November 15th, 2010
(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)
A MOST DISTRESSING ACCIDENT
A Little Boy at Big Run Accidentally Shoots His Brother
A frightful accident occurred at Big Run last Friday, as a result of which Samuel A. Greene, a photographer of that place, is crazed with grief.
Alice M. McHenry, 87, Erie, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Erie.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
DUBOIS â€” During the Punxsy football team's perfect regular season, the Chucks very rarely turned the ball over.
Four Punxsy turnovers tipped what was a close game through three-plus quarters in Clearfield's favor, as the Bisons exited E.J. Mansell Stadium in DuBois with the 2010 District IX Class AAA Championship after a 26-14 victory over the Chucks.
CLARION â€” The last time the Raiders played in postseason football action, they were run off the field following a 55-7 blowout at the hands of Moniteau.
Brookville is sure hoping that two years can make a world of difference.
The Raiders and the Warriors will square off in the semifinal round of the District IX Class AA playoffs at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight with a spot in the championship game against Brockway on the line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If Steelers kicker Jeff Reed should ever be sidelined with an injury, his back-up could be waiting on a football field in Punxsutawney.
Laney Monroe, a nine-year-old third-grader at SS.C.D., has been playing catch with baseballs, soccer balls, basketballs and footballs ever since she was able to get her hands around one, and now has a chance to display her years of practice by taking part in the eight-to-nine-year-old girlsâ€™ bracket in the NFLâ€™s Punt, Pass & Kick program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Bells will be ringing throughout Punxsutawney as the holiday fund-raising season was welcomed by the Salvation Armyâ€™s Kettle Kick-Off Friday.
This yearâ€™s kettle campaign goal is $50,000, Commanding Officer Captain Keith Jache said.
â€śWeâ€™re hoping to reach at least that so we can help people at Christ-mastime and throughout the year,â€ť he said.
The County Market kick-off, which offers a $2 meal that includes a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Three-year-old Brinley Hallman, daughter of Brian and Kristi Hallman, had a special message for the Punxsy Chucks during a pep rally hosted by the 1st & 10 Club at PAHS before the team departed for DuBois to face Clearfield Friday evening. Despite a valiant effort in last nightâ€™s game, the Chucks had the opposite of last yearâ€™s win and fell to the Bisons 26-14 in the District IX Class AAA title game. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
Mildred L. Hoch, 88, Sprankle Mills, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at her home.
She was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manuel J. and Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
Jan. 20, 1944, she married Clarence L. Hoch, who preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2010.
Dominic V. Fernichio, 93, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
He was born July 11, 1917, in Mt. Jewett, a son of the late Anthony and Angeline (Ignota) Fernichio.
Mr. Fernichio was married to Grace (Gigliotti) Fernichio, who preceded him in death.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Normandy Landings and the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Fernichio was a clerk at Brownâ€™s Boot Shop and a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
Mary Ann Bishop, 63, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at home surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 28, 1947, in Millerstown,Â a daughter of the late Roy E. and Dorothy (Huffman) Ogden.
Feb. 25, 1994, she married William Eugene Bishop, who survives.
Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
She was a self-employed licensed psychologist and professional counselor and had previously worked as the clinical director at the Larned State Hospital for the criminally insane in Larned, Kansas. She enjoyed her work and helping others.