Archive - 2013
John J. Tote, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Mr. Tote was born Nov. 14, 1921, the son of the late Stephen and Tilly (Chumbas) Tote.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose M. (Barber) Tote.
Mr. Tote was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.
He was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church.
He enjoyed carpentry, square dancing, polka, golfing and hunting and was an avid bingo player.
According to scanner reports from Thursday afternoon, local authorities have responded to an area referred to as Cemetery Hill in Brockway in response to multiple shots being fired.
According to WJAC-TV, "a state police spokesperson in Harrisburg confirmed one state trooper was injured in what was described as an 'ongoing situation' on Cemetery Hill Road."
Scanner reports also stated that area schools were on lockdown.
Please exercise caution in this area.
Further details will be released when they become available.
Punxsy Lions Club members said they will be out holding the white canes at the intersection of Hampton Avenue, East Mahoning Street and Front Street by the Central Fire Department and at the Margiotti Bridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Rob Burkett, Butch Young, Denny Rebuck and Mike Ruffner of the Punxsy Lions Club.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ Despite being just a junior, standout catcher Ryan Sloniger already knows where he'll be playing college ball.
Patricia Ann âTrishâ Kruckow, age 60, of East Liberty Street in Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her home.
Born on Aug. 19, 1953, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph L. and Ruth N. (Richards) Kruckow. They both survive and live in DuBois.
She worked for many years with the disabled at various group homes in the area.
She enjoyed bowling, yard sales and working outdoors. She loved Groundhog Day and all things related to Punxsy Phil. She also enjoyed coming to DuBois and spending the weekend with her parents.
Crews from all three stations in the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to a structure fire at 18301 Route 36 on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m.
For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â At any level, scoring seven goals in a soccer match is a rarity.
It's a strategic game in which not a lot of goals are generally scored.
So, when Punxsy walked off the field with a 7-0 victory against Curwensville, everyone had to be satisfied, no?
"No. I pulled all of the starters out in the first half because they were playing flat," head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They had no life. I yanked them all out and put in several subs and junior varsity players. We have to be able to start a game with passion, and they haven't been able to do that yet."
At 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to a two-car accident on Harmony Road (Route 310), 410 feet south of Crawfordtown Road in Young Township.
Police said that a 2009 Ford F-150 driven by Richard M. Hazuda, 36, of Powell, Tenn., was stopped in the northbound late of Route 310 for a vehicle turning left into a driveway when a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta (pictured here) driven by Lacey L. McNeel, 20, of Reynoldsville was unable to stop and struck the rear of Hazuda's F-150.
Both units came to rest facing north in the northbound lane.
Recently, the Rossiter American Legion and the Wright brothers held a golf tournament to benefit the Rossiter Playground Association.
Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Jayne Shaffer, Shirley Berringer, Barbara Mack, Bob Wright, Rick Wright, Bob Berringer and Bob Deahl.
Franklin G. âGlazeâ Lingenfelter, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center, Brookville.
He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Perry Township, a son of the late Marion G. âSimonâ and Mabel P. (Bush) Lingenfelter.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator and drove truck.
He loved driving, going for rides, hunting, gardening and mowing on his John Deere tractors.
He was a member of the Moose and the American Legion.