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Archive - Mar 17, 2014

Longtime Punxsy police chief Fedigan resigns

March 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough will begin the search for a new police chief, as council accepted the resignation of Thomas Fedigan at a special meeting held on Monday.

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

NSDAR honors essay winners at recent meeting

March 17, 2014

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently honored the winners of the local chapter’s essay contests.

Pictured (front, from left) are Kayla Troutman, sixth-grade Punxsutawney Christian School student; Lauren Giavedoni, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School; and Daniel Kunselman, a fifth-grade Punxsutawney Area Middle School student; (back) Jonna Irvin, NSDAR Good Citizen Award chair; Judy Heitzenrater, American history essay chair; and Joan Olp, NSDAR regent.

Jenks Hill closed Tuesday

March 17, 2014

Jenks Hill Elementary School will be closed Tuesday due to a boiler problem.

This cancellation is for Jenks Hill students only.

According to the PASD website, the school is expected to return to regular session on Wednesday.

Paula Kay McGee, 57

March 17, 2014

Paula Kay McGee, 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, Fla., as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by a tire blowout.

Paula was born on June 24, 1956, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry “Gene” and Gerri (Wagner) McGee.

Surviving are her parents of Altoona; two brothers, Michael and wife Debbie of Midlothian, Va., and Steve and wife Tammy of Oceanport, N.J.; and Paula’s fiancé, Jesse Warmack of Punta Gorda, Fla., who suffered numerous injuries from the accident.

Bruno Farbo, 74

March 17, 2014

Bruno Farbo, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Farbo was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Walston, a son of the late John and Katherine (Trapizone) Farbo.

He is survived by his wife, Karyn Kay (Limerick) Farbo, of Punxsutawney.

They were married May 4, 1968.

Mr. Farbo was a member of the Army Reserves from 1958-1965.

In his early years, he worked for the former Pramco Manufacturing and Johnston Furniture.

James G. Murray, 72

March 17, 2014

James G. Murray, 72, of San Clemente, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

James was born July 22, 1941, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Leslie J. and Marie (Smith) Murray.

On June 27, 1959, he married the former Juleann Sweeney, who survives.

He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente.

Before retiring, Jim was a carpenter.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hiking, camping and traveling. He loved the ocean.

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