June 10th, 2013
Mrs. Sally J. Cameron, 83, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., died on Friday, June 7, 2013, at The Groves Center.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harold and Emily Altman, and moved to Indian Lake Estates in 1996 from Bridgewater, N.J.
She was a retired real estate broker.
Sally was a golfer and enjoyed playing bridge and taught it to many.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Indian Lake United Methodist Church.
Velma â€śBabeâ€ť Keller, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 5, 2013, with family around her.
Babe was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Frank and Leila Harl.
After graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1952, she attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she served as president of her schoolâ€™s chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.
After college graduation, she was employed as a case worker for the Childrenâ€™s Aid Society of Elk County, Pa.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.
Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.
Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Now that itâ€™s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.
The contest, â€śPunxsutawney Philâ€™s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.
The prizes are as follows:
â€˘ First Place â€” Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.
â€˘ Second Place â€” Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.
â€˘ Third Place â€” Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.
To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Seniors Jamie Bush and Ty Zimmerman (not pictured) both made their final appearance in a Chucks' uniform during Punxsy's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Upper Moreland in the PIAA AAA semifinals in Scotland, Pa., on Saturday.
From the plate, Bush tallied three hits and Zimmerman smacked a single and scored a run.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
June 16, 1897
Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.
Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, affectionately known as â€śNanny," 66, of Westover, Pa., died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
The daughter of Cecil E. and Rhoda V. (Thomas) Pearce, she was born on May 12, 1947, in Spangler, Pa.
Linda was a graduate of the Purchase Line High School Class of 1965.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Glen Campbell American Legion, Post 435.
Nanny devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she loved dearly, especially her nine grandkids.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Although Wednesday nightâ€™s Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.
The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
Congratulations to Kelly and Chris â€śCritterâ€ť Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as Mayâ€™s â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.