March 26th, 2014
On Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Bizousky Family Practice Associates and BIZQUICKCARE at 104 West Mahoning St., Suite 205 in the Mahoning Findley building. Dr. Frank Bizousky said they were happy to announce the opening of Punxsy's first walk-in clinic where patients can walk in right off the street and receive medical care. "Our slogan is, 'Walk in sick, get better quick,'" Bizousky said, adding that Deb Rummel, nurse practitioner, has 16 years experience as a school nurse with an interest in pediatrics and women's health.
FALLS CREEK â€”Â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported an incident of fleeing and eluding that was initiated at the Falls Creek Sheetz in Sandy Township, Clearfield County and ended in a wooded area along Smithtown Road in Washington Township, Jefferson County.
Police said that at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Monday, they were alerted by the Reynoldsville Police Department that Dustin L. Douthit, 28, Falls Creek, fled from a traffic stop in a 2005 Chevrolet Colroado extended cab pickup truck, blue in color, with damage on its passenger side.
The PAHS Key Club recently attended the PA District Convention, where individuals, as well as the club as a whole, earned major recognition for their dedication to community service.
Pictured are (from left) Key Club advisor Mrs. Kimberly McFetridge; Ala Small, club secretary, who was selected as lieutenant governor; Elissa Hill, Key Club president, who will now serve as the governor of the PA District; and PAHS Principal Mr. David London.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Standing in front of the positive bulletin board in the nurseâ€™s office at Jeff Tech are (from left) Alex Zuccolotto, a cosmetology student from DuBois; Melissa Mulhollan, Jeff Tech English teacher; and Mallery Ginther, an auto mechanics student from Brockway.
Read about how Jeff Tech students are paying it forward in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy firefighters are pictured cleaning up after knocking down a furnace fire on Brown Road in Young Township early Tuesday.
Read the full story in Wednesday's Spirit.
Samuel W. Servey, 82, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
He was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Clarion, a son of the late H.B. and Irene (Clark) Servey.
Mr. Servey was a United States Army Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.
Sam worked as a salesman for Stoehman Bread for more than 22 years.
He enjoyed playing cards, watching college football, eating candy and collecting railroad memorabilia.
Larry Allen Martz, 50, of Mayport, died suddenly on Sunday, March 23, 2014, near Hagarstown, Md., as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born Jan. 22, 1964, in Punxsutawney, a son of Mervin and Shirley (Smith) Martz.
He was married to Penny Marie Meckley on Sept. 25, 1993, in Ringgold.
He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Local 66 of the Operating Engineers.
Billie Austin Beatty, 92, of (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, March 24, 2014.
Mr. Beatty was born June 30, 1921, in (Newtonburg) Mahaffey, a son of the late Willis and Elizabeth (Stigers) Beatty.
Aug. 18, 1944, he married Esther A. (Peace) Beatty in Hallton, Pa.
She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 2001, after 57 years of marriage.
Billie was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
While in the service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooting Medal.
He was also in the CCC, having served at Parker Dam State Park.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Some people are born with an enormous amount of talent, and for one local little boy, that talent is music.
Seven-year-old Alex Shumaker has been playing the drums since he was 5 years old.
A self-taught drummer, he has the amazing ability to listen to a song and then perform it on the drums.
Read all about Alex in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Heidi Cressley's journey to serving the community she lives in through counseling its members saw its beginnings in two things: the gentle nudging from others that she'd be good at it and the fact that a mental health issue had played a role in her family's history.
Now, as an independent counselor with her own practice â€” operating out of an office located in the First Church of God in Punxsutawney and through Sewickley-based Samaritan Counseling Center â€” Cressley can put her gifts to use serving those in need of help with their own
mental health issues.