Archive - 2014
HENDERSON TOWNSHIP â€” A 47-year-old Reynoldsville man was transported to UPMC-Altoona via STAT MedEvac after sustaining what police called â€śmajor injuryâ€ť in a motorcycle accident on Desire Road, near its intersection with Oak Drive, on Tuesday night.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the accident occurred as Arthur L. Hicks was traveling north on Desire Road and, for an unknown reason, applied a hard brake and lost control of his motorcycle â€” a 1975 Harley Davidson model.
Variety Show running Thursday, Friday & Saturday; proceeds to benefit the Boles Foundation & Senior Party
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Even if the Big Run Peepers haven't peeped up to this point, there's still a sign that spring has arrived in Punxsutawney â€” it's time for the annual PAHS Variety Show, which makes its debut at 7 p.m. Thursday in the PAHS auditorium.
The Variety Show runs Thursday through Saturday and begins at 7 p.m. each
night at the PAHS auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door â€” along with the ever-famous Variety Show fudge.
Van Stephen Harvey, 64, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico, with his family.
He was born Jan. 17, 1950, in Barnsboro, Pa., a son of Helen Ferensic Harvey Farmery and the late James Harvey.
On Dec. 8, 1973, he married Kay (Wehry) Harvey, who survives. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
He owned and operated Harveyâ€™s Plumbing and Heating for the past 43 years in the Punxsutawney area.
He was an avid reader and loved history, especially the Civil War era.
Randy Wayne Harp, 56, of Milford, Del., formerly of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.
Randy was born in Punxsutawney, the son of Olive (Kiehl) Harp and the late Wayne Harp.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School in 1975 and graduated from Clarion State College in 1979 with a bachelorâ€™s degree of science in education.
In September of 1980, Randy married the love of his life, Beverly Susan
It's once again time for the Run or Walk for Someone Special event. The event â€” which will be the 35th annual installment â€” will be held on Sunday at the town hall in Sykesville. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the race starting at 3 p.m. A Zumbathon charity event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Sykesville town hall. This year's co-chairs are Erin Cameron and Bill Cuba. Proceeds from both events will benefit The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.
BANKS TOWNSHIP, INDIANA COUNTY â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Monday that the station is investigating a fire that occurred over the weekend on Spotts Road in Banks Township, Indiana County.
Police said Fred T. Williamsâ€™ residence caught fire near the front of the residence at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday.
The structure was totally destroyed, and the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.
Damage is estimated at approximately $150,000.
The investigation is ongoing.
Terry "Rat" Smith, 65, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born April 30, 1948, in Punxsutawney, the son of the late Blair and Louise (Henneman) Smith.
He was married to the former Marian Troutman.
He was a truck driver.
He was a member of the Perry Township Fire Department and the Lindsey Fire Company.
He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
William H. â€śBillâ€ť Neville, 83, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Porter Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Avery and Lola (McDonald) Neville.
On July 2, 1955, he married Patricia Ann (Sprankle) Neville, who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2007.
He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Neville was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Growing up, Punxsy's own Rick Bishop always dreamt of earning his shot in the big leagues of Major League Baseball.
And while a few roadblocks and unexpected turns led him in different directions than planned, Bishop has recently reached that dream in an unexpected way.
Read about Bishop's amazing career in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Hoops for Hope, the Punxsutawney Fire Department vs. Punxsutawney Borough Police Department fundraiser, was held Saturday evening at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center gymnasium to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The police (in blue) won the contest 55-50, but everyone was a winner in contributing to the cause.
Melissa McAfoos, event organizer, said everyone who participated in the event showed their dedication through hard work.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Relay for Life team Betty's Angels.