August 15th, 2014
Girvin A. Wainwright, 94, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 15, 2014, at Penn Highlands Health System.
Mrs. Wainwright was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Gaskill Twp., Big Run, the daughter of the late Floyd and Elva J.C. (Smith) Reed.
On Dec. 11, 1937, she married Frank A. Wainwright Sr. who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2003. They were married 66 years and lived most of their lives on their farm near Trade City.
She was a graduate of Big Run High School.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, the Route 3007 Summerville Bridge will close to traffic between Route 28 and Broad Street to facilitate the bridge replacement project, but will remain open to local traffic. The bridge is expected to reopen Saturday, Aug. 23. All work is weather dependent.
A posted detour will be in place using Route 3022 (Roller Coaster Road) to Route 3003 (Mount Pleasant Road) to Route 28. Work will be done on a 24-hour schedule during the detour.
HORTON TWP. â€” A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
A crowd gathered in Barclay Square on Thursday night to see The SharpTones rock the stage for the final installment of Music in the Park 2014. The SharpTones got the crowd on its feet, while Hannah Craig (bottom photo, left), clad in a poodle skirt and 1950s attire, danced with Aubrey Ott. With the conclusion of the annual program comes a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner.
Robert E. White, 80, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Erie, Pa., a son of Annabelle (White) Reisinger.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from the Punxsutawney Post Office as a Postal Carrier.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Russel Lee Frantz, 68, Brooksville, Florida, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.
On Dec. 31, 1986, he married Frances Roxanne Frantz (Bhe).
Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received his Associates of Engineering from Penn State.
He was a hard-working man who always had something to get done.
He always had a good joke or story to tell. He loved his â€śNOâ€ť button.
Russel and Roxanne enjoyed visiting family and casinos.
One local church is upgrading its facility and has come to the end of Phase I in its construction process.
The Roseville Independent Chapel has completed the first phase in the construction of its new building.
Pictured with the church are Pastor Jim Fillhart and wife Sue.
For more information on the project, check out Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 Music in the Park campaign concludes tonight with a concert by The Sharp Tones, a band that plays a musical mix from the 1960s & 1970s. The show runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Barclay square.
Dorothy Joan Fike, 73, of Fike Lane in Brookville, died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
The daughter of Walter Powell and Dorothy Orr Powell, she was born on Feb. 7, 1941, in Punxsutawney.
On Nov. 27, 1957, Dorothy married Irvin Richard Fike, who survives, in Winchester, Virginia.
She worked as a seamstress for more than 35 years at the Brookville Glove Factory.
She previously attended the Coolspring United Methodist Church.