Archive - Jul 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District's Athletic Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the district's drug and alcohol policy, which was first adopted Nov. 1, 1983, at the committeeâ€™s most-recent meeting on Wednesday.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Emily I. McKee, 90, of Rossiter, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. McKee was born June 3, 1923, in Clearfield, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Moore) Waring.
Emily was married to Howard D. McKee, who survives, of Rossiter. They celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.
Mrs. McKee was very active in the Plumville Presbyterian Church and attended the Steffy Church, where she was treasurer/secretary.
She was a treasurer for the Steffy Ladies and secretary/treasurer for the Devers Cemetery Association.
CORRY â€” The competition just gets steeper as a team progresses through the Little League All-Star tournament, but as was the case with the 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars this year, it seems Punxsy's squads just keep getting stronger, as well, as the 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars downed a tough Union City team in the Section 1 winners' bracket final by a score of 10-2 Wednesday to earn an always-important day off and advance to the finals.
While Punxsy put up 10 runs, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti said it was the defense that stood out the most throughout the game.
Pete Meterko was a dominant force at the plate Tuesday night, going 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, as the Rossiter Miners downed Brookville to advance in the Federation League playoffs.
For the full re-cap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Kelly Jo Pape, 40, of Blairville, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Blairsville as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Born June 1, 1973, in Olean, N.Y., a daughter of John Alfred and Elizabeth A. "Dub" (James) Pape, Jr., Kelly was a 1991 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
In June of 2013, she earned her MBA in business management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.She was proud to have graduated with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.
Marian A. Williams, 93, formerly of Spring St., Corry, Pa., died at the Corry Manor on Saturday, July 13, 2013.
She was born on June 30, 1920, in Rochester Mills, Pa., a daughter of the late Max and Ammy Work Crawford.
Marian was raised and educated in Rochester Mills and Indiana, Pa.
She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1939, and then she worked as a telephone operator in Punxsutawney.
Patricia Elaine Berst, age 69, of Distant, died Monday evening, July 15, 2013, at her home following an illness.
Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Ross J. and Sara Leora Zimmerman Ferraro.
Pat married Gregory Berst on June 11, 1994. He survives.
She worked for Rola until its closing, then worked in retail for Brodys and Danks.
Pat loved crafts and collected jewelry. She enjoyed working in her flower beds and shopping.
In addition to her husband, Greg, she is survived by a brother, Lanny Ferraro of Brookville.
Friday evening was a momentous occasion, as the Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No. 1231 presented a $15,000 check to the DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics.
The Eagle Riders held their annual Burrow Thunder event on July 6.
The goal was to raise at least $10,000, and the Riders surpassed that goal by $5,000.
The Lindsey Fire Company assisted the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company at a one-vehicle rollover into a stream at the intersection of Harper Road and Bell Road in Perry Township at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The passengers from the vehicle were able to escape and were transported by Jefferson County EMS and a private vehicle to Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were also assisted at the scene by South Side Service.
No further details were available at Spirit press time.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a report released at 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said that four individuals who had been missing since Sunday were located.
Police said that Lisa Braughler, 41, her two children, Mariah Martin, 5, and Lucas Martin, 1, and her mother, Carolyn McQuown, 69, were located after police asked for assistance with an investigation into the family being missing since 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Police said that the family has requested that no further details be released regarding this incident.