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Coroner: 2 dead, 2 injured in Young Township fire

February 17, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Indiana County Coroner Michael Baker said two people perished in a mobile home fire late Friday night in Young Township.

The victims have been identified as 9-year-old Michael Jerome Collier, who lived at the home where the fire occurred, and 50-year-old Vickie Milliron of Claridge, who was visiting at the residence.

Baker said two other persons were injured in the fire and transported by emergency helicopter to UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Baker had no information on their conditions.

A heARTfelt farewell: PAHS teacher retiring after 38 years

February 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There's a saying, "art for art's sake," which would aptly describe Nancy Jones, who retired Friday as an art teacher at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) after 38-and-a-half years of teaching students not just art, but also digital photography.

"Actually this year, it's 111 days that I've taught art, and the reason that is interesting is my classroom number is 111," Jones said, adding that this is the only school district she has taught art in throughout her career.

Jones said she also has taught dance, which she began when she was in high school.

Way Back When

February 17, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
February 3, 1897

Found Frozen
John Barr, aged fifty years, while driving home in a sled last Friday night, lost his way in the woods near Glen Hazel, Elk County, and froze to death.

He was found the next morning lying face downward, in which position he had fallen when the sled struck a stump and held the team.

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