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March 21st, 2011

Walston Wreck

March 21, 2011

Aldona (Kokonaski) Miskavich Reilly, 91

March 21, 2011

Aldona (Kokonaski) Miskavich Reilly, 91, Punxsutawney, and formerly of DuBois, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in DuBois, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Snurputis) Kokonaski.

She was married to Peter Miskavich, who preceded her in death. She then married James Reilly, who also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Reilly was a medical care worker in the Reynoldsville area and a member of Army & Navy Club in Punxsy.

March 20th

Boys' basketball banquet

March 20, 2011

Carl Eugene Adams, 50

March 20, 2011

Carl Eugene Adams, 50, Dora-Timblin Road, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at UPMC Montefiore hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Oct. 21, 1960 in Brookville, a son of Joseph and Evelyn Marie (Dinger) Adams Jr., who survive, of Timblin.

Mr. Adams was a 1979 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and a 2001 graduate of Triangle Tech.

June 30, 1990, he married the love of his life, Marcie Jo Ross, who survives.

He worked as a logger and later as an electrician for Caylor Electric.

Dorothy Divelbiss, 95

March 20, 2011

Dorothy Divelbiss, 95, North Irwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.

She was born June 18, 1915, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Clair and Blanche McMillen Lukehart.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, in 1993.
Mrs. Divelbiss became the first full-time executive secretary of the Irwin Chamber of Commerce in 1967. For 14 years, she alone was the coordinator of the Irwin Community Picnic.

Howard G. Huey, 70

March 20, 2011

Howard G. Huey, 70, Glen Campbell, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Huey was born March 14, 1941, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Walter H. and Frances (Smith) Huey.

He was married to Mary L. (Engle) Huey, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

Annual ‘Peepers Banquet” delivers laughs and all things green

March 20, 2011

BIG RUN — Even though the Big Run Peepers appear to be a recent revelation — the tiny frogs peep when spring arrives — the method of proclamation is as old as time itself.

Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora was the guest speaker for the annual banquet and said that speaking at the banquet was one of the toughest assignments that could be presented to anyone over the years.

Big Run’s oldest resident named Citizen of the Year

March 20, 2011

BIG RUN — The Big Run Citizen of the Year Award is much like the Man and Woman of the year in Punxsy — a closely guarded secret — but every once in a while the word gets out ahead of time.

That was the case this year when the Peepers Banquet committee honored Big Run's oldest citizen, Velma Schierer Bowser, at the grand old age of 93.

Bowser said she found out she was going to win because she received a card in the mail congratulating her before the banquet was scheduled to take place.

Bowser said she was shocked when she read it.

Way Back When

March 20, 2011

(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.)
           
Local Intelligence
(February 12, 1896)
SUED FOR ASSAULT
A School Teacher Tried for
 Punishing a Girl

Rotary on the radio

March 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William...
Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental, is an afternoon of fun set for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in...
Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...
Punxsy's 9th-grade football team picked up a win over Route 36 rival Brookville on Wednesday night...
The Lady Chucks tennis team traveled to St. Marys on Monday to beat the rain and beat the Lady...

 

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