Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Mahoning Shadow Shuffle decided to celebrate its 10th anniversary by honoring one of its longtime supporters, Indiana First Bank located on Snyder Hill Road in Young Township.
Matt Taladay, president of the Mahoning Shadow Trail, said he and Sue Wolfe, treasurer, presented Shannon Kaza, assistant vice president/branch manager, Indiana First Bank, with a photograph of the trail for being one of the first major backers to give a very generous donation that was used toward constructing the pavilion at Fordham.
Lois Marie Schumacker, 79, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Rheed and Edna (Henry) States.
Mrs. Schumacker was Methodist by faith.
She enjoyed word puzzles, reading the Bible, crocheting and needlepoint. She was a tremendous help in caring for her grandson, John Paul Holeva, during his illness.
Richard G. Pence, 84, Ringgold, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Brookville, a son of the late Dolly Agnes (Shreckengost) and Foster Grant Pence.
On July 5, 1951, he married Lois (Shirey) Pence, who survives.
He was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Ringgold Fire Company, the New Bethlehem Masonic Lodge #522 and a Scout Leader.
He was retired from Citizen Utilities of New Bethlehem.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved woodworking, tying flies and loading shells.
Larry Boyd â€śSqueakâ€ť Smith, 68, Canoe Ridge Road, Rossiter died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at home with his loving family.
Born on April 17, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Virgil and L. Marie (Knisley) Smith.
On Jan. 4, 1965, he married the former Jane Marie Hofman. She survives.
Prior to his retirement in 2007, Larry worked as a coal miner at Greenwich Colliers, he was a mechanic for Murray Ford, Don Vite, Conradâ€™s, and the Brookville Truck Stop and was a foreman for Whipstock.
Mona Elaine Davidson, 73, most recently of Lemoyne, Pa., passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, while in the company of family, at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Pa. Mrs. Davidson is formerly of Freeport, PA.
Mona was born in Ernest, Pa., on March 24, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Lorena Rebecca (Shafer) Lettie and Elmer Leroy Lettie of Punxsutawney. She was one of seven children, with two brothers and four sisters. She was a 1957 graduate of Punxsutawney Area Joint High School.
Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, Punxsutawney, who was arrested in connection with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday at District Magistrate Douglas Chambers' office in Punxsutawney.
Pictured here is Shugars (left) entering a Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office patrol car.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
As the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fox's Pizza Den is gearing up to raise money for a good cause and to remember a dear friend.
Fox's Pizza Den will celebrate Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative, during which it will be donating 10 percent of sales on Friday to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The event will also honor the late Polly Farbo, who was the spokesperson for Slice of Hope at Fox's before passing away this year.
Boyd A. Ferringer, Jr., 83, of Fairmount City, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Golden Living in Clarion.
He was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Fairmount City, a son of the late Boyd A. and Naomi Ruth (Smith) Ferringer, Sr.
Mr. Ferringer served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was very proud to have served his country.
On April 29, 1960, he married the former, Martha Jean Bracken. She survives.
He was a member of the Oakland Church of God.
Boyd previously worked for Crawford Furniture, Bracken's Construction and Clarion Homes.
William J. â€śJiggsâ€ť Covatch, Sr., 86 of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Oct.r 7, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Covatch was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Rossiter, a son of the late Charles and Mary Jane (Barnett) Covatch.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Nancy L. (Restifo) Covatch on April 23, 2002 â€” they were married March 24, 1951 â€” and by his son, William Jerry Covatch, Jr., on Oct. 12, 1985.
He was a veteran of the US Army, having served during the Korean War.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Lady Chucks seventh-and eighth-grade basketball team took to the floor again Tuesday against Curwensville.
As has been the story all year, the Lady Chucks won both games, as the seventh-grade team won 45-16, and the eighth-grade team won 34-5.
For one team to have a perfect record is impressive, but for both teams to have one, that just speaks volumes of the program and talent that Punxsy has.