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Archive - Jul 28, 2013

Rain clouds chased away, as Church in the Park goes off as planned

July 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Once again, those in attendance felt that God was watching over this year's Church in the Park celebration by disposing of the rain in time for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday in Barclay Square.

For a full story on the event, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

State, Borough Police respond to alleged aggravated assault

July 28, 2013

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police with assistance from Punxsutawney Borough Police, investigated an alleged aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday at a camper located at 503 Elderberry Hill Rd., Bell Township. According to police, they are investigating a domestic dispute involving a firearm between Peter C. Parente, 50, and a 31-year-old female. Charges have been filed at district court against Parente for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The investigation is ongoing.

Ruth E. (Kromer) Beck, 86

July 28, 2013

Ruth E. Beck, 86, Punxsutawney, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at home.
She was born July 16, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Daniel and Isabel (Nicholson) Kromer.

She was married to the late Wayne B. Beck for 63 years and was a lifelong resident of Punxsutawney. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2009.

She loved gardening and being outdoors.

She worked for 19 years in the office of Dr. L.R. McCauley and for 11 years in the office of Dr. George Cherian. She was a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer for over 10 years.

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