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April 8th, 2014

Street cleaning underway in Punxsutawney Borough

April 8, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that spring has officially arrived, Punxsutawney Borough has begun the massive cleanup of the streets and alleys in the borough.

Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said at Monday's Public Safety
Committee meeting that he has also received several phone calls regarding the painting of crosswalks throughout town.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Library’s ‘Wee Ones’ Program starts kids early

April 8, 2014

The "Wee Ones," ages 18 months to 3 years, are seen making a paper umbrella as the theme for the day is rain at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. (Above, from left) Kellan Cessna, Angel Smith, Geneva Stamler, Jennings Stamler, "Wee Ones”; Jen Soliday, children's activities director at Punxsutawney Memorial Library; and Anna Bishop, Cole Miller, Finn Merrow and Gavin Stiteler, "Wee Ones."

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86

April 8, 2014

Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86, of Brookville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Tionesta, Pa., a son of the late Henry S. Rhodes and Evelyn Thompson Rhodes.

On May 22, 1947, he married the late Kathleen B. Wile.

Pete was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.

He worked as a salesman for Hiland Thompson’s Wholesale Dry Good and Clothing, as partner in Emery’s Tin Shop of Brookville, and for 17 years at DeMans Sporting Goods, as clerk and then newsroom manager.

UPDATE: Missing Pine Creek Township woman returns

April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Police issued a release Tuesday stating that Jenkins had returned.

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 32-year-old Pine Creek Township woman who was reported missing Monday.

Rebecca Marie Jenkins was last seen leaving her Lutheran Church Road residence in Pine Creek Township at 7:45 p.m. Monday and failed to return home.

Jenkins is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was driving a black 2007 Hyundai Accent with a Pennsylvania registration.

April 7th

McCalmont Twp., assisted by various other crews, battles Anita garage fire

April 7, 2014

Members of McCalmont Township Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 422 Main St. in Anita on Monday afternoon. Various other crews assisted at the scene.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Sign ordinance going back to Planning Commission

April 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a public hearing regarding the proposed new sign ordinance, the members of Punxsutawney Borough Council agreed to send the document back to the Planning Commission for further refinements.

Diane Wehrle, co-owner of Mahoning Valley Milling, was the first to speak regarding the ordinance, saying she believed it was concerning the
sign for her business that she co-owns with her husband, Barney Wehrle.

Police: Pine Creek Twp. woman, 32, missing

April 7, 2014

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 32-year-old Pine Creek Township woman who was reported missing Monday.

Rebecca Marie Jenkins was last seen leaving her Lutheran Church Road residence in Pine Creek Township at 7:45 p.m. Monday and failed to return home.

Jenkins is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was driving a black 2007 Hyundai Accent with a Pennsylvania registration.

Sarabelle "Sally" M. Brennan, 92

April 7, 2014

Sarabelle M. Brennan, 92, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014, from Mulberry Square.

Mrs. Brennan was born July 30, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Amon F. and Flora Bell Means Mohney.

On Feb. 20, 1945, she married James F. Brennan, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.

A member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, Mrs. Brennan was a former Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Carmen M. Duttry, 95

April 7, 2014

Carmen M. Duttry, 95, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Curwensville, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Bloomington, a son of the late Franklin and Mae (Swatsworth) Duttry.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Duttry retired from Penelec, where he installed and read meters.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Curwensville, where he served in the capacities of deacon and trustee.

Betty A. Mohney, 83

April 7, 2014

Betty A. Mohney, 83, of Batavia, N.Y., a medical secretary at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia prior to her retirement in 1987, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia, N.Y.

Mrs. Mohney was born June 1, 1930, in Dora, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Gladys (Delp) Knapp.

Her husband, Guy M. Mohney, died July 19, 2009.

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