Archive - Sep 2013
MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported a fatal accident that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Monday on State Route 310, near Wayne Storage in McCalmont Township.
Police said that William James Duffield, 37, Ridgway, was driving his 2002 GMC Envoy north on State Route 310, and as he was traveling out of the village of Panic, he was negotiating a left curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle.
The Punxsutawney Spirit recently held a Baby Contest, and proceeds from that contest were donated to the Expecting You Department of the Punxsu-
tawney Area Hospital.
Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Tracy Smith, Spirit publisher; Lisa Ross, Spirit advertising representative; Paula Fye, Expecting You nurse manager; Mandy Greenblatt, RN; and Erin Morrow,
Spirit advertising representative.
BROOKVILLE â€” The next Take Back Drug Day will take place at various locations in Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct.
26, Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator, announced at the most recent meeting of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority.
The locations in Jefferson County where unwanted drugs will be collected include the Jefferson County Courthouse in Brookville, Brockway Drug, Lindsey Fire Station in Punxsutawney and McCabe's Drug Store in Reynoldsville.
Cooper said she would probably put up a recycling display at one of the locations.
Dorothy I. Allenbaugh, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Nellie Mae (Dick) Cauffield.
On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Raymond R. Allenbaugh, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1973.
She was a custodian for the Punxsutawney Area School District for 17 years and retired in 1991.
She loved puzzles, watching hockey (especially the Penguins) and spending time with her family.
The winners of the Punxy's Got Talent contest, held Saturday during Punxsutawney Appreciation Day in Barclay Square, are Kempton (left) and Kyle Beatty (second from left), 1st place; Brice Rowan (third from left), 2nd place; and Garrett Rowan (far right), 3rd place.
See more photos in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, along Route 119 north in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.
According to police, during the above time, a known individual left a male shepherd mix named Cherokee and a male miniature pincher named Duke out of fenced areas in an attempt to deprive the owner, Lawrence August of Punxsutawney, of his dogs.
Cherokee was located Sept. 16, on Mt. Tabor Road, east of Blairsville, Indiana County.
(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.)
September 22, 1897
Improve the Streets
Now that we have a twelve ton road roller, which we can scarcely afford to let lie idle, all of the low streets, which become veritable canals during big floods, should be filled up to grade.
PUNXSUTAWNEY - House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement relative to the incident that occurred Thursday in Brockway resulting in the wounding of Trooper Bradley Wilson.
While serving a warrant, Trooper Wilson was severely injured. A standoff followed and the suspect, Kenneth Lee Sr., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His son, Kenneth Lee Jr., is currently in custody, and the investigation into the incident continues.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Stopping Alex Feldbauer was goal No. 1 for the Punxsutawney Chucks on Friday night.
Head Coach Alan Nichol preached it to his team all week.
Feldbauer entered play with nearly 800 yards on the season for the St.
Marys Flying Dutch.
The Chucks were able to hold Feldbauer to 114 yards in Friday night's game, but unfortunately, they were unable to come away with the victory, dropping to 2-3 with a 12-6 loss.
Workers from M&B Services are preparing the bridge deck, and side walls are being prepared for the concrete to be poured on the Saw Mill Run Bridge replacement project.
Read all about progress of local bridge projects in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.