Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
The Kiwanis Club of Punxsutawney and the Punxsutawney Area High School Key Club are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Mahoning Shadow Trail.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and participants who pre-register will be receive a T-shirt and a glow stick.
The event is being held to raise money to eliminate MNT (maternal and neonatal tetanus).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The American Red Cross is holding a special blood drive this Friday in memory of Joseph Rougeux.
In 1998, Rougeux was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
In 2005, he passed away from a heart attack but was cancer free.
During his treatment, Rougeux had numerous blood transfusions and knew the importance of blood donation.
He was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer and donor who had been recorded as a 24-gallon blood donor.
His wife and children sponsor this blood drive to honor him and to bring awareness to the need for blood donations.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Plenty of local churches have been welcoming
new faces lately, and the latest in that line is the First United Methodist Church in town, which recently introduced Rev. Paul Ritchey as its new pastor.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services is reminding residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding between June 27 and July 12 that they can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration at a Disaster Loan Outreach Center set up in Reynoldsville.
According to Tracy W. Zents, Director of Emergency Services, loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Tom Corbett on July 12, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.
DELANCEY â€” Every town has a story to tell â€” one rich with history and legends.
For those who live in Adrian, also known as DeLancey, a piece of that history will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Adrian's Roman Catholic Church, courtesy of the PRIDE Coal Memorial Committee.
Sitting inside the church is an old antique Hinners pipe organ that is over 120 years old.
The historical organ was manufactured by the Hinners and Albertson Organ Company of Pekin, Ill.
Purchased by the church, it was shipped to Adrian in pieces by train.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” The Pennsylvania State Police Troop C VICE unit began an undercover investigation on July 2 into the distribution of heroin in the Reynoldsville area.
The Troop C VICE unit made several undercover purchases of heroin from Paul Neves, 30, Reynoldsville, in and around his Brown Street residence, according to police.
On July 19, Neves was taken into custody on a traffic stop in the Reynoldsville Borough.
A search warrant was then conducted at Neves' residence.
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There are bonds that cannot be broken no matter the distance that separates you.
For the mothers and daughters of one family, that bond has strengthened with time.
Kay DeLuca, of New Orleans, and her sister, Karen Verdill-Gratz, of
Indianapolis, Ind., were born and raised in Punxsutawney.
Though DeLuca comes back once a year to visit their mother, Barbara Verdill, her sister hadnâ€™t been home in three years.
It was the perfect day to enjoy some free swimming and some entertainment, as the official Duck Derby benefitting SPLASH began at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
More than 500 plastic ducks were dumped into the George C. Brown Pool and had to make their way across the water to the finish line.
Helping them along were a couple of lifeguards and volunteers, as many onlookers crowded around the pool and waited in anticipation to learn the winners.
Sixteen prizes were awarded, with the top prize being $500.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” A 35-year-old DuBois man has been charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and driving while suspended following an argument with a 36-year-old DuBois woman, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said David V. August and the alleged victim were involved in a verbal argument at 6:45 p.m. Saturday that began in Reynoldsville and continued while they drove along Route 322 and Route 830 in Pine Creek Township.
When August stopped the car on Route 830, police said the woman got out and fled south on the road.