August 25th, 2014
The students of SS.C.D. officially bid farewell to summer, as they went back to school on Monday.
Pictured are some of the students heading home after a long but eventful first day.
Tuesday, students in the Punxsutawney Area School District will begin classes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area High School has announced the following homeroom assignments for the 2014-15 school year:
â€˘ 111, Mrs. Green, A-Cam;
â€˘ 114, Mr. Young, Car-Fen;
â€˘ 115, Mrs. Pack, Fer-Hi;
â€˘ 120, Mrs. Williams, Ho-Ma;
â€˘ 122, Mrs. Cesario, Mc-P;
â€˘ 124, Mr. Hockenberry, R-Sta;
â€˘ 126, Mrs. Weaver, Ste-Z.
â€˘ 130, Mr. Long, A-Coo;
â€˘ 131, Mrs. Lainey, Cou-G;
â€˘ 132, Mrs. Burkett, H-Li;
â€˘ 133, Mr. Eddy, Lo-Pa;
â€˘ 134, Mrs. Smith, Pe-Ste;
â€˘ 241, Mrs. Young, Sti-Z.
â€˘ 224, Mr. Ambler, A-Ce;
â€˘ 225, Ms. Miller, Co-F;
PennDOT announced at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday that Route 119 is closed in both directions in Young Township, Jefferson County, between Yates Road and Cunningham Road due to a crash involving two coal trucks. It has been reported that diesel fuel and coal debris are on the road.
The road is expected to reopen later today.
Adeline "Ade" Kessler, 83, of 24 Chestnut St., Kane, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Punxutawney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Manfredo.
On Aug. 6, 1954, in Punxutawney, she married Joseph Kessler, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kessler was a registered nurse at the Kane Community Hospital.
She was a member of St. Callistus Church and a member of the CD of A Court Callistus No. 66.
Janis L. Mumau, 57, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at home.
She was born July 8, 1957, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of late Edward E. and Delores J. (Neiswonger) Shick, who survives.
She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology.
She worked at the Community Guidance Center as a family-based therapist.
She enjoyed flowers, crafts, reading, baking, cooking, camping, fishing, the outdoors, and the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
According to Jefferson Co. Emergency Services, there were no funnel clouds that touched down in the county during Thursday's storms.
Pictured is a cloud formation near the East End of Punxsutawney that attempted to form funnel clouds with rotation, but to no avail.
Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.
Popular country band Diamond Rio closed out Brookville Community Days 2014 on Saturday with a performance at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds.
The four-day event was sponsored by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company.
(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.)
August 29, 1888
Everhart's Trial Postponed
The Trial of John Everhart for complicity in the Lickingville murder, which has been in progress in the Clarion county court for several days, came to an abrupt termination last Saturday when the judge was informed by a physician that one of the jurors was sick.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While Punxsutawney is known by many as a small town, you wouldnâ€™t know it to look at the list of musicians who have performed concerts here over the past few years.
Now, five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd will be added to that famed list.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gives her presentation about the heroin epidemic in Western PA to the board of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania at a forum held at Clarion University this week.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.