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July 1st, 2014

New Individuals bring an old-fashioned feel to festival; Wednesday's schedule

July 1, 2014

Tuesday night, the activity in Barclay Square was sponsored by FEMCO Machine, and that activity included a group called the New Individuals bringing an old-fashioned feel to the Groundhog Festival with their oldies performance.

Groundhog Festival Schedule of events

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

10 a.m.-noon — Children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s theme is “Native America.” Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Dennie Huber, Balloons

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, across from the park at the Punxsy Eagles Club

Punxsutawney Garden Club’s June Garden of the Month

July 1, 2014

The Punxsutawney Garden Club's Garden of the Month for June belongs to Jim "Tibby" and Kathy Divelbiss, who reside at 403 North Penn St. in Punxsy.

Pictured with their fabulous garden (from left) are Kathy Divelbiss, grandkids Emma Galando and Hannah Galando and Jim "Tibby" Divelbiss.

To read all about the Divelbiss' garden, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

PennDOT: Work to begin next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 in Big Run

July 1, 2014

INDIANA — Work begins next week on a resurfacing project on Route 119 from the intersection with Mitchell Avenue in Big Run Borough to the Jefferson/Clearfield county line in Jefferson County.

During the daytime hours, single-lane restrictions controlled by flaggers will be in place on Route 119 to perform roadwork including milling, paving and drainage.

PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers and traffic control devices in the work zone.

June 30th

UPDATE: Police looking for missing Walston woman, 36

June 30, 2014

UPDATE: State police on Tuesday issued a release saying that Gigliotti has been located.

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Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 36-year-old Walston woman.

Heather Dawn Gigliotti is described as approximately 5-feet-8-inches and 125 pounds, with green eyes and long blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing black shorts, a pink tank top over a white tank top and sandals.

Beatlemania featured at Groundhog Festival’s full first day; Tuesday's schedule

June 30, 2014

Monday was the first full day of events at the Groundhog Festival in Barclay Square, and it saw plenty of action, which was wrapped up by a performance by Beatlemania Magic, a national touring Beatles tribute band.

SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 1

• 9:30 a.m. – Registration for Teddy Bear Picnic — Categories for Teddy Bears: Christmas Bear; Tooth Fairy Bear; Doctor & Nurses Bear; Best Friends Bear; My Bear and I (Dressed Alike)

Community welcomes home Trooper Brad Wilson

June 30, 2014

If you were anywhere near town on Saturday around lunchtime, you couldn’t miss the thunder of motorcycles and other vehicles — escorted by numerous local officials — as the tribute ride to PSP Trooper Brad Wilson roared through Punxsutawney.

The ride was a part of a day full of festivities to welcome home
Wilson, who was seriously injured while executing a warrant on Sept. 26, 2013.

Pictured: Brockway mayor William Hrinya presents Trooper Wilson (center) with a framed copy of the proclamation declaring the day as Trooper Brad Wilson Day in Brockway.

PACC annual 5K/2-mile walk set for Wednesday

June 30, 2014

The Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) will hold its 19th annual 5K/2-mile walk in downtown Punxsy as part of the Groundhog Festival on
Wednesday.

Pictured with the shirts and medals are Donna Maines (left), PACC board member, and Rob McCoy, executive director of PACC.

For more information, call PACC at 814-938-1008 or email punxsyaccenter@gmail.com.

Snyder’s career celebrated as he retires

June 30, 2014

Clay Snyder, the manager of the Punxsutawney branch of Marion Center Bank, retired after 37 years in the banking business, 14 of them with Marion Center Bank.

Members of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce presented Snyder with a ceremonial rose bush for his rose garden.

Ryder H. Hamman, infant

June 30, 2014

Ryder H. Hamman, Coolspring, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.

He was born March 16, 2014, in DuBois, a son of Damon and Crystal (Boyer) Hamman.

In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include his maternal grandparents and great-grandparents; paternal grandparents and great-grandparents; two aunts and two uncles; great-aunts and uncles; and several cousins.

“There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”

Arrangements are under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

June 29th

Charles M. “Mac” Marshall, 84

June 29, 2014

Charles M. “Mac” Marshall, 84, Rochester Mills, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at home.

He was born May 19, 1930, in Armstrong County, a son of the late Truman N. “T.N.” and Mary M. (Mitchell) Marshall.

On Aug. 12. 1960, he married Shirley M. (Miller) Marshall, who survives.

He was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed crocheting, music, cooking, tinkering with things and automobiles.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the Clarion State Teachers College in 1957 and went on to receive his master’s degree from Indiana University in 1968.

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