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Archive - 2013

May 6th

Longview students throw pajama party at Mahoning Hills Social Center

May 6, 2013

The senior citizens at the Mahoning Hills Social Center received a visit from some students from the Longview Elementary School recently.

Mrs. Gotwald's first-grade class decided to have a pajama party with the seniors and had the students and seniors wearing their pajamas.

Each student stood up and read from a book of his or her choice.

Clarence Spotts (left) and Claire Schrock (right) listen attentively as Gracie Carey (middle) reads the book "Olivia the Princess."

Joan T. Bloom, 70

May 6, 2013

Joan T. Bloom, 70, of Indiana, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.

She was the daughter of the late Laird and Isabel (Keller) Hays and was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Coolspring, Pa.
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Ms. Bloom enjoyed visiting family and friends, playing bingo, doing crafts and finding bargains at trade shows and yard sales with
her best friend, Nick Krisko.

She is survived by her five children, Rod Bloom of Punxsutawney, Kevin Bloom of Punxsutawney, Lisa Chesnoka of Winfield, Ala., Peggy Bloom of
Beavercreek, Ohio, and Mary Libecco of Mammoth Cave,Ky.

May 5th

M. Elizabeth “Libby” Esposito

May 5, 2013

M. Elizabeth “Libby” Esposito, of State College, formerly of Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at The Fairways at Brookline in State College.

A daughter of the late John B. and Margaret Duff Anibaldi, she was born in Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Esposito was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

Libby was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church.

She was a long-time dispatcher for Citizens’ Ambulance Service, prior to 911, and when Bon-Ton opened, she was a sales associate in the housewares department.

TRUCK HITS PLEASANT AVENUE HOME

May 5, 2013

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, Gina Smith of Punxsy was driving this green 1995 Chevrolet truck west at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday when she lost control for unknown reasons and struck a Pleasant Avenue house owned by Joseph and Heather Bellomo.

Police said there was a 2007 GMC truck that was parked in the driveway and was damaged by Smith's vehicle when it struck the house.

There was no information available regarding any injuries suffered by Smith.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company, Jefferson County EMS and South Side Service.

PAHS PROM KING AND QUEEN 2013

May 5, 2013

Carley Smith and Jerod White were crowned the 2013 Prom Queen and King at Saturday’s prom held at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

View our online photo gallery for more prom pics.

Way Back When

May 5, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
May 12, 1897

A BIG BLAZE

Wilson's Big Training and Stock Barn Burned

Last Thursday morning about 4 o' clock, a fire broke out in Wilson's big circular barn on the hill in the North end, which resulted in the complete destruction of the building.

May 3rd

PAH’s Abby Kengersky more than just ‘the germ police’

May 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Her kids call her "The Germ Police," but Abby Kengersky's role as the infection preventionist at Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) goes a bit beyond that description, as well.

DuBois police catch burglar in the act of snatching $22,000 worth of pills

May 3, 2013

DUBOIS — On Friday, at approximately 4:13 a.m., the DuBois City Police responded to a burglary in progress at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on West Park Avenue in DuBois.

Upon arrival, officers reported that they discovered the glass on the front doors broken out and the actor still inside the business.

The actor was taken into custody and identified as Justin B. Smith, 31, from Treasure Lake, DuBois.

Smith was allegedly attempting to flee with approximately 9,000 pills valued at $22,000.

Various stations battle Bell Township barn blaze

May 3, 2013

Members of the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company are shown Friday knocking down the flames at a barn fire located on Beagle Road in Bell Township.

Pictured (from left) are Kevin Toven, Critter Porada and Derek Toven working to extinguish the flames in what remained of the barn owned by Alvin Knarr.

PAHS students given sobering reminder of dangers of drunk driving on eve of prom

May 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The seniors at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) who
want to keep it real received a large dose of reality in regard to the consequences you face when you drink and drive or text and drive at the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) annual mock crash held Friday in the parking lot behind the school.

Trooper Matt Powell of the Punxsutawney—based Pennsylvania State Police spoke to the students once the very realistic portrayal had concluded for another year.

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While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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