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Archive - 2014

September 17th

Child safety seat checks executed by PSP

September 17, 2014

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74

September 17, 2014

Dennis J. “DJ” Vettenburg, 74, of Chord Road in Corry, Pa., died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late John and Virginia Laird Vettenburg.

DJ was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry Area High School. As a young man, he served two years with the US Army. Over the years, DJ lived in several areas, including Corry, Frewsburg, New York, and Live Oak, Florida.

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 17, 2014

VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch

September 16th

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42

September 16, 2014

Jeffrey Alan Carlson, 42, of Dayton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born on April 19, 1972, to Carl and Julia (Turk) Carlson in DuBois.

Jeffrey worked as a manager for Advance Auto Parts in Kittanning. He graduated from Jeff Tech - DuBois.

He was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Indiana. Jeffrey had a passion for his sport bike. He enjoyed hunting, kayaking and helping others in the community. Jeffrey organized the Advance Auto Parts Car, Truck and Bike Show. He was also blessed by being a future grandfather.

Esther I. Miller, 88

September 16, 2014

Esther I. Miller, 88, formerly of Frostburg, Pa., where she lived for years until her son’s death, died on July 31, 2014.

She was born on Nov. 5, 1925.

Esther is survived by her children, Carl R. Miller, Jr. and Carol A. Mott, both of Rochester, New York; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Miller, Sr., and a son, Robert A. Miller of Frostburg.

A graveside prayer service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Frostburg Cemetery.

Albert Dan Seger, 81

September 16, 2014

Albert Dan Seger, a longtime resident of the town of Niagara, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at home, while receiving care from Niagara Hospice. He was 81. He was born in Banks Township, Indiana County, Pa., on June 1, 1933, the son of Oren Lee and Kiziah (Brunner) Seger.

H. Robert Bickerstaff, 76

September 16, 2014

H. Robert Bickerstaff, “Chaplain Bob,” ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of

Constitution Week kicks off today!

September 16, 2014

Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as "National Constitution Week" in Punxsutawney. Constitution Week was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Pictured are (front, from left) Alexander; Joan Olp, Regent of Punxsutawney DAR; (back row) Jan Harrold, Vice-Regent and Constitution Committee chair; and Santana Olp, Recording Secretary and Outstanding Junior Member.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Boys' cross country sweep part of big day for Punxsy athletics

September 16, 2014

Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in a busy day of athletics with a pair of wins over Brookville and Bradford.

For more from the full day of events, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's events include;

• Junior High Soccer vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.

• Girls' Soccer vs. Curwesnville, 4 p.m.

• Boys' and Girls' Golf at DuBois Invitational, 9 a.m.

• 9th-grade football at Moniteau, 6:30 p.m.

September 14th

Rita Mae Richardson, 85

September 15, 2014

Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog “Daisy Mae.”

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as "National Constitution Week"...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville...
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to...

 

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