Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board Buildings and Groundsâ Committee discussed numerous items at their recent meeting, specifically heat in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and the facility use request form.
To find out members' views on the facility usage fee, in addition to questions and comments posed by Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The Children's Health Fair kicked off Saturday with fun events for the entire family.
Van Dyke and Company performed a few dance routines and welcomed those who wished to try dance themselves.
Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy co-hosted the fair at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
For more pictures, visit our online photo gallery or pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
March 17, 1897
Opening the Mills
On Monday morning the two large saw mills owned by Wise & Hall at Big Run, resumed operations, giving employment to a large force of men.
They have a large number of logs on hand and the mills will be kept running steadily all season.
Imogene L. Wyant, 78, of New Bethlehem, died on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.
She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Dayton, a daughter of Frank W. and Esther (Syphrit) Powell.
She married Arthur Glenn Wyant on June 11, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2013.
She was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church.
She worked for Rola Jensen and in the cafeteria at the Clarion Hospital.
She and her husband enjoyed going square dancing.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
HERSHEY â Many times, one can use a first-time experience to build upon in the future.
To see how Punxsy's Kaleb Young faired at Day 2 of the PIAA AAA State Championships, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you want to think warm thoughts that will propel us into summer-like weather, than why not think of the Punxsutawney Relay For Life event, which will be held on Saturday, July 13, in Barclay Square.
Plans and preparations for this yearâs event are already well underway.
"We need people to recruit new teams for the Relay," said Jennifer Heinze, co-chair with Robyn Shaffer for the Punxsy Relay again this year.
For more details, see today's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will conclude its 2012-2013 concert season in Punxsutawney on Thursday evening, March 14, at the Punxsutawney Area High School with the concert by The Side Street Strutters.
For details, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Jeanie Smith, age 9, of Punxsutawney donated 12 inches of her hair to "Wigs for Kids" on March 1, marking the fourth time she has done so.
She previously donated her hair for the same cause on April 16, 2011;
March 6, 2009; and May 15, 2007.
Jeanie is currently in fourth grade at Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
Jeanie believes that, even though she is only a child, she can help other children who need hair by donating her own.
All four times, Alicia Burkett, current owner of Alicia's Hair Cottage, cut Jeanie Smith's hair.
Betty June Baughman, 90, of Summerville, Pa., passed away at the Brookville Hospital on Friday, March 8, 2013.
She was born on July 26, 1922, in New Bethlehem, a daughter of the late Glenn Sr. and Dora (Hockenberry) Hess of New Bethlehem, Pa.
Betty was an honors graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Class of 1940.
In her teen years, she was a drummer for the "Tune Twisters" who played throughout the New Bethlehem area.
She served as Inspector of Elections on the Beaver Township Election Board for many years.
Raymond E. Long, Sr., 85, of Anita, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 8, 2013.
He was born on June 19, 1927, in Anita, a son of the late Edwin Russell and Josephine Bernadine (Nelson) Long.
Mr. Long served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946, in Sanford, Fla.
On Jan. 24, 1947, he married Irene Felisky, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1978.
He then married Nancy Males on January 25, 1980; she also preceded him in death on April 8, 1991.
Mr. Long was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Punxsutawney.