Archive - 2013
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.
The students at West End Elementary School viewed a presentation on fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week, courtesy of members from the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.
Pictured are the winners from each grade in the West End fundraiser. The the winners were rewarded by being allowed to ride in a fire truck to Pizza Hut in Punxsutawney.
Rocco E. Pape, 80, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pape was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Louis Pape and Anna (Galletta) Pape.
He was married to Martha E. (Kendra) Pape, who survives, of Rossiter.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army with the 776 Field Artillery.
Rocco was the former chief of the Rossiter Volunteer Fire Co. for many years.
Sylvia (Miller) Fisher, 37, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at home.
She was born Dec. 17, 1975, in DuBois, a daughter of Mervin E. and Esther J. Miller of Punxsutawney.
On Nov. 17, 1994, she married Daniel C. Fisher. He survives.
James Louis Stellabuto, 86, of DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Antonio and Emma (Manzzoni) Stellabotta. After his mother's early death, his father was remarried to Domenica "Margaret" Lorelli.
Mr. Stellabuto was a member of the United States Navy, serving during World War II, where he earned the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal.
It's not open yet, but it's getting closer, as the paving has been completed on the Sawmill Run bridge reconstruction.
The bridge is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Oct. 21.
The project was discussed at Monday's Borough Council meeting. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Missy Grose, director of the Pine Street Senior Center, presented a check in the amount of $191.36 to Music in the Park.
During the Music in the Park series, held during the summer, Grose and assistant Joan Fredrick, a senior at the center, made popcorn. Popcorn was made available for donations, but the donations weren't mandatory.
Money raised through those donations was given back to Music in the Park, which Grose said a lot of senior citizens attend.
Pictured (from left) are Grose, Fredrick and Sue Walker, accepting on behalf of Music in the Park.
Betty E. Myers, 87, Worthville, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
She was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Rural Valley, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles Shaffer and Alma Glontz Shaffer.
On March 31, 1946, in Worthville, she married Harry I. â€śCalâ€ť Myers, who survives. They were married for 67 years.
Betty worked at Sylvania in Brookville, as a waitress at Ruth & Harryâ€™s Restaurant in Punxsutawney, and also as a caregiver and nurseâ€™s aid at Blose-McGregor Nursing Home in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With just one win on the season, and just a handful of games left on the schedule, the Lady Chucks soccer team wanted a win on Monday night more than anything.
Playing under the lights, while honoring the seniors on Senior Night, they played their most spirited home game of the season.
Despite ending up on the wrong end of a 1-0 game, the Lady Chucks consider their loss to St. Marys a moral victory.
"Yeah, it was a moral victory," senior Rachel Litak. "All of our games came down to the final seconds, and we never quit."