Archive - 2013
Dorothy I. Allenbaugh, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Robert A. and Nellie Mae (Dick) Cauffield.
On Nov. 9, 1946, she married Raymond R. Allenbaugh, who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1973.
She was a custodian for the Punxsutawney Area School District for 17 years and retired in 1991.
She loved puzzles, watching hockey (especially the Penguins) and spending time with her family.
The winners of the Punxy's Got Talent contest, held Saturday during Punxsutawney Appreciation Day in Barclay Square, are Kempton (left) and Kyle Beatty (second from left), 1st place; Brice Rowan (third from left), 2nd place; and Garrett Rowan (far right), 3rd place.
See more photos in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, along Route 119 north in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.
According to police, during the above time, a known individual left a male shepherd mix named Cherokee and a male miniature pincher named Duke out of fenced areas in an attempt to deprive the owner, Lawrence August of Punxsutawney, of his dogs.
Cherokee was located Sept. 16, on Mt. Tabor Road, east of Blairsville, Indiana County.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
September 22, 1897
Improve the Streets
Now that we have a twelve ton road roller, which we can scarcely afford to let lie idle, all of the low streets, which become veritable canals during big floods, should be filled up to grade.
PUNXSUTAWNEY - House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement relative to the incident that occurred Thursday in Brockway resulting in the wounding of Trooper Bradley Wilson.
While serving a warrant, Trooper Wilson was severely injured. A standoff followed and the suspect, Kenneth Lee Sr., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His son, Kenneth Lee Jr., is currently in custody, and the investigation into the incident continues.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Stopping Alex Feldbauer was goal No. 1 for the Punxsutawney Chucks on Friday night.
Head Coach Alan Nichol preached it to his team all week.
Feldbauer entered play with nearly 800 yards on the season for the St.
Marys Flying Dutch.
The Chucks were able to hold Feldbauer to 114 yards in Friday night's game, but unfortunately, they were unable to come away with the victory, dropping to 2-3 with a 12-6 loss.
Workers from M&B Services are preparing the bridge deck, and side walls are being prepared for the concrete to be poured on the Saw Mill Run Bridge replacement project.
Read all about progress of local bridge projects in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Genevieve L. Edwards, 87, of Indiana, formerly of Clymer and Pittsburgh, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her home.
Born Jan. 2, 1926, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gocal) Kubecker.
She was the widow of John Milton Edwards, who died in 1988.
For many years, she had been the organist at St. Anthonyâ€™s Church in Clymer.
Jenny volunteered at the Indiana Guidance Center; was a member of AARPâ€™s Evergreen Chapter; and belonged to the Indiana Players, Indiana Arts Council Suverna Dance Troupe and the Indiana Genealogical & Historical Society.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť James Larson, 65, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his Corsica home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel C. and Christina Collins Larson; three brothers, baby Carl Larson, John Larson and Dave Larson; and four sisters, Hulda Rishel, Sophia Steck, Anna Public and Margaret Gall.
He is survived by three sisters, Carol Lunger, Catherine Nagel and Marion Coull; a daughter, Shelly Pifer Burkett and husband John; two grandchildren, Brady and Jaydie Burkett; two nephews, Dave Larson Jr. and wife Becky, and Matthew Larson; and several nieces and nephews.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite coming off a big loss at the hands of the DuBois Beavers, the Chucks were considered prohibited favorites heading into their game last week against the A-C Valley Falcons.
Whether it was the fans or the media experts, everyone thought the game against A-C Valley was supposed to be a breeze.
As the old adage goes, "That's the reason you play the game."
The Chucks held off a fiesty Falcons team for a three-point victory.
Despite what other people thought, head coach Alan Nichol said it went the way he and his team expected.