Archive - Jul 2013
DELANCEY â Every town has a story to tell â one rich with history and legends.
For those who live in Adrian, also known as DeLancey, a piece of that history will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Adrian's Roman Catholic Church, courtesy of the PRIDE Coal Memorial Committee.
Sitting inside the church is an old antique Hinners pipe organ that is over 120 years old.
The historical organ was manufactured by the Hinners and Albertson Organ Company of Pekin, Ill.
Purchased by the church, it was shipped to Adrian in pieces by train.
REYNOLDSVILLE â The Pennsylvania State Police Troop C VICE unit began an undercover investigation on July 2 into the distribution of heroin in the Reynoldsville area.
The Troop C VICE unit made several undercover purchases of heroin from Paul Neves, 30, Reynoldsville, in and around his Brown Street residence, according to police.
On July 19, Neves was taken into custody on a traffic stop in the Reynoldsville Borough.
A search warrant was then conducted at Neves' residence.
Alice Mary OâDell, 58, of Indiana, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at her home.
She was born in 1954 in Punxsutawney to Mark and Bertha Froese Anthony.
Alice attended Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the Indiana Arts Assoc.
As a Master Gardner, she enjoyed her membership in the Indiana Garden Club.
She was employed by First Commonwealth Bank for 18 years in the data processing department and finished her career as a vice president.
Lyle A. "Zoog" Welsh, 79, of Big Run, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born near Big Run on Feb. 13, 1934, the son of the late Roy James "Gabe" Welsh and Anna Lee (Davis) Welsh.
On July 3, 1954, he married the former Wilma "Billie Jo" Haag. She survives.
Mr. Welsh served in the United States Army in the Signal Corp as a field radio repairman in New Jersey and Puerto Rica during the Korean Conflict.
He received an honorable discharge in 1956.
He was a retired setup man for Rockwell Manufacturing and Invensys at the DuBois plant.
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.
The Miners' Braedon Pennington's (pictured) talents at the mound and plate powered Rossiter to a 1-0 shutout over Denny's Beer Barrel Pub Thursday night at Clearfield High School. In addition to throwing all seven innings for a shutout, Pennington blasted a solo home run to notch the only run scored on the night. Pete Meterko, Kyle Neal, Rick Bishop, Garrett Zimmerman and Jordan Mesoraco each recorded a hit for the winning squad, as well. With the win, the Miners took a 1-0 lead over Denny's in the best-of-seven Federation League semi-finals.