p..m. Monday through Friday, now through Aug. 21, at the PAHS cafeteria.
Pictured enjoying their free lunches at the PAHS cafeteria are (from left) Jennifer Smith, Jayden Hyde and Chloe Boal.
Read more details in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
It may have been a bit chilly Saturday evening, but that didn't stop those from the Walston community and surrounding area from coming out to see fireworks sponsored by the Walston Club through the Walston Playground, where they were set off.
Members of the Walston Club said that the fireworks were being set off for the St. Anthony's weekend.
Carey Pyrotechnic artists were in charge of the fireworks.
(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.)
June 16, 1897
The Maccabees Sermon
Last Sunday, about fifty members of the order of Maccabees assembled in their lodge rooms, and at 10:45 o'clock marched to the Baptist church where they occupied seats in a body.
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 452 and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Rita No. 353 will sponsor a Red Cross bloodmobile at SS.C.D. on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m.
All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.
Pictured here are (from left) Joe Harcleroad, Knights of Columbus treasurer; Frank McSteen, Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight; Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer and CDA blood drive chairperson; Bernie Horner, CDA treasurer; and Joe Henninger, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz's world-famous "Peanuts" comic strip come to life on stage as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the revised version of the 1967 classic Broadway musical.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through next Saturday, at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Music and lyrics of this award-winning family show are by Clark M. Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Colonel Francis Romeo (left) delivers a short speech on the American flag, held by charter member of the Jefferson County Honor Guard E7 QMC/SS Gerald Triponey, at a program held in recognition of Flag Day and the
âbirthdayâ of the United States Army Friday in Big Run.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Friday, these young anglers were fishing for trout at Cloe Lake in Bell Township and even caught one.
Today, they are now permitted to catch bass, as that particular season started at midnight.
Pictured (from left) are Harper Cameron (in front), Dylan Bender, Joey DiPietro and Aiden Cameron.
Read more about bass season in today's edition of The Spirit
The Punxsutawney Christian School said âCongratulationsâ to the PCS Class of 2013 and Class of 2025 recently.
The graduating seniors and kindergarten students recently participated in ceremonies marking these major milestones in their lives and the start of their next chapters.
Those associated with PCS would like to give their best wishes and prayers to these students as they continue on their life journeys.
For information on enrolling a student (grades K-12) at PCS, call the school office at 938-2295 for more information.