Archive - 2013
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â They say in sports that good defense will stop good offense every time, and the same can be said for driving, too.
That's why Punxsutawney Borough held a defensive driving course on Wednesday in the parking lot located in front of Jack F. LaMarca Stadium at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief, said that last year, he applied for a grant with the borough's insurance company, Penn Prime, for the defensive driving course.
The Sykesville Senators have taken a 1-0 series lead over the Rossiter Miners in the best-of-seven Federation League Finals with a 6-3 win Tuesday night at the Reynoldsville American Legion Field. The contest was even at 3-3 after three innings before the Senators scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Then, big-time slugger Kasey Clinton sealed the win for Sykesville with a solo home run in the sixth inning.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â For 74 years, the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church has followed a tradition that has brought not only members of the parish together but also members of the community â the Annual SS.C.D. lawn festival.
A fixture of the community since 1886, the church is rich with history. The lawn festival began in 1939, when the Catholic Daughters of the Americas ladies wanted to have a social for the parish,
John Ellery McMahan, 84, of Rochester Mills, Pa., went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehab Center, Clearfield, Pa.
The son of John D. and Cleo (Pardee) McMahan, he was born on April 12, 1929.
John was a member of the C&MA Church and also attended the Methodist Church.
Mr. McMahan retired from U.S. Steel, American Bridge Division, Ambridge, Pa.