Archive - 2013
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.
Signaling the end of summer, the canopy in Barclay Square was taken down Monday night, thanks to a helpful crowd.
The canopy is a staple in Barclay Square during the summer months for successful events such as the Groundhog Festival, Music in the Park, Church in the Park, Movie in the Park and the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay for Life.
Florence Jennie Cooper, age 91, of Sagamore, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the home of her son in Richmond, Va.
She was born in 1921 to John Reid and Bertha Dell Aul McCausland in Armstrong County.
Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Sagamore Community Bible Church.
She was a lifelong resident of Sagamore and was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching TV.
Dorothy Henrietta Lewis, 91, of Marion Center, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Indian Haven, in Indiana, Pa.
She was born on Dec. 20, 1921, to Ramey W. and Charlett E. (Harrold) Marshall in Punxsutawney.
Dorothy worked as a homemaker, farmer and seamstress in Punxy for 25 years.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Doris (Sis) Wells/Hayes of Home; her son, Ramey E. (Carole) Lewis of Marion Center; four
Bette E. Wallwork, affectionately known as â€śMoggieâ€ť, 92, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at home.
She was born June 28, 1921, in Adrian Township, Armstrong County, a
daughter of the late Amos and Ivy (Tarr) Croyle.
She was first married to John W. Meanor on July 31, 1937. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2000.
Her second marriage was to George Wallwork on June 5, 1982. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 2000.
She was a manager on the second floor at Montgomery Ward from 1966-1976 and also worked as a fiscal secretary at Jefferson Manor.
OLIVER TOWNSHIP â€” Work began last week on a highway preventative maintenance project on Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.
Resurfacing, drainage, and guiderail updates are being performed on Route
36 beginning just south of T-386 (Cemetery Road) and ending just west of T-326 (Hoffman Road) in the Coolspring area.
Motorists can expect daylight, flagger-controlled lane restrictions in the project area.
PennDOT wants to remind motorists to slow down, be alert for changing conditions and drive responsibly in the work zone.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you've ever listened to a coaches' press conference at any competitive level, you'll hear them say that they are focused on the task at hand and that each game counts the same.
A loss early in the season counts the same as a loss late in the season.
For golf, the same can be said about strokes.
In Punxsutawney's biggest match of the young season, the team found this out the hard way.
In the Route 36 battle, the Chucks dropped a highly competitive match to the Raiders of Brookville, 164-165.
One stroke made the difference.
Dedicated in memory of three young boys whose lives were taken far too soon is a breathtaking mural painted in their honor.
Located on the wall behind Uni-Mart in the Punxy Plaza, the mural was painted by artist Cora Smith, of Mahaffey, in memory of the late Joel Riggleman, Sean McConnaughey and Dylan Behrendt, three friends who lost their lives in a car accident in 2011.
Pictured (from left) are Joelâ€™s family: Mercy Smith and Drinda and Brian Smith.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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
Local and Personal News From a Nice
The ball game on Saturday between Horatio and Frostburg was very
interesting. Some excellent plays were made. The score was 13-17 in favor of Horatio.
Mr. Wm. Morgan, Miss Roach, Mrs. S. Roach and Miss. Ponds of Anita, visited S. J. Woodhouse and family on Sunday.
PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP â€” After an extensive fundraising and planning process, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) â€” a scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., that features exhibits from other wars and important historical events â€” finally visited Jefferson County, parking at the fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.