September 2nd, 2014
Deanna M. Wilt, age 58, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
Born June 23, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late Dean H. & Luva M. (Reese) Kerr.
On May 29, 1976, she married William D. Wilt. He survives.
She was the administrator of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and had worked at the DuBois Harley-Davidson Shop.
While living in Punxsutawney, she was a legal secretary for several attorneys.
She was a member of the DuBois Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL season.
Members and family of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday in front of their fire hall in Big Run.
In the background is their new electric sign that was donated to them recently.
Find out who they called on to take the challenge in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The 116th Annual Groundhog Picnic and Phil Phest will be held together this year, from 1 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gobblerâ€™s Knob.
Pictured here during Phil Phest 2013 is guest of honor Punxsutawney Phil and friends.
For the full story and ticket details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Martha A. Good, 89, Marion Center, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Mulberry Square.
She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Raymond C. and Dorothy (Walters) Perkins.
On Dec. 28, 1943, in Marion Center, she married Frank L. Good, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2005.
She worked for the Marion Center Speedway in the concession stand for 15 years and also assisted her husband on the family farm.
Maxine Mae Wissinger, 86, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
The daughter of Edward and Lillian (Veite) Pierce, she was born July 30, 1928, in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Maxine was a member and very active in the Curry Run Church.
She cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maxine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
John M. Pearce, Jr., 76, of Covode, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at home.
He was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Winslow, a son of the late John Miles Pearce, Sr. and Vera Jane (Pierce) Pearce.
On May 9, 1959, he married the former Barbara R. Shields. She survives and resides in Covode.
John was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for more than 30 years.
He was the owner and a driver of coal trucks for Pearce Trucking and had also worked in construction.
The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday.
Pictured (from left) are Bryan Smith and Josh Manners, Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company/Punxsutawney Fire Department; Amy Smith, third-place winner of a $100 prize package; Jason Watt, first-place winner and recipient of a $500 prize package (logo pictured below); Troy Hicks, second-place winner of a $250 prize package; and Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza.
To view the logo and read the whole story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The Corn Cob Club held its annual retreat, this year at a new location at Bill Deeley's farm.
In recent years, the annual event was held at the farm of Judge Edwin Snyder, who passed away last year.
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action, and the 9th-grade football team also opened its season. For recaps from those events, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Today's sports schedule includes:
â€¢ Boys' Soccer at Indiana Tournament, 1:30 p.m.
â€¢ Varsity Football season opener at Moniteau, 7 p.m.