April 21st, 2014
Punxsutawney firefighters doused what was first thought to be a brush fire but turned into a log fire at 3:38 p.m. on Monday.
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Alma â€śJaneâ€ť McIntire, 82, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born July 3, 1931, in Allens Mills, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of Albert G. and Hazel J. (Wingrove) Roush.
After her marriage to Wayne Marshall McIntire on Nov. 22, 1951, she became a lifelong resident of Wayne Township on the McIntire family farm.
She was a long-time member of Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Jane was a talented quilter and throughout her life made more than 200 beautiful quilts for her family and friends.
The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher and featuring vocalist Natalie Angst, will perform at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7.
Tickets go on sale starting today.
For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Big Run native Philip Derise (right) recently received a Purple Heart. He is pictured with his brother Stan Derise.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
May 9, 1888
The annual visitation of the officers of the Grand Chapter to the Brookville lodge took place last Friday. A number of gentlemen from Philadelphia and other distant points, exclusive of the grand officers, were present.
Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.
Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by taking part in Easter-related activities, from egg hunts to egg-on-the-spoon contests.
And if the smiles on the kidsâ€™ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were â€śeggsactlyâ€ť what they needed.
Pictured are members of Ms. Fediganâ€™s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt.
For more photos, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Gertrude M. Bouch, 94, of Mahaffey, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Bouch was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Murray and Alka (Baney) McClinsey.
Sept. 4, 1937, she married her husband, Paul Bouch, who preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1998.
Mrs. Bouch worked at the Clearfield Cheese Plant in Curwensville and operated her and her husband's dairy farm together.
She was Protestant by faith and loved to read her Bible every day.
She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest with their certificates this past week.
Pictured (front, from left) are Emily L. Griebel, 7th grade, third place; Nicholas Joseph Mancuso, 7th grade, second place; Andrew William Wehrle, 6th grade, first place; (back) Raymond Depp, VFW Post No. 2076 chaplain; Dick Magolis, VFW Post No. 2076 adjutant; and Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW Post No. 2076.
Read the students' essays in 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 Tammy Moore.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
ANITA â€” Tammy Moore is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a former employee at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she worked for 14 years as a registration clerk for the ER.