Archive - 2013
Ervin J. Schlabach, 68, of Rossiter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born June 7, 1944, in Middlefield, Ohio, a son of the late John E. and Emma M. (Miller) Schlabach.
He was the husband of the former Katie Byler. She survives.
Mr. Schlabach enjoyed spending his time with his horses, fishing and his dog, Shorty.
He was a very kind-hearted man with a sense of humor.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
FORT INDIANTOWN GAP â€” If you didn't grow up as a family member of someone who was in The National Guard, chances are there's a little bit of confusion as to what exactly the role these individuals who serve might play.
In college, I had some Guard friends, and I always sort of saw them as part soldier, part civilian. But earlier this month, I had the opportunity to take part in a Boss Lift program held at the training grounds for The Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, and it was there that I learned there is much more to it than that.
Friday, the Punxsutawney Christian School Class of 2013 celebrated its graduation, and seven graduates received their diplomas.
Speaking at the event was Michele Huey, founder of the board of directors and author.
Pictured are graduates (front, from left) Taylor Davidson, Victoria Kunselman, Lauren Stankewich; (back row) Nicholas Venturini, Justin Felgar, Caleb Dinger (valedictorian) and John Sproull (salutatorian).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After 14 years and a month, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce will be under new leadership, as Marlene Lellock will be taking her talents to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center as its new executive director.
To read about Lellock's accomplishments during her 14-year career with the Chamber and her plans for her new position, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, The Spirit offices are closed today, and there is no paper.
Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27, and will begin around 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Avenue in Punxsy.
The service will be held at Barclay Square following the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Rev. Richard C. Sharp, 79, of Boiling Springs, S.C., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 18, 2013.
A native of Aiken County, S.C., he was the loving husband of Esta K. Sharp and the son of the late William A. Sharp and Bessie Jones Sharp.
He obtained a bachelorâ€™s degree as a physicianâ€™s assistant in the United States Air Force and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after serving 22 years.
He then obtained his masterâ€™s degree in Divinity with Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary at Wake Forest, N.C.
Want to see more photos from PAHS 2013 Class Night? Just visit our online photo gallery.
Punxsutawney American Legion
The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27, and will begin around 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Avenue in Punxsy. The service will be held at Barclay Square following the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Big Run VFW
Big Run VFW Post 9044 will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Big Run, or, in the case of inclement weather, the Big Run War Memorial Building. The keynote speaker will be First Sergeant Bill Foster. The Reynoldsville Theater Group will perform special music. The public is invited.
As the school year winds down, Thursday was a very special day for the Class of 2013 at PAHS â€” Class Night.
Scholarships and awards were announced, and among those receiving recognition were (top photo) top honors students (front, from left) Alannah Malia, salutatorian; Jerod White, third honor student; and Alexa Shaffer, valedictorian; along with (back) Emily Cassidy, PAHS
guidance counselor; William and Sheila Malia; Butch White; Douglas Shaffer; Dr. Keith Wolfe, PASD superintendent; and David London, PAHS principal.