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March 23rd, 2014

Way Back When

March 23, 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
April 4, 1888

A New Industry
Messrs. O. P. Galer, and W. C. Langsford, of Osceola, recently purchased a piece of ground from M. J. Dinsmore and O. H. Nordstrom, on the South Side, for the purpose of erecting an establishment for the manufacture of mining tools and cars.

March 21st

Violet Jean (Foltz) Skinner, 83

March 21, 2014

Violet Jean (Foltz) Skinner, 83, Home, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014.

The daughter of Homer T. and Kathleen (Hamilton) Foltz, she was born Feb. 17, 1931, in East Mahoning Township.

Violet was a 1951 graduate of Marion Center High School.

She was a homemaker and charter member of the Faith Orthodox
Presbyterian Church.

Violet will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and for the kind and gentle spirit shown by the
love for her family.

PAMS teachers receive McDonald’s grant

March 21, 2014

Three teachers from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School were awarded a $500 McDonald's MAC Grant for Teachers, which was presented by McDonald’s General Manager Karen Love and Assistant Manager Cathy Roush.

Pictured (from left) are teachers John Snyder, Billie Sheesley and Jeff Kuntz, along with Love and Roush.

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

CONCERT ASSOCIATION TO CLOSE SEASON WITH PIANIST, HUMORIST, SONGWRITER DALE GONYEA

March 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A good old-fashioned Punxsutawney winter is behind us, days of snow and bitter cold a memory, and the Punxsutawney Concert Association will provide a fun-loving, relaxed evening for all to enjoy and celebrate the upcoming season of more warmth and color.

On Wednesday, March 26, the concert association will return to its concert program for the 2013-2014 season and present Dale Gonyea, an accomplished pianist with classical training.

Across the country, many who have heard him have dubbed him “heir to the piano-comedy throne of the late Victor Borge.”

CO-PAY AND DEDUCTIBLE COLLECTION POLICY TO CHANGE IN APRIL AT PAH

March 21, 2014

Punxsutawney Area Hospital’s co-pay and deductible payment requirements are changing in April, and those seeking the hospital’s services are encouraged to look into these new policies.

Pictured here are PAH employees Jack Sisk (front), chief financial officer; Dawn Hein (back left), financial counselor; and Deb Mumper, patient access director.

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

Judith B. Redding, 71

March 21, 2014

Judith B. Redding, 71, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harlan and Olive (Lewis) Spencer.

On Feb. 7, 1959, she married Thomas Frederick Redding. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2014.

Judy enjoyed being outside, working in the garden and going for walks.

Susan Mae Neal, 48

March 21, 2014

Susan Mae Neal, 48, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1965, in Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of Robert M. and Marilyn (Potter) Deet.

She was married to Russell Neal, who survives.

She was employed as a medical secretary for DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

She is survived by her parents; her husband; one brother, Ronald Deet and wife Laura; and one sister, Barbara Raster and husband Jason.

She is also survived by two nephews, Lance and Lukas Deet of Punxsutawney; and one niece, Zoey Raster of St. Paul, Minn.

March 20th

Salvation Army hoping for big things from Red Shield campaign after rough Red Kettle year

March 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On the heels of a very disappointing Red Kettle Campaign at Christmastime, the Punxsutawney Salvation Army is looking to rebound during its Red Shield Campaign and the annual golf tournament.

Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army, said that the corps ended up about $12,000 short of the goal for the kettles.

Familiar Faces Friday!

March 20, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Joyce Farcus.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Joyce Farcus is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the owner of Mary’s Place Restaurant, or perhaps you have seen her around the community.

Born and raised in Punxsy, Farcus is a 1974 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

Huey's debut novel blends past, present in a tale of enduring love & faithfulness

March 20, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In this area, the name Michele Huey is one that is easily associated with writing.

Her award-winning weekly newspaper column "God, Me, and a Cup of Tea" has led to a pair of devotional books.

Her work has appeared in a number of national publications.

And as a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers’ Guild and The Writing Academy, her influence on the writing community isn't limited to this area.

Huey's list of familiar accomplishments is far from short, but one thing rang true through all of her writing — she was always a writer of non-fiction.

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The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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