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Back in the school bus again! School starts today in PASD

August 26, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area School District and borough and state police remind motorists to be watchful as students are returning to school today.

Pictured (from left) are Cheryl Repik, Punxsutawney Area School District transportation director; Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief; and Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsy Area School District superintendent.

UNTIL NEXT SUMMER...

August 26, 2013

Signaling the end of summer, the canopy in Barclay Square was taken down Monday night, thanks to a helpful crowd.

The canopy is a staple in Barclay Square during the summer months for successful events such as the Groundhog Festival, Music in the Park, Church in the Park, Movie in the Park and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Florence Jennie Cooper, 91

August 26, 2013

Florence Jennie Cooper, age 91, of Sagamore, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the home of her son in Richmond, Va.

She was born in 1921 to John Reid and Bertha Dell Aul McCausland in Armstrong County.

Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Sagamore Community Bible Church.

She was a lifelong resident of Sagamore and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching TV.

Dorothy Henrietta Lewis, 91

August 26, 2013

Dorothy Henrietta Lewis, 91, of Marion Center, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Indian Haven, in Indiana, Pa.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1921, to Ramey W. and Charlett E. (Harrold) Marshall in Punxsutawney.

Dorothy worked as a homemaker, farmer and seamstress in Punxy for 25 years.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Doris (Sis) Wells/Hayes of Home; her son, Ramey E. (Carole) Lewis of Marion Center; four

Bette E. Meanor Wallwork, 92

August 26, 2013

Bette E. Wallwork, affectionately known as “Moggie”, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at home.

She was born June 28, 1921, in Adrian Township, Armstrong County, a
daughter of the late Amos and Ivy (Tarr) Croyle.

She was first married to John W. Meanor on July 31, 1937. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.

Her second marriage was to George Wallwork on June 5, 1982. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 2000.

She was a manager on the second floor at Montgomery Ward from 1966-1976 and also worked as a fiscal secretary at Jefferson Manor.

PennDOT: Work in progress on Route 36 preventative maintenance project

August 26, 2013

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Work began last week on a highway preventative maintenance project on Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.

Resurfacing, drainage, and guiderail updates are being performed on Route
36 beginning just south of T-386 (Cemetery Road) and ending just west of T-326 (Hoffman Road) in the Coolspring area.

Motorists can expect daylight, flagger-controlled lane restrictions in the project area.

PennDOT wants to remind motorists to slow down, be alert for changing conditions and drive responsibly in the work zone.

Chucks lose by one stroke, suffer first loss of season

August 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you've ever listened to a coaches' press conference at any competitive level, you'll hear them say that they are focused on the task at hand and that each game counts the same.

A loss early in the season counts the same as a loss late in the season.

For golf, the same can be said about strokes.

In Punxsutawney's biggest match of the young season, the team found this out the hard way.

In the Route 36 battle, the Chucks dropped a highly competitive match to the Raiders of Brookville, 164-165.

Ouch.

One stroke made the difference.

Mural pays touching tribute to late teens

August 26, 2013

Dedicated in memory of three young boys whose lives were taken far too soon is a breathtaking mural painted in their honor.

Located on the wall behind Uni-Mart in the Punxy Plaza, the mural was painted by artist Cora Smith, of Mahaffey, in memory of the late Joel Riggleman, Sean McConnaughey and Dylan Behrendt, three friends who lost their lives in a car accident in 2011.

Pictured (from left) are Joel’s family: Mercy Smith and Drinda and Brian Smith.

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

Way Back When

August 26, 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

HORATIO
Local and Personal News From a Nice
Mining Village

The ball game on Saturday between Horatio and Frostburg was very
interesting. Some excellent plays were made. The score was 13-17 in favor of Horatio.

Mr. Wm. Morgan, Miss Roach, Mrs. S. Roach and Miss. Ponds of Anita, visited S. J. Woodhouse and family on Sunday.

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BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council planted a new ordinance in the code book and mowed down an old one at the same time...
Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship...
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on...
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsy’s Minor League...

 

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