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April 22nd

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75

April 22, 2014

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Reitz was born March 6, 1939, in Strattanville, a son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie E. (Shirey) Reitz.

John loved hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by four sons, John C. Reitz, Jr. and wife Pam of Rural Valley and Randy L. Reitz, Jeffery S. Reitz and Rob L. Reitz and wife

Maxine Seger, 96

April 22, 2014

Maxine Seger, 96, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Fairwinds Nursing Home in Sarver.

Arrangements are incomplete and through the McCabe Funeral Home of Punxsutawney.

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58

April 22, 2014

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, April 21, 2014, in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, Pa.

The son of Albert Richard Stimach and Rachel LaVada “Vada” (Mumau) Stimach, he was born on Dec. 19, 1955, in Indiana.

Ron had been a member of the Glen Campbell American Legion.

He was self-employed as the owner and operator of Stimach Trucking.

Ron found great joy in spending time with his dog, Coco. He also enjoyed watching television.

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77

April 22, 2014

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77, of Mayport, died early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born on May 4, 1936, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Charles and Maize (Hilliard) Hull.

She was married on Oct. 30, 1954, to Melvin W. Strawcutter, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Melvin, she is also survived by a daughter, Marlene Shick and husband John of Ringgold; two sons, Mervin Strawcutter and wife Mary and Mark Strawcutter and wife Nancy, both of Mayport; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; and one great-grandchild.

April 21st

Breaking News: Glen Campbell man dies in accident, another flown to Pittsburgh

April 21, 2014

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A 58-year-old Glen Campbell man died Monday following a vehicle accident that sent a 52-year-old Glen Campbell man to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

Police have yet to release the names of the two men involved in the accident that occurred at 5:25 p.m. along Route 219 south of Rager Road in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

Police said the driver was traveling south on Route 219 when his Chevy truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Christian School to auction off quilt in honor of Mother’s Day

April 21, 2014

The two Punxsutawney Christian School kindergarten classes — K-1 taught by Kerin Mesanko and K-2 taught by Melissa Blose — helped with the quilt that was sewn by Karen Clinger.

The quilt will be auctioned off at the annual dinner and auction on
Saturday, May 5 at Gobbler's Knob.

Pictured are the kindergarten teachers and students holding up the quilt that took more than 350 hours to sew.

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Cooper gets down to Earth with teens, ‘tweens

April 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Across the globe, people are celebrating a day that isn't about presents or candy, but instead about saving our environment —
Earth Day.

First celebrated on April 22, 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nel-
son, Earth Day is celebrated by billions of people.

Monday evening at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Donna Cooper of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority spoke to the ‘tween and teen groups about Earth Day and how important it is to care for
our environment.

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

Punxsy fire crews battle borough blaze

April 21, 2014

Punxsutawney firefighters doused what was first thought to be a brush fire but turned into a log fire at 3:38 p.m. on Monday.

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Alma “Jane” McIntire, 82

April 21, 2014

Alma “Jane” McIntire, 82, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born July 3, 1931, in Allens Mills, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of Albert G. and Hazel J. (Wingrove) Roush.

After her marriage to Wayne Marshall McIntire on Nov. 22, 1951, she became a lifelong resident of Wayne Township on the McIntire family farm.

She was a long-time member of Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Jane was a talented quilter and throughout her life made more than 200 beautiful quilts for her family and friends.

April 20th

Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to town June 7

April 20, 2014

The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher and featuring vocalist Natalie Angst, will perform at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7.

Tickets go on sale starting today.

For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

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