Archive - 2013
Today, the âPunxsy Polamalusâ will be participating in the McDonaldâs Steelers Trivia Contest in Pittsburgh.
Friday, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle issued the following proclamation:
âWhereas Punxsutawney has always had some great trivia teams; whereas Mike Stello has always represented Punxsutawney well;
whereas Bob Long (pictured above, right, with Wehrle) has always represented Punxsutawney well;
whereas Nick Digilarmo has always represented Punxsutawney well;
Its officially yard sale season, and the women of the Catholic Daughters of America were busy getting ready for their annual yard sale that will be held today at the SS.C.D. auditorium.
The yard sale will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.
Pictured are (front, from left) MariAnnie Hampton, Elaine Scuello, Lucille Scuello, Nancy Nicholson, Barb Gresock; (back) Dorothy Vilkinofsky and Nancy Anthony.
James D. Postlewaite, 69, Erie, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.
He was born March 31, 1944, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late James Blair and Joanna Margaret (Anthony) Postlewaite.
Jim was retired from General Electric Co., for which he worked 42-and-a-half years.
Most of his years there were spent in the Power House.
He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his grandson, who got his first buck in 2011.
He enjoyed restoring, displaying and pulling antique tractors, especially his two-cylinder John Deeres.
Valgene E. âValâ Frye, 71, of Chicora, Pa., entered his heavenly home on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Val was born at home in Rochester Mills, Pa., to the late Blair G. and Edna (Leasure) Frye, on June 24, 1941.
Mr. Frye graduated from Marion Center High School with the Class of 1959.
He went on to graduate from Butler County Community College with an A.A. Degree in business management in 1982.
Val married the love of his life, Carolyn A. (Hosack) Frye, on April 28, 1962, in Lickingville, Pa.
Lloyd E. Fisher, 73, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Fisher was born Nov. 11, 1939, a son of the late Lloyd E. Fisher Sr. and Rose (Lorenzo) Fisher.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. (Sheesley) Fisher, of Hamilton.
They were married Feb. 22, 1964.
Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and three years in Panama before retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class after 20 years and receiving the Purple Heart.
BROOKVILLE â First-place finishers for the Chucks and Lady Chucks at the District IX Championships included:
â˘ Juliann Boddorf, girls' 400-meter dash;
â˘ Alexis Minich, girls' shot put and girls' discus;
â˘ Perry Arrington, boys' pole vault;
â˘ Thomas Renwick, boys' long jump;
â˘ Jordan London, boys' discus.
For a full recap from the championships, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Several local fire companies responded to and provided backup at a late-afternoon structure fire on Paradise Road in Henderson Township on Thursday.
Members of Station 17 in Big Run are pictured here dousing the hot spot on the house.
Personnel remained on scene late into the evening.
Travis Monroe, West End Elementary School principal; Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent; and Fedigan are pictured discussing an alternate exit from the school onto McHugh Avenue.
Ruth L. Parise, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Parise was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Homer City, a daughter of the late Lester Love and Edna (Dickey) Love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Parise, Sr.
They were married July 12, 1947.
Mrs. Parise was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Women of the Church of God, choir member and Missionary Officer for many years.
DUBOIS â Work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township is continuing with an update. When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.
For the time being, drivers can expect:
â˘ Roadway widening, excavation and drainage work to continue;
â˘ Temporary signals are operational and old signals have been removed;
â˘ Utility relocation work will continue.