Archive - Mar 3, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough is down to its final delivery of salt and anti-skid, even as the winter of 2013-2014 continues to take its toll on the borough's snow removal budget.
"We finally dodged a major storm for the first time over the weekend, which may be the first time this year," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
This past weekend, members of the Punxsutawney Area High School wrestling team took to the mats at Regionals with their berths to this weekâ€™s PIAA State Tournament on the line, and two Chucks â€” Kaleb Young and Joel Bowers â€” advanced to the action in Hershey with second-place finishes in their brackets.
Pictured here after the tournament concluded are (from left) Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy, Bowers, fellow Regionals wrestler Josh Schuckers, Kaleb Young and assistant coach Buddy Young.
For a full recap from Regionals, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Connie Gresock, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her daughter Cindiâ€™s home.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Gus Charles Whitman and Yvonne (Kubeldis) Whitman.
On July 10, 1954, she married William H. Gresock, who preceded her in death on May 22, 2003.
She was a member of the Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.
She loved Bingo, cards, gambling, animals, reading books herself and reading books to her students.
John â€śPatâ€ť Nadji, 66, Pifer Street, DuBois, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Born March 16, 1947, in DuBois, he was the son of the late John & Genevieve (Duffalo) Nadji.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
On July 12, 1968, he married Rebecca â€śBeckyâ€ť (Ball) Nadji. She survives.
After 30 years of service, he retired from the United Parcel Service (UPS).
He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
Rodney L. Miller, 60, Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at home.
He was born Dec, 8, 1953, in Punxsutawney, the son of A. Leroy and Orpha E. (Yoas) Miller.
On Oct. 24, 1998, he married Darlene J. (Smith) Miller, who survives.
He attended the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City.
He enjoyed tractors, guns, antiques, auctions and woodworking.
He was a vice president of the Rossiter Sportsmenâ€™s Club and a lifetime member of the N.R.A.
He was the owner and operator of Rodney L. Miller Welding.