Archive - 2013
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.
INDIANA â€” Frank Abagnale, considered one of the nation's leading authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secured documents, acted as keynote presenter at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during its financial crimes seminar on Wednesday.
Abagnale is perhaps most famous for the book detailing his life â€” "Catch Me If You Can" â€” and perhaps more so for the movie it was adapted into, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
For Abagnale's tips on how to prevent identity theft and protect your money, pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
DELANCEY â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday that, between noon on Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, an unknown actor defecated in the rear alcove of the DeLancey Post Office in Young Township.
According to police, the actor defecated on the rear door and the cement pad below, which required disinfecting and cleaning of the area.
The actor also left a crushed, empty Busch Light can at the scene.
Anyone with information on the identity of the actor is asked to contact PSP-Punxsy at 938-0510.
Charles Henry â€śChubâ€ť Irvin, 92, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.
He was born Nov. 15,1920, in Big Run, Pa., a son of Benjamin W. Irvin and Mae Laura Bowers.
After serving in World War II in the Army Air Force (P-38 squadron), he spent his working years at the Citizens National Bank of Big Run in every capacity, retiring as bank CEO in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen L. Reams (Yohe) Irvin; a daughter, Cheryl L. Brownell; a son, John C. Irvin; two stepsons, Gary and Roger Yohe; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen Curry, 100, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Arden Courts in Allentown, Pa.
She was born July 22, 1912, in Sandy Ridge, Pa., a daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Hoover) Cowher.
On Jan. 26, 1946, she married Theodore R. Curry, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1990.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney, where she served as a member of the Diaconate and the Board of Trustees.
She was a graduate of Osceola Mills High School and the Altoona School of Commerce.
WALSTON â€” First Assembly of God in Walston will once again be hosting a food distribution with Second Harvest on Monday, March 18.
You may register for food by signing up starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. Please call (814) 938-3724.
You must speak with someone to confirm your registration for the food distribution.