Archive - 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Rotary Club Radio Auction will be
broadcast live from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, courtesy of Renda Radio and WPXZ 104.1 FM.
The Rotary Auction will be broadcast from BFG Manufacturing and, according to Rotary Club President Courtney Cole, this year, the club has grossed $54,000 in merchandise.
For more details about the auction, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Duane Miller.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Duane Miller is a familiar face. You may recognize him as one of the former owners of Miller Brothers Furniture. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.
Miller was born and raised in Rossiter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even with a short but much-deserved break from the
harsh winter weather coming early this week, Punxsy Borough Council planned to begin the annual task of evaluating the condition of the borough's roads and alleys for paving.
Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said that he and Dave Bofinger, Public Works working foreman, will be making the rounds during the next few weeks in order to assess which streets will require the most repair.
DUBOIS â€” A release issued by DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday said that a joint investigation was conducted between the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Pittsburgh Field Office, ruling the fire that destroyed the DuBois Country Club on Feb. 24 accidental in nature.
Thomas Frederick Redding, 77, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 18, 1936, a son of the late Clark F. "Gags" and Clara V. (Hoover) Redding.
Mr. Redding served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
On Feb. 7, 1959, he married the former Judith B. Spencer, who survives.
He had previously worked as a jet mechanic in New York and was a retired member of the Carpenters Union and B&O Railroad.
His enjoyments were his family, golfing, hunting and working in his garden.
James E. Adams, 65, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Adams was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Mervin J. and Gertrude (Bush) Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Diana L. Adams of Punxsutawney.
He was a member of Pine Creek Independent Baptist Church in Kittanning.
James loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and just working with his hands, building or repairing anything that needed to be fixed.
Foxâ€™s Pizza Den in the Groundhog Plaza is officially open for business and ready to serve the community.
Pictured here are members of the staff: (front) Donna Vardy; (back, from left) Jim Fox, Jr., owner; Linda Rembowski; Matt Pearce; Trenton Blose; and Adam Haupricht, manager.
For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teacher sorority in Brookville with a membership consisting of active and retired teachers, recently spent several hours at the Emerickville United Methodist Church making school uniforms for children in kindergarten through eighth grade in Ethiopia.
Pictured are Sandy Lasher (left), an active second-grade teacher, and Jamie Reitz, a retired teacher, with the finished product of the sororityâ€™s work for the day.
Dollie Elizabeth Smith Barnett, 90, gently passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Twinbrook Medical Center.
Dollie was born April 23, 1923, in Grange, Pa., the daughter of the late Allene B. and Harry J. Smith.
She lived her entire life in the Punxsutawney area until she moved to Erie in 2001.
Dollie was always known as a very â€śsweet ladyâ€ť who extended kindness and love to everyone. She will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched over the years.
Besides being a housewife, Dollie worked with her husband in their garage, Barnettâ€™s Auto Repair, in Grange, Pa.
Gary Daniel Douthitt, 36, of Mahaffey, Pa., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney.
The son of Dennis Gary Douthitt and the late Elaine Marie (Rorabaugh) Douthitt, he was born on Feb. 19, 1978, in Punxsutawney.
Gary earned an associateâ€™s degree in HVAC from Penn Tech.
He was a self-employed farmer who raised beef cattle.
He had also been employed at Rorabaugh Lumber Company in Burnside, Pa.
Garyâ€™s main focus in life was his family. He loved spending time with his wife, Sara, and his son, Ethan.