Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Once again, those in attendance felt that God was watching over this year's Church in the Park celebration by disposing of the rain in time for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday in Barclay Square.
For a full story on the event, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police with assistance from Punxsutawney Borough Police, investigated an alleged aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday at a camper located at 503 Elderberry Hill Rd., Bell Township. According to police, they are investigating a domestic dispute involving a firearm between Peter C. Parente, 50, and a 31-year-old female. Charges have been filed at district court against Parente for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. The investigation is ongoing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Does your grass need cut or does it need to be cut? Is there a difference? There is, and it's one that a Punxsutawney native and linguist is eager to study.
Derry Moore is so interested in the roots of language and its usage that he is conducting a research project in the local area as he pursues his doctorate in linguistics at the University at Buffalo â€” SUNY, in Buffalo, N.Y.
He is looking for 40 residents in the Punxsutawney area â€” including Rossiter, Anita, Big Run, etc. â€” between the ages of 30 and 55 to participate in his research project (see below for details).
BROOKVILLE â€” Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently upheld, for the second time, the murder conviction and death penalty of Robert Gene Rega for the killing of Christopher Lauth, the former night watchman at the Gateway Lodge.
Burkett tried and convicted Rega in June of 2002 for the slaying of Lauth, as well as for robbery and other crimes.
After a sentencing hearing, the jury held that Regaâ€™s crimes warranted death.
Rega then began a lengthy appeal process.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. Friday on Route 119 in Big Run, when a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck driven by Lorie A. Lennox, 43, of Big Run, was stopped in the northbound travel lane on Route 119 with an activated left turn signal, waiting to make a turn onto Smyers Street, and it was struck from behind by a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Cammy M. Wardell, 36, of Big Run, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said both vehicles were removed from the travel lanes onto Smyers Street.
The employees and managers of Fezell's County Market in Punxsy have been busy preparing the store's 30th Anniversary celebration.
Pictured in front of the store in the Groundhog Plaza are (listed with their positions and their total years of service, front, from left) Denise Smith, office manager, 29 years; Kaye Brestovich, service desk, 25 years; Heather Hicks, cashier, 18 years; Michelle Shugarts, receiving, 19 years; Patricia G. Fisher, scanning coordinator, 9 years; Judy Jordan, store manager, 9 years; Bob Shemuha, meat cutter, 22 years; George Rumbaugh, meat cutter, 20 years;
Retired coal miners and members of PRIDE'S Coal Memorial Committee Duane Miller (left) and Bob Lott complete work on the finishersâ€™ chute, which will be used in Saturday's Race to the Face.
The race will be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, beginning at the softball field in DeLancey (also known as Adrian).
For more information, visit www.runpunxsyrun.org, contact Lott at 814-938-4589 or pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Those who came out to Music in the Park on Thursday night in Barclay Square were greeted by some nice, cooler weather and a pair of acts ready to entertain.
First, Randy Paul (pictured) did their thing, then the members of the Grampian Community Band (not pictured) finished things off with their own show.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It will be a big weekend in Barclay Square and at Harmon Field, as many of the Punxsutawney churches are once again joining to celebrate Church in the Park Friday through Sunday.
Peggy McQuown, Church In the Park publicity director, said activities will be held at both locations throughout the weekend and will include activities such as a family movie, FamilyFest and a church service. She said the Movie in the Park will jump start the weekend events on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Winslow Lawn and Garden will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store in Hudson.
Pictured from the ribbon cutting that was hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce are (from left) Debbie Parise, chamber secretary; Nathan Stonbraker, technician for Winslow Lawn and Garden; Collin Bishop, owner of Winslow Lawn and Garden; Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce; and Zach Minich, staff member at Winslow Lawn and Garden.