Archive - 2013
St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, and those at the Pine Street Senior Center celebrated early on Thursday with a party that included great food and some bingo.
The event was coordinated by Mindy Grose, the new senior center director.
Grose started her new position just three weeks ago after working for 20 years at a retirement community, in Wisconsin.
The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There are a lot of part-time jobs you could apply for if you're looking to make some extra cash, but a part-time job as a pastor is more complicated than most.
Tom Krishart is the new pastor at the Albion Heights United Methodist Church, as of March 1.
"I'm considered part-time with a minimum salary, and I'm a full-time
BIG RUN â In case you haven't been paying attention, it is almost time for spring to arrive, an occasion that is always trumpeted by the Big Run peepers (frogs).
This year, the peepers are lonely and sad, as their best friend and legendary peeper watcher, John London, passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.
The good news is that his son, Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet, said that he will carry on the family tradition of charting and cataloging the escapades and the sounds that the tiny frogs make to announce the beginning of spring.
The Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center was recently named the recipient of three different awards â Excellence in Caregiving, Distinguished Service Award and Excellence in Leadership.
Mulberry celebrated with an employee recognition luncheon as a big thank you to all of the employees.
Pictured (from left) are Tina Wonderling, employee; Lois Puharic, employee; Tammy Hawk, employee; Karen Brown, administrator; Angella Tilman, employee; Melissa Fulmer, employee; and Jennifer Poltrack, admissions and marketing director.
Boy Scouts Troop 250 are busy preparing for a Pancake Breakfast that will be held this Saturday at the Big Run War Memorial. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and eggs with a choice of milk, orange juice or coffee as a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be used for the boys to be able to go to summer camp. Pictured at their most recent meeting are (front, from left) Sacade Shankle, Shayne Campbell, Wyatt States, Matthew Thom; (back) Jeremy Smeal, Jacob States, Jacob Cekovsky, Evan Dinger, Noah Cekovsky and Brandon Smeal.
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.