Archive - 2013
Erma M. Astorino, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.
On Feb. 8, 1956, she married John Anthony Astorino. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.
She was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was also a former member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Erma enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting and the daily activities at the Punxsy Senior Center.
Velma L. Cressley, 94, of Juneau, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at her daughterâs home, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Cressley was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Merle White and Nora (Baun) White.
She was married to Ralph E. Cressley, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.
Velma was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Juneau.
She was employed by Rola-Jensen and Loree Footwear before retirement.
She was a special and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and neighbor who loved the Lord.
The Second Amendment March was held Wednesday in Punxsy with a smaller-than-expected crowd of marchers.
Pictured are the marchers preparing to head down Mahoning Street demonstrating their right to bear arms.
Read more in Friday's edition of The Spirit
Jefferson and Clearfield countiesâ 4-H recently held the 22nd Annual Bi-County 4-H Public Speaking & Presentation Contest at the DuBois campus of Penn State University.
Thursday's edition of The Spirit officially announces the nominees for The Spirit's Spring Sports Outstanding Player Awards.
Pick up a copy to see who's on the ballot and to cast your vote!
A few members of The Friends of the Library gathered for a photo before they went to work preparing for the upcoming used book sale. They are (from left) Peggy Johnston, Coral Ellshoff, director of the Punxsy library; Connie O'Brien; Emily Cassidy; and Julie Baun, head of the book sale.
For more details on the sale, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Curtis D. (Curt) Williams, 55, of Ligonier, formerly of Smithport, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born in 1958 to Delbert J. and Alda Jane (Elbel) Williams in Punxsutawney.
Curtis was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen Campbell, Calvary Baptist Church in Clymer and Waterford Christian Church in Ligonier. He was a district manager for Trican Well Services, Mill Hall and a former district manager for Universal Well Services, Connellsville. Curt was a member of the Society of Petroleum
(Pictured above, from left) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik; Julia Trimarchi Cuccaro, Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center chairman; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; Walter Schroth, vice chairman of the Indiana Area School District; and Commissioner Jim McIntyre look over details on the planned multi-county regional Challenger Learning Center, for which the commissioners recently declared support.
Read more in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough employees are going to have the opportunity to take a defensive driving course, thanks to being the recipient of a 2013 PennPRIME liability grant.
"The purpose of the grant is to promote initiatives to help reduce the frequency and severity of claims related to general, auto, auto physical, property, public official and law enforcement liability," said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief at Monday's council meeting.
Read more about the program, as well as more borough news, in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Rotarian's recently had the honor of meeting several new healthcare providers who have joined the staff of Punxsutawney Area Hospital. The providers shared information about their practices and expressed their excitement in becoming members of the Punxsutawney community.
They look forward to providing the best possible healthcare to the members of Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.