Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â This past Valentineâs Day brought out the talent and determination of five local women whose goal was to make a difference while providing a tasty treat.
For the past two years, the Crazy Birds Relay for Life team has worked hard to make and sell chocolate-covered strawberries. This year, the goal was to sell close to 1,000 dozen and that goal was nearly met, with the team selling 787 dozen.
The Crazy Birds was founded and created by Chantell Kaylor in 2011, in memory of her grandmother, who lost her life to lung cancer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Safety First! was the theme for the community forum on school security that was held Tuesday evening in the Punxsutawney Area High School Auditorium. The moderator for the panel discussion was Tom Chelgren, retired Pennsylvania State Police officer.
Chelgren said the key component in the forum was the word safety.
The other moderators â Cindy Depp-Hutchinson and Brian Smith â took care of the questions that were brought to the table, which were written on 3x5 index cards or taken âšfrom the submissions on the website.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the publicâs help in locating a runaway Dayton juvenile.
At 8:18 p.m. Wednesday evening, PSP reported that Daniel Frank Jablonski, 14, failed to return home after school on Wednesday. He was last seen at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
Jablonski is reported to be 5-9 and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He has wavy, collar-length brown hair and blue eyes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Area School Board heard a presentation from various members of the community regarding the implementation of a junior high soccer program in the district at Wednesday night's meeting.
Dr. Dave Gigliotti, soccer dad and president of the Punxsutawney Soccer Association (PSA), said that soccer is catching fire all over the world.
"We've grown our PSA program to a great level," Gigliotti said, "over 300 kids per season have participated. It is mainly for recreation, where everybody can get involved."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Dec. 11, 2011, will live in infamy for many people in Punxsutawney, for that was the day the Punxsy Hotel died.
For the owners, Ken and Toie Neal, it was tragic night and morning.
The Punxsy Hotel was originally named the Glecker Hotel when first constructed in 1908 on North Findley Street.
Toie Neal said she first became involved with the operations of the Punxsy Hotel when her brother, the late John Mizerock, first bought it in 1967.
CLARION COUNTY â After a 29-year-old man was charged Monday with third-degree murder in the January death of 19-year-old Devan Knapp of Brookville, a second man, 32-year-old Joel Tanner Stark of Rimersburg, has been charged with several criminal conspiracy counts â including abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence â surrounding Knapp's death and the moving of her body, WJAC-TV reported Tuesday.
Members of the 4th-grade class at Ss. Cosmas & Damian School toured Spirit Publishing Co.âs facility Tuesday afternoon to get a feel for the daily operation of a paper and what goes into making a newspaper in hopes of bringing back the school newspaper, which has been out of print as of late.
Students â pictured here in front of the printing press with Tracy Smith (back, left), Spirit publisher, and Zak Lantz (back, right), Spirit editor â asked questions, some of which they had prepared in advance, of the staff members as the first step of putting together their own edition.
A Community Forum regarding school security and safety was held at Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday.
The forum was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Area School District and Punxsutawney Borough Council, and the panel consisted of members of various areas of law enforcement, as well as first responders and school administrators.
James E. Martz, 98, Ringgold, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Brookville Hospital.
He was born June 30, 1914, in Ringgold, a son of the late Jesse and Catherine (Young) Martz.
On May 17, 1939, he married Faye (Young) Martz, who survives.
He was a lifetime member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a teacher and assistant principal of the Punxsutawney Area School District and then became principal of the school district.
Harry R. Gaul, 83, DuBois, formerly of Route 410, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 24, 1929, in Big Run, a son of the late Ivan Gaul and Elizabeth (Fye) Gaul.
He married Carrie E. (Henry) Gaul, who preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2005.
Mr. Gaul was a graduate of Plum High School.
He worked for various dairy companies.
He was a musician, playing for many area functions.
He resided in Plum Borough for many years.