Archive - 2013
Pictured (from left) are: Raymond Depp, of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Post No. 62 in Punxsutawney; Renee Belisky; and Trisha Smith, Belisky's mother.
Belisky will be reading her award-winning essay at the American Legion's Memorial Day program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police discovered a burglary that occurred at Lily's Restaurant in the early morning hours on Tuesday while performing security checks.
According to police, the burglary occurred sometime during the early morning hours at Lily's Restaurant along West Mahoning Street, when an unknown actor entered the building through a small window and removed money from the business.
Monday evening, the members of Cub Scout Pack 50 out of Marion Center, accompanied by their families, stopped by The Spiritâ€™s offices to take a tour of the facility.
Spirit Editor Zak Lantz gave the students a tour from front to back and explained the cyclical process of printing a newspaper â€” from advertising to composing to editorial to the pressroom to distribution.
The students asked plenty of good questions, and almost unanimously, their favorite part was seeing the press and learning how it worked.
Itâ€™s that time again for clothing lovers who love a good bargain.
This Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon will be "Free Clothing Days" at the First Church of God.
The event is being coordinated by Shelley Rowan (pictured here), who has been doing it for the past 5 to 6 years.
She has received help from members of her congregation, as well as the PAHS Key Club members.
The event is held in the spring and fall and offers free clothing, shoes, purses and other accessories.
Darien A. Neal, 43, of Rossiter, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was born July 2, 1969, in Punxsutawney.
Darien worked for Joe Hanley Construction.
He was a devoted and loving father to his son, Orion.
He enjoyed playing baseball, and he absolutely loved fishing and hunting.
Darien was a kind and thoughtful man.
He made friends easily with his warm smile and gentle nature, and he always spoke well of others.
Marvin E. Richardson, 82, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 12, 1930, in Johnsonburg, a son of the late Lee and Jennie (Yohe) Richardson.
July 1, 1953, he married his sweetheart, Mary Virginia (Reece) Richardson, who survives, of Rossiter.
Mr. Richardson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Marvin was a 1949 graduate of Marion Center High School.
He was the owner of Marvin's Used Cars since 1977, and in 1991, began operating Marvin's Garage with his son Dan.
Police are looking into a break-in at Lily's Restaurant and Bakery in Punxsutawney, where a "substantial amount of cash" was lost early this morning, according to a report by WPXZ 104.1 FM.
The station reported that this is the second recent break-in at Lily's and one of several reported at local businesses of late.
The report also says that Lily's, Walker Auto Parts, Subway and ISDA have been victimized and that a "substantial reward" is being offered by business owners for any information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible.
INDIANA â€” Susan Kelly is a woman who knows that the worst kind of grief comes from losing a child. Even worse, perhaps, is losing that child to drugs.
That is exactly what happened to Kelly, when her beloved son, Daniel "Hat" Cernic, died at the age of 23 from a heroin overdose in 2005.
To this very day, Kelly grieves for the child she lost to something that has taken so many young lives.
Kelly, a mental health therapist and self-employed mental health consultant, worked for 22 years at the Indiana Guidance Center.
With plenty of other construction already underway in town, another project started Monday morning, as crews started to take down the former Rumors building on W. Mahoning Street.
Fortunately for locals, the new building (seen in background) opened a few months back.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite the fact that there won't be a carnival this year for the Punxsutawney Fire Department's Old Home Week, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival Committee and Tim Krise are pitching in to help.
Scott Depp, chief of Central Fire Department and a member of the Old Home Week Committee, said two days will be added to the schedule to help out the fire department, since the committee was unable to obtain a carnival service to replace J&J Amusements' services.
For the full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.