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Archive - Jun 2014

June 10th

Punxsy BETA Sorority pitches in to assist Western PA Cares For Kids

June 10, 2014

The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority presented a donation of $1,000 to Western PA CARES for Kids to assist with their new medical and therapy addition.

Pictured (from left) are Linda Bittle, secretary of the Beta Sorority; Pat Berger, executive director and forensic interviewer of Western PA CARES for Kids; Marlene Shaffer, president of Punxsutawney Betas; and Barbara Burkett, vice president of the Beta Sorority.

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

Robert W. Mayes, 69

June 10, 2014

Robert W. Mayes, 69, passed away on May 30, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice from his battle with cancer.

Born in Punxsutawney in 1944, he moved to Lakeland in 1986, where he worked as a heavy machinery mechanic and retired from FME.

After retiring, he took up gardening and created a beautiful landscape paradise where many have gathered to enjoy its beauty.

His other love was golf. He enjoyed playing with his buddies at Cleveland Heights Golf Course.

He was of the Baptist faith.

June 9th

Punxsy council members reject PennDOT’s traffic signal agreement for Margiotti project

June 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted at Monday's meeting not to accept PennDOT's traffic signal agreement for the new Margiotti Bridge.

Punxsutawney Borough Manager Ben White said that borough council was presented with Resolution 2014-6, a traffic signal agreement with PennDOT to accept responsibility for the proposed traffic signal once it is installed as part of the Margiotti Bridge replacement project.

RAK Club donates 450+ items to PAH

June 9, 2014

Cheryl Phillips, Med Surg Nurse Manager at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, is pictured here accepting donations from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Club.

The students coordinated a school-wide collection of items that could be given to inpatients at PAH.

Students collected more than 450 items, including puzzle books, stuffed animals, card games, office supplies and toys.

Mary L. Anderson, 81

June 9, 2014

Mary L. Anderson, 81, Rossiter, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Myers) Boozer.

In 1953, she married Charles Anderson, Jr., who preceded her in death.

She attended Ss. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, puzzle books, reading romance novels, and she was a member of the Book Nook.

She retired as a nurse’s aide for Blose-McGregor Healthcare.

June 8th

Day at the Knob set for Saturday

June 8, 2014

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting everyone to the ribbon cutting and opening of the Gobbler's Knob Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this
Saturday, June 14.

Pictured (from left) are Bob Roberts, His Protector; Jon Johnston, Chief Healthman; Jason Grusky, Big Chill; and Katie Donald, executive director.

For details, see Monday's spirit.

SEEKING DONATIONS FOR LIBRARY BOOK SALE

June 8, 2014

With the Groundhog Festival just a few weeks away, Friends of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library are already getting ready for their used book sale, which will take place in the banquet room of the Punxsutawney Eagles.

The event will be held from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2.

Members of the Friends of the Library will be able to shop from 9 to 10 a.m. on July 1.

Books lovers will be able to find a variety of books, such as best-sellers, historical novels, nonfiction and children’s books.

There will also be DVDs and puzzles.

Way Back When

June 8, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
June 6, 1888

Burgoon's Manifesto
"Dr. Burgoon is coming."

The storm is over, the quacks are sick, the curs are tired, and they say the cinnamon has turned to a polar. I have cured hundreds and will cure thousands more. Come and see me.

June 6th

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.

 

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