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April 21st

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.

Big Run native Derise awarded Purple Heart

April 20, 2014

Big Run native Philip Derise (right) recently received a Purple Heart. He is pictured with his brother Stan Derise.

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

Way Back When

April 20, 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
May 9, 1888

Annual Visitation
The annual visitation of the officers of the Grand Chapter to the Brookville lodge took place last Friday. A number of gentlemen from Philadelphia and other distant points, exclusive of the grand officers, were present.

April 18th

IUP-Punxsy’s Rotaract hosts Rotary Club

April 18, 2014

Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.

Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.

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

Mapleview students get egg-static for Easter

April 18, 2014

The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by taking part in Easter-related activities, from egg hunts to egg-on-the-spoon contests.

And if the smiles on the kids’ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were “eggsactly” what they needed.

Pictured are members of Ms. Fedigan’s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt.

For more photos, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Gertrude M. Bouch, 94

April 18, 2014

Gertrude M. Bouch, 94, of Mahaffey, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Bouch was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Murray and Alka (Baney) McClinsey.

Sept. 4, 1937, she married her husband, Paul Bouch, who preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1998.

Mrs. Bouch worked at the Clearfield Cheese Plant in Curwensville and operated her and her husband's dairy farm together.

She was Protestant by faith and loved to read her Bible every day.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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