Archive - 2013
ROSE TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said, actor(s) discharged a pistol from the Allegheny Boulevard area of the Brookville Borough.
The bullet ricocheted, broke a window and damaged the window screen at EarthWorx, located along Route 36.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.
Arthur â€śDutchâ€ť Kline, Jr., 82, of Knox Dale, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Brookside Manor.
He was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Yatesboro, a son of the late Arthur and Minnie (Allenbaugh) Kline, Sr.
He was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School.
Dutch worked at Jackson China in the Quality Control department for 30 years.
He also had worked at Reynoldsville Casket Company for seven years.
He was a simple man that loved summertime and enjoyed walking in the outdoors with his dog, Tonya.
Surviving relatives include a sister, Geraldine Vanwhy of Punxsutawney;
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sewer relocation work will proceed ahead of the Elk Run Route 119 bridge replacement project, which is scheduled to begin this summer after school has let out.
Punxsutawney Borough Council received an update on the Route 119 and 310 intersection road construction project during Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
â€śThe sewer line has been revised and reviewed with the borough and sent on to PennDOT for review,â€ť said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager.
White said major work on the bridge and detour will not start until June.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 recently sponsored an essay contest titled â€śWhat Freedom Do I Enjoy Most?â€ť Two hundred eighteen students from the Punxsutawney Area schools, SS.C.D. School and the Punxsutawney Christian School submitted essays.
Fourteen winners were chosen by Unit 62, and five first-place winners were sent on to the American Legion Auxiliary Council for further judging.
Vernie E. Stankovich, 85, of Stump Creek, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, after a lengthy illness at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Born May 11, 1927, in Cramer, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Susie (Krucelyak) Cherban. She married Edward Joseph Stankovich, who preceded her in death.
She had worked at Sylvania in Emporium and Rollo Jensen in Punxsutawney.
She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Church; were she was active with the â€śKitchen Crew.â€ť
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Kenneth C. Reiter Jr., 69, of Reynoldsville passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.
Born March 4, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Kenneth was the son of the late Kenneth C. Reiter Sr. and Nola D. Nichols Reiter.
On May 25, 1963, he married Sandra L. Jones Reiter, of Reynoldsville, who survives.
He was a 1962 graduate of Reynoldsville High School and a retired employee of Stockdale Mine Supply in Frostburg, Pa.
Kenneth served with the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A solid all-around softball team is always a challenge, but even more so when a team has limited outside and game time before the matchup.
Despite being on its way to being a good softball club, Punxsy could not match the quality Williamsport squad on Saturday and dropped a close game for the majority of the day, 10-1.
â€śThat was a good quality team over there. They have offense with the pitching to go with it,â€ť noted Lady Chucks coach Alan Pifer. â€śI told the girls from the start they had to share the hitting load."
SYKESVILLE â€” One of Jefferson County's first weekends of sunny and temperate spring weather arrived just in time for the 34th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special event in Sykesville, which raises money each year for The Arc of Clearfield and Jefferson Counties' Camp Friendship program.
This yearâ€™s total was $63,400, including money from a Saturday night Zumbathon and Sunday food sales, raffles, donations and sponser money turned in.
Members of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company are pictured with their brush truck after having extinguished a brush fire with Central Fire Department at 4:02 p.m. Saturday, at 2396 Bair Road in Bell Township.
Earlier, at 12:48 p.m., Central and Elk Run, with assistance from McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company, extinguished a brush fire near the Anita Community Cemetery located in Young Township.
(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.)
April 28, 1897
A Day in School
Instead of two hundred there should have been five hundred visitors to the public schools last Friday.