Archive - 2014
Richard T. Holmes, age 67, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his residence in Erie, Pa. Born Jan. 2, 1947, in Florence, S.C., he was the son of the late Richard Holmes of Interlachen, Fla., and Margaret (Allison) Holmes of Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett, announced Wednesday at a press conference the issuance of 18 drug-related arrest warrants for offenders from Jefferson County and the surrounding area.
Captain Bernard J. Petrovsky, Troop C Commanding Officer, said at the press conference that two suspects â Russ Edward Hayes, 36, Punxsutawney, and Mark Darren Shaffer, 45, Sykesville â were still at large as of 2 p.m.
The following 16 individuals were in custody:
â¢ Scott Edwin Smith, 48, Brookville;
Jamie Rhed, Jeff Tech economics teacher and Skills USA advisor (left) and Justin Gooden, a criminal justice student, are pictured with the medals that Gooden won at this year's competition held in Hershey, Pa.
Read about Gooden's achievements in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Area Rails to Trails Association held its annual spring clean-up day on Saturday. The event coincided with the kickoff of the associationâs "Revive Your Trail" capital campaign â a fundraiser to help pay for the resurfacing of 14 miles of the community path.
Pictured (from left) are Susan Wolfe, Rails to Trails secretary; Dan McGinley, fundraising chairman; Dennis Fetterman of the Eagles; Bob Peace, Punxsutawney Eagles trustee; and Howard Glessner, Rails to Trails board member.
Storm chaser Ron Shawley demonstrates the remote control helicopter they send into storms to take pictures and video to a group of visitors at a Weather Discovery Center presentation on Saturday.
The students and teachers at Sunshine Square Pre-School at the First Baptist Church in Punxsutawney donned their safety vests and big work gloves last Friday before setting out to clean up the neighborhood as part of their observance of Earth Day.
Under the watchful eyes of Denise Manges (left, director) and Chrissy Bergreen (right, teacher-assistant), the energetic crew picked up litter and trash from the sidewalks and Harmon Field.
Sunshine Square offers fun-filled learning experiences for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children.
BROOKVILLE â Brookville Borough Police arrested three residents Monday evening following the investigation into a suspected methamphetamine lab at 74 Summit St.
All three occupants of the house, Eric Powell, 30, Emily Dixon, 27, and Jake Wilson, 29, all of Brookville, were arrested and transported to the Brookville Police Department. They were then transported and lodged in the Jefferson County Jail, with charges being sought through the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
Representative Sam Smith was the guest reader at Creative Garden Childcare Center for Pennsylvania's early literacy initiative, One Book, Every Young Child.
This yearâs book is "Stripes of All Types" by Susan Stockdale.
Representative Smith read to the children, asked them questions throughout the book and followed up by talking about each animal that was featured in the story.
The Past to Present Machinery Association, Inc.'s annual Plow Days marked its 13th year in Henderson Township over the weekend.
Tractors of multiple types and hailing from many different eras, driven by young and old alike, took to the fields to officially kick off the spring season.
(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.)
May 16, 1888
Almost a Murder
One day last week E.G. Stouffer, well known to many of our readers, got into a dispute with Ed. Walker, at Sykesville, about a cow, Stouffer claiming Walker had sold his animal and pocketed the money.