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Archive - Jun 6, 2014

Class of 2014 scholarship recipients return to Bell Township to honor Bridge, address students

June 6, 2014

Four former Bell Township Elementary School students were the first to receive scholarships through the Priscilla Bridge Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Pictured (from left) are Shari Weber, principal; Alyson Reitz, physical education teacher; Joel Bowers, Kayla Carpenter, Derica Skarbek and Eric Ritchey, former Bell Township Elementary School students; Andrea Cesario, Title I teacher; and Shirley Spicher, Bell Township first-grade and head teacher.

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

PennDOT public meeting gives details on upcoming Route 119 bridge projects

June 6, 2014

Thursday evening, PennDOT and consultants from HDR had public plans on display at the Big Run Fire Hall.

The plans were of the U.S. bridge replacements that will be McCracken Bridge, Rock Run Bridge and Big Run Bridge.

These bridges will be replaced in 2016, with a temporary Route 119 road being put in place to help with traffic flow.

For more details, read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Harold O. "Hud" Wetzel, 90

June 6, 2014

Harold O. "Hud" Wetzel, 90, of New Castle, passed away the afternoon of June 3, 2014, at Jameson Hospital.

Born Jan. 21, 1924, in Rossiter, Pa., he was a son of Ray and Mildred Cessna Wetzel.

Surviving at home is his wife of 30 years, Helen Waite Wetzel, whom he married Jan. 5, 1984.

Hud served his country in the Army as a sergeant with the 702nd Tank Destroyer Battalion, receiving the Purple Heart.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Medure's Sand Company.

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