Archive - 2013
Margaret E. Timblin, 89, of Rossiter, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Timblin was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Sagamore. She was the daughter of the late Scott W. and Maude (Brady) Hill.
Margaret attended the First Baptist Church.
She worked for the Company Store in Sagamore, Troutmanâ€™s in Indiana and
the Adrian Hospital before retirement.
She spent her winters in Arizona and loved camping, fishing, boating, bike riding, cooking and baking.
Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
The annual Groundhog Festival concluded with quite the finale Saturday night, as Rick Larrimore entertained the crowd at Barclay Square with his tribute to Rod Stewart.
Larrimoreâ€™s performance was co-sponsored by the Walston Club.
CANOE TOWNSHIP â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a small fire that occurred between July 3 and July 5.
The PA State Police Fire Marshal investigated the origin and cause of the fire and determined that an incendiary device was thrown at the shed in order to ignite the fire, which burned out before causing significant damage.
Police said there were no known injuries in the fire, which occurred along Johnsonburg Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County.
Damage is estimated at $500, and the victim is a Punxsutawney man.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce that Toni Smith of Reynoldsville has been selected to
represent Jefferson County as the 2013-2014 Jefferson County Dairy Princess.
Toni was officially recognized at the Jefferson County Holstein Clubâ€™s Twilight Meeting held at Laurel Valley Dairy (Toniâ€™s parentsâ€™ farm.)
Stefany Alexander, dairy ambassador, did the honors of placing Toniâ€™s crown and sash.
Toni is the daughter of Brad Smith and Kelly Holt of Reynoldsville.
She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years.
On Friday, the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars completed a three-game sweep of the Section I Tournament to earn a berth to States, which are set to begin on Wednesday in Stroudsburg.
Pictured here are the members of the team beaming with big smiles after the traditional banner presentation Friday in Corry.
(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.)
July 7, 1897
Will Start This Month
The large and complete iron plant located at this place will be put into blast within a few days.
The date of the firing is not positively fixed, but it will be sometime during the present month.
It was the original intention to initiate this great industry with music and speechmaking and a banquet.
In this file photo from last Tuesday, Punxsy's Jordyn Powell takes a cut at a pitch in a game against Brookville. Powell had what Punxsy coach Ange Giavedoni called a "huge single" in Punxsy's 12-1 victory over Brookville Sunday in Brookville. With the win, Punxsy gets to take its show on the road again on Tuesday to St. Marys.
For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Kylee Lingenfelter delivers a pitch during Punxsy's 5-0 win over Corry Wednesday night in Saegertown at the Section I Tournament. Friday, Lingenfelter fanned 15 in a re-match against Corry in the championship game. Punxsy came out on top, 8-0, and earned a trip to States.
For a full re-cap, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
CATCH (Cyber And Traditional Christian Homeschoolers) students ended the year with a celebration to honor 2012-2013 graduates.
The ceremony was held on the evening of May 31 at the Jefferson Street Social Center.
The invocation was offered by Dale Wood.
A very insightful and inspirational commencement address was delivered by Bruce Dickey.
He quoted Proverbs 3:5,6: â€śTrust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The schedule of events for todayâ€™s Groundhog Festival includes the following:
â€˘ 9 to 10 a.m. â€” Registration for 4th Annual Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull Sponsored by London Farm Supplies in Barclay Square;
â€˘ 10 to 11 a.m. â€” Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull â€” Tractors supplied by sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups 4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9;
â€˘ 9 to 11:30 a.m. â€” Registration for Burrow Thunder at
â€˘ Noon â€” Burrow Thunder Motorcycle Ride Starts;
â€˘ 10:30 a.m. to noon â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Balloons;
â€˘ 12:30 to 1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic;