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March 17th

Longtime Punxsy police chief Fedigan resigns

March 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough will begin the search for a new police chief, as council accepted the resignation of Thomas Fedigan at a special meeting held on Monday.

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

NSDAR honors essay winners at recent meeting

March 17, 2014

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently honored the winners of the local chapter’s essay contests.

Pictured (front, from left) are Kayla Troutman, sixth-grade Punxsutawney Christian School student; Lauren Giavedoni, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School; and Daniel Kunselman, a fifth-grade Punxsutawney Area Middle School student; (back) Jonna Irvin, NSDAR Good Citizen Award chair; Judy Heitzenrater, American history essay chair; and Joan Olp, NSDAR regent.

Jenks Hill closed Tuesday

March 17, 2014

Jenks Hill Elementary School will be closed Tuesday due to a boiler problem.

This cancellation is for Jenks Hill students only.

According to the PASD website, the school is expected to return to regular session on Wednesday.

Paula Kay McGee, 57

March 17, 2014

Paula Kay McGee, 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, Fla., as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by a tire blowout.

Paula was born on June 24, 1956, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Harry “Gene” and Gerri (Wagner) McGee.

Surviving are her parents of Altoona; two brothers, Michael and wife Debbie of Midlothian, Va., and Steve and wife Tammy of Oceanport, N.J.; and Paula’s fiancé, Jesse Warmack of Punta Gorda, Fla., who suffered numerous injuries from the accident.

Bruno Farbo, 74

March 17, 2014

Bruno Farbo, 74, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Farbo was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Walston, a son of the late John and Katherine (Trapizone) Farbo.

He is survived by his wife, Karyn Kay (Limerick) Farbo, of Punxsutawney.

They were married May 4, 1968.

Mr. Farbo was a member of the Army Reserves from 1958-1965.

In his early years, he worked for the former Pramco Manufacturing and Johnston Furniture.

James G. Murray, 72

March 17, 2014

James G. Murray, 72, of San Clemente, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

James was born July 22, 1941, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Leslie J. and Marie (Smith) Murray.

On June 27, 1959, he married the former Juleann Sweeney, who survives.

He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in San Clemente.

Before retiring, Jim was a carpenter.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hiking, camping and traveling. He loved the ocean.

March 16th

Annual Peeper Banquet pays tribute to late Chuck & Sara D. Fox

March 16, 2014

S. Thomas Curry (left) gave a helping hand to Terry A. Fye, the guest speaker for the Big Run Spring Peeper Banquet that was held Sunday at the Big Run War Memorial.

Curry assisted Fye by leading the singing at the annual banquet with a parody of several songs, “Here We Go Round the Peepers Pond,” “The Peepers in the Pond,” “Peeper Bells” and “There'll Be Croaking From the Swamp Soon.”

The banquet honored the late Chuck and Sara Fox.

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

Rossiter teen suffers minor injuries in crash

March 16, 2014

A 17-year-old Rossiter teen suffered minor injuries after striking a drainage culvert along Snyder Hill Road on Saturday.

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

Way Back When

March 16, 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
March 21, 1888

School Report
Stephen Lewis, teacher of Russell school, Warsaw township, reports as follows for the month ending March 13: No. in attendance, males, 12; females, 20; total, 32. Per cent of attendance, 92.

ROTARY AUCTION NETS NEARLY $35,000

March 16, 2014

The 2014 Punxsutawney Rotary Auction was held from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m Saturday at BFG Manufacturing.

The day was certainly a busy one, with several volunteers on hand to answer the ringing phones.

According to Erin Cameron, Rotary Club vice-president, about $35,000 was raised.

Among the many items up for auction were dinner and a meet-and-greet for two at the upcoming Kenny Rogers concert, as well as two tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game.

The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm. In recent years, the...
(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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