Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Ready, aim, buy.
Due to the fear of guns being banned that has been stirred recently, many people are purchasing guns and ammunition at a rapid rate at area gun stores, according to those shop owners.
The owners have said that many of their customers are fearful of potential gun control legislation and a possible ban on both guns and ammunition.
Todd Peace, co-owner of Peace's Feed, Guns & Ammo at 300 East Main St. in Big Run, said much of his stock of handgun ammo, .223-calibur ammo and AK rifle rounds is selling out faster than he can order more in.
Kaleb Young (far left) and Joel Bowers (far right) earned themselves a trip to the state wrestling tournament in Hershey after an impressive weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the AAA regional tournament in Altoona.
Young could not be beaten at regionals, earning himself a gold medal, while Bowers won the consolation finals and earned himself the trip to Hershey on Thursday.
The Chucks' duo posed with assistant coach Buddy Young (Kaleb's father, second from left) and head coach Eric Eddy after receiving their respective medals.
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(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 10, 1897
On Thursday night, a freight car containing a large consignment of good for J.A. Weber, was left standing in the yards of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg road at DuBois, and some time during the night it was broken into by burglars who stole sixteen coats, the same number of vests and eighteen pairs of pants.
Dorothy M. Hilliard Armour, 88, Brookville, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
She was born May 21, 1924, in Gaskill Township, a daughter of the late Clyde and Frances (Bouch) Strawcutter.
On Jan. 29, 1944, she married Lawrence A. Hilliard, who preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1984.
She then married the Reverend Marshall Armour on Aug. 23, 1997.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
She worked at Sylvania in Brookville for 18 years and then worked at Rola-Jensen for an additional 18 years.
Frances E. Rupert, 88, formerly of Rossiter, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Canfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late William R. and Bessie (Hileman) Parish.
She was married to Raymond E. Rupert, who preceded her in death on
Sept. 28, 2010.
She was a homemaker and previously worked for the Adrian Hospital
She is survived by a daughter, Irene Rupert of Punxsutawney; and by
several nieces and nephews.
ALTOONA â As was the case last weekend, the Chucks' district champion duo led the team in the first night of the AAA Northwest Regional Tournament on Friday.
Top-seed Joel Bowers (120) and Kaleb Young (126) paced the Punxsy effort with a combined three wins to move into the regional semifinals held at Altoona High School.
âWe had a couple big wins. We had Bowers and Young get through to the semis. It is big matches now of all or nothing,â noted Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy.
BROOKVILLE â The Lady Raiders capped off their triumphant run in the D-IX AA playoffs with a convincing 63-51 victory to capture the title over the Lady Wolves Friday night at Clarion University's Tippin Gym.
"We've said all year that this team can do it (win a championship), and tonight we got it done," said Powell.
NEVILLE ISLAND â When you love a sport and desire to play it to the highest level available, you will find some way to make it happen.
Punxsy Area High School sophomore Eli Thompson, with his family's support, is taking the bull by the horns, or skates to the ice in this case, to play scholastic ice hockey.
For the second year in a row through a co-op provision between high schools, Thompson is playing for and starting on Ford City High School's hockey team.
Today â March 2 â is Dr. Seussâ birthday, and students across the country and across the school district celebrated that day Friday.
The birthday is also known as Read Across America Day, encouraging children to read and helping them find enjoyment in doing so.
Pictured here is Mason Knopick sporting his Dr. Seuss attire in Becky Petersonâs class at Mapleview.
SS.C.D. School is getting ready for an exciting Sunday event called "Bingo Blast."
The event will be held Sunday at the SS.C.D. auditorium, with doors opening at noon.
Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and Bingo will follow at 1 p.m.
The cost is $15, which covers lunch and Bingo.
At the event, there will be 17 vendors on hand.
They will have 15 games of Bingo and three extra-cash Bingos.
All proceeds will benefit the school.
Pictured are SS.C.D. students (front, from left) Riley Laska, Kamren Geist, Jakoby Reinhart; (back) Natalie Miller and Bailee Stello.