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May 8th

Katherine E. “Katch” Shiock, 83

May 8, 2014

Katherine E. “Katch” 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 magistrate’s office.

She enjoyed listening to polka music, singing and dining out.

Betty Jane Snyder, 75

May 8, 2014

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
death.

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.

May 7th

Candidates for State House seat hold forum

May 7, 2014

On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum for those seeking to fill the seat of retiring State Rep. Sam Smith in the 66th district. Pictured (from left) are candidates
Harry Bodenhorn, Paul Corbin and Robert Toby Santik, along with Jane
McKillip (far right) who read a statement for candidate Cris Dush, who was unable to attend due to a prior commitment.

For a full recap from the forum, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Diane Alexander among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 7, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97

May 7, 2014

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at AM-PM Personal Care Home in DeLancey.

She was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Porter Township, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth (Barnett) Justice.

She grew up on a farm near Porter. She worked at Loree Footware Shoe Factory as a sewer for 30 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Justice of Punxsutawney;

BREAKING NEWS: PUNXSY WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRUG VIOLATIONS, CORRUPT ORGANIZATION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

May 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Wednesday that M. Lisa Saldana, 52, of Wayne Avenue in Punxsutawney, was arrested at 7:55 a.m. and charged with several violations of the drug act — including possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and additional criminal charges to include money laundering and corrupt organizations — for incidents allegedly taking place between July 2012 and May 2014.

May 6th

Melissa Fedigan among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 6, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Dotterers honored as Resource Parents of the Year at Children & Youth Banquet

May 6, 2014

The Jefferson County Children and Youth banquet was held Monday evening to honor not the resource parents.

Pictured are the Resource Parents of the Year, Dave and Beverly Dotterer, who were presented with the “Red Plate.”

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

2014 Prom Photo Gallery

May 6, 2014

All our pictures from the 2014 PAHS Prom are now online! Check them out at http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

May 5th

IUP-Punxsy holds Annual ‘Chalk on the Walk’

May 5, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday afternoon, students from the IUP-Punxsy Campus participated in the 5th Annual Chalk on the Walk event, held along with the Celebration of Learning exhibit.

The students did chalk art based on the following topics: social issues, political issues, diversity issues, human rights and health issues.

To see more art and find out a list of winners, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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