Archive - Aug 11, 2013
BIG RUN â€” Vandals hit the old Big Run Elementary School building along Route 119, smashing a window, scrawling graffiti in chalk and stealing a knife, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, who are investigating the burglary.
Sometime between Aug. 3 and Aug. 8, unknown suspected juvenile actor(s) arrived at the building â€” which a 22-year-old Punxsutawney man is using for storage â€” and smashed out the basement window with a 3-foot metal pipe.
The SS.C.D. Catholic Daughters of America (CD of A) presented a check to Jessica Dinger, SS.C.D. School principal, (third from the left) with a donation of $1,500 that was raised at the CD of A annual yard sale earlier this summer.
Pictured are (from left) Pat Rougeux and Marian Klotz, CD of A members; Dinger, Elaine Scuello, yard sale chair; Dorothy Vilkinofsky, CD of A member; and Bernadette Horner, CD of A treasurer.
(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 28, 1897
P.P. Long's Store Burned
P.P. Long, of the Punxsutawney Bargain Store, who also owned a store at Potters Mills, Centre County, received a telegram last Saturday informing him that his store had been destroyed by fire.
Marjorie L. (Edwards) Wheeler Pugh, 90, of Dixonville, Pa., took flight into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, from the AM/PM Personal Care Home in Adrian.
The daughter of Harvey O. and Elda (Allison) Edwards, she was born on March 27, 1923, in Idamar, Pa.
Marjorie was a graduate of the Green Twp. High School Class of 1941.
In May of 1943, she graduated from Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., with an associate degree in Child Evangelism.
Todd Michael Brisson, 41, of Brookville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Born Nov. 8, 1971, in Kane, Pa., he is survived by his wife, Jane (Fricker), and children Joseph, Whitney and Alex.
Todd was the son of Barbara (Ackley) and Lloyd Page, also of Brookville,
and the late Ronald J. Brisson, Sr.