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July 29th, 2014

FEMCO Machine Company turns fifty!

July 29, 2014

FEMCO Machine Company and its employees celebrated the company’s 50th birthday with a luncheon held on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

Pictured are members of the Amundson family, who returned to participate in the celebration: (from left) Eric and Vickie Amundson; May Ann Amundson, wife of the late Frankie Amundon Jr.; and Joe Parente, a FEMCO employee for 42 of the 50 years they've been in business.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Jacqueline “Jacki” Young, 69

July 29, 2014

Jacqueline “Jacki” Young, 69, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at home.

She was born April 1, 1945, in New Castle, England, a daughter of David L. and Gladys (Foster) Grove.

On June 28, 1986, in St. Louis, she married Robert E. Young, who survives.

She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Walston.

She enjoyed traveling, church, hiking, camping and her family.

She retired as a senior sales representative for CNA Insurance Co. She then went on to become a real estate agent.

July 28th

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA MARKING 95TH YEAR

July 28, 2014

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.

Library fundraiser off to a ‘hot’ start

July 28, 2014

Day number one is in the books for "Hot Dog Days," a fundraiser for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, at Fezell's County Market in the Groundhog Plaza.

Taking a turn at serving up "the dogs" on Monday afternoon were some of the administrators from the Punxsutawney Area School District.

PLENTY OF ACTION AT THE CLARION COUNTY FAIR

July 28, 2014

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

Willow Ramseur (pictured) got to feed Pearl, a rare white Bengal tiger, that was one of the performers at Wambold’s Amazing Animals.

Last week, Redbank Valley Municipal Park hosted plenty of fun for those who came out to the Clarion County Fair, which wrapped up another successful year on Saturday.

July 27th

PUNXSY FIRE DEPT. RESPONDS TO TWO WEEKEND WRECKS

July 27, 2014

The Punxsutawney Fire Department assisted at two vehicle accidents that occurred on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Pictured: The driver of this mini-van lost control the vehicle at 3:05 a.m. on Sunday while traveling on Albion Road near Wooddale Road, Young Township, traveling off the road, through a grove of trees and rolling the vehicle over onto its roof.

Way Back When

July 27, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
August 8, 1888

The Cavalry Company

Sheridan Troop, N.G. P, of Tyrone encamped on the fair grounds at this place last night, while on its way to Mount Gretna. The company makes a very fine appearance. The soldiers made themselves quite numerous about town last night, but did not forage any that we know.

Frank Miller's Generous Gift

Church in the Park blesses Barclay Square

July 27, 2014

Pictured is the Church In The Park (CITP) worship team led by Pastor Mark Kephart, worship arts pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

There were many attendees who participated in the service that was held on Sunday in Barclay Square.

Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.

Steven John Schopperth, 47

July 27, 2014

Steven John Schopperth, 47, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born June 24, 1967, in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, the son of the late Timothy and Joan (Degelman) Schopperth.

He was a mechanic.

He was married to Paula (Harkleroad) Schopperth, who survives.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Steven J. Schopperth of Punxsutawney; two daughters, Katlyn Schopperth and Ashley Freeman of New Jersey; one sister, Karen Diorio of Las Vegas, Nevada; and one brother, Timothy Schopperty of Hawthorn, New York.

Raymond Joseph DeFoor, 69

July 27, 2014

Raymond Joseph DeFoor, 69, of Cambridge, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Youngstown, and was the son of the late Albert Eugene and Bessie Mae (Hobba) DeFoor.

Mr. DeFoor retired in 1992 from GTE after 30 years of service.

He was a 1963 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of Center United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Ananea.

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