Archive - 2013
Doris B. Hunger, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed peacefully at home with her family on Thursday, March 7, 2013.
She was born July 25, 1930 in Summerville, Pa., the daughter of the late Donald and Sarah (Wayland) Burns.
She was married to John B. Hunger, Jr., who preceded her in death on July 20, 2002.
She and her husband owned and operated Hunger's Office Supply in Punxsutawney and the Hunger's Hallmark at the Groundhog Plaza.
Peter T. Pascuzzo, 53, of Punxsutawney, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 8, 2013, at home.
He was born June 19, 1959, in Punxsutawney, a son of Peter P. and the late Mary Lou (Treharne) Pascuzzo.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the strip mining and reclamation industries.
Pete's favorite pastime was hanging out with his friends at the Walston Club.
While their varsity counterparts are competing at the state championships, Punxsy's next wrestling generation prepares for the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Area V Tournament. The 13 Chucks qualifying for the PJW Area V will test their mettle on March 16 at Clarion University.
HERSHEY â€” The wrestling competition does not come at any higher scholastic level than at the Pennsylvania state championships.
Punxsyâ€™s state qualifying duo proved it belonged on the first day of the PIAA AAA Championships at Hershey.
On Thursday, Kaleb Young (126) rebounded from down a point with 40 seconds left for five points to pull out a 10-6 win over Boyertownâ€™s Eddie Kriczky.
Young's elder teammate, Joel Bowers, produced a pair of solid efforts but came up just short in his run at states.
The antics of the rustics from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" serve as the bookend scenes in "Much Ado About Will," the two-act celebration of the words of William Shakespeare.
The Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild's current show will have its final two performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School.
Tickets are sold at the door.
In themed segments, the play serves up a generous sample of the comedy and drama that have made the Bard the most famous playwright in the world.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority has created a brief electronics recycling guide specific to county residents in the wake of a disposal ban on certain electronic covered devices that went into effect in Pennsylvania on Jan. 24.
To find out where and how to recycle your electronics, pick up Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This weekend promises a good time, not only for the children but for the entire family, as taking place for the first time in this community will be the Children's Health Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
The event is being hosted by Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy.
It is being funded through a special grant that is used to promote healthy children and family in communities through exercise, nutrition and behaviors.
At Tuesday's voting meeting, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted on a proposal to start a middle school soccer program.
To see how the discussion surrounding the vote went, and to see results of the vote, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A true artist is one who not only has a passion for art, but also an eye for detail.
And there are many forms of visual art, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and photography.
For Jane Spencer, her love of all things art began at a very young age.
â€śWhen I was a kid, I used to draw cartoons out of the funny pages,â€ť said Spencer.
As a teenager, she began to do still-life art, as well as oil painting.
Spencer says that once she got married, it was hard to find time to paint or draw, especially after having three children.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” One of the hardest parts of being a mother is
learning your child is ill and not being able to do anything about it.
For Darla DeHaven, that nightmare became a reality when she learned that her 27-year-old daughter Keara Dove has Stage 3 breast cancer.
A couple of months ago, Keara, who has been living in Tustin, Calif., with her husband and 5-year-old son, returned to Punxsutawney to attend a funeral.
While here, she discovered a lump on one of her breasts. The doctors ran tests, which came back with benign results.