Archive - 2013
Janet M. Dinger of Northview Drive, Brookville, beloved wife of Harold F. (Pete) Dinger, and daughter of Cloyd (Link) Lingenfelter and Ruby Diener Lingenfelter, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
She was 78 years old and had been a resident of the Jefferson Manor for the past four years.
Janet was born in Brookville on April 3, 1935, and graduated as salutatorian from Brookville Area High School in 1953.
She was married to Pete Dinger in 1954 and lived in Brookville, where they raised their family.
Cecil James Payne, 89, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
He was born March 7, 1924, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Henry James and Ivy Theola (Bowen) Payne.
He was married to Elizabeth Ann (Jordan) Payne, who preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2003.
For many years, he owned and operated the Payne and Pennington Television Sales and Service Center in Punxsutawney.
Cecil played the clarinet in the Punxsutawney High School Band, as well as playing in many local bands.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Josh Greenblatt.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Josh Greenblatt is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the owner of Vision Creative Solutions, or perhaps you have seen him coaching Little League down at the baseball complex.
Outdoor Christmas decorations just like this inflatable snowman may be popping up all over Punxsy soon, as Agape Student Housing is sponsoring an outdoor decorating contest.
For details, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ At a recent meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council granted approval to a request from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce for free parking in the downtown area during the holiday season.
Approval was granted for free parking in downtown from Saturday through Dec. 31.
Dorothy Irene Anderson, 88, of West Springfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on Jan, 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Clay and Margaret Berkey Barnett.
Dorothy graduated from Punxsutawney High School.
She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family.
She loved her home and her animals. Dorothy was an avid family historian and devoted countless hours to compiling her familyâs genealogy.
She greatly enjoyed gardening, cooking and birdwatching.
She was a Daughter of the American Revolution.
This Christmas, the town of Bethlehem in 0 A.D. will come to life at the Paradise United Church of Christ in Henderson Township during its annual Bethlehem Walk. Visitors will become players in the Christmas story as they become travelers in ancient Israel, arriving in Bethlehem for the census.
The Bethlehem Walk will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8 and 15 at the Paradise United Church of Christ Youth Center located at 4336 Big Run Prescottville Rd., Reynoldsville, Pa. There is no charge for admission, though donations will be taken for a to-be-determined cause.
Bev Fairman (left) and Katie Laska are pictured with an upside-down Christmas tree at Fairlady & Company, as they are preparing for Mistletoe Madness, which will be held this Saturday in Punxsutawney.
For details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County commissioners approved a motion to place the 2014 budget on display for 20 days prior to adoption at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The budget includes a half-mill tax increase.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One local man is taking to the media and Internet â in addition to reaching out for help to anyone who will listen â in locating his missing dog.
For almost 10-1/2 weeks, Larry August, a local man who lives south of Punxsutawney, has been searching for his beloved dog.
Duke, a rust-colored miniature pinscher, went missing on Sept. 13, along with his pal, Cherokee.
There is currently a $500 reward for anyone who is able to bring Duke home.
For more information or for anyone wishing to help in this search, visit facebook.com/groups/helpfindduke.