Helen Louise Caylor, 101, a longtime resident of Punxsutawney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Born April 8, 1912, in Grange, Pa., she was a daughter of the late David (Bert) Brosius and Martha Elizabeth Fleming.
On June 24, 1932, she married Claude C. Caylor, and they shared 69 years of laughter and love together, working, gardening, fishing, hunting and visiting with friends and family. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2002.
Big Run VFW Post 9044 and the Ladies Auxiliary announced the winners of the Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contests at their Pearl Harbor Day commemoration on Saturday.
Pictured (from left) are Ladies Auxiliary Secretary Ruth Soliday, Patriot's Pen winner Garrett Fairman, Voice of Democracy winner Merica Pallone, and VFW Post 9044 Commander Jim Pallone.
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It was a fun and eventful morning for many local youngsters who attended Punxsy Phil's Holiday Bash, held at Gobblerâs Knob. The event was held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for children 12 and under and their parents.
A free lunch was provided for everyone, and children were able to make tons of crafts, play games and show off their cookie-decorating skills.
Children also were able to write a letter to Santa, with members of the Groundhog Club Inner Circle making sure those letters reach Santa.
Some children also made cards for elderly members in the community.
(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.)
November 24, 1897
The Fire Department
It is of vital interest to the people of this town that our fire department be kept up to the highest possible standard of efficiency. A successor to the late chief of the company, W C. Torrence, who resigned
Thomas Quentin "Tucker" Craft, 93, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, peacefully, surrounded by his family and his close friend, Irene Grube, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Craft was born in Punxsutawney on Jan. 22, 1920.
He was a descendant of Abraham Craft, a pioneer settler of the Punxsutawney area.
He was married 65 years to his sweetheart, Doris Marcella (Heeter) Craft, who preceded him in death.
Together they raised three daughters who gave them six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
CLEARFIELD â advises drivers that Interstate 80 westbound near Clearfield now has both lanes reopened as of 12:45 p.m. Sunday.
The roadway was closed earlier today due to a crash between mile-marker 120 at the Clearfield interchange to mile-marker 111 at the Penfield interchange.
The detour that was in place during the closure has been lifted. The roadway reopened about three hours ahead of schedule.
PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution as they travel today and give themselves extra travel time.
Sara Evans, accompanied by her band (pictured above, with Evans second from left) put on a show for a sold-out crowd at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center on Friday night.
âTis the season to be helping, as the Jefferson County Bar Association recently gave a donation to the Punxsutawney Salvation Army.
Pictured is Amy Morris (left), attorney, presenting Capt. Katie Jache, co-
commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army, with a $500 donation.
James E. Hanson, 78, of DuBois, formerly of Marienville, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born Sept. 10, 1935, in DuBois, the son of Charles and Alta Hanson.
On Dec. 2, 1956, he married the former Sandra Anderson, who preceded him in death in 2004.
Mr. Hanson worked as a PBX repairman for what was Bell Telephone, AT&T and is now Lucent Technology. He was a former small businessman in Marienville dealing in Maytag appliances.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting snowshoe rabbit and running dogs.
Josephine E. Morris, 98, Brockway, formerly of Oliveburg, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Highland View Health Care, Brockway.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1915, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Thomas Otto Enterline and Zelda Rae (Kuntz) Enterline.
On Aug. 8, 1943, she married Charles Stanley Morris, who preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1997.
She was a member of the Oliveburg Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, traveling, cooking, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a long-time member of the Ladies Aid Society.