Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The marker that pays tribute to the donated "Indian Mill Stone " in Barclay Square was recently placed in the ground near the stone.
S. Thomas Curry, member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical Society, unveiled the stone marker that pays tribute to the Timblin family, who had the mill stone originally, before it was placed in Barclay Square.
For the full story, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club announced Wednesday that an educational and informational trail will be the newest addition to come to Gobblerâ€™s Knob. The club received a matching grant from the Jefferson County Hotel Tax Committee to help assist with this project.
This is a project to help promote Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day and to increase the amount of time spent in our community by visitors, the club said. Those visitors will be able to learn about our townâ€™s fascinating history, as well as see a famous landmark at Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board voted 6-2 to hire an additional high school biology teacher, but not before the need for an additional teacher was debated between board members and the administration at Tuesday's voting meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, along with Jefferson County EMS, received an award that recognized them for being the largest group to learn CPR on Groundhog Day this past year.
Sonja H. Berryhill, 76, Big Run, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
She was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Henry
and Violet P. (Hoel) Horrell.
On Feb. 1, 1964, she married Thomas R. Berryhill, who survives.
She was Protestant by faith.
She was a teller and an assistant manager at the National City Bank in Big Run for 23 years and retired on June 15, 1994.
She was a member of the Big Run Betas, Eastern Star of Somerset for 55 years and a lifetime member of the PSU Alumni Association.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The match between Bradford and Punxsy had a playoff atmosphere to it at Punxsutawney Area High School.
By now, you know the story.
The Lady Chucks traveled to Bradford last year during the regular season, only to get swept.
In the District IX Championship match, however, the Lady Chucks returned the favor with an epic five-game win over the Lady Owls.
In their first meeting since, Bradford took it to Punxsy, defeating the Lady Chucks in a three-game sweep, 25-9, 25-20, 25-17.
"We were a mess the first set. All night, we didn't
MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported a fatal accident that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Monday on State Route 310, near Wayne Storage in McCalmont Township.
Police said that William James Duffield, 37, Ridgway, was driving his 2002 GMC Envoy north on State Route 310, and as he was traveling out of the village of Panic, he was negotiating a left curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle.
The Punxsutawney Spirit recently held a Baby Contest, and proceeds from that contest were donated to the Expecting You Department of the Punxsu-
tawney Area Hospital.
Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Tracy Smith, Spirit publisher; Lisa Ross, Spirit advertising representative; Paula Fye, Expecting You nurse manager; Mandy Greenblatt, RN; and Erin Morrow,
Spirit advertising representative.
BROOKVILLE â€” The next Take Back Drug Day will take place at various locations in Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct.
26, Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator, announced at the most recent meeting of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority.
The locations in Jefferson County where unwanted drugs will be collected include the Jefferson County Courthouse in Brookville, Brockway Drug, Lindsey Fire Station in Punxsutawney and McCabe's Drug Store in Reynoldsville.
Cooper said she would probably put up a recycling display at one of the locations.
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.