Archive - 2013
Arnold Rudolph Hetrick, 87, of Coolspring, Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the McKinley Health Care Center in Brookville.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Coolspring, a son of the late David R. and Florence (Lingenfelter) Hetrick.
He was married to Viola (Johnson) Hetrick, who survives.
He was a well tender for many years for Hanley & Bird of Brookville.
Arnold was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.
Members of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees would like to remind everyone that Library Hot Dog Days will be held once again this year, beginning Monday and running through Friday at Fezell's County Market.
A lunch of a hot dog, a bag of chips and a soft drink will be available for $2, with all proceeds going to the library.
Pictured (from left) are Barbara Burkett, board vice president; Amanda Hornak, board secretary; and Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, board member.
REYNOLDSVILLE â A full month has passed since the last of late June's floodwaters subsided, but many parts of Jefferson County and the surrounding area are still struggling with the aftereffects: particularly Reynoldsville, which was one of the boroughs hit especially hard during the incident.
On Friday, State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith met with public officials and community members from the Borough of Reynoldsville to answer questions and address concerns.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
It was the perfect night for some magic, and those who attended the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival Friday were treated to just that by magician Little Richard Quick.
Before starting his act, Quick made balloon animals for those in the audience.
Pictured (from left) are Ally Yeakle, Mady Matthews, Delane Yeakle and Claire Skardek.
The festival runs through Sunday evening.
Thomas McCune, 79, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
(Editorâs note: This is the first 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 Mike Horner.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Mike Horner is a recognizable face
You may recognize him from The Medicine Shoppe, where he greets everyone who comes through the door with a smile.
Polka was the word Thursday night in Barclay Square as the latest installment of Music in the Park featured polka band Mikey D.
Members of the crowd were treated to the festive music in yet another good turnout, as the rain clouds stayed away.
The driver of this Jeep Wrangler, pictured here, lost control of her vehicle at 2:29 a.m. Thursday morning on Route 310 in Young Township while traveling north, which caused it to slide, impact a guardrail and a utility pole and roll onto its side down a steep embankment.
The driver was not injured in the crash and was able to get out of the Jeep and walk to her residence.
She later returned to the scene of the accident.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the
LOS ANGELES â We all have dreams, and for some, those dreams become a reality.
For one Punxsy native, his dream was to one day make films.
And with hard work and determination, he has successfully achieved that goal.
In 2012, Chad Villella and his production team, Radio Silence, got the chance to premiere their horror anthology film, âV/H/S,â at the Sundance Film Festival.
The team was quite surprised when it became a fan favorite and the first horror film ever to be purchased by a film distributor.
Polly J. Farbo, 46, Punxsutawney, died surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
She was born on April 2, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harry E. and Shirley O. (Shumaker) Caylor.
On Sept. 22, 1990, she married Douglas A. Farbo, who survives.
She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.
She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 1985.
She worked as an insurance agent for the Shields Insurance Agency in Punxsutawney.