Archive - 2013
Doug Clay Horne, Jr., 40, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1973, in Punxsutawney, a son of Doug Clay Horne, Sr. and Earla Jane (Schaffer) Horne.
He was baptized at the First Christian Church.
Mr. Horne worked as a rock truck driver for Amfire Coal Company.
He was a hard worker and enjoyed working.
Doug was a big-hearted, family-oriented man who loved his children deeply.
He had a lot of caring friends who would have done anything for him.
His uncle, Homer Schaffer, was a very special man he looked up to and loved very much.
BROOKVILLE â€” Anyone who still needs to report flood damages can do so by calling 814-849-5052 or by stopping at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, 560 Service Center Rd., first floor, Brookville, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
If residents need to call after these times, they may do so by calling 814-849-1617.
Clean-up kits are still available in Reynoldsville at the fire hall.
State roads that are still closed are as follows:
PennDOT has released the latest information on road closures in Jefferson County:
Route 949 is closed in Heath Township at the intersection of Clear Creek State Park Road. The S.R. 949 detour will be S.R. 949 (Sigel) to S.R. 36 North (Clarington) to S.R. 899 North to Marienville, S.R. 66 North to S.R. 948 East (Chaffet) to S.R. 949 (Ridgeway).
A lane restriction is in place on Route 36 between Harriger Enterprise Road and River Road in Oliver Township. Two lanes are open.
Route 3003 (Mt. Pleasant Road) is closed between Route 28 and Sheep Farm Road in Clover Township.
Punxsy's 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars "raised the banner," so to speak, as is the common tradition after earning a district title.
Behind a four-run fifth inning, the Punxsy squad sneaked past St. Marys 9-8 to earn the title and a trip to Sectionals.
For more on the game, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
2013 Old Home Week Parade winners:
â€˘ High School Bands: West Branch, 1st place; Marion Center, 2nd place.
â€˘ Sr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Clymer Firettes, 2nd place.
â€˘ Jr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Commodores, 2nd place.
â€˘ Jr. Drill Team: KLA Cheerleaders, 1st place.
â€˘ Sr. Drill Team: I-Reds Trike Team
â€˘ Non-commercial Float: Girls 13-14 All Stars, 1st place; Boys 11-12 All Stars, 2nd place; Community of Believers, 3rd place.
â€˘ Commercial Float: Big Daddyâ€™s, 1st place; Mulberry Square, 2nd place.
MONDAY, JULY 1
â€˘ 10 a.m.-Noon â€” Childrenâ€™s Activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House; This yearâ€™s focus is Military/Community â€“ Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society
â€˘ 10:30-11 a.m. â€” Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months) on padded course; Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC
â€˘ 11-11:30 a.m. â€” Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race
â€˘ 11:30 a.m.-Noon â€” Rock & Roll Pet Show
â€˘ 12:30-1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic
â€˘ 1:30-2 p.m. â€” Rock & Roll Pet Show
â€˘ 2:30-3 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic
(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.)
June 23, 1897
The primary election last Saturday was the lightest polled in this country for a number of years.
Some of the precincts were not heard from at all and many reported a mere decimal of the normal vote. There was practically no contest for any of the nominations.
Max Eugene Shoffner, 86, of Kittanning, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Andover, Ohio.
He was born on July 27, 1926, to John and Florence (Reed) Shoffner, in Timblin, Pa.
Max was co-owner of Shoffner Family Business, where he played an active role in all facets and co-owner of West Franklin Coal Co. with Russ Haller.
He was a member of the Kittanning Joint Water Authority for many years and was one of the founders of the Young Business Men's Association, along with John B. McCue and Steve Krizmanich.
MT. JEWETT â€” After suffering through one of the most difficult nights any team could endure, the Punxsy Major Baseball All-Star's Dylan Ishman had the perfect elixir.
Ishman fired a no-hitter to lead Punxsy to a shutout victory, 9-0, over host Smethport/Mt. Jewett in the losers' bracket quarterfinals in Mt. Jewett Friday evening.
Punxsy started slowly, but Ishman was a constant the whole contest.
After a visiting scoreless top of the first, Ishman walked the second Smethport/Mt. Jewett hitter, who would turn out to be the lone base runner against him.
The Groundhog Festival has arrived, and as many prepare for festivities, the Punxsutawney Garden Club will be holding its Annual Plant Sale from Monday through Saturday.
This year, the club will have plants for sale, but will also have garden-related â€śtrash and treasure items.â€ť
Pictured are members of the Garden Club (back, from left) Denise Winters, Diane Neal (holding two of the garden glass totems that will be on sale), Clarence Troutman, (front) Gloria Kerr, Kerri Stebbins and Tommy Troutman.