November 29th, 2010
Tracy Smith (fourth from left), Spirit ad representative, presents Bob Adamson (fifth from left), president of the Gateway Humane Society, with a donation from The Punxsutawney Spiritâ€™s 2011 Pet Calendar, which is included in subscribersâ€™ editions today. Also on hand are (from left) ad reps Jennifer Smith and Kara Wojcik, Smith, Adamson, and ad reps Brittany Smith and Amanda Adams. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
The winners of the Circle of the Trees competition, presented by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, were announced following Saturdayâ€™s Home for the Holidays Parade in Barclay Square. The winner of the Best Overall Tree went to the Punxsutawney Arts Association. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Punxsutawney woman lost control of her vehicle on a slippery Route 436 Saturday morning causing a one-vehicle accident.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vera Pelky, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge and lost control due to icy conditions which caused her to strike a wall.
Police added that Pelkyâ€™s vehicle spun around after striking the wall and came to rest in the northbound lane.
In memory of Edward W. Johnson, son of Robina Johnson Fairbanks, of Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Punxsutawney, who passed away Oct. 25, 2010, in his home with his family around him after a long illness.
His wife, Audrey, and four children survive him: Edward Johnson Jr. of Cedar Point, Ill., Richard of Andover, N.Y., Nancy Peterson of Mountaintop, and Timothy of Horseheads; a brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Vonette Fairbanks of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Oct. 30, 2010, at the Haughy Funeral Home in Corning, N.Y.
Ruth A. Kunselman, 85, Reynoldsville, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
She was born March 13, 1925, in Winslow Township, a daughter of the late Eugene W. and Esther A. (Strouse) Sprague.
Sept. 5, 1947, she married Harry F. Kunselman, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
Mrs. Kunselman graduated from the Reynoldsville High School Class of 1943, and was a retired employee of Sylvania and Cameron Manufacturing.
She was a homemaker and beloved mother.
(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 15, 1896)
Of Interest to School Directors
A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.
The following are the Punxsy volleyball team's letter winners, as announced at the team's annual banquet Nov. 21 at Gimmick's.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After a year hiatus for retooling, the Living Christmas Tree returns to the First Church of God in Punxsutawney, with free tickets available to the public beginning Monday.
Ron Shirey, chairman of the tree committee at the church, pointed out that it was a difficult decision to not have the program last year.
â€śWe see the Living Christmas Tree as a ministry to our community, and weâ€™re very appreciative of the community support, so we donâ€™t want to let the community down,â€ť Shirey said.
(From left) Verna Storm, of Punxsutawney; Ivy Storm, of Chambersburg; and Susan Matus of Pittsburgh search the areaâ€™s Black Friday steals and specials at Fairlady & Company. (Photo by Holly Shok)
HARRISBURG â€” As youâ€™ve been hearing for the last several weeks, Monday marks the opening day of the two-week general deer hunting season.
Jerry Feaser, public information officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, reported that nearly 750,000 hunting enthusiasts sporting fluorescent orange and camouflage clothing will be hitting the woods at sunrise to try and harvest a trophy buck.