Archive - 2013
At Friday nightâ€™s football game, Punxsutawney Area High School honored the Homecoming Court and crowned Searra Wasicki (second from left) as Homecoming Queen. Isabella Gallina (second from right) was named Homecoming Princess.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police respond to the scene of this 2000 Toyota Celica rollover over on Route 310 in Young Township on Friday.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
William G. â€śGurnâ€ť Satterlee, 83, Mahaffey, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Marion Center, the son of the late William F. and Esther C. (Good) Satterlee.
On March 21, 1997, he married Beverly K. Campbell, who survives.
He was a member of the Mahaffey United Methodist Church.
He was a graduate of the Marion Center Class of 1950.
He served two years in the U.S. Navy in the early 1950s.
He was a member of the Masons and the Shriners.
On May 15, 1959, he started his own business, William G. Satterlee and Sons.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks' fortune had to change sooner rather than later.
The last time the Lady Chucks appeared on their home court, the Bradford Lady Owls walked out victorious to the tune of a 3-0 sweep.
On Monday, after leading two games to zero, the Lady Rovers of Brockway fought back to take a 3-2 win on their home court.
On Thursday night, the Lady Chucks looked like a brand new team, as they defeated the Lady Beavers of DuBois 25-14, 25-12, 25-14 for the 3-0 win.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After improving to 3-3 last Friday against the Clarion-Limestone Lions, the Punxsy Chucks are ready to come back home for tonight's game against Karns City.
The Chucks can't afford to look ahead to next week's game againt the powerhouse that is Clarion, as Punxsy knows that Karns City isn't a team that can be overlooked.
A benefit dinner will be held for John Raniowski from 4 to 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Rossiter American Legion.
This summer, Raniowski suffered head trauma and then had a stroke in August, which left him paralyzed on his right side.
To help with medical expenses and other expenses related to his care, friends will be hosting the benefit.
Pictured are a few members of the Church of the Resurrection Youth Group of Rossiter, who Raniowski often helped out (from left): Lexie Holeva, Ashley Holeva and Lucy Hawk holding Ty Behrendt.
Captain Keith Jache, co-commander of the Salvation Army in Punxsy, is pictured with the corpsâ€™ canteen truck, which is used to respond to emergencies throughout the county.
The canteen truck is one of the ministries that is supported through the annual Harvest Radio Auction, which can be heard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on 104.1 WPXZ.
Jache said the phone numbers to call for the auction on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., are 814-938-5530, 814-246-9880 and 814-938-9938.
A list of the auction items is also available on Page 9 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Lynn Porada.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Lynn Porada is a recognizable face around town.
You may have seen her working at Dr. Frank Bizouskyâ€™s office, or perhaps you have seen her rescuing stray animals throughout town.
An avid animal lover and animal advocate, Porada was born and raised in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee is warning residents to beware of possible scam artists who may be working their way through the area.
Mike Porada, Public Safety Committee chair, said he has received complaints from borough residents about alleged salespeople going around town and asking people if they could come into their house and demonstrate their products.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle cut the ribbon on its new office at 200 West Mahoning St. on Wednesday. Pictured (front, from left) are David Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; Katie Donald, executive director of the Groundhog Club; Ron Ploucha, co-handler and Stump Warden, with Punxsy Phil; Bill Deeley, president, with the big scissors; Tom Dunkel, Shingle Shaker; Butch Philliber, Iceman; (back) Bob Roberts, His Protector; Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker; A.J.