Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named a pair of essay winners â PAHS senior Alexa Shaffer for the DAR Good Citizen Award and SS.C.D. School seventh-grader Kaitlin Nicole Doverspike for the DAR American History Essay Contest.
According to the letter read at the presentation, Shaffer's involvement in a number of community extends from school to church to community and made her an excellent choice for a "Good Citizen."
Sara Marie Shields Rhodes Webb, 91, changed her address to Heaven on March 30, 2013, while visiting in Ohio.
Sara was born on a farm in Mahaffey, the daughter of Myrl and Jane Shields. Her home for the past 52 years has been New Jersey.
Sara worked as a waitress many years while raising her four children.
She loved her God, her family and her garden. She attended the Rockaway Reformed Church.
Sara was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Webb; a son, Harry Rhodes of Maryland; and a daughter, Nancy Rhodes Diethorne of Pennsylvania.
Mary F. Wright, 100, of Knox Dale, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home.
Born Dec. 28, 1912, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Norman and Sarah Ann (Little) Ashbaugh.
She was the first born of 10 children, and the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On Dec. 31, 1929, she married William G. Wright. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1993.
She attended Center Hill Presbyterian Community Church in Knox Dale.
Mrs. Wright and her husband operated two rest homes in the Punxsutawney and Marchand area many years ago.
Muriel C. âConnieâ Salvadori, 80, of Seminole, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. She was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in St. Charles and was the daughter of Jerry M. and Rosetta (Crisswell) Bailey.
On June 25, 1955 she married Vincent J. âJeepâ Salvadori, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2009.
Connie was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, in her 94th year at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, her home for 14 years, after living a long and abundant life.
She was born in 1919 in Big Run, Pa. to John Oran and Correll Estell Wachob Extrom. Mary was married for 68 years to her husband Lewis Burnett âLBâ Henneman, who preceded her in death in 2007.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ What would you do if you or someone you loved suddenly became homeless? Where would you turn? Where would you go?
These are the questions that are often asked when someone becomes homeless.
The definition of an unsheltered homeless person is "one who resides in a place not meant for human habitation, such as parks, cars, sidewalks, abandoned buildings or on the street." When one thinks of someone who is homeless, he or she often pictures them as being dirty and dressed in rags. However, that isn't always the case.
Keith R. States, 86, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Thomaston Manor, in Thomaston, Ga.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Canoe Ridge, Pa., and was the son of John T. and Mayola Bartlebaugh States.
Keith grew up in Canoe Ridge attending Marion Center High School, where he received the Bausch & Lomb Science Award.
Upon graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II and served his country.
People line the streets of DuBois to honor fallen soldier Josh Martino today, March 28, 2013.
Spring is a season of hope, and for avid runners and walkers in the area, the Run/Walk for Someone Special event is a chance to support a great cause.
The event will be held on April 7 in Sykesville with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.
The race will begin at 3 p.m.
Robindale Energy is sponsoring the event, and all proceeds stay local and will benefit children and adults with special needs through the Arc of Clearfield/Jefferson counties and Camp Friendship.
The Margiotti Bridge on Route 436 is scheduled to be replaced due to the cracks in the pillars beneath the bridge, one of which is pictured here.
A public display of the plans for replacement was held Wednesday
at the Alliance Church.