November 13th, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You're never too young to show off your artistic abilities, and for the preschoolers at Creative Garden, LLC., they are doing it for a good cause.
All 30 students have been busy creating works of art, which will be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the gym at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.
For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that wouldâ€™ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesdayâ€™s council meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.
Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.
One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.
The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.
Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe (right) is pictured presenting Board Vice President Francis J. Molinaro with his eight-year school board member certificate.
Robert Pascuzzo (not pictured), board member, also received his 16-year certificate.
See Wednesday's edition of The Spirit for an article on how Punxsy students are performing in mandated testing.
You've heard of the "Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" in Green Bay, Wisc., but on Tuesday night, it was Jack LaMarca Stadium that held the title.
While the Punxsy Chucks' season came to an end two weeks ago, the girls of Punxsutawney Area High School took to the field in whiteout conditions, as the Jailbreak Juniors battled the Scandalous Seniors for the Annual Powder Puff game.
Both teams fought back and forth, but when neither team could score in overtime, the game was called at 14-14.
For the full story, pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
VFW Post No. 2076 and American Legion Post No. 62 saluted area veterans with Veterans' Day services held at the First Baptist Church in Punxsy.
Pictured are the veterans who were in attendance (front, from left) Gene McKee, Robert Bish, Raymond Depp; (back) Jim Dunlap, L. Eugene (Snuffy) Smith, Robert Lott, Dick Magolis and Paul McMillen.
The residents and staff of Mulberry Square took time out to honor the veterans who reside there on Veterans' Day with an address by State Rep. Sam Smith.
Pictured (front, from left) are Charles Kovatch, Bill Smith and Otto Grube, U.S. Army; Shannon Rimer, U.S. Marines; Clyde Evans, U.S. Army; Macklin Snyder, U.S. Navy; Sam Powers and Roy Bouch, U.S. Army. (back) Harry Gardner, singer; Richard Bianco and Smith.
BIG RUN â€” It was a day to honor not only the veterans in our military who served in countless wars, but also those who are currently fighting in the current one.
Veterans and their family members gathered at the Big Run War Memorial on Monday evening to honor their service to our country and to also honor those who have fallen.
VFW Post No. 9044 hosted the event that brought together members of the community, local Boy Scouts and families who currently have a loved one in the military.
The Rev. J. Paul Kennedy, 90, of York, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the York Lutheran Home in the Village at Sprenkle Drive.
He was the husband of the late Elsie J. (Bullers) Kennedy, whom he married on June 30, 1945.
Born Oct. 9, 1923, in North Point, Indiana County, he was a son of the late John C. and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and DuBois Business
He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Doris Jean Stellabuto passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
She was the beloved wife of Richard Stellabuto; devoted mother of Scott, Anthony and Richard Stellabuto and the late Michael Shaffer; and the loving grandmother of Christopher, Richard, Taylor and Jordan Stellabuto and Micah and Dana Shaffer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Polohonki; her sister, Marlene Smith; and her brothers, Al and Mike Polohonki.
Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Ave., Laurel, MD 20707, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.