Archive - Jul 21, 2013
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There are bonds that cannot be broken no matter the distance that separates you.
For the mothers and daughters of one family, that bond has strengthened with time.
Kay DeLuca, of New Orleans, and her sister, Karen Verdill-Gratz, of
Indianapolis, Ind., were born and raised in Punxsutawney.
Though DeLuca comes back once a year to visit their mother, Barbara Verdill, her sister hadnât been home in three years.
It was the perfect day to enjoy some free swimming and some entertainment, as the official Duck Derby benefitting SPLASH began at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
More than 500 plastic ducks were dumped into the George C. Brown Pool and had to make their way across the water to the finish line.
Helping them along were a couple of lifeguards and volunteers, as many onlookers crowded around the pool and waited in anticipation to learn the winners.
Sixteen prizes were awarded, with the top prize being $500.
REYNOLDSVILLE â A 35-year-old DuBois man has been charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and driving while suspended following an argument with a 36-year-old DuBois woman, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said David V. August and the alleged victim were involved in a verbal argument at 6:45 p.m. Saturday that began in Reynoldsville and continued while they drove along Route 322 and Route 830 in Pine Creek Township.
When August stopped the car on Route 830, police said the woman got out and fled south on the road.
(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.)
July 7, 1897
Mr. James Smith, of this place, and Miss Janet Patterson, of Eleanora, were united in wedlock at high noon at the home of the bride on Monday July 5 by Rev. Harry Teagarden.
Keziah E. Filler, 90, Rossiter, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
She was born Jan. 31, 1923, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Theda (Casaday) and Samuel Bowers.
She was married to Grant âNannersâ Filler, who preceded her in death on April 6, 1988.
She attended the Canoe Ridge Church of God.
She was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Union Cemetery Association.
Mrs. Filler enjoyed spending her winters in Arizona with family.