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August 14th, 2014

And the Music (in the Park) fades for another year...

August 14, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

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 “NO” button.

Russel and Roxanne enjoyed visiting family and casinos.

August 13th

Local church upgrading to new facility

August 13, 2014

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.

2014 MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCLUDES TONIGHT!

August 13, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

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.

August 12th

Dorothy Perry, 99

August 12, 2014

Dorothy Perry, 99, of Reynoldsville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois, with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of 53 years to Santo J. “Sundo” Perry, who preceded her in death in 1991, and loving mother of John D. Perry and wife Maxine of Herndon, Virginia, Darla A. Dickey and husband Doug of Reynoldsville, Janice M. Reasinger and husband Dave of Port Matilda.

Kathy Jane Burkett, 53

August 12, 2014

Kathy Jane Burkett, “Kate,” formerly Kathy Kunselman, passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, following a long illness on Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 53.

At the time of her death, Kathy resided in New Braunfels, Texas, where she and her husband, Kenneth Burkett, established their home upon his retirement from the United States Air Force in June 2014.

Additional charges filed in Pine Creek Twp. assault

August 12, 2014

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Last Friday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that Donald Guy Shaffer, 64, Brookville, had been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly assaulting a female with a baseball bat at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Pine Creek Township.

On Tuesday, police issued a report that, based upon a continuing investigation by police and consultation with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, an additional charge of criminal attempt/homicide was filed on Monday.

August 11th

Bucktail Council’s Camp Mountain Run Accredited

August 11, 2014

Camp Mountain Run recently earned a 100-percent rating for its Cub Scout and Boy Scout program from a nationally accredited team that visited the Scouting facility located on Mountain Run Road in Penfield. The five members of the team evaluated Camp Mountain Run’s campsite, facility, program areas and opportunities for Scouts to have fun, according to Robert Powell, camp director. Camp officials received pennants and an accreditation certificate.

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