Archive - 2013
(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.)
July 14, 1897
Royal Arcanum Picnic
Remember the Royal Arcanum picnic at Clearfield, Pa., July 22nd.
Catherine Fidella Martz, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
She was born to the late Clair and Meda (Shaffer)Martz of Ringgold Township.
She was the sister to the late Glenn, late Dean, late Gene (Abe) and late Mary Lou Martz.
She is survived by sisters-in-law Mrs. Glenn Martz (Marie Schmale), Mrs. Dean Martz (Margaret Michael) and Mrs. Gene Martz (Nell Van Cott).
Denny Walter Lee Young, 74, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Christ the King Manor.
He was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Franklin and Florence (Weaver) Young.
On Oct. 1, 1963, he married Monika Sparks. She survives.
He was a member of Punxsutawney Eagles.
Denny enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching wrestling.
He used to really enjoy putting off fireworks for his dog "Dufus," who liked the fireworks more than the kids did.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There is a place outside of town where animals that are unwanted, unloved or disabled are welcome to live. That place is the Godot Animal Sanctuary, and today, the sanctuary will be accepting an award from the Tri-County Animal Rescue Center.
The sanctuary was started 22 years ago by Lana Laughbaum, who, after years of working and living in New York City, felt a calling to help animals.
Laughbaum lives right on the property, where she purchased what started out as an old farm and turned it into a sanctuary.
The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. held a History Day Camp Aug. 12 through Aug. 16 at the Lattimer House.
The event was held for children ages 6-12, and this yearâs theme was "Punxsutawney's Military, Public and Community Service History."
The children learned about different uniforms and patches, visited places such as the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks and also welcomed a visit from Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald and his service dog, Brett.
Pictured here are (from left) Emily Wisneski, Nick Wisneski, Grant Miller,
Dorothy Ann (Shuster) Larson, 74, of Big Run, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born April 12, 1939, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Michael and Susan (Koromaus) Shuster.
On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Frederick N. Larson. He survives.
Dorothy was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She was actively involved in preparing and cooking ethnic foods for church functions and the church festival.
Also, she was a member of the GCU Lodge.
Daisy M. Sandstrom, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Sandstrom was born May 7, 1920, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late Domer Bishop and Annabella (White) Bishop.
Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Sandstrom, in 1988.
Punxsutawney firefighters are pictured extinguishing a fire beneath the porch of a house at 105 Walnut St. in Punxsy on Thursday afternoon.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs familiar face is Heather Hicks.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you pass by Fezellâs County Market or pay a visit to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, you might just recognize this weekâs familiar face â Heather Hicks.
Once again, the weather âplayed niceâ for Music in the Park, as The Moore Brothers took the stage in Barclay Square Thursday night.
The group (top photo) played a variety of music, including a little bluegrass.