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Archive - Aug 2013

August 5th

Council discusses bridge schedules, future traffic options

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The PennDOT bridge projects in Elk Run and West End were discussed at Monday's Punxsy Council Public Safety Committee meeting.

Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said work continues on the two bridges — one on Route 119 in Elk Run and the other at Sawmill Run in the West End.

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

Punxsy dive crew assists with Susquehanna River recovery

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department dive team and boat crew were on scene for over 12 hours, as they helped to search for the victim of a drowning that occurred late Sunday night at the Susquehanna River near Shawville in Clearfield County.

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

Nina Marie Humble, 95

August 5, 2013

Nina Marie Humble, 95, of Hamilton, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 26, 1918, in Byrnedale, Pa., the daughter of the late Ward and Elodie (Burke) Gardner.

She was married to Ira Humble, who preceded her in death.

She worked as an assembler for the Syvania Corp. in St. Marys.

August 4th

SS.C.D. Festival wraps up after another fun year

August 4, 2013

The final night of the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival brought out a massive crowd Sunday, as many enjoyed food, games and entertainment.

Frank Hetrick (with microphone) announces the winner — Dorothy Hunt of DuBois — of a 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ RS or $18,000 cash.

Hunt wasn’t present Sunday night.

Terra Parise-Frye (right) picked the winning ticket.

Way Back When

August 4, 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
August 4, 1897

July 28, 1897
The Oldest Knight Dead

Thomas W. "Bill" McCune, 79

August 4, 2013

Thomas W. "Bill" McCune, 79, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his home.

Mr. McCune was born Aug. 9, 1933, in Rural Valley, a son of the late Lawrence H. McCune, Sr. and Edna (Meyer) McCune.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife and soul mate, Helen I. (Meckley) McCune, on Feb. 15, 2010.

Bill was a veteran of the US Air Force and was retired as an Air Traffic Controller for the US Government.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Arnold Rudolph Hetrick, 87

August 4, 2013

Arnold Rudolph Hetrick, 87, of Coolspring, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville.

He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Coolspring, a son of the late David R. and Florence (Lingenfelter) Hetrick.

He was married to Viola (Johnson) Hetrick, who survives.

He was a well tender for many years for Hanley & Bird of Brookville.

Arnold was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

August 2nd

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Hot Dog Days return to town next week

August 2, 2013

Members of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees would like to remind everyone that Library Hot Dog Days will be held once again this year, beginning Monday and running through Friday at Fezell's County Market.

A lunch of a hot dog, a bag of chips and a soft drink will be available for $2, with all proceeds going to the library.

Pictured (from left) are Barbara Burkett, board vice president; Amanda Hornak, board secretary; and Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, board member.

State Rep. Sam Smith discusses effects of flooding in Reynoldsville

August 2, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — A full month has passed since the last of late June's floodwaters subsided, but many parts of Jefferson County and the surrounding area are still struggling with the aftereffects: particularly Reynoldsville, which was one of the boroughs hit especially hard during the incident.

On Friday, State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith met with public officials and community members from the Borough of Reynoldsville to answer questions and address concerns.

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

A magical night at SS.C.D.

August 2, 2013

It was the perfect night for some magic, and those who attended the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival Friday were treated to just that by magician Little Richard Quick.

Before starting his act, Quick made balloon animals for those in the audience.

Pictured (from left) are Ally Yeakle, Mady Matthews, Delane Yeakle and Claire Skardek.

The festival runs through Sunday evening.

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
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