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PAHS students kick off Youth Art Month

March 10, 2014

On Saturday, members of the Punxsutawney Area High School Art Club kicked off Youth Art Month with a huge slate of festivities as PAHS.

Students opened up their studios and workshops to host youngsters from the community, and Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Richard Alexander (back row, center) was on hand to officially declare March to be Youth Art Month in Punxsutawney.

Spirit reporter Michael Waterloo was also in attendance, going station to station to capture some of the fun activities offered.

For more photos from the event, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Big Brothers Big Sisters gathers support through Brookville dinner

March 10, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters recently held a dinner at the Heritage House in Brookville, inviting prominent figures in the local community to raise support for the program.

Pictured (from left) are: Eli Harris with Big Brother Rick Tote, Estella Kay Hughes with Big Sister Carol Schuckers, Jefferson County Commission Chairman Paul Corbin, local Big Brothers Big Sisters program coordinator Heidi Stahlnecker and Commissioner Jim McIntyre.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Michael Matthew Burba, 92

March 10, 2014

Michael Matthew Burba, 92, of Arcadia, Pa., died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney.

The son of the late Joseph and Stefkia (Sadowniczak) Burba, he was born on Sept. 29, 1921, in Arcadia, in the same home where he resided all of his life.

Mike was a member of the Church of the Resurrection and attended the Glen Campbell parish site.

David G. “Chip” Wonderling, 63

March 10, 2014

David G. “Chip” Wonderling, 63, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Brookville, a son of the late Gerald David and Helen (Espy) Wonderling.

On July 9, 1971, he married the former Rosemary Battaglia. She survives.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

“Chip” retired in 2001 after 31 years as a foreman for Brockway Glass.

After retirement, Chip was also the driver for the Laurel Laser & Surgery Center.

Doree H. Long, 86

March 10, 2014

Doree H. Long, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Coolspring, Pa., the daughter of the late David R. and Florence (Lingenfelter) Hetrick.

She graduated third in her class from Punxsutawney High School in 1945.

She married John E. (Jack) Long of Punxsutawney on June 18, 1951.

She worked as a legal secretary for Jesse P. Long, Attorney at Law, for 59 years before her retirement.

James Edward Gearhart, 87

March 10, 2014

James Edward Gearhart, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born April 13, 1926, in Luthersburg, a son of the late Samuel and Mary (Alsbaugh) Gearhart.

Mr. Gearhart was a United States Army veteran, having served during World War II.

He previously worked in assembly for General Motors, drove piggyback trucks and drove horses across the U.S.

He enjoyed bowling, going tobogganing and being with his family.

Elizabeth M. McGlumphy, 84

March 10, 2014

Elizabeth M. McGlumphy, 84, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her home.

Mrs. McGlumphy was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Sevistock) Wanchick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. McGlumphy.

Elizabeth was Byzantine by faith.

She loved gardening and time with her family.

She is survived by a son, William J. McGlumphy and wife Melissa of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Adam Dotts and wife Brittany and Tyler Dotts; and one great-grandchild, Coy Dotts.

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