Archive - 2013
Helen Emma Craven, 90, of Brookville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 4, 1923, in Richardsville, a daughter of the late William Webster and Edna May (Heeter) Brownlee.
On June 14, 1947, she married John Louis Craven. He preceded her in death in July of 1990.
She was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School teacher at the church and spent over 25 years in Child Evangelism through after-school Bible study.
Mrs. Craven was a substitute teacher at Pine Creek, Warsaw and Brookville schools.
Captain Bernard J. Petrovsky, Commanding Officer, Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Punxsutawney, announced the results of a 9-month investigation by Troop C, Vice Officers.
Today a drug sweep was conducted by Troopers from throughout the Troop C area, along with Law Enforcement Officers from the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department.
At the present time, 10 individuals are in custody.
Full details in Thursday's Spirit.
Punxsy Shortstop Chelsea Engeholm and second baseman Mary Sloniger come together to make a catch in recent Punxsy softball action. Today, the Lady Chucks will take to the field against the Lady Dutch of St. Marys, with the winner emerging as the District IX Champion.
For a full preview of the game, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Punxsy Dash 4 Diabetes 5K Run/1-Mile Walk.
The event will be held on Saturday at the Charles Barletta Skate Park â€” also known as "Punxsy Skate Park" â€” located off Elk Street.
Parking will be available at the Jefferson County Assistance Office.
Runners and walkers will start at the Skate Park and then travel down the Punxsy Rails-to-Trails course and back.
Registration and activities will begin at 10 a.m., with the run/walk event starting at 11 a.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Imagine this: You walk into an interior closet of your home to seek shelter from an impending tornado.
When you enter, your house is intact; and when you exit, the only thing left is the closet.
This is one of the many true stories from the deadly tornados that struck Moore, Okla., last week.
This particular disaster strikes close to home right here in Punxsutawney, as Amy Morris, a local attorney, has several friends who live in Moore.
As summer finally makes its presence known, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library is ready to go with its 2013 Summer Reading program.
The program, held each summer, will have its official kick-off party on June 17.
This yearâ€™s theme is â€śDig Into Reading," and will focus on things beneath the surface. The program is open to children 18 months through 18 years of age, and those wishing to participate must register either at the library or online.
To register online, visit www.punxsutawneylibrary.org, or stop in at 301 East Mahoning St., Barclay Square.
Joseph F. Ciccone, 84, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.
He was born May 19, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Giovanna (Manacchio) and Felice Ciccone.
He was a member of S.S.C.D.
He loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing bingo, socializing and watching old movies on AMC.
He was a former member of the Army and Navy Club.
He worked for Loriâ€™s Footwear in Big Run.
Surviving relatives include a number of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Lyle C. Knapp, 77, of Baxter, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Baxter, Pa., a son of the late Curtis and Mable Rhoades Knapp.
Mr. Knapp married Hazel Geist on Jan. 28, 1956.
She preceded him in death.
Lyle was a laborer at Glen-Gery Brick (formerly Hanley Brick), where he retired on March 1, 1998.
His hobbies included hunting, gardening and farming.
He is survived by a brother, Dave Knapp of Trenton N.C.; a sister, Alberta Bish of Kingsville, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
It was a day of honoring not only those fighting for our country but those who gave their lives while fighting for it.
For the men of the Rossiter American Legion Post 582, it was a busy morning Monday as they headed out to seven different cemeteries, holding a memorial service at each one.
The American Legion Post No. 62 presented two Punxsutawney Area School District eighth-grade students, Morgan VanLeer (second from left) and Ryan Young (second from right), with their Americanism Award certificates during Memorial Day ceremonies held in Barclay Square in Punxsy.
Pictured are (from left) Pat Rougeux, membership chairperson for American Legion Post No. 62; VanLeer; Raymond Depp, American Legion Post No. 62; Young; and Eleanor Depp, American Legion Post No. 62.
Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.