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Archive - 2014

July 6th

Donald “Tom” Q. Bowers, 85

July 6, 2014

Donald “Tom” Q. Bowers, 85, of Rossiter, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Bowers was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Hillman, the son of the late Harvey B. and Dora Maye (Niel) Bowers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine R. (Humble) Bowers, on May 12, 2002.

Mr. Bowers was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 66.

Regina Dawn Pearce, 45

July 6, 2014

Regina Dawn Pearce, 45, of Rural Valley, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1968, to Hilton and Rose (Sciarrini) Hollenbaugh in Punxsutawney.

Regina worked as a LPN for Nurse Finders and American Staffing.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, “NCIS,” “Game of Thrones” and watching “Cops,” but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

WRAPPING UP ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL GROUNDHOG FESTIVAL

July 6, 2014

Rick Larrimore croons to the crowd Saturday during his Tribute to Rod Stewart, which helped close out another successful year of the Groundhog Festival in Barclay Square.

Way Back When

July 6, 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
July 27, 1888

Another Railroad

It is not pleasant for us to raise the hopes of our people by vain promises of coming railroads, of air lines and through lines, and then being forced in the end to admit that it was all gush.

Punxsy’s Devin Mesoraco named to NL All-Star team for first time

July 6, 2014

CINCINNATI — Punxsutawney's own Devin Mesoraco — the current starting catcher for the Cincinnati Reds — has been having a spectacular season, and as is the case with Major League Baseball players who are having such seasons, Mesoraco was named to his first All-Star Game as a representative of the National League when the rosters were announced Sunday.

Mesoraco's baseball career started right here in Punxsy, and his accolades to this point included being named a Baseball America Triple-A All-Star and a Futures Game participant while playing with the Louisville Bats in 2011.

July 4th

Former Journey lead vocalist Augeri, Sapphire keep the rock rollin’ in the park

July 4, 2014

The great music acts in Barclay Square for the 2014 Groundhog Festival continued Thursday and Friday with Steve Augeri (left photo) — former lead vocalist for Journey — putting on a show for the crowds Friday and Sapphire (right photo) playing a pair of shows with an eclectic feel on Thursday evening. The festival concludes today (see schedule below). The annual fireworks show also took place on Friday night. For more from that event, see Page 16.

What a ride it’s been! Groundhog Festival winding down in Barclay Square

July 4, 2014

This week was a busy one with lots going on in Barclay Square, and one of the many things happening to keep the children entertained was the rides, provided by Bartlebaugh Amusements. (Left photo) Youngsters (front to back) Jaden, Jonas, Alec and Isaac Greenblatt enjoy a ride on the flying swings.

Arch Serian, 89

July 4, 2014

Arch Serian, 89, of Rossiter, died Thursday, July 3, 2014,
in Punxsutawney.

He was born April 23, 1925, a son of the late Arch and Jennie (Senott) Serian.

Mr. Serian was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during World War II.

In May of 1951, he married the former Phyllis G. Altman. She survives and resides in Rossiter.

He worked as a foreman at Loree Footwear until it closed.

Arch was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, and he devoted many years of service to maintaining the church, the grounds and the cemetery.

Bonnie L. Minick, 66

July 4, 2014

Bonnie L. Minick, 66, Ringgold, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born May 2, 1948, a daughter of the late Lennie and Hazel (Reed) Himes.

On Aug. 23, 1980, she married Dale E. Minick, who survives.

She enjoyed making plastic canvases, crocheting, planting flowers, gardening and bowling.

She worked for Brookville Glove for 32 years as a sewer.

July 2nd

Minor League Softball All-Stars beat Fox Township, 11-1

July 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After their defeat to DuBois on Monday night, the Punxsy Minor League Softball All-Stars were in desperate need of a win in order to stay alive in their All-Star tournament.
Apparently, they were well aware of the dire consequences riding on this game, because they took no chances when they faced off against Fox Township on Wednesday night, whom they beat 11-1 in four innings of play.

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Punxsy's boys' tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the...
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