Archive - 2013
Raymond C. Bachelier, 88, of Brookville, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Raymond was born June 16, 1925, in Grampian, Pa., the son of Harry P. Bachelier and Marion Kendall Bachelier.
Robert Wayne Dinger, 68, died Aug. 31, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla.
He was born March 28, 1945.
His memorial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at The First Assembly of God Church, Walston Road, Punxsutawney.
Family and friends are welcome to come share in celebrating Wayne's life.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At a press conference held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced that Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, of Punxsutawney, has been charged in relation to a homicide investigation that started Sunday night in Hamilton, Perry Township, just outside of Punxsutawney.
Police had reported to a bridge over Mahoning Creek just off of Miller Road after receiving a report from an area resident that human remains had been located below the bridge.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police released no further details on Monday concerning a homicide investigation resulting from the recovery of human remains found Sunday in Mahoning Creek off of Miller Road in the village of Hamilton in Perry Township.
Late Sunday night, PSP-Punxsy said that the case had been deemed a homicide investigation, and that the remains located were those of a white male.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” In an "anything you can do, I can do better" example, the boys' golf team doesn't want to be overlooked by the girls' golf team, as both are having extraordinary seasons.
When DuBois Central Catholic came to town, the Chucks made sure that they represented the Punxsy golf program well, defeating the Cardinals 181-193.
All season long, there has been a different golfer who has stepped up to lead the team to victory in each match.
On Monday, it was Brandon Blose's turn.
Blose shot a course-low 42 on the front-nine, par-37 course.
At its annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society honored two organizations with Certificates of Commendation.
Pictured are (from left) the Rev. Timothy Spence, who was also the speaker for the night, receiving the award on behalf of Grace Place through the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry; Elmer Reed, PAHGS Board of Trustees chairman; and Jeff Long, receiving the certificate on behalf of Jeff S. Long Construction.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Evelyn K. McNamara (nee Depp), 63, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas McNamara; and her parents, Paul and Alverda Depp.
She was the loving mother to Andrew (Joyce) Suckart and Sean (Jessica) Suckart; dear grandmother to Jacob, Joshua, Jenna, Amanda, Cassie, Connor, Jocelyn and Alexa; sister to Karen (Richard) Noernberg, Patricia Carmichael and Alan (Jana) Depp; and aunt to Brenda, Beverly, Ian and Ryan.
Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department dive team are pictured returning to shore after performing an apparent body part recovery investigation in the Mahoning Creek in Perry Township on Sunday evening.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
HENDERSON TOWNSHIP â€” A 12-year-old boy died in an accident Saturday, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said the incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, as the boyâ€™s father was operating a Bobcat compact track loader along a private roadway off Rainbow Road in Henderson Township.
The boy was operating a horse-drawn wagon and inadvertently traveled behind the loader, which struck him, according to police.
Jefferson County Coroner Bernard Snyder pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
(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.)
August 18, 1897
A Mountain of Ore
The Punxsutawney Iron Company is putting in an immense quantity of ore. A little mountain of it is piled up on the grounds containing about 50,000 tons, and the company expects to have as much more there before navigation closes on the lakes.