October 30th, 2014
FAIRVIEW â€” If you enjoyed the great weather on Tuesday, just hang on, because changes are a-comin'!
Tina Szakelyhidi, a PennDOT snowplow driver who lives in Punxsutawney, said that this is her third winter of plowing snow for PennDOT District 10 out of the Jefferson County Maintenance garage in Fairview, Bell Township, and she talked about how much she loves her job.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit
After a seven-week manhunt, authorities have confirmed trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein has been captured by U.S. Marshals in an abandoned airplane hungar.
Frein was wanted after ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy and St. Marys put on a show for all in attendance at the District 9 finals, held in DuBois on Thursday night. The Lady Chucks and Lady Dutch split the first four sets to force a fifth-and-deciding one, then took that one to extra points, as well. Unfortunately for Punxsy, St. Marys earned the title to eliminate Punxsy from the postseason.
For more from the game, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Helen Louise Irvin, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona.
She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, to M. Stanley and Ona (Quigley) Reams.
She was married March 15, 1939, to Clarence Yohe, who died a young man on June 1, 1945.
Her second husband of 65 years, Charles H. Irvin, from Big Run, Pa., preceded her in death on March 10, 2013.
It is free scary movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday on Halloween at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater. Pictured are scary Jason (Rob McCoy), PACC executive director, and Michelle Zimmerman, PACC board member.
Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.
She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred
S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.
On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.
She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.
Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.
Ellen Joan James, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ellen was the daughter of the late Silas Alvin and Sara Luellen Rolls of Punxsutawney. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, Ohio, a former elementary school teacher and the retired owner of Barbre Nursery Schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Earl C. Covert, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Covert was born on Oct. 15, 1921, in Angola, New York, a son of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Angove) Covert.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Covert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lula M. (Frederick) Covert.
He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Church.
Pictured here are members of the Lady Chucks volleyball team celebrating their 3-1 victory over Karns City in the District IX semi-finals. With the win, Punxsy advances to the finals, where it will face St. Marys in a neutral-site match â€” at DuBois on Thursday.
For more from the game, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.