Archive - 2013
Groundhog Festival schedule for Tuesday, July 2
â€˘ 9:30 a.m. â€” Registration for the Teddy Bear Picnic (to be held inside on the second floor of the Eagles, across from Barclay Square).
Categories include Get Well Bear; Graduation Bear; Occupational Bear; All-American Bear; and My Bear and I (dressed alike);
â€˘ 10 a.m. â€” Teddy Bear Picnic begins (sponsored by Punxsutawney Career
â€˘ 10 a.m. to noon â€” Children's activities (ages 6 to 12) at the Lattimer
The Career Womenâ€™s Club recently named Diane Neal its 2012-13 Woman of the Year.
Pictured here after the award presentation are (from left) Stacy Volchko, 2011-12 Woman of the Year; Neal; Dana Taggart, Nealâ€™s daughter; and Mary Troise, Nealâ€™s granddaughter.
Terrance Lynn Hodgson, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at home.
He was born March 21, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ralph and Edith (Wood) Hodgson Fye.
On March 21, 1964, he married the former Marcella Raye McAdoo. She survives.
Terry previously worked for P&N Coal, and Valier Coal Yard, as a parts man.
He enjoyed spending his time at Walker's Service Station.
Sara D. Fox, 75, of Big Run, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie.
She was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Hiriam and Mary Rebecca (Cressley) White.
On June 1, 1957, she married Charles Leroy Fox. He survives.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
Joseph Anthony Cianciotti, 67, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y., a son of Nicholas Cianciotti of Cape Coral, Fla., and the late Olga (Valesquez) Cianciotti.
On Oct. 8, 1988, he married the former Monica Sue Mikelonis. She survives.
They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October.
He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Cianciotti worked as a locomotive engineer for B&P Railroad for over 30 years.
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.