Archive - 2013
A Community Forum regarding school security and safety was held at Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday.
The forum was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Area School District and Punxsutawney Borough Council, and the panel consisted of members of various areas of law enforcement, as well as first responders and school administrators.
James E. Martz, 98, Ringgold, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born June 30, 1914, in Ringgold, a son of the late Jesse and Catherine (Young) Martz.
On May 17, 1939, he married Faye (Young) Martz, who survives.
He was a lifetime member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a teacher and assistant principal of the Punxsutawney Area School District and then became principal of the school district.
Harry R. Gaul, 83, DuBois, formerly of Route 410, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 24, 1929, in Big Run, a son of the late Ivan Gaul and Elizabeth (Fye) Gaul.
He married Carrie E. (Henry) Gaul, who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2005.
Mr. Gaul was a graduate of Plum High School.
He worked for various dairy companies.
He was a musician, playing for many area functions.
He resided in Plum Borough for many years.
Robert Dean Hetrick, 55, of Altoona, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Blair County.
He was born March 15, 1957, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Robert Lee Hetrick and Winona M. (London) Hetrick.
His mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.
He served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam era.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, LeeAnn Hetrick and Linda Kerns Stanford and husband Steve, all of Punxsutawney; and a brother, Barry Hetrick and wife Kimberly of Punxsutawney.
Dora Lynn Sherry, 46, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 16, 1966, in New Castle, a daughter of Clarence E. Brown and the late Dr. Mattie Arnell Brown.
On April 25, 1987, she married Arthur Sherry. He survives.
She was a gentle, kind-spirited woman.
Dora was very artistic, and she enjoyed painting, drawing and graphic arts.
She was very good at working on computers.
CLARION COUNTY â After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts â including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence â surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When one thinks about the art in the town of Punxsutawney, the images of the infamous "Phantastic Phil" statues are one of many things that may come to mind.
And while it is true that the town has combined the world of art with its famous groundhog, Punxsy Phil, what you may not know is that Phil â beloved as he is â is actually an artist himself.
In 2007, he created his own work of art titled "Cabin Fever Chaos," which was done solely for the Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc.
INDIANA â The Indiana County Coronerâs office is investigating the Sunday afternoon death of an Armstrong Township man.
Coroner Michael Baker said 30 year-old Jason William Drew was killed while clearing trees from the edge of a field on land leased by the Reeger Farm just off Anthony Road in Center Township.
The victim was using an extended chain saw to cut a large branch from a tree about 18 feet overhead, when the saw became pinched in the branch.
Wilber Boyd Bair, 85, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Banks Township, Indiana County, a son of the late Lemon Clair and Sarah Jane (Pearce) Bair.
He was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II, where he earned the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
On Dec. 23, 1950, he married the former Margaret Ruth Wilt. She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, 2007.
Mr. Bair attended the First Church of God.
CLARION â Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 29-year-old man with the alleged murder of a 19-year-old Brookville woman.
Shawn Ryan Carr has been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault in the death of Devan Cathlene Knapp.