July 17th, 2014
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Melissa Powell.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.
Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.
Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.
Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.
Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!
Donald J. Love, Sr., 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Love was born, Dec. 7, 1928, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Lester and Edna (Dickey) Love.
He is survived by his wife, Alverda M. (Miller) Love, of Punxsutawney.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.
Donald worked many years as a foreman for Jefferson Grocery.
After retirement, he became a school bus driver for Krise Bus in the Punxsutawney Area School District.
The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.
Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.
Firefighters from the Punxsutawney Fire Department are pictured here searching for hot spots from a fire on Altman Avenue Extension that did a significant amount of damage to the kitchen. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)
William E. White, 87, of Punxsutawney, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Born Oct. 31, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Benjamin E. White and Goldie M. Cross White.
After graduation from high school, William served from 1944 till 1946 in the U. S. Navy.
He was married to Rose Ann Lattanzia on May 17, 2001, in Independence, Missouri. She survives and lives in Punxsutawney.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Winifred G. Hysong Randall, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a former resident of Punxsutawney, passed away on July 15, 2014, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Punxsutawney, to the late Lee Howard and Hazel (Dilts) Spangler.
Winifred was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist City Church.