Margaret âMargeâ (Bell) Marshall, 86, Mahaffey, formerly of Indiana County, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Kerrmoor, a daughter of the late Leslie W. and Katherine (Dotts) Bell.
In 1947, she married Jack L. Marshall, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Marshall was an IUP Graduate of the nursing program and served during World War II as a Navy WAVE.
She owned and operated Margeâs Restaurant in Burnside for over 25 years.
Miriam Arlene Maloney, 87, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harry and Rita (Andre) Hippchen.
Mrs. Maloney was married to John F. Maloney, who preceded her in death March 12, 1994.
She was co-owner of the Elk Run Sunoco and a member of St. Peterâs United Church of Christ, Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Maloney loved her grandchildren and traveling with her family.
Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79, Pembroke Pines Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Hollywood, Fla.
She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Miller) Lippart.
Mrs. Anderson was married to Donald E. Anderson, who preceded her in death July 1, 2005.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Valier United Methodist Church
Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at home.Â
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
BROOKVILLE â Perhaps parents breathe their first sighs of relief in the silence of uncertainty as the sounds that the sharpness of a cold stethoscope catches are brought into existence. That steady, rhythmic pulse provides not only proof of life, but a beat to believe in, one that holds a lifetimeâs worth of hopes and dreams.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Bullying has been seen in real life, on television and in films. People may like to see the underdog rise against his or her instigators, but retaliation such as that seen in the violent killings at Columbine High School shows that bullying continues to be out of control â along with the retaliation.
In the last several years, thereâs been a focus on attempting to put an end to bullying at Punxsutawney Area Middle School, which was visited by the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a program for explaining to students whatâs behind bullying and how to end it.
(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.)
(January 22, 1896)
Killed a Bird of Freedom
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsy eighth-grade boys' basketball team enters the 2010-2011 season coming off a 9-8 seventh-grade campaign.
The Chucks return all of last year's leading scorers, including Ryan Sloniger, Dakota Thomas and Adam Ferko. Punxsy starts the season today at DuBois CC.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Eighteen Chucks will enter their first season as part of the Punxsy junior-high basketball program on the seventh-grade team.
The Chucks are being coached by Darren Sherry, who is leading a Punxsy junior-high basketball team for the first time under first-year varsity coach Dirk Neal.
Punxsy starts the season at 4 p.m. today at DuBois CC.
MARION CENTER â The Punxsy girls' basketball team scored just seven first-half points and turned the ball over 23 times during a 54-23 loss to Marion Center Friday night during the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament.
The Lady Chucks (0-1) return to the court at 2:30 p.m. today when they take on Central Martinsburg in the tournament's consolation game. The championship game â between Marion Center and Westmont Hilltop â will follow at 4:30 p.m.