Archive - 2013
Helen F. Huss, 104, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Stoneridge Towne Center in Myerstown, Pa.
She was born Oct. 7, 1909, in Walston, the daughter of the late Stephen and Suzan Golias.
She was married to Paul A. Huss, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1998.
She is survived by one grandson, Daniel Ranshaw of Myerstown, Pa.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Ranshaw; two brothers, George and Stephen Golias; and by four sisters, Martha, Anna, Mary and Helen.
Frank C. Cackowski, 74, of Rochester Mills, formerly of Latrobe, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Cackowski was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Loylahanna, Pa., a son of the late Marcus and Mary (Kubistek) Cackowski.
He was married to Barbara E. (Pluchinsky) Cackowski, who survives, of Rochester Mills. They were married Dec. 22, 1978.
He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.
Frank was retired after 42 years at Latrobe Steel, and after retirement, he became interested in beef farming.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For the 12th year in a row, Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney on Saturday set another record for pizza and coupon card sales for Pizza and Prevention, with the proceeds going to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Den in Punxsutawney, said that they sold 5,392 pizzas â€” which calculates to a little over $50,000 and includes $9.11 charged for each pizza or pizza coupon sold, including tips for one day of sales from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.
At Fridayâ€™s game against Clarion-Limestone, the Punxsutawney Area High School cheerleaders sported their pink T-shirts which read, "Let's tackle this together" as a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
(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 29, 1897
Arm Broken and Leg Dislocated
Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, of this place, went to an inclosure last Sunday evening to untie her cow, which was tethered by a long rope.
As she did so the cow started to run and her feet became entangled in the rope, throwing her violently to the ground.
STRATTANVILLE â€” Football and bad weather go together like peanut butter and jelly. Fortunately for the Punxsy Chucks, they have been able to avoid any poor weather so far this season. When Punxsy traveled to Clarion-Limestone Friday night, it experienced a 30-minute weather delay due to lightning. For the C-L Lions, it would just be the calm before the storm, as the Chucks ran their way to a 28-12 win to improve their record to 3-3 on the season.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” Look up in the sky! Itâ€™s a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it is a plane, as Punxsutawney Airport Awareness Day is back this Sunday.
Larry Straitiff, flight instructor for Centerline Aviation, said it's time for the annual event, which offers airplane rides on Sunday to check out the fall foliage.
For the full preview, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Herbert R. McIntire, 84, of Kittanning (Wayne Twp.), passed away on Oct. 4, 2013, at the ACMH Hospital.
He was born on June 23, 1929, in Echo, Pa., to Clyde and Gladys (Farester) McIntire.
Herbert worked as a track foreman for the railroad.
He was a life member of the Woodmen of the World and enjoyed farming.
Herbert is survived by a son, Jerry McIntire of Kittanning; a daughter, Karen (James) Titus of Kittanning; a brother, Robert McIntire of Kittanning; a sister, Donna Kline of Dayton, Pa.; and granddaughters Katie Titus and Laura McIntire.
The Rev. Msgr. George J. Adams, 88, of Broad Street Brockway, died Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born on Aug. 13, 1925, in Toronto, Ohio, he was the son of the late George J. and Anna Karaffa Adams.
Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney will hold its annual Pizza and Prevention fundraiser on Saturday to benefit the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Pictured in front of the Central Fire Department and its new utility truck are (from left) Matt Kengersky, Nationwide Insurance; Doug McAfoos, chief of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; and Bob Long and Corey Lash, co-managers at Fox's Pizza Den.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.