Archive - May 4, 2014
Kevin Hughes Jr. and Alaina Martin were crowned the King and Queen of the Punxsutawney Area High School 2014 Prom at the Punxsutawney Country Club Saturday night.
For more pictures from the 2014 prom, check future editions of The Spirit, and check back for an online photo gallery.
With a busy work season approaching, PennDOT is reminding residents of the importance of driving safely around work zones.
To do so, the Jefferson County Maintenance Office in Punxsutawney recently hosted the PennDOT Worker Memorial, which pays tribute to the more than 84 PennDOT workers killed on the job since 1970.
It was created in 2001 by PennDOT employees in Bradford County both to honor the workers and to raise awareness among motorists of the potential consequences of driving inattentively in work zones.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
May 23, 1888
Dr. Joseph Shields, president of the Agricultural and Driving Park Association, requests the directors of that institution to meeting in the office of John T. Bell, Esq,, on Thursday evening, May 24, to make arrangements for the annual fair.
May 30, 1888
Saw and Shingle Mill Burned
William L. "Yank" Klohr, 58, of Marion Center, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Mr. Klohr was born June 8, 1955, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late George F. Klohr, Sr. and Nancy (Orcutt) Klohr.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
Yank loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and riding four-wheelers.
Betty Jane Hinkle, 94, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
Betty was born in Butler County on Oct. 2, 1919, the daughter of Gertrude (Clark) and Clifford Heeter.
On Oct. 31, 1940, she married William J. Hinkle of Punxsutawney. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1988.
She graduated as valedictorian in 1935 from Ss. Cosmas and Damian High School.
She retired from the B&O Railroad as a weigh master clerk after 40 years of service.
Grace M. Huber, 92, Marchand, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.
She was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Jerry and Lena (Johns) Huber.
She was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She was the guardian for her nieces, Elena and Sheila Dorr, and her nephew, Karl Van Huber.