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July 28th, 2014

PLENTY OF ACTION AT THE CLARION COUNTY FAIR

July 28, 2014

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

Willow Ramseur (pictured) got to feed Pearl, a rare white Bengal tiger, that was one of the performers at Wambold’s Amazing Animals.

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

July 27th

PUNXSY FIRE DEPT. RESPONDS TO TWO WEEKEND WRECKS

July 27, 2014

The Punxsutawney Fire Department assisted at two vehicle accidents that occurred on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Pictured: The driver of this mini-van lost control the vehicle at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday while traveling on Albion Road near Wooddale Road, Young Township, traveling off the road, through a grove of trees and rolling the vehicle over onto its roof.

Way Back When

July 27, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
August 8, 1888

The Cavalry Company

Sheridan Troop, N.G. P, of Tyrone encamped on the fair grounds at this place last night, while on its way to Mount Gretna. The company makes a very fine appearance. The soldiers made themselves quite numerous about town last night, but did not forage any that we know.

Frank Miller's Generous Gift

Church in the Park blesses Barclay Square

July 27, 2014

Pictured is the Church In The Park (CITP) worship team led by Pastor Mark Kephart, worship arts pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

There were many attendees who participated in the service that was held on Sunday in Barclay Square.

Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.

Steven John Schopperth, 47

July 27, 2014

Steven John Schopperth, 47, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born June 24, 1967, in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, the son of the late Timothy and Joan (Degelman) Schopperth.

He was a mechanic.

He was married to Paula (Harkleroad) Schopperth, who survives.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Steven J. Schopperth of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Katlyn Schopperth and Ashley Freeman of New Jersey; one sister, Karen Diorio of Las Vegas, Nevada; and one brother, Timothy Schopperty of Hawthorn, New York.

Raymond Joseph DeFoor, 69

July 27, 2014

Raymond Joseph DeFoor, 69, of Cambridge, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Youngstown, and was the son of the late Albert Eugene and Bessie Mae (Hobba) DeFoor.

Mr. DeFoor retired in 1992 from GTE after 30 years of service.

He was a 1963 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of Center United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Ananea.

Frona D. Burkett, 88

July 27, 2014

Frona D. Burkett, 88, of DuBois, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mrs. Burkett was born May 26, 1926, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late David L. Buterbaugh and Jessie D. (Clawson) Buterbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joy James Burkett, on April 15, 1985.

Frona was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Sykesville.

July 25th

Dog Days of Summer more bearable with hot dog days

July 25, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When you think of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, do you think of food?

If you don't, maybe you should — at least for the next week or so — as the Library Hot Dog Days will take place again starting on Monday at Fezell's County Market.

This year’s event runs Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

18-month-old child killed in driveway accident

July 25, 2014

SMICKSBURG — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Friday an accidental death investigation that took place around 4:55 p.m. on Thursday at a private residence located in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

Police were summoned to the residence for a report of an 18-month-old female who had been struck by a vehicle in the driveway of the residence.

The report said that the investigation revealed that the child had crawled under the vehicle while the family was unloading tools.

Relay For Life: A year-round event

July 25, 2014

As a part of the event's opening ceremonies, the winners of the Paint The Town Purple event — a new addition to Relay For Life this year that asked businesses to deck their sites out in honor of the fight against cancer — were honored.

Paint The Town Purple is just one of many ways folks can get involved with the year-round Relay activities.

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