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Archive - Jun 2013

June 9th

Bears’ looping single ends Chucks' state run in 10th inning

June 9, 2013

Seniors Jamie Bush and Ty Zimmerman (not pictured) both made their final appearance in a Chucks' uniform during Punxsy's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Upper Moreland in the PIAA AAA semifinals in Scotland, Pa., on Saturday.

From the plate, Bush tallied three hits and Zimmerman smacked a single and scored a run.

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

Way Back When

June 9, 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 16, 1897

Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.

Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, 66

June 9, 2013

Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, affectionately known as “Nanny," 66, of Westover, Pa., died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Cecil E. and Rhoda V. (Thomas) Pearce, she was born on May 12, 1947, in Spangler, Pa.

Linda was a graduate of the Purchase Line High School Class of 1965.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Glen Campbell American Legion, Post 435.

Nanny devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she loved dearly, especially her nine grandkids.

June 7th

Cramer reinstated as officer in charge in Reynoldsville

June 7, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — Although Wednesday night’s Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.

Worth the wait: Ribbon cut at Punxsy’s ATA Center

June 7, 2013

The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Spring has fully sprung: Poradas earn May Garden of the Month honors

June 7, 2013

Congratulations to Kelly and Chris “Critter” Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as May’s “Garden of the Month” by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy library hosts Marcellus Q&A session

June 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was an educational night for those who attended the "Exploring Marcellus Shale" presentation, at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library on Thursday evening.

Pictured here are educators Janine Surmick (left) and Dani Stump answering a series of questions from those in attendance.

To find out more info about Marcellus Shale, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Traffic Alert: Closure planned for Winslow Township bridge

June 7, 2013

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP – PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that a bridge closure will begin on Route 1002 (Wayne Road) on Monday for a bridge replacement project.

The bridge carries Route 1002 over an unnamed tributary in Winslow Township, Jefferson County.

Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Wayne Road will close between the intersections of Pancoast Road and Sand Spur Road (Clearfield County).

The closure will remain in place until mid-August.

Thomas R. Zinzell, 88

June 7, 2013

Thomas R. Zinzell, 88, of Wesleyville, Pa., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, in Erie, Pa.

He was born July 1, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Michael and Mary Morris Zinzella.

Tom was an electrician, having worked for many contractors over the years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.

Tom was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club in Punxsutawney.

He enjoyed time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Frances Esposito Stephens, 64

June 7, 2013

Frances Esposito Stephens, 64, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Punxsutawney, lost her courageous battle to cancer on Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Frances was born May 31, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Connie
Esposito and the late Emilio (Curly) Esposito.

Following graduation from PAHS, Frances proceeded to Washington, D.C., where she worked at the Department of Transportation.

She then traveled and lived in many states managing restaurants, eventually owning and managing her own restaurant, “La Siesta,” in Punxsutawney.

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