Archive - 2013
Dorothy Irene Anderson, 88, of West Springfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Born on Jan, 5, 1925, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Jennings Clay and Margaret Berkey Barnett.
Dorothy graduated from Punxsutawney High School.
She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family.
She loved her home and her animals. Dorothy was an avid family historian and devoted countless hours to compiling her familyâs genealogy.
She greatly enjoyed gardening, cooking and birdwatching.
She was a Daughter of the American Revolution.
This Christmas, the town of Bethlehem in 0 A.D. will come to life at the Paradise United Church of Christ in Henderson Township during its annual Bethlehem Walk. Visitors will become players in the Christmas story as they become travelers in ancient Israel, arriving in Bethlehem for the census.
The Bethlehem Walk will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8 and 15 at the Paradise United Church of Christ Youth Center located at 4336 Big Run Prescottville Rd., Reynoldsville, Pa. There is no charge for admission, though donations will be taken for a to-be-determined cause.
Bev Fairman (left) and Katie Laska are pictured with an upside-down Christmas tree at Fairlady & Company, as they are preparing for Mistletoe Madness, which will be held this Saturday in Punxsutawney.
For details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County commissioners approved a motion to place the 2014 budget on display for 20 days prior to adoption at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
The budget includes a half-mill tax increase.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One local man is taking to the media and Internet â in addition to reaching out for help to anyone who will listen â in locating his missing dog.
For almost 10-1/2 weeks, Larry August, a local man who lives south of Punxsutawney, has been searching for his beloved dog.
Duke, a rust-colored miniature pinscher, went missing on Sept. 13, along with his pal, Cherokee.
There is currently a $500 reward for anyone who is able to bring Duke home.
For more information or for anyone wishing to help in this search, visit facebook.com/groups/helpfindduke.
Those of us here at The Spirit would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! We hope you enjoy it safely!
Just a reminder, The Spiritâs offices will be closed on Thursday, and there will be no Thursday edition of The Spirit.
Normal operating hours will resume on Friday.
Marie E. Pifer Postlewaite, 80, of Erie, died Wednesday morning, Nov, 20, 2013, at St. Mary's Home East following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Reynoldsville on Nov. 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Irving G. and Euzela Rhodes Pifer.
Marie originally worked as an assembler at Marx Toys and went on to work with Smith Meter.
She enjoyed stamping, gardening, sewing, crocheting and knitting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Pritchard; one great-grandson, Adam Parris; and three brothers, Kenneth, Earl and Ray Pifer.
Helen Louise Means, 97, a long-term resident of Valier, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Broomall, Pa.
Helen was born April 8, 1916, a daughter of Lester N. Good and Ethel Good Bennett.
She is survived by her children, William âEdâ Means (Candace), Muriel Ricker, Sylvia Ramsey and Penny Warren; six grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William âBillâ Means.
Over her lifetime, Helen impacted many people through her kindness and compassion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported on Monday that a Punxsutawney man was arrested and charged in a stabbing incident that recently took place in Punxsutawney.
Police reported that Jamon N. Diehl, 25, Punxsutawney, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and robbery â charges stemming from an incident in the early morning hours last Friday on S. Gilpin Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It began with a creative idea, and with determination and ambition, one local man was able to bring to life. For Glen Campbell resident Michael Hughes, that idea was to write and publish a book.
Hughes has been writing stories for 15 years and said that he was about to be published by a publishing house when he discovered that he would probably lose his creative control over the novel.
For a full story on Hughes' journey to publication, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.