Archive - 2010 - News Article
(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 22, 1896)
Fractured His Skull
A.L. McQuilkin, a prominent West Mahoning farmer, was badly injured at Dayton, Armstrong County, last Thursday, and is still lying there in a precarious condition.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After a weekâs worth of wishing, the âLight Up a Childâs Lifeâ campaign concluded with a $73,285 Friday finale.
The campaignâs contributions will be used by the Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia Make-A-Wish chapter to grant 21 wishes to area children facing life-threatening illnesses.
According to regional office assistant Kayla Danch, the final day of the annual week-long campaign, which wrapped up at the Pantall Hotel, was met with success due directly to the âgenerosity of the community.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There were no injuries reported when Punxsutawney Borough Police patrol car No. 26 was involved in a two-vehicle accident at approximately 3:45 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Sutton Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Sure, the calendar for sale by the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society contains the calendar dates of 1949, but thatâs fine, because the dates for 1949 and 2011 match exactly.
Plus, the Society is releasing the calendar to coincide with the re-release of âPunxsutawney Centennial: 1849-1949.â
BROOKVILLE â Ivy Kiesling has always dreamed of living under the sea, just like Nickelodeon cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants, and a few months ago, her dream came true, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It took quite a lot of time and concern, however, before her wish could come true, but today, she welcomes guests, such as younger sister Haley, to her Pineapple Clubhouse in her back yard.
Wish Kid Garrett Gardner (left) declares Thursdayâs Make-A-Wish pledge total to be $23,000.57. If thatâs impressive, just wait until today, WPXZ-FM 104.1 News Director Josh Widdowson (right) said. With extended coverage until 7 p.m. tonight, and the auction wrapping up, the final day of the Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia chapterâs âLight Up a Childâs Lifeâ campaign will commence with great expectations, setting out just shy of seven wishes. Gardner also shared his swimming pool wish experience on the air. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council said PennDOTâs new traffic signal project should commence in late spring or early summer.
Borough Manager Ben White said in an earlier interview that each of the intersections along Mahoning Street â including Hampton Avenue, Jefferson, Findley and Gilpin streets â will receive new signals, signal posts and mast arms. The Hampton intersection is the only one that currently has mast arms to support its traffic signals.
The SS.C.D. Childrenâs Choir, under the direction of Arlene Stewart with accompaniment by Toie Neal, shared a number of Christmas carols for residents and guests at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought its âLight Up a Childâs Lifeâ campaign Wednesday. Also, the students presented a $1,584.95 donation â realized from its fund-raising â to Make-A-Wish. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Judging by Wednesdayâs bookkeeping, Senior Corps-RSVP Director Janeen Love said more than 415 Jefferson County kids will benefit from the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.
Toys for Tots â operated by Community Action on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve â had collection boxes placed at area businesses throughout November and December and provides eligible, registered children with three big toys and a grab-bag.
This yearâs campaign collected close to 1,700 toys in total, Love said.
BROCKWAY â Right now, the only thing 10-year-old Cody Kuntz of Brockway is really worried about is his continuing visits to the dentist.
Due to a chromosome disorder, Cody â the son of Dan and Barb Kuntz of Brockway â has no adult teeth to fill in when his baby teeth fall out, and heâs looking at needing a palate or braces, because his adult teeth wonât replace babyâs teeth he loses.
âI just wish my mouth was normal,â he said, adding, âI just hope when my growth spurt comes, Iâm going to grow.â