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Archive - Sep 2013

September 23rd

Poison Ivy: Phillips paces Punxsy to win

September 23, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Coming off their first loss of the season and losing arguably their best server in Shaina Painter to an undisclosed injury, the Lady Chucks have had some recent adversity to face.

There's nothing that playing at the raucous Punxsy gym can't fix.

Punxsy welcomed Marion Center into town, and quickly showed them the door, shutting the Stingers out 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-12).

Ivy Phillips — an integral part of the team each match — stepped up her game with Painter's absence.

Nancy Lee (Mahorney) Cook, 65

September 23, 2013

Nancy Lee (Mahorney) Cook, 65, of DuBois, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 10, 1948, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late James and Marie Mahorney.

She was married to Roy F. Cook, Sr., who preceded her in death.

September 22nd

Sandra K. (Klohr) Tyger, 47

September 22, 2013

Sandra K. (Klohr) Tyger, 47, of Marion Center, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

The daughter of George F. Klohr, Sr. and Nancy (Orcutt) Klohr, she was born on Dec. 19, 1965, in Punxsutawney.

Sandra married her husband, Robert S. Tyger, on June 27, 1984.

Big Run VFW holds ceremony to commemorate POW/MIA Day

September 22, 2013

Jim Uplinger conducts the POW/MIA table ceremony at the Big Run VFW POW/MIA Day ceremony held Friday at the Big Run War Memorial.

Each item on the table symbolizes a different aspect of the life of a soldier who is or was a prisoner of war or missing in action.

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

Way Back When

September 22, 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
September 15, 1897

The Big Roller
The big steam roller which cost the borough 3,000 rouleaus, lawful money of merchants, came last Friday, and was put to work.

Two men came with it to instruct the local engineers as to its habits and eccentricities.

September 20th

A farewell to a family known for flowers

September 20, 2013

After 41 years of serving the community of Punxsutawney, Roseman's Florist and Gifts is bidding farewell to its former owners, who are pictured here: (from left) Diane Lellock, Beverly Lingenfelter and Debbie Parise, who have decided to retire.

However, as one chapter ends, another begins, with new owners Mark and Bobbi Young taking over ownership with well wishes from the Roseman family.

The new owners will keep the name Roseman's Florist and Gifts, as well as the phone number.

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

Transportation Committee proposes changes to district’s bus riding policies

September 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board Transportation Committee considered proposed changes regarding student safety for the school bus each rides at Thursday's meeting.

Cheryl Repik, district transportation director, said what she's proposing would be a significant change in the district transportation system.

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

Hay bale on road causes two-car accident on Route 36 in Cloe

September 20, 2013

Punxsutawney Central Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at approximately 8 p.m. Friday on Route 36 in the village of Cloe in Bell Township.

The vehicle pictured above struck a round hay bale — which had fallen off a hay wagon — while traveling west on Route 36.

A second vehicle struck the rear of the first vehicle when it came over into the eastbound lane on Route 36.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted by Jefferson County EMS and South Side Service.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

Frank M. Amundson, 70

September 20, 2013

Frank M. Amundson, 70, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Amundson was born April 30, 1943, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Frank B. Amundson and Eleanor (McCullough) Amundson.

He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Renne) Amundson of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Amundson was the President of Femco Machine Company, which he
co-owned with his father and brother from 1964 to 1994.

Monabell Dorothy Bair, 76

September 20, 2013

Monabell D. Bair, 76, Rossiter, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Mulberry Square.

She was born March 28, 1937, a daughter of the late Andrew and June (Seger) Zemlin.

She was married to Charles Bair, who preceded her in death on April 25, 1991.

She enjoyed her family, grandchildren and gardening.

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This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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