Archive - 2013
Joan Pearce, 73, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Oct. 19, 1939, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Elva N. (McCarty) Mallory.
On Sept. 21, 1958, she married Harvey L. Pearce, who survives.
She was a member of the Steffy United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed bingo, her family, auctions, sewing, baking and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a former employee of Wal-Mart.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Rivalries. They're one of the best, most intense happenings in the sports' world.
On any level of play, in any sport, you see these rivalries take place each year.
Michigan vs. Ohio State and Auburn vs. Alabama exemplify rivalries in major collegiate athletics. The same can be said on the hardwood with the battles that the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils have
endured over the years.
The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalance still have a hatred rivalry, dating back to the mid-90s and the epic playoff battles that ensued.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School Board at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting heard objections from parents of Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) football players concerning not receiving enough food during the summer practice sessions.
Read the full story in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey stopped by Jefferson County on Wednesday as part of a statewide effort to update his constituents on the situation in Washington, D.C., and to talk with them about their own needs and concerns.
Read his thoughts on the economy and more in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
In these two pictures, workers from Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion, work on the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in Punxsutawney.
Motorists should be able to view the work up close today, as PennDOT said the bridge is scheduled to open by the end of the day.
WARSAW TOWNSHIP â€” The bridge carrying Route 28 over Seneca Run in Warsaw Township opened to traffic last week after a bridge replacement project in Jefferson County.
Temporary traffic signals had been in place on Route 28 since May to replace the bridge with box culverts.
The signals have been removed and Route 28 is open to unrestricted traffic.
This $1,138,283 bridge replacement project was constructed by C. H. & D. Enterprises, Inc., of New Stanton.
Punxsy Appreciation Day is returning to Barclay Square this year on Saturday, Sept. 28, and will be sponsored by PRIDE, the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231 and the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.
Pictured (from left) are Shirley Sharp, PRIDE; Tina K. Szakelyhidi and Denny Fetterman of the Punxsutawney Eagles; and Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jefferson County will not be receiving money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood relief in the wake of the rainstorms of late June, the Jefferson County commissioners announced at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
James C. Young, 92, formerly of New Bethlehem and North Freedom, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Brookville Hospital.
He was born on May 3, 1921, in Mayport, the son of Charles and Lucy (Hetrick) Young.
He was first married to Ruby (Brocious), and she preceded him in death in 1985. He then married Evelyn (Schreckengost) Snyder, and she preceded him in death in 2010.
During his lifetime, Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Freedom and Leasure Run.
The Punxsutawney Area School District and borough and state police remind motorists to be watchful as students are returning to school today.
Pictured (from left) are Cheryl Repik, Punxsutawney Area School District transportation director; Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief; and Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsy Area School District superintendent.