Archive - 2013
CRAWFORDTOWN â€” A quickly spreading structure fire caused heavy damage to a house located at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawford-town, Young Township, on Wednesday evening.
Elk Run, Central and Lindsey were called to the blaze at 8:40 p.m., with McCalmont Township Fire Company first on scene and reporting that the structure was fully involved with the orange flames showing bright in the night sky. Firefighters were able to knock the blaze down within a few minutes.
After weeks and weeks of practice and hard work by numerous actors and
committees, tonight is the night Ââ€” Opening Night for the 2013 PAHS Variety Show. The show will feature 19 performances over two acts, with an intermission to allow attendees an opportunity to purchase some of the ever-famous fudge. The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight and will continue on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Pictured here are emcees (from left) Alex Anderson, Caroline Dunkel and Maija Carol preparing for the show during a dress rehearsal earlier this week.
The Jefferson County Commissioners and members of the McCalmont Township Supervisors gathered Wednesday to commemorate the demolition of a dilapidated structure on Main Street in Anita.
For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Matson D. Blose, Jr., 87, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Matson D. Blose, Sr. and Carrie (Lewis) Blose.
On March 23, 1945, he married Anna Lou Wolfe, who survives.
They had just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
He was a member of SS.C.D.
He was a sergeant in the Air Force and served during World War II.
He was the owner of M. Blose and Sons Scrap Yard in Walston, Pa.
Helen G. Brickell, 92, of Smithport, Pa., died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
The daughter of George Ray and Lillian (Williams) Brickell, she was born on Feb. 3, 1921, in Banks Twp., Indiana County.
Helen was a lifelong member of the Wilgus Wesleyan Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and church treasurer.
For 30 years, she was employed as a seamstress at Sportswear in Punxsu-
tawney, prior to her retirement in 1984.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Are you ready for some fudge?
Yup, it's that time again â€” time for the annual PAHS Variety Show to be held at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday at the high school auditorium, with a portion of the proceeds to go toward the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.
Austin Sabatucci, assistant executive director, said the theme this year is "It's Our Time."
"We have a lot of diverse skits this year; they're very original, especially after talking to the advisors," Sabatucci said, adding that the show will be very funny and will appeal to a broad audience this year.
CLARION â€” Clarion University's Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series â€” "Realities of Race" â€” continued on Monday with a presentation of "The True Meaning of the Dream" by Dr. Alveda King.
The series, according to Clarion University's website, "was established to provide the Clarion University community with cultural experiences that inspire learning through thoughtful discussions."
And King knows a thing or two about cultural experiences, being the niece of famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
ROSE TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said, actor(s) discharged a pistol from the Allegheny Boulevard area of the Brookville Borough.
The bullet ricocheted, broke a window and damaged the window screen at EarthWorx, located along Route 36.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.
Arthur â€śDutchâ€ť Kline, Jr., 82, of Knox Dale, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Brookside Manor.
He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Yatesboro, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie (Allenbaugh) Kline, Sr.
He was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School.
Dutch worked at Jackson China in the Quality Control department for 30 years.
He also had worked at Reynoldsville Casket Company for seven years.
He was a simple man that loved summertime and enjoyed walking in the outdoors with his dog, Tonya.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Geraldine Vanwhy of Punxsutawney;
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sewer relocation work will proceed ahead of the Elk Run Route 119 bridge replacement project, which is scheduled to begin this summer after school has let out.
Punxsutawney Borough Council received an update on the Route 119 and 310 intersection road construction project during Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
â€śThe sewer line has been revised and reviewed with the borough and sent on to PennDOT for review,â€ť said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager.
White said major work on the bridge and detour will not start until June.