Archive - 2013
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(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Tom Chelgren.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Tom Chelgren is a recognizable face around town. He may be most recognizable as a former sergeant for the Pennsylvania State Police, or perhaps, you have seen him throughout the community involved in one of his many activities.
Seven actors will bring 22 characters to life in the uproariously funny satire, âGreater Tuna.â
Appearing in the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guildâs concluding play of the season are (front, from left) Laura Chelgren, Loretta Ball, Jennifer Soliday (director); (back) S. Thomas Curry, Terry A. Fye, Ilona Ball and Doug Fye.
The show will be staged at 7:30 nightly in the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium on Oct. 25 and 26, and Nov. 1 and 2.
UNXSUTAWNEY â On Thursday night, the Lady Chucks' volleyball team hosted the Lady Raiders of Brookville for their Senior Night.
With their rival in town, and their seniors being honored, the best case scenario for the Lady Chucks would be a three-game shut out of the Lady Raiders.
While they were unable to complete that unreachable task, they did the next best thing.
Punxsy sent off its seniors with a three-game sweep, outscoring the Lady Raiders 75-21 (25-5, 25-10, 25-6) en route to victory.
PITTSBURGH â On Tuesday, former Spirit Publisher William C. "Bill" Anderson died at the age of 62.
For a full story with reactions from community members who worked with and knew Anderson, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
For Anderson's full obituary, see Page 2 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
CHEST TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY â One juvenile female was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 3006 (Westover Road) in Chest Township, Clearfield County at 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported.
The crash took place when a 2003 Ford F-250 was traveling south on Westover Road at a high rate of speed, the report said. The truck crossed over into the northbound lane of travel and proceeded to leave the roadway.
William Carl âBillâ Anderson Jr., 62, of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home with family.
Bill was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late William Carl Anderson Sr. and the late Lenna âMarlysâ Hubbard.
Bill is survived by his three children, William Carl Anderson III of Denver, Colo., and Corrie Ann Anderson and Amy Marie Anderson of Pittsburgh; his ex-wife Jessie Ann Anderson of Punxsutawney; as well as his beloved dog, Ruby.
Jane O. Baun, 82, Punxsutawney, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born Oct. 2, 1931, a daughter of the late Alexander and Olga (Anderson) Campbell.
She was first married to John Milliron, Jr., who preceded her in death on July 15, 1976. She then married Elmer Baun, who survives, on Oct. 1, 1981.
Jane was a kind and gentle spirit, a true lady, as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, who loved her family above all else. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity to everyone.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The seventh and eighth-grade, as well as the ninth-grade Chucks took on Keystone at Jack LaMarca Stadium on Wednesday night.
As their last home game of the season, the boys knew the importance of walking away with a win.
The seventh-and eighth-grade team kicked off the action with a 36-26 victory, which was followed by a 30-0 win by the ninth-grade squad.
"It's a nice way to send the boys off," ninth-grade head coach Todd Heigley said. "A win was nice, but a shutout is icing on the cake."
This tree located by the George C. Brown Community Pool is allegedly on the easement of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and must be removed for the flood control to receive a passing grade from FEMA and for Punxsy to not be declared a flood plain.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.