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Archive - Apr 2014

April 30th

Judith Gordon Philp, 74

April 30, 2014

Judith Gordon Philp, 74, of Thompson Street, Brookville, lost her battle with cancer Tuesday April 29, 2014, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.

Born Dec. 29, 1939, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Ellen L. Vandivort Gordon. She was married to Dr. Fred Philp on July 28, 1962.

She was a graduate from Reynoldsville High School and Penn State University, with a degree in elementary education. She taught at Penn Hills prior to her marriage and raising her family in Brookville.

M. Clementine Smouse, 80

April 30, 2014

M. Clementine Smouse, age 80, passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014, at the Buffalo General Hospital Buffalo, N.Y., surrounded by family.

She was born Martha Clementine Stiver on Sept. 8, 1933, in Punxsutawney, one of two daughters born to Edward and Alice (Jordan) Stiver.

Clem married Raymond Smouse on Oct. 18, 1952, at the home of her parents in Cloe, Pa. Raymond survives.

Richard T. Holmes, 67

April 30, 2014

Richard T. Holmes, age 67, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his residence in Erie, Pa. Born Jan. 2, 1947, in Florence, S.C., he was the son of the late Richard Holmes of Interlachen, Fla., and Margaret (Allison) Holmes of Punxsutawney.


April 30, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett, announced Wednesday at a press conference the issuance of 18 drug-related arrest warrants for offenders from Jefferson County and the surrounding area.

Captain Bernard J. Petrovsky, Troop C Commanding Officer, said at the press conference that two suspects — Russ Edward Hayes, 36, Punxsutawney, and Mark Darren Shaffer, 45, Sykesville — were still at large as of 2 p.m.

The following 16 individuals were in custody:

• Scott Edwin Smith, 48, Brookville;

April 29th

Golden Gooden: Jeff Tech student places first in Skills USA competition

April 29, 2014

Jamie Rhed, Jeff Tech economics teacher and Skills USA advisor (left) and Justin Gooden, a criminal justice student, are pictured with the medals that Gooden won at this year's competition held in Hershey, Pa.

Read about Gooden's achievements in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Rails to Trails running full steam ahead into ‘Revive Your Trail’ campaign

April 29, 2014

The Punxsutawney Area Rails to Trails Association held its annual spring clean-up day on Saturday. The event coincided with the kickoff of the association’s "Revive Your Trail" capital campaign — a fundraiser to help pay for the resurfacing of 14 miles of the community path.

Pictured (from left) are Susan Wolfe, Rails to Trails secretary; Dan McGinley, fundraising chairman; Dennis Fetterman of the Eagles; Bob Peace, Punxsutawney Eagles trustee; and Howard Glessner, Rails to Trails board member.

Weather center hosts storm chasers event

April 29, 2014

Storm chaser Ron Shawley demonstrates the remote control helicopter they send into storms to take pictures and video to a group of visitors at a Weather Discovery Center presentation on Saturday.


April 29, 2014

The students and teachers at Sunshine Square Pre-School at the First Baptist Church in Punxsutawney donned their safety vests and big work gloves last Friday before setting out to clean up the neighborhood as part of their observance of Earth Day.

Under the watchful eyes of Denise Manges (left, director) and Chrissy Bergreen (right, teacher-assistant), the energetic crew picked up litter and trash from the sidewalks and Harmon Field.

Sunshine Square offers fun-filled learning experiences for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children.

April 28th

Breaking News: Police arrest three in meth lab investigation

April 28, 2014

BROOKVILLE — Brookville Borough Police arrested three residents Monday evening following the investigation into a suspected methamphetamine lab at 74 Summit St.

All three occupants of the house, Eric Powell, 30, Emily Dixon, 27, and Jake Wilson, 29, all of Brookville, were arrested and transported to the Brookville Police Department. They were then transported and lodged in the Jefferson County Jail, with charges being sought through the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

Smith reads to Creative Garden youngsters

April 28, 2014

Representative Sam Smith was the guest reader at Creative Garden Childcare Center for Pennsylvania's early literacy initiative, One Book, Every Young Child.

This year’s book is "Stripes of All Types" by Susan Stockdale.

Representative Smith read to the children, asked them questions throughout the book and followed up by talking about each animal that was featured in the story.

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The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging...
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