Archive - 2013
(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 16, 1897
Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.
Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, affectionately known as âNanny," 66, of Westover, Pa., died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
The daughter of Cecil E. and Rhoda V. (Thomas) Pearce, she was born on May 12, 1947, in Spangler, Pa.
Linda was a graduate of the Purchase Line High School Class of 1965.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Glen Campbell American Legion, Post 435.
Nanny devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she loved dearly, especially her nine grandkids.
REYNOLDSVILLE â Although Wednesday nightâs Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.
The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
Congratulations to Kelly and Chris âCritterâ Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as Mayâs âGarden of the Monthâ by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It was an educational night for those who attended the "Exploring Marcellus Shale" presentation, at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library on Thursday evening.
Pictured here are educators Janine Surmick (left) and Dani Stump answering a series of questions from those in attendance.
To find out more info about Marcellus Shale, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that a bridge closure will begin on Route 1002 (Wayne Road) on Monday for a bridge replacement project.
The bridge carries Route 1002 over an unnamed tributary in Winslow Township, Jefferson County.
Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Wayne Road will close between the intersections of Pancoast Road and Sand Spur Road (Clearfield County).
The closure will remain in place until mid-August.
Thomas R. Zinzell, 88, of Wesleyville, Pa., passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, in Erie, Pa.
He was born July 1, 1924, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Michael and Mary Morris Zinzella.
Tom was an electrician, having worked for many contractors over the years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
Tom was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club in Punxsutawney.
He enjoyed time with his family, especially his beloved granddaughter, Elizabeth.
Frances Esposito Stephens, 64, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Punxsutawney, lost her courageous battle to cancer on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Frances was born May 31, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Connie
Esposito and the late Emilio (Curly) Esposito.
Following graduation from PAHS, Frances proceeded to Washington, D.C., where she worked at the Department of Transportation.
She then traveled and lived in many states managing restaurants, eventually owning and managing her own restaurant, âLa Siesta,â in Punxsutawney.
Mary H. Neese, 86, Princeton, Ind., died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Waters of Princeton.
She was born Sept. 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Maggie (Geist) and Jerry Alcorn.
She was married to Walter Neese, who preceded her in death.