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April 8th

Post 62 essay winners thankful for their freedoms

April 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 recently sponsored an essay contest titled “What Freedom Do I Enjoy Most?” Two hundred eighteen students from the Punxsutawney Area schools, SS.C.D. School and the Punxsutawney Christian School submitted essays.

Fourteen winners were chosen by Unit 62, and five first-place winners were sent on to the American Legion Auxiliary Council for further judging.

Vernie E. Stankovich, 85

April 8, 2013

Vernie E. Stankovich, 85, of Stump Creek, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Born May 11, 1927, in Cramer, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Susie (Krucelyak) Cherban. She married Edward Joseph Stankovich, who preceded her in death.

She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and Rollo Jensen in Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Church; were she was active with the “Kitchen Crew.”

She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69

April 8, 2013

Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69, of Reynoldsville passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.

Born March 4, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Kenneth was the son of the late Kenneth C. Reiter Sr. and Nola D. Nichols Reiter.

On May 25, 1963, he married Sandra L. Jones Reiter, of Reynoldsville, who survives.

He was a 1962 graduate of Reynoldsville High School and a retired employee of Stockdale Mine Supply in Frostburg, Pa.

Kenneth served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.

April 7th

Solid Williamsport holds Punxsy softball in check

April 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A solid all-around softball team is always a challenge, but even more so when a team has limited outside and game time before the matchup.

Despite being on its way to being a good softball club, Punxsy could not match the quality Williamsport squad on Saturday and dropped a close game for the majority of the day, 10-1.

“That was a good quality team over there. They have offense with the pitching to go with it,” noted Lady Chucks coach Alan Pifer. “I told the girls from the start they had to share the hitting load."

Run/Walk for Someone Special raises over $63,000 for Camp Friendship

April 7, 2013

SYKESVILLE — One of Jefferson County's first weekends of sunny and temperate spring weather arrived just in time for the 34th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special event in Sykesville, which raises money each year for The Arc of Clearfield and Jefferson Counties' Camp Friendship program.

This year’s total was $63,400, including money from a Saturday night Zumbathon and Sunday food sales, raffles, donations and sponser money turned in.

BATTLING BAIR ROAD BRUSH FIRE

April 7, 2013

Members of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company are pictured with their brush truck after having extinguished a brush fire with Central Fire Department at 4:02 p.m. Saturday, at 2396 Bair Road in Bell Township.

Earlier, at 12:48 p.m., Central and Elk Run, with assistance from McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company, extinguished a brush fire near the Anita Community Cemetery located in Young Township.

Way Back When

April 7, 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
April 28, 1897

A Day in School

Instead of two hundred there should have been five hundred visitors to the public schools last Friday.

Angelo R. Strano, Jr., 93

April 7, 2013

Angelo R. Strano, Jr., 93, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mulberry Square.

He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Angelo Strano, Sr., and Josephine (Polito) Strano.

On Aug. 7, 1943, he married Sophia (Moskowski) Strano, who survives.

He passed away on her 90th birthday.

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

He was a member of the Walston Club, Eagles, Elks, VFW and the American Legion.

April 5th

Punxsy Phil's Bad Rap inspires rap song

April 5, 2013

Punxsutawney — This past month saw Punxsy’s very own beloved groundhog, Phil, in the spotlight once again. With the harsh winter
dragging on, poor Phil became the target of a frustrated fan.

Though he had a suit tossed at him, he managed to make it through without any charges being pressed — with a little help from one of his closest friends, Bill Deeley, president of the Groundhog Club.

That time in the spotlight has garnered Phil a great deal of attention, and now he has a song and music video dedicated in his honor.

Police seek suspect in N. Jefferson St. stabbing

April 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police continue to search for the suspect in an assault that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m Thursday along North Jefferson Street in Punxsutawney.

Police are searching for a white male, between the age of 20 and 30, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, who was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans and possibly operating, or a passenger inside of, a gray vehicle with an unknown registration, said Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan.

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