Archive - 2012 - 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.)
September 23, 1896
An Armstrong County Girl
A dispatch from Laporte, Indiana of recent date says, "Edith E. Rylatt, of Armstrong county, PA, answered the matrimonial want notice of Alexander Rhines, of Fulton county and has become his lawful wife.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” So many turn to music to help lift their spirits when theyâ€™re having a rough day. So, when a student from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School, Colin Wineberg, â€¨fell ill, several local musicians decided to put their talents to use raising money to help Winebergâ€™s cause.
Event organizer Mike Krach, a music teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, said Colin is a 7th-grade student in the district who is in need of a kidney transplant. When Wineberg fell ill this past summer rather suddenly, Krach said a chronic kidney disease was discovered.
BROOKVILLE â€” The trial of Christopher Thornhill ended on Thursday with him being found guilty of all but one of the counts with which he was charged in a shooting that took place in Punxsutawney on Sept. 22, 2011.
The victims in the incident were Punxsutawney residents Shane Glatt and Richard White Jr., both of whom survived with serious injuries.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Thursday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce held its annual membersâ€™ luncheon, and the highlight of the event was the naming of the 2012 Business of the Year Award, Krise Bus Service of
The winner write-up, read by Tracy Smith â€” representing Spirit Publishing Company, which was last yearâ€™s winner â€” stated this yearâ€™s winner was a company â€śformed in 1990 by a person who became interested in the industry while he was still a senior in high school. Starting out with 45 employees, this company grew steadily.
Wednesday afternoon, Foxâ€™s Pizza Den donated a check for $46,595.91 â€” funds raised during the annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser â€” to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
On hand for the event were (front, from left): J.R. Overly, Lindsey Fire Department; Matt Kengersky, Kengersky Insurance Agency; Larry McGuire Rembowski, department secretary; Cheri Yount, Bob Long and Nathan Shotts, Foxâ€™s employees; (back) Tim Fusco and Josh Manners, Elk Run Fire Department; and Corey Lash, Foxâ€™s employee.
BROOKVILLE â€” Testimonies continued Wednesday in the trial of Christopher Thornhill, as law enforcement officers and medical personnel spoke their parts and ballistic evidence was brought forward for review.
For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
A number of PAHS students have been hard at work on their senior projects, and tonight, the public can learn about the senior project process by attending Senior Graduation Project Presentation Night beginning at 5:45 p.m. in the PAHS cafeteria. Approximately 54 seniors are set to present. Senior Carley Smith raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society by holding an acoustic music night Oct. 5 at Rumors Tavern. She is pictured (right) presenting her donation to Jessica Carbaugh, the local representative for the American Cancer Society.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday that an investigation has been launched into the alleged sexual assault of a 9-year-old female.
The alleged incident(s) took place between July 1 and Oct. 9 at a residence in Winslow Township.
The investigation is ongoing.
BROOKVILLE â€” Christopher Thornhill, the alleged shooter of two Punxsutawney men back in September 2011, faced his supposed victims and other individuals as they testified against him on day two of his trial on Tuesday in Brookville.
Thornhill has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and other related offenses.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is being represented in the case by District Attorney Jeff Burkett. Defense Attorney Fred Hummel is representing Thornhill.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.