Archive - 2013
With winter now upon us, it required under Pennsylvania Law to have a proper shelter for both dogs and cats.
Pictured is Tractor Supply Co. employee Tara Neill with Flurry.
To find out the best way to protect your pet from inclement weather, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jim Cassidy, a Civil War re-enactor, is pictured dressed in a Union Captain's uniform.
Cassidy recently spoke to members of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society about the soldiers from Jefferson County who had a huge effect on the outcome of Civil War.
For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Patrick Allen Reitz, Sr., 67, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born June 17, 1946, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.
He was married to the former Linda Stewart, who survives.
He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, Patrick "Allen" Reitz, Jr. and wife Patti; and by one daughter, Raquel McConnaughey and husband Mike; and by four grandchildren, Jesse Reitz, Brendon Reitz, Shelby Gray and Sydney McConnaughey.
Faye Eileen Stormer, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1944, at Lake Linden, Mich., a daughter of the late Rev. Ernest Hugo and Elma "Marie" (Halkola) Nelson.
On July 17, 1965, she married Jerry Dean Stormer,Â whoÂ survives.
She was a secretary for the Soil Conservation, FAA and Assembly of God Church for more than 25 years.
Faye was also a Sunday School teacher, Missionette leader and a member of Women's Ministries for many years.
She last attended Tri-County Church in DuBois. Â
Willie Hoover, 13, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 8-point buck with a 17.5-inch spread in McCalmont Township at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
For the full story and more buck photos, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There may be no free lunches, but there are free dinners at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
The Rev. Brett Swanson, church pastor, said the churchâ€™s congregation has committed to holding a free meal that is open to everyone the first Tuesday of every month.
This Tuesday's free dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and everyone is asked to enter the church from the South Findley Street entrance, which is handicap accessible.
For more information, call 502-439-3861.
For the full story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Gayle L. Stewart, 72, of Lebanon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Born in Mahaffey, Pa., on Aug. 24, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Dr. David Edgar and Eunice (Smith) Miller.
She was a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid football fan.
She was proud to be an alumni of Penn State University, where she earned her masterâ€™s degree in parks and recreation.
Mary L. Peace, 78, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Tionesta, Pa., and Conneaut Lake, Pa., died on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, surrounded by family at her home in Punxsutawney.
She was born on July 6, 1935, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Clark and Iola (Hayes) Gould.
On Jan. 1, 1955, in Rossiter, she married John â€śJayâ€ť Peace, who died on June 27, 1998.
She was employed by Alltel Corp in the Customer Service Dept. until retiring in 1996.
Sharon E. Jewell, 56, of Dayton, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, following a nearly three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
She was born on July 27, 1957, in Punxsutawney, and was the daughter of Melvin and Shelvia (Good) Troup.
She was married on Aug. 2, 1980, to Richard E. Jewell, and he survives.
Sharon was a homemaker in the true sense of the word.
She was selfless and kind, always taking care of her family and giving and doing for others.
She was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant.
The 2013 Home for the Holidays Parade delighted young and old alike Saturday evening with some spectacular floats and performers.
This yearâ€™s parade was sponsored by Punxsutawney Eagles Club, and the Walston Club sponsored the fireworks that followed.
After the parade, Santa visited with children at the Eagles, where the parade winners were announced.
For more photos and a full list of winners, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.