November 1st, 2013
Art Club members from grades 8 through 12 gathered at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School on Wednesday evening for Red Ribbon Round-Up.
The event, held in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, showed students that there are alternatives to turning toward drugs and alcohol.
Pictured are some members of the Art Club in grades 9-12, who came together to showcase their talents and to do some neat crafts.
Ina Jean Getty, 92, of Marion Center, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Getty was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Marion Center, the daughter of the late Cora (Rodgers) Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Getty.
Mrs. Getty was a life member of the Presbyterian Church of Marion.
Her hobbies were quilting, gardening and flowers.
Chadwick Aaron Heckman, 41, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
He was born Jan. 8, 1972, in DuBois.
On July 1, 1995, he married Crystal Lynn Brestovich. She survives.
Mr. Heckman worked as a meter tech at TW Phillips for more than 10
Chad was a beloved husband and father. He enjoyed spending time with his kids.
He enjoyed restoring classic "muscle" cars, playing poker and pulling pranks.
He had a great sense of humor and liked to make everyone laugh.
The winners for the most original costumes at Thursday's Punxsutawney Fire Department Parade were Emma Dale (left), first place, and Paeton Clinger, second place.
See all the winners in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
BELL TOWNSHIP â Thursday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police released a report saying that as of 7 p.m. Wednesday night, Troop C was attempting to locate the whereabouts of Chadwick A. Heckman, 41, of Punxsutawney, who left his residence in his vehicle on Tuesday evening at approximately 7 p.m. and didnât return.
The vehicle, at the time of the initial report, had been located.
At 5:37 p.m. on Thursday, police issued an update saying that Heckman had been located and that no further details would be released about the
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Rick Bishop is a recognizable face.
You may recognize him as the owner of Cornerstone Chiropractic Center, located on West Mahoning Street, or perhaps you have seen him around the community.
Bishop was born in Clearfield, where he resided until the age of 10.
His family then moved to Sharon, Pa.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
ST. MARYS â Last season, after a regular season loss to the Bradford Lady Owls, the Lady Chucks volleyball team got its revenge in the D-IX title game.
This year, after a three-set sweep at Punxsy, it looked as if the same storyline had a chance to play out.
Unfortunately for Punxsy, the Lady Chucks were unable to have a repeat
performance of last year.
Rather, it was Bradford that repeated with another three-set sweep of the Lady Chucks to become the District IX champs.
Kevin Dale Cameron, 57, of Rossiter, died on Oct. 30, 2013, at home.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1956, the son of Ledzel âSamâ and Vernetta (Peterson) Cameron.
On March 19, 1977, he married his best friend, Cynthia Ewing. She survives.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Superior Energy Resources of Brockway.
Kevin enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, going four wheeling on Sundays with his family, hunting and building things. He loved music and a good joke.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Community Action, Inc., which services Jefferson and Clarion counties, launched a new federal program to serve the local area on Oct. 1: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
"It's a supportive services program for homeless veterans or those at high risk of being homeless," said Rod Rhodes, planning director for Community Action.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Roseville Independent Chapel in Brookville will be bringing an evening of music and entertainment to the Punxsutawney Area High School on Dec. 7 in the form of Dove Award-winning gospel quartet Ernie Haase + Signature Sound.
The concert will begin in the high school auditorium at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m.
Pastor Jim Fillhart said the concert is a fundraiser for the chapel, with the proceeds going directly into its new building project fund.