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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY AT SS.C.D.

August 18, 2013

It's bloodmobile time in Punxsutawney from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the SS.C.D. cafeteria at 2095 Chestnut St. in Punxsy.

The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Punxsy American Legion Post and VFW.

Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer, American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 62 secretary and VFW Post No. 2076 auxiliary chaplain said that all blood types are urgently needed, and walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday blaze damages Pine Street home

August 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A fire that broke out early Sunday morning caused heavy smoke and water damage at a three-story house located at 211 Pine St.

"All three Punxsutawney Fire Companies — Central, Elk Run and Lindsey — were called to the house at 2:04 a.m. Sunday, when the next-door neighbor heard the sound of glass breaking and saw that a second-floor bedroom appeared to be on fire,” said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.

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

Way Back When

August 18, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
July 14, 1897

Royal Arcanum Picnic
Remember the Royal Arcanum picnic at Clearfield, Pa., July 22nd.

Catherine Fidella Martz, 80

August 18, 2013

Catherine Fidella Martz, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.

She was born to the late Clair and Meda (Shaffer)Martz of Ringgold Township.

She was the sister to the late Glenn, late Dean, late Gene (Abe) and late Mary Lou Martz.

She is survived by sisters-in-law Mrs. Glenn Martz (Marie Schmale), Mrs. Dean Martz (Margaret Michael) and Mrs. Gene Martz (Nell Van Cott).

Denny Walter Lee Young, 74

August 18, 2013

Denny Walter Lee Young, 74, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Franklin and Florence (Weaver) Young.

On Oct. 1, 1963, he married Monika Sparks. She survives.

He was a member of Punxsutawney Eagles.

Denny enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching wrestling.

He used to really enjoy putting off fireworks for his dog "Dufus," who liked the fireworks more than the kids did.

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