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Archive - Jul 2013

July 12th

Jefferson County Fair returns Sunday

July 12, 2013

• Sunday, July 14
— 10 a.m. Deadline for arrival of 4-H and voc. market animals

— 12 p.m. Deadline for sheep and swine entries

— 12 to 3:30 p.m. Rabbit entries

— 1 to 5 p.m. Poultry judging and cooping

— 1 to 6 p.m. General exhibit entries received (including 4-H general entries and Project Books)

— 1:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies with emcee Karen Uplinger, speaker Pastor Leon Blose from Pleasant Valley Methodist and music arranged by Lee Grace Foulkrod of Sykesville

— 2:30 p.m. Queen and Junior Queen competitions (no princess or junior princess competitions this year)

Fresh off renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture re-opens with ribbon cutting

July 12, 2013

Following some renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture in downtown Punxsutawney reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. Some of the changes include new products and a “pottery barn” look.

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

July 11th

Donald K. Schrock, Jr., 53

July 11, 2013

Donald K. Schrock, Jr., 53, of Jay, Maine, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013, following complications from a life-long illness of primary immune deficiency disease.

He was born on July 27, 1957, in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of Donald (Kerm) and Janet (Kiehl) Schrock, Sr. of Winthrop, Maine, and both formerly of Punxsutawney.

He was the grandson of Gene and Hazel (Stahlman) Kiehl and Ezra and Jeanette (Snyder) Schrock, all life-long residents of the Punsxy area until their passings.

Rockin’ out in the park!

July 11, 2013

Music in the Park for 2013 kicked off Thursday night in Barclay Square with the classic rock band Crisis.

Thankfully, there was not a drop of rain in sight, and attendees relaxed in their lawnchairs while enjoying the free concert.

Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones), with their 50s and 60s sound, will take the stage next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the second Music in the Park performance of the season.

Leaving ‘Footprints for Hope’: 5K to trot, walk through town

July 11, 2013

It's time to fight back against cancer, and this Saturday, the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life in Barclay Square.

Participating in this event, among other groups, will be the Betty's Angels Relay Team, which will be holding its 1st Annual Footprints for Hope, 5K Run/Walk, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Barclay Square.

Race day registration will run from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., with all proceeds from this event being donated to cancer research.

Pictured is Doug Craft, a member of Betty's Angels Relay Team who will be participating in the event.

PennDOT: Route 36 Scheduled to Close at the End of the Month for Sawmill Run Bridge Replacement Project

July 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — PennDOT would like to remind travelers that Route 36 in Punxsutawney Borough, which was scheduled to close on July 8, will now close on July 29, due to delays in utility moves as a result of the recent flooding.

Beginning Monday, July 29, Route 36 (West Mahoning Street) will be closed between the intersections of Walnut Street and Foundry Street for the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run.

A detour will be in place using Route 436 and Route 119. This detour will be in place until November of this year.

July 10th

Staying strong at States

July 10, 2013

Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Kate Horner (pictured above during a game last week) hit a go-ahead inside-the-park home run in the second inning of Punxsy’s game against West Point on Wednesday to help lead the Punxsy squad to a 4-0 victory in the opening round of the Little League Softball State Tournament. Punxsy looks to improve to 2-0 tonight against Bald Eagle. For a full recap, see Page 6 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

Follow the yellow brick road to a cure!

July 10, 2013

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is gearing up for the ninth
annual event to be held in Punxsutawney, with this year’s theme being
“Wizard of Oz: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure! There is no place

Connor James Gummo

July 10, 2013

Connor James Gummo, infant, was born on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and just a few short hours later, was placed back in the arms of Jesus.

He is the son of Tyler and Brianna Nichole (Henry) Gummo of DeLancey.

He is the paternal grandson of Mark and Kim (Poorman) Culberson, of Punxsutawney, and maternal grandson of David Henry of DeLancey.

Connor was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Linda Lee Craft.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Phillips United Methodist Church in Big Run, officiated by Pastor Dawn Krishart.

Louise Bloom, 76

July 10, 2013

Louise Bloom, 76, of Curwensville, passed away Monday July 8, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born Jan. 19, 1937, in New Millport, she was the daughter of Russell Rea and Mamie (Bloom) Bloom. Miss Bloom was a music teacher, having taught in the Punxsutawney Area School District, retiring after 35 years of service. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Oak Ridge Union Church in Carnwath.

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