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November 5th

Punxsy School Board members discuss contract extension for business administrator

November 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board disagreed over a proposed contract extension for Susan H. Robertson, the district business administrator, at Tuesday's school board meeting.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Robert Ellenberger, 63

November 5, 2013

Robert Ellenberger, 63, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 11, 1950, in Waynesburg, a son of Percy and Betty Ann (Hathaway) Ellenberger.

He was a member of the Albion United Church.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling, family and his dog
Veejay.

He was a former member of the IUP Board, Punxsutawney Hospital Board and the Rotary.

He was the manager of the First Commonwealth Bank in Punxsutawney and retired from there in 2006.

November 4th

Don't forget to vote!

November 5, 2013

POLLS OPEN TODAY FROM 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M.

Toy time! ‘Tots’ collection campaign kicks off Saturday

November 5, 2013

The gingerbread house is open and ready for this Saturday’s kickoff event for the annual U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" campaign in Jefferson County.

Pictured in front of the Femco Machine gingerbread house (from left) are Janeen Love, Community Action, Inc., Senior Corps-RSVP project director; Kyle Lowry of Femco Machine, Inc.; and Lori Richardson, sales and marketing director for Femco Machine in Punxsy.

For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85

November 4, 2013

Alfred P. “Al” Barletta, 85, formerly of Soldier, Pa., passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in South Carolina, at his daughter’s house where he made his home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born April 28, 1928, in Soldier, the son of Dominic and Caroline (Longo) Barletta.

He married Lois (Deemer) Barletta, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Barletta was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed crossword and Sudoku puzzles and baking.

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78

November 4, 2013

Kenneth K. Cielo, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa, after a long and courageous battle with COPD.

Mr. Cielo was born on May 1, 1935, in Vandergrift, Pa., the son of the late Hazel M. Cielo and Kelly R. Cielo.

Ken attended Brookville and Punxsutawney high schools.

He joined the Navy after graduation and served four years as lead trumpet player for the Navy band.

Ken worked at the family-owned car sales business, Kelly Cielo Ford, during the ‘60s and ‘70s, along with playing with various musical groups.

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92

November 4, 2013

Sylvia Frances Murray, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

She was born July 19, 1921, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of the late Glenn and Sarah (Rea) Uplinger.

She was married to George Murray, who preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney.

She is survived by three daughters, Sylvia Reed and husband Don of New Bethlehem, Pa., Carol Smith and husband Paul of Illinois, and Edith Bergbigler and husband Don of Fenelton, Pa.; and by one sister, Katherine Cramer of Ohio.

November 3rd

REELING IN DONATIONS FOR PACC

November 4, 2013

Students from the IUP Culinary School were out collecting donations last Saturday to help the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) raise money to purchase a digital projector to replace the old 35mm projector.

Pictured is Rob McCoy (center), PACC director, accepting a donation in the amount of $1,300 that was raised by students during Tag Days.

McCoy said that so far, $30,000 has been raised by various groups.

The cost of a digital projector is approximately $70,000, and the board of directors is hoping to purchase one before the end of spring.

Way Back When

November 4, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
October 20, 1897

Destructive Forest Fire
A destructive forest fire is raging in the large timber tract north of Brookville, known as the Mayes tract. There are several thousand acres of excellent pine and hemlock on it, and the loss will be enormous.

Arnold L. Dunmire, 82

November 3, 2013

Arnold L. Dunmire, 82, of Young Township, died on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Dunmire was born on April 7, 1931, at home, in Rossiter, Indiana County, the second of four sons of Carlton C. Dunmire and Laura A. (Roush) Dunmire.

He spent most of his childhood and youth on the family farm in Banks Township, Indiana County.

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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