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Archive - Sep 2013

September 18th

DuBois state police report fatal accident on Interstate 80

September 18, 2013

DUBOIS — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported early Wednesday morning that an Ashtabula, Ohio, man was killed in an accident at the 90.2 milepost on Interstate 80 westbound Tuesday night.

Police said that at 7:04 p.m., a crash occurred as a 2007 Ken-
worth truck pulling a 2009 Trail King trailer, driven by James M. Gilchrist, 35, of Meadville, was stopped on the interstate due to traffic ahead of his unit.

September 17th

Rhea to bring hope, humor to fourth installment of Punxsy Christian Women’s Conference

September 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You've heard of doing something on a wing and a prayer — as in doing something when you're not prepared. But have you heard of doing something on a whim and a prayer? While some would use the two expressions interchangeably, they have very different meanings.

The Punxsutawney Christian Women's Conference started back in 2010 on what one might call the latter — a whim, or arbitrary impulse, and a prayer, or a few of them.

William Michael Roberts Sr., 88

September 17, 2013

William Michael Roberts Sr., 88, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Robertsville, a son of the late Frank Roberts and Jennie (Barletta) Roberts.

On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Jean (Pride) Roberts, who survives.

Bill was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

In 2011, he was honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, known as the “Cross of Honour.”

This is the highest award given by the papacy to honor service.

Raymond C. Bachelier, 88

September 17, 2013

Raymond C. Bachelier, 88, of Brookville, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.

Raymond was born June 16, 1925, in Grampian, Pa., the son of Harry P. Bachelier and Marion Kendall Bachelier.

Robert Wayne Dinger, 68

September 17, 2013

Robert Wayne Dinger, 68, died Aug. 31, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla.

He was born March 28, 1945.

His memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at The First Assembly of God Church, Walston Road, Punxsutawney.

Family and friends are welcome to come share in celebrating Wayne's life.

Punxsutawney man arrested, charged with homicide, other counts

September 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At a press conference held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced that Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, of Punxsutawney, has been charged in relation to a homicide investigation that started Sunday night in Hamilton, Perry Township, just outside of Punxsutawney.

Police had reported to a bridge over Mahoning Creek just off of Miller Road after receiving a report from an area resident that human remains had been located below the bridge.

September 16th

PSP-Punxsy still seeking details to assist with homicide investigation

September 16, 2013

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police released no further details on Monday concerning a homicide investigation resulting from the recovery of human remains found Sunday in Mahoning Creek off of Miller Road in the village of Hamilton in Perry Township.

Late Sunday night, PSP-Punxsy said that the case had been deemed a homicide investigation, and that the remains located were those of a white male.

Blose leads Punxsutawney past DCC

September 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— In an "anything you can do, I can do better" example, the boys' golf team doesn't want to be overlooked by the girls' golf team, as both are having extraordinary seasons.

When DuBois Central Catholic came to town, the Chucks made sure that they represented the Punxsy golf program well, defeating the Cardinals 181-193.

All season long, there has been a different golfer who has stepped up to lead the team to victory in each match.

On Monday, it was Brandon Blose's turn.

Blose shot a course-low 42 on the front-nine, par-37 course.

PAHGS commends Grace Place, Graystone; Spence speaks on historic preservation

September 16, 2013

At its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society honored two organizations with Certificates of Commendation.

Pictured are (from left) the Rev. Timothy Spence, who was also the speaker for the night, receiving the award on behalf of Grace Place through the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry; Elmer Reed, PAHGS Board of Trustees chairman; and Jeff Long, receiving the certificate on behalf of Jeff S. Long Construction.

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

Evelyn K. McNamara (nee Depp), 63

September 16, 2013

Evelyn K. McNamara (nee Depp), 63, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas McNamara; and her parents, Paul and Alverda Depp.

She was the loving mother to Andrew (Joyce) Suckart and Sean (Jessica) Suckart; dear grandmother to Jacob, Joshua, Jenna, Amanda, Cassie, Connor, Jocelyn and Alexa; sister to Karen (Richard) Noernberg, Patricia Carmichael and Alan (Jana) Depp; and aunt to Brenda, Beverly, Ian and Ryan.

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