Archive - 2013 - News Article
BIG RUN â€” It seemed as if it was the same as it always was, but somehow it was different, as Big Run's "Frogman," the late John London, was honored at Sunday's Big Run Peepersâ€™ Banquet.
"Tonight, we will not be honoring a man or a woman Citizen of the Year, but, instead, we will be honoring John H. London, commonly known as the 'Frogman,'" said Joe Buterbaugh, Big Run mayor.
Sate police responded to a rollover accidents that occurred in McCalmont Township Saturday.
Borough police also responded to a rollover wreck Saturday on Park Avenue.
No injuries were reported, but both vehicles sustained damage and were towed from the scene.
(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.)
March 24, 1897
In Doubt of Their Man
A man supposed to be Jacob Bookamire, who is charged with the murder of William Cunningham, in Banks township, Indiana county, March 16, 1894, was captured at Bolivar, Westmoreland county, on March 20, and placed in the Indiana jail.
KNOX TOWNSHIP â€” PennDOT District 10 is advising motorists that the railroad overpass on Route 3011 (Knoxdale Road) in Knox Township will be removed.
Work includes removing the exiting overpass carrying the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad over Route 3011 between T-405 (Bellport Road) and T-841 (Ramseytown Road).
Beginning, Monday, March 18, at 7 a.m., Route 3011 will closed to traffic and a posted detour will be in place.
The detour will use T-841 and T-405.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Residents of Punxsutawney and motorists who travel on Route 119 will benefit by the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 119 over Elk Run in Jefferson County.
This structurally deficient bridge was built in 1929 and carries 11,607 vehicles per day.
Beginning the week of March 18, daylight flagging operations will be in place on Route 119 between Clark Street and Orchard Street. Congestion and delays are possible in the work zone area; please be patient and allow extra time for your travel.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Instead of a dead ringer, you can be a live ringer if you attend the The Silver Ring Thing (SRT) Rewind Tour to be held at 7 p.m. today at Punxsutawney Area High School Auditorium.
Silver Ring Thing is a powerful youth event that defies the norms of culture and inspires students to a pure life centered in Jesus Christ, said Mike Hammer, First Church of God Youth pastor.
"Several area churches are hosting the REWIND Tour â€” challenging students to live for more than just the moment and begin with the end in mind," Hammer said.
St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, and those at the Pine Street Senior Center celebrated early on Thursday with a party that included great food and some bingo.
The event was coordinated by Mindy Grose, the new senior center director.
Grose started her new position just three weeks ago after working for 20 years at a retirement community, in Wisconsin.
The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There are a lot of part-time jobs you could apply for if you're looking to make some extra cash, but a part-time job as a pastor is more complicated than most.
Tom Krishart is the new pastor at the Albion Heights United Methodist Church, as of March 1.
"I'm considered part-time with a minimum salary, and I'm a full-time
BIG RUN â€” In case you haven't been paying attention, it is almost time for spring to arrive, an occasion that is always trumpeted by the Big Run peepers (frogs).
This year, the peepers are lonely and sad, as their best friend and legendary peeper watcher, John London, passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at his home.
The good news is that his son, Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet, said that he will carry on the family tradition of charting and cataloging the escapades and the sounds that the tiny frogs make to announce the beginning of spring.
The Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center was recently named the recipient of three different awards â€” Excellence in Caregiving, Distinguished Service Award and Excellence in Leadership.
Mulberry celebrated with an employee recognition luncheon as a big thank you to all of the employees.
Pictured (from left) are Tina Wonderling, employee; Lois Puharic, employee; Tammy Hawk, employee; Karen Brown, administrator; Angella Tilman, employee; Melissa Fulmer, employee; and Jennifer Poltrack, admissions and marketing director.