Archive - 2013
Rosemarie Palmer, 75, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1937, in Islin, Pa., a daughter of the late Alfonso and Gladys (Palmer) Gallo.
On Aug. 9, 1982, she married Joseph A. Palmer, who survives.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.
She was a talented quilter, who enjoyed shopping, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Nicholas Michael Lorenzo, 40, of San Francisco, Ca., passed away on March 2, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 6, 1972, in DuBois, and was raised in Punxsutawney. He was the son of Nicholas F. Lorenzo, Jr., of Punxsutawney and Patricia C. Lorenzo of Aptos, Calif. He is also survived by his brother, Matthew C. Lorenzo, of San Jose, Ca., and his grandmother, Jean D. Lorenzo of Brockway.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nicholas F. Lorenzo, M.D., and by his maternal grandparents, Harold C. and Helen A. Connare.
Bob Colkitt, 84, of Indiana, formerly of Plumville, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on March 9, 2013, in Sarasota Fla. Bob passed peacefully after age caught up with him. He was born on Feb. 24, 1929, in Punxsutawney to Clarence and Sarah Couser Colkitt.
At the age of 15, Bob began a long and successful career in sales by working as a commissioned sales clerk at Montgomery Ward. Bob frequently worked two jobs all through high school. He was the class president and captain of the Punxsutawney High School basketball and football teams when he graduated in 1947.
To see how the Lady Chucks did to wrap up their season play, pick up a copy of Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed that the month of March 2013 is Dog License Awareness Month in the county at their meeting on Tuesday.
The proclamation came with a handful of special guests â€” Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George D. Greig, State Dog Warden Jamie Carlson and President of PADogLicense.com Jason Abla, introduced to the commission by County Treasurer James "Moon" VanSteenberg.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It's Rotary Auction time in Punxsutawney, and once again, the public will have the chance to bid on a large variety of items beginning at 9:05 a.m. Saturday live on WPXZ 104.1 FM from BFG Manufacturing Services in the Punxsutawney Industrial Park.
"The auction has been a tradition in excess of 40 years and was the original idea of a great Punxsutawney Rotatrian, Charlie Ehrhardt, who owned WPME (WPXZ) Radio at the time and came up with a fun day of raising money for the community," said Tom Chelgren of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club.
PITTSBURGH â€” When youâ€™re good, youâ€™re good, such is the case with Scott Anthony, owner of Foxâ€™s Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, was awarded the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Associationâ€™s (PR&LA) Good Neighbor Award last Sunday at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel.
2013 has been a busy year for Anthony. First, he was named 2012 Man of the Year at the Groundhog Banquet on Feb. 1; then the National Restaurant Association appointed him to the Pizza Industry Council; and now he was the recipient of the Restaurant Neighbor Award from the PR&LA.
Katie A. Fisher, 79, of Luthersburg, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Fisher was born April 25, 1933, in Apple Creek, Ohio, a daughter of the late Atlee and Susie (Wengerd) Byler.
She was married to Eli W. Fisher, who preceded her in death.
As Easter quickly approaches, the PRIDE organization is gearing up for the Easter egg promotion event to be held downtown.
Downtown merchants will be distributing plastic Easter eggs, which will contain a coupon for that business.
The promotion kicks off March 18 and will run through March 30.
PRIDE is encouraging merchants to have their own local promotions in hopes of boosting sales and bringing in potential shoppers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a motion to put six streets out to bid and approved oil and chipping for another street and many of the alleys in the borough at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting.
To find out which streets will be paved and where oil and chipping is scheduled, pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.