Archive - 2013
The SS.C.D. Elementary School Choir is pictured singing Christmas carols to the residents at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney as part of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign on Wednesday. Polly Mills,
Jacquelyn Walker, 55, of Anita, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on April 6, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of John "Jack" and Betty Jean (Schutz) Zeedick.
She was married to David E. Walker, who survives.
She was a special needs bus aide/warehouse person/cafeteria aide/traffic director for the Punxsutawney Area School District.
She is survived by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Nikki Shank and husband Randy of Punxsutawney; one sister, Ruth Ann Zeedick of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
MaryEllen Delp, 43, of Brookville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.
Born on Feb. 20, 1970, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of Stanley Paul Miller (Elaine), who survives in Mount Bethel, Pa., and Lynda Jean Hughes, who survives in Bangor, Pa.
On May 10, 1996, in Bangor, Pa., she married Charles E. Delp Jr., who survives.
She worked as a school bus driver for Krise Bus Co. in Punxsutawney, and for Jefferson-Clarion Co. Head Start.
Howard Lewis Buck, 80, of Brookville, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Born on April 22, 1933, Howard was the son of Admiral Frank Buck and Ida Mae Tice Buck.
On Jan. 31, 1958, he married Avrilla Hilliard, who survives, in South Bethlehem, Pa.
The Punxsutawney Red Kettle Campaign is behind in donations by approximately $11,000 this year with a week to go. Pictured is Russ
Henry (left) of Punxsutawney giving money to the kettle located outside
Fezellâ€™s County Market in the Groundhog Plaza that is manned by
For a story on the current state of the Red Kettle Campaign, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Lynn Albert Davidson, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 28, 1926, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Ash Neal and Nora Mae (Roberts) Davidson.
He was a member of Cloe United Methodist Church.
Mr. Davidson was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II.
On Aug. 28, 1944, he married the former Edith Mae Sndyer, who survives.
He enjoyed woodworking, and he built many things for his home. He also liked to watch sports, especially the Steelers.
Ginger Lee Poorman, 62, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 9, 1951, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and was raised the daughter of Ivan and Mabel Lansberry.
On Sept. 15, 1967, she married William Henry Poorman, Jr., who survives.
Ginger previously enjoyed volunteering for Community Action, Inc. She was awarded a plaque for her service.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, drawing and sewing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As of late, the Lady Chucks had been struggling from the field in back-to-back games against Brookville and Keystone.
Head Coach Randy Reitz preached the importance of sticking with it, because the shots have to eventually fall.
In Monday's 66-24 win over Clearfield, all of the shots went Punxsy's way.
"I think playing at home with familiar surroundings gave us some confidence," Reitz said. "When you knock down the first two or three jump shots, it's a lot easier to play this game."
Pick up today's copy of The Spirit to read the full story.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Punxsutawney Borough Council held a special meeting on Monday evening, to discuss a few important items on the agenda.
Most notably, Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan's contract was approved after much discussion. The contract will be presented to Fedigan as soon as possible.
In other business:
â€˘ The nomination of two new Civil Service Commission members. Steve Story and Bill Spencer were nominated, and the motion was approved.
The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation got started Monday on WPXZ 104.1 FM. Pictured are Lindsey Herzing (left), regional manager for Make-A-Wish, and Ivy Kiesling, a Wish Kid, broadcasting from Miller Brothers Furniture on Monday afternoon.
Tuesdayâ€™s Light Up a Child's Life activity will begin at 7 a.m. at Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.