Archive - 2013
Spirit employees Lisa Ross (left) and Bridey Shawgo were recently honored by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club with Distinguished Service Citations for their work in composing and producing the Punxsutawney Spirit insert for the annual radio auction and several other Rotary projects.
In receiving the award, Ross and Shawgo were recognized and thanked for working tirelessly "behind the scenes" and doing a great job in support of the Rotary endeavors.
Edwin L. Snyder, Jr., 88, Rochester Mills, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at home.
He was born April 22, 1925, in Homer City, a son of the late Edwin L. and Freda L. (Wells) Snyder.
On Jan. 26, 1952, he married Virginia C. (Carter) Snyder, who preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2010.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
He grew up in the home of his grandmother, Martha Long Snyder, and his father near Rochester Mills.
He graduated from Marion Center High School Class of 1942 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Elizabeth A. Maue â€” Betty, as she was known to friends and family â€” was
born Nov. 26, 1931, in McGeeâ€™s Mills, Pa., to the late Clyde L. and Anna Lucille (Ferrier) McGee.
She was the beloved wife of Ward F. Maue, with whom she would have celebrated 61 years of marriage on Nov. 9.
Betty spent many years as an Army wife, supporting her husband and raising their family at military bases in the United States and Germany for nearly 20 years, prior to settling in Townsend, Mass., in 1971.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer.
The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Erin Cameron.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When it comes to recognizable faces, you may recognize Erin Cameron, owner of Creative Garden Child Care Center. You may also recognize her for her work in the community.
Born and raised in Punxsutawney, Cameron is a 1997 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.
PUNXSUATWNEY â€” For its 2013-2014 season, the Punxsutawney Concert Association will present its first concert to subscribers and the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with the appearance of The Gothard Sisters at the Punxsutawney Area Senior High School. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Nothing gets you ready for some Friday night football like 90 degree weather.
Wait, that's not right.
While it's not right, it's reality in Punxsutawney.
With the head index through the roof and the humidity off the charts, this week the Punxsy Chucks had a game to get ready for against the DuBois Beavers tonight.
With all of the pads and equipment that the football players wear to keep them safe, is it tempting to scale back the practices for safety reasons?
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Punxsy Chucks traveled to Indiana Country Club for a nine-hole event on Wednesday.
Unfortunately for Punxsy and Indiana, Mother Nature didn't want to cooperate.
Indiana ended up winning the lightning-delayed and shortened match 147-132.
Since the Chucks were playing a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) team in Indiana, it went by that conference's rules last night.
Both teams played six varsity golfers, but only scored five of them.
A special Sept. 11 tribute was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 1231, Wednesday evening, with special guest speakers in attendance. Pictured are (front, from left) Pennsylvania State Rep. Sam Smith, Jefferson County Commissioner Paul Corbin, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle, Jefferson County Commissioner Jim McIntyre, Jefferson County Commissioner Jeff Pisarchik; (back) Eagles F.O.E. Aerie 1231 Chaplain Richard Meehan, President of Ladies Eagles Auxiliary Tina Szakelyhidi and Eagles F.O.E. Aerie 1231 Denny Fetterman.
(Editor's Note: In this piece submitted by Peggy Anthony, the Punxsy woman details a bit more of the history of her nephew, Private Thomas W. Steele, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Steele's remains were returned to Pennsylvania in 2005 and buried with his mother in the Perry Memorial Cemetery in Frostburg. His name is on the Vietnam Monument in Barclay Square.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At Monday's meeting, Borough Council discussed pedestrian safety after recent complaints about persons walking down McHugh Avenue in dark clothing on the wrong side of the road.
Borough Council and Punxsutawney Borough Police are asking all pedestrians to use caution when walking at night.
Pedestrians, the council and the police said, are asked to wear light-colored clothing, so that they may be seen by approaching vehicles. They are also asked to walk facing traffic.
Read the full borough council story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.