June 16th, 2013
It may have been a bit chilly Saturday evening, but that didn't stop those from the Walston community and surrounding area from coming out to see fireworks sponsored by the Walston Club through the Walston Playground, where they were set off.
Members of the Walston Club said that the fireworks were being set off for the St. Anthony's weekend.
Carey Pyrotechnic artists were in charge of the fireworks.
(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.)
June 16, 1897
The Maccabees Sermon
Last Sunday, about fifty members of the order of Maccabees assembled in their lodge rooms, and at 10:45 o'clock marched to the Baptist church where they occupied seats in a body.
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 452 and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Rita No. 353 will sponsor a Red Cross bloodmobile at SS.C.D. on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m.
All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.
Pictured here are (from left) Joe Harcleroad, Knights of Columbus treasurer; Frank McSteen, Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight; Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer and CDA blood drive chairperson; Bernie Horner, CDA treasurer; and Joe Henninger, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz's world-famous "Peanuts" comic strip come to life on stage as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the revised version of the 1967 classic Broadway musical.
Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through next Saturday, at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Music and lyrics of this award-winning family show are by Clark M. Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.
Colonel Francis Romeo (left) delivers a short speech on the American flag, held by charter member of the Jefferson County Honor Guard E7 QMC/SS Gerald Triponey, at a program held in recognition of Flag Day and the
âbirthdayâ of the United States Army Friday in Big Run.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Friday, these young anglers were fishing for trout at Cloe Lake in Bell Township and even caught one.
Today, they are now permitted to catch bass, as that particular season started at midnight.
Pictured (from left) are Harper Cameron (in front), Dylan Bender, Joey DiPietro and Aiden Cameron.
Read more about bass season in today's edition of The Spirit
The Punxsutawney Christian School said âCongratulationsâ to the PCS Class of 2013 and Class of 2025 recently.
The graduating seniors and kindergarten students recently participated in ceremonies marking these major milestones in their lives and the start of their next chapters.
Those associated with PCS would like to give their best wishes and prayers to these students as they continue on their life journeys.
For information on enrolling a student (grades K-12) at PCS, call the school office at 938-2295 for more information.
Dolly Lou Snyder, 82, of Coolspring, formerly of Georgia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Snyder was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Wilbert T. Burkett and Pearle E. (Best) Burkett.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bear" Lingenfelter and Vernon C. Snyder.
She was a member of the Coolspring United Methodist Church.
Dolly was a much-loved mother and grandmother and is missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Lingenfelter and wife Karen of
Carol "Gagy" L. Dale, 85, of Elgin, S.C., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Palmetto Heath Baptist Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 15, 1926, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harold and Louise (English) Roper.
She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Erma M. Astorino, 78, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.
On Feb. 8, 1956, she married John Anthony Astorino. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.
She was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was also a former member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Erma enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crocheting and the daily activities at the Punxsy Senior Center.