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August 18th

Bonnie J. Tangren, 88

August 18, 2014

Bonnie J. Tangren, 88, of DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mrs. Tangren was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Elmer and Kathryn (Hill) Emberg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Tangren, on Feb. 2, 2010.

Mrs. Tangren worked for A.O. Smith and Keyser Aluminum in Erie.

After returning to Punxsutawney, she was employed by Rola Jensen before retirement.

Bonnie was a member of the United Transportation Union.

Rexford L. “Rex” Huber, 90

August 18, 2014

Rexford L. “Rex” Huber, 90, of North Point, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Hunter’s Grove, Jefferson County, Pa., the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” and Eva Lena (Johns) Huber.

Rex graduated from Dayton High School in 1942 and honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Dorothy C. Snyder on May 24, 1947, and in 1958, they moved to the family farm in West Mahoning Township. It was there that they spent the rest of their years together.

Marcia Anna Humble, 57

August 18, 2014

Marcia Anna Humble, 57, of Washington, Pa., died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in her home.

She was born on Dec. 13, 1956, in Harrison, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Mary McGarry Bell.

Marcia graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1974.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are a son, Eric Humble, also of Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Dana (Wells) Krencik of Ellsworth; a sister, Mary James of Punxsutaw-
ney; and a grandson, Curtis Krencik.

At the request of the family, all services are private.

Rocky Collarini, 54

August 18, 2014

Rocky Collarini, 54, Punxsutawney, Pa., died Aug. 16, 2014, at UPMC
Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born April 30, 1960, the son of the late Robert Collarini Sr and
Esther Collarini Carrick.

VIDEO: Today in History August 18

August 18, 2014

Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

August 17th

Shirley Willette (Hartzfeld) Kellar, 90

August 17, 2014

Shirley Willette (Hartzfeld) Kellar passed away quietly after an extended illness on Aug. 17, 2014.

She was 90 years old.

She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Bell Township in the old Bell Homestead that used to be on the corner of Route 119 and Airport Road near Punxsutawney.

She was the daughter of the late William Godfrey and Gertrude (McKay) Hartzfeld.

Marjorie “Marge” Gresock, 85

August 17, 2014

Marjorie “Marge” Gresock, 85, Grove City, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Grove City Medical Center, Grove City.

She was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William W. and Virginia (Shomo) Blair.

On July 18, 1948, she married John A. Gresock Sr., who survives.

She was Presbyterian by faith.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, golfing, the Steelers and the Pirates, and she also helped mentor the bantam youth bowling league.

Look HOW the weather center's encouraging learning!

August 17, 2014

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center has a new, colorful exhibit that is sure to catch the eye of the youngsters who visit. The Hands On Weather (HOW) backpacks exhibit was put up on Aug. 7 and is already proving to be quite popular with visitors. Pictured here, (from left) Amanda Hornack, director of education and programming, works on weather-related activities that can be found in the backpack with Emma Young, Madison Young and Gage Young.

For more info on the HOW packets, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

August 15th

PSP-Punxsy investigating attempted suicide

August 15, 2014

HENDERSON TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that they are investigating an attempted suicide that took place at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Friday at a residence on Kramer Road in Henderson Township.

Police said the victim — a 60-year-old Reynoldsville man — was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Altoona Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Local business opens with ribbon cutting

August 15, 2014

It was a long-awaited ribbon cutting, but as of Friday, it's officially in the books.

A group of Punxsutawney citizens, borough officials and legislators helped with the cutting of the ribbon at the Primary Health Network’s new facility, located on Prushnok Drive in Punxsutawney. Pictured is Don Perry, president of the board of directors of Primary Health Network, cutting the ribbon with help from the group members.

For more from the ribbon cutting, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

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