Archive - 2013
Raymond L. Spencer, Sr., 63, of Mayport, died suddenly on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his residence.
He was born on March 8, 1950, in Pittsburgh, the son of Samuel C. and Margaret E. (Walters) Spencer, Sr.
He married Barbara J. (Bowman) on Oct. 30, 1976, and she survives.
Raymond worked for Crawford Furniture in Fairmount City.
Louis A. Dickey, 77, of Oliveburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at UPMC Shadyside.
Mr. Dickey was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Reynoldsville, the son of the late Roy and Marguerite (McClincy) Dickey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Sue Dickey, on June 5, 2009.
Mr. Dickey was a member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church, a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge in Punxsutawney and was retired from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau after 25 years.
CORRY â€” Make it two! That's two banners for the 9- and 10-year-old softball All-Star team and two Punxsy teams who this season made it to the state level in the Little League All-Star tournaments.
Thursday night, Punxsy picked up a 13-3, four-inning victory over Mid-East/Titusville, which it had defeated in the opening round in a 2-1 contest, to claim the Section 1 title and earn a berth to States â€”Â which will be held next week in Thorndale, Pa.
For children who love to camp or dream of camping, there is a new opportunity, as they are welcome to come out to a different type of camp.
This Sunday, the First Assembly of God in Walston will begin the Son Rock Kids Camp Vacation Bible School.
The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 through 26 at the church in Walston.
Kids in pre-school through sixth grade will not only learn Bible teachings, but also get the chance to make birdhouses, design backpacks and make binoculars, as well as other camping-type crafts and activities.
These pups and their handlers have been busy doing their service to the public as volunteers at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program recently started.
Pictured here are (from left) Barbara McCullough with Lucas; Cindy Treese, RN, AAT liaison; Peggy Spack with Harley; Dr. Pat Lambiotte, PAH hospitalist, holding Jazzi (owned by Spack); and Donna and Gary Fye with Murphy. Pictured below are Sara and Sadie, owned by Peggy Brown, with Treese.
Find out more in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Beating the storm cloud that was looming over Punxsy on Thursday evening, members of the band Denny and the Gang are pictured here serenading those who gathered for the second installment of Music in the Park in Barclay Square.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District's Athletic Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the district's drug and alcohol policy, which was first adopted Nov. 1, 1983, at the committeeâ€™s most-recent meeting on Wednesday.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Emily I. McKee, 90, of Rossiter, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mrs. McKee was born June 3, 1923, in Clearfield, the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Moore) Waring.
Emily was married to Howard D. McKee, who survives, of Rossiter. They celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.
Mrs. McKee was very active in the Plumville Presbyterian Church and attended the Steffy Church, where she was treasurer/secretary.
She was a treasurer for the Steffy Ladies and secretary/treasurer for the Devers Cemetery Association.
CORRY â€” The competition just gets steeper as a team progresses through the Little League All-Star tournament, but as was the case with the 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars this year, it seems Punxsy's squads just keep getting stronger, as well, as the 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars downed a tough Union City team in the Section 1 winners' bracket final by a score of 10-2 Wednesday to earn an always-important day off and advance to the finals.
While Punxsy put up 10 runs, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti said it was the defense that stood out the most throughout the game.
Pete Meterko was a dominant force at the plate Tuesday night, going 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, as the Rossiter Miners downed Brookville to advance in the Federation League playoffs.
For the full re-cap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.