Archive - May 8, 2014
The 2014 Rotary National Honor Society Banquet was held Thursday evening at the Punxsutawney County Club.
Thirteen seniors and 22 juniors were honored at the banquet, which was also attended by Rotary Club members and members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board.
Pictured are members of the 2014 National Honor Society (front row, from left) PAHS seniors: Emily Travis, Juliann Boddorf, Danielle Mallory, Elizabeth Depp-Hutchinson, Lauren Giavedoni, John Gigliotti, Emily Horner, Haley Hartman, Laura Chelgren and Tamera Anthony;
On Saturday, the local representatives of the United States Postal Service will aim to âStamp Out Hungerâ as part of the national annual drive to collect non-perishable food items left in mailboxes and post offices.
Locally, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association will be collecting food, and a hamper will be set up in the lobby of the Post Office in town, as well.
Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club for Career Womenâs Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions theyâve made to community and family.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs familiar face is Jim Cassidy.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ Jim Cassidy is a familiar face. You may recognize him
most for all that he does for our community.
Whether its helping out at the Weather Discovery Center or with Rotary Club events.
Cassidy was born and raised in Punxsutawney.
A Suzuki Forenza collided with a Residual Waste truck at the intersection of Route 36 and the Cloe-Rossiter Road in the village of Cloe at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, demolishing the front end of the car and disabling the truck.
The 17-year-old driver of the Subaru and a passenger were entrapped and were extricated with the Jaws of Life tool.
They suffered moderate and minor injuries, respectively, and the truck driver was not injured.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the driver of the Suzuki failed to stop, as a stop sign at the intersection was absent.
Mary W. Miller, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home.
She was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Millersburg, Ohio, a daughter of the late William J. and Sarah (Schrock) Weaver.
She was the wife of Eli J. Miller. He preceded her in death.
Katherine E. âKatchâ Shiock, 83, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.
She was born April 15, 1931, in Anita, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Vosko) Lavosky.
On Aug. 18, 1956, she married Bernard J. Shiock, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2003.
She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Anita.
She worked at the Adrian Hospital as an X-ray tech for 20 years and then worked for the district magistrateâs office.
She enjoyed listening to polka music, singing and dining out.
Betty Jane Snyder, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at her home in Hamilton, Pa.
Betty was born Jan., 11, 1939, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elma (Newcome) Bish in Coolspring, Pa.
She was married on May 21, 1960, to Verner Snyder, who preceded her in
Betty is survived by one brother, Richard Bish of DuBois; a daughter, Amy Murphy, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Leslie (Lyle) Snyder of Hamilton; and grandchildren Sara Murphy and Becky and Joey Snyder of Hamilton.