Archive - 2013
Chet A. Haddow, 33, of Rossiter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Perry Twp.
Mr. Haddow was born Nov. 17, 1979, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Gary E. Haddow and Cathy (Emerick) Haddow.
Spending time with his family and friends was what he loved most.
He was employed in the Marcellus Shale industry and really enjoyed his work.
Chet is survived by a brother, Chad E. Haddow of Indiana; a sister, Tammy Courteau and husband Brian of Erie; his grandmother, Dorothy Haddow of Cape Coral, Fla.; and his beloved friends, Kayla Hanley and Isaac Hanley.
BROOKVILLE â€” As 2013 comes within months of its close and 2014 begins to move in, some of the first provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are starting to slide into place.
As they continue to foster debate and raise questions, health care reform became the topic of the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce's third Eggs and Issues Breakfast.
For a re-cap of the presentation, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported early Wednesday morning that an Ashtabula, Ohio, man was killed in an accident at the 90.2 milepost on Interstate 80 westbound Tuesday night.
Police said that at 7:04 p.m., a crash occurred as a 2007 Ken-
worth truck pulling a 2009 Trail King trailer, driven by James M. Gilchrist, 35, of Meadville, was stopped on the interstate due to traffic ahead of his unit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You've heard of doing something on a wing and a prayer â€”Â as in doing something when you're not prepared. But have you heard of doing something on a whim and a prayer? While some would use the two expressions interchangeably, they have very different meanings.
The Punxsutawney Christian Women's Conference started back in 2010 on what one might call the latter â€”Â a whim, or arbitrary impulse, and a prayer, or a few of them.
William Michael Roberts Sr., 88, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Robertsville, a son of the late Frank Roberts and Jennie (Barletta) Roberts.
On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Jean (Pride) Roberts, who survives.
Bill was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
In 2011, he was honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, known as the â€śCross of Honour.â€ť
This is the highest award given by the papacy to honor service.
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.