Archive - Mar 2014
The Camouflage Inn and its patrons raised $5,064 in a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project last month.
Pictured (from left) are Angela Trumbette and Sherri King, event organizers; Gina Welsh, Army Veteran; and Megan Sonnie, event organizer.
For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
If you ever wondered what a digital movie projector looks like, here's a sneak peek at the new NEC projector that was recently installed at the Jackson Theater in the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).
Pictured (from left) are Rob McCoy, PACC executive director; Teresa Neal, secretary, PACC Board of Directors; and John Test, PACC projector operator.
McCoy said they've shown two digital movies already, but this weekend is the actual grand opening.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett has filed a notice of aggravating circumstances against Michael Christopher Shugars, Punxsutawney, the defendant in the case of the alleged murder of Chet
Allen Haddow, Punxsutawney.
The notice of aggravating circumstances means that, in the event that Shugars is found guilty of murder in the first-degree, the commonwealth intends to seek the death penalty.
The district attorneyâ€™s office confirmed on Thursday that it had filed the notice, a copy of which was submitted to The Spirit by the prothonotaryâ€™s office.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Rotary Club Radio Auction will be
broadcast live from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, courtesy of Renda Radio and WPXZ 104.1 FM.
The Rotary Auction will be broadcast from BFG Manufacturing and, according to Rotary Club President Courtney Cole, this year, the club has grossed $54,000 in merchandise.
For more details about the auction, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Duane Miller.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Duane Miller is a familiar face. You may recognize him as one of the former owners of Miller Brothers Furniture. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.
Miller was born and raised in Rossiter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even with a short but much-deserved break from the
harsh winter weather coming early this week, Punxsy Borough Council planned to begin the annual task of evaluating the condition of the borough's roads and alleys for paving.
Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said that he and Dave Bofinger, Public Works working foreman, will be making the rounds during the next few weeks in order to assess which streets will require the most repair.
DUBOIS â€” A release issued by DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday said that a joint investigation was conducted between the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Pittsburgh Field Office, ruling the fire that destroyed the DuBois Country Club on Feb. 24 accidental in nature.
Thomas Frederick Redding, 77, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 18, 1936, a son of the late Clark F. "Gags" and Clara V. (Hoover) Redding.
Mr. Redding served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
On Feb. 7, 1959, he married the former Judith B. Spencer, who survives.
He had previously worked as a jet mechanic in New York and was a retired member of the Carpenters Union and B&O Railroad.
His enjoyments were his family, golfing, hunting and working in his garden.
James E. Adams, 65, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Adams was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Mervin J. and Gertrude (Bush) Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Diana L. Adams of Punxsutawney.
He was a member of Pine Creek Independent Baptist Church in Kittanning.
James loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and just working with his hands, building or repairing anything that needed to be fixed.
Foxâ€™s Pizza Den in the Groundhog Plaza is officially open for business and ready to serve the community.
Pictured here are members of the staff: (front) Donna Vardy; (back, from left) Jim Fox, Jr., owner; Linda Rembowski; Matt Pearce; Trenton Blose; and Adam Haupricht, manager.
For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.