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Archive - 2013

April 5th

Elk Run, Central battle brush fire; Chief says conditions not right for burning

April 5, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Windy and dry conditions have prompted a red flag warning for brush fires across the Jefferson County Area.

The National Weather Service says gusty winds, along with humidity levels as low as 20 percent, mean there is a "great potential" for wildfires in the area throughout the day, along with the possibility that any blazes that do start could easily spread.

A good sign of spring: Big Run peepers peep

April 5, 2013

BIG RUN — First-year frogcaster Jeff London has reported that the tiny peeper frogs began to sing in the Big Run Swamp at 2:10 p.m. on Friday.

London said that was their first look through the ice, and they have two
more to go before spring settles in for good.

London had predicted earlier in the week that it wasn't going to occur until Friday or today.

Up until this year, April 2 was the latest the tiny frogs had peeped, but now, the new longest record is established
as April 5.

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81

April 5, 2013

Mary Magdelen Felix, 81, Stump Creek, died suddenly on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at DRMC.

She was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Adrian, a daughter of Patsy and Ruby (Sabarich) Bevak.

She married Edward F. Felix, Sr. on June 3, 1951, at St. Adrian Church in DeLancey.

Mary was a graduate of St. Adrian Catholic School.

She worked at BF Goodrich, Rola Jensen in Punxy and Paris Cleaners in DuBois, from where she retired.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Sykesville.

Melvin Mitchell, 79

April 5, 2013

Melvin Mitchell, 79, of Brookville, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Mel was born on Oct. 5, 1933, in Punxsutawney, the son of late Mae (Amundson) and Melvin S. Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Pattison) Mitchell; his parents; and his brother, Hans Eugene “Fritz” Mitchell.

A 1951 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Mel began his career as an educator at Reynoldsville High School, Punxsutawney High School and Tyrone High School.

April 4th

Lady Chucks win opener, Chucks cruise to second-straight win

April 4, 2013

The Lady Chucks won their opening game against Bradford in convincing fashion, and the Chucks baseball squad downed the Owl boys' squad to improve to 2-0 on the season.

For the full recap of each story, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Punxsutawney man airlifted after Summit Road rollover

April 4, 2013

A Punxsutawney man was injured late Thursday afternoon after he lost
control of his 1987 Chevy S10 on Summit Road.

The vehicle rolled over on to its roof, causing disabling damage.

The man was transported via ambulance to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, from which he was then flown via helicopter to a trauma center.

McCalmont Township Fire Department and Punxsutawney State Police responded to the scene.

Police release names, file charges in November egging incident

April 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have released one name and filed charges related to a series of egging incidents that occurred between the dates of Nov. 17 and 18, 2012.

The incidents occurred in McCalmont Township, Young Township, Perry Township, Big Run Borough, Sykesville Borough, Reynoldsville Borough and Punxsutawney Borough in Jefferson County; Canoe Township, Banks Township, Montgomery Township and Burnside Borough in Indiana County; and DuBois City and Sandy Township in Clearfield County.

Film director Spike Lee visits Clarion University as part of cultural series

April 4, 2013

CLARION — Acclaimed film director Spike Lee delivered a presentation at Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday as part of the Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series Endowment of the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., established to provide the community with thought-provoking and
discussion-starting cultural experiences.

Lee is the award-winning, two-time Oscar-nominated director of such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” He has also worked as a producer, a writer and, occasionally, an actor.

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

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48

April 4, 2013

John C. Spiers, Sr., 48, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

He was born June 21, 1964, in Punxsutawney, the son of James Richard Spiers and Jemima C. (Hill) Spiers.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, fishing and working on vehicles.

April 3rd

Superintendent Wolfe addresses resolution calling for cyber school funding formula reform

April 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board voted to approve a resolution calling for reform of the Commonwealth's cyber charter school funding formula.

For a full recap of Dr. Keith Wolfe's comments on the resolution, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship...
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