Archive - 2013
Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76, of McKean, Pa., and formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Maryâ€™s Home at Asbury Ridge.
She was born May 27, 1936, in Clarion, a daughter of the late R. Kenneth and Alice (Steffy) Keefer.
Glenna was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald R. Smith.
A search warrant was served last night on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney. Heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.
Two men were charged with delivery of herion. Read tomorrow's Spirit for details.
Tuesday, May 21, is Election Day.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
INDIANA â€” PennDOT has announced that the Warsaw Bridge on Route 28 in Warsaw Township will be replaced, with work to start today.
Lane restrictions using temporary traffic signals will be in place on Route 28, between Route 473 (Carberry Road) South and Route 473 (Carberry Road) North.
These restrictions will be in place until mid-September.
PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers in the work zone.
The project is expected to be completed in May 2014.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Monday, Spirit representatives visited the Punxsutawney Area High School and the middle school to award the Teachers of the Year.
Pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out who the honorees are.
Punxsutawney Mayor Jim Wehrle (left) has proclaimed Friday and Saturday to be American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days in Punxsutawney.
Members of the John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies at Walmart and County Market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Proceeds from the Poppy Program are used for veteransâ€™ projects and a scholarship for a daughter or granddaughter of a veteran who needs financial assistance to further her education.
CLEARFIELD â€” In an unusual scenario to end the season, the Punxsy junior varsity baseball squad found itself in a considerable deficit Friday.
Trailing 7-3, the JV Chucks showcased the stellar offense they have shown all season for what would be a game-deciding five-run sixth inning, before holding the Bison scoreless in the final two frames for an 8-7 season finale victory.
â€śWhat a great game; back-and-forth lead changes,â€ť pointed out Punxsy JV head coach Rodney Thompson.
It's the end of the school year, and for one PAHS senior, itâ€™s been a year of working toward a goal that he has finally achieved.
A.J. Carey did his senior project for a place that he holds dear to his heart â€” the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.
His project consisted of selling $10 Sheetz coupon books with the money raised going to the library.
Pictured is Carey (left) presenting Coral Ellshoff, library director (right), with a check for $800.
With a group of students cheering him on, Punxsutawney Area High School senior Devon Vallies, an AmeriCorps volunteer, is pictured preparing to go down the slide in the bounce house during the annual PTO Reading Carnival at Longview Elementary School recently.
(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 9, 1897
Home From South America
Luther and brother, who have been in Venezuela, South America, during the past winter have returned home.
They have been doing that country with a merry-go-round, the first that ever operated there, and report a very successful venture.