April 22nd, 2013
Cyrilla C. Himes, 78, of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Covode, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.
Cyrilla was born on Feb. 23, 1935, in Covode, the daughter of Ralph and Catherine (Beck) Jordan. She married Earl Himes on May 21, 1955. He survives.
Cyrilla was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. She worked at
Nelson Bedding in Youngstown, Ohio, for many years.
On Saturday night in the Punxsutawney Area High School cafeteria, the 12th class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame was inducted.
The class of 2013 included (from left) Cliff Thompson; Ed Decker; Kim Duke; Mike Ishman accepting posthumously for his father, Robert Ishman; Gary Garzoni; and Jack Stuchell.
Read the full story in Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
Anna Wilma Sharp, 85, of Glen Campbell, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.
She was born June 29, 1927, in Curwensville, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Twila (Haag) Condon.
On April 7, 1945, she married John Albert Sharp.
He preceded her in death on March 26, 2008.
She enjoyed raising her 12 children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She liked traveling, spending time on the pontoon boat and being with her family and her dog, Pippy.
Cindy Joan Mills, R.N., 40, of Westernville, N.Y., wife of William J., passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, N.Y., after a brief illness.
She was born in Newton, N.J., on Feb. 5, 1973, a daughter of Austin A. and Judith Karin Erickson Young.
Cindy grew up in Blairstown, N.J., graduating from Warren Hills Regional High School.
Thereafter, she furthered her education at Raritan Valley Community College, eventually earning her bachelorâ€™s degree in nursing.
A legend is lost. Anna Mary "Punxsy" Edmondson, 88, of Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at her home.
Anna Mary was born April 17, 1925, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Thomas F. Edmondson and Anna (Rozdilsky) Edmondson.
She was a member of SS. Cosmas & Damian Catholic Church.
In her young adult life, Anna Mary was employed by the Bryant Electric Company, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Company, in Bridgeport, Conn., where she assembled gyros for torpedos that sunk two battleships
and a cruiser.
She ended her career at Bryant as the Boiler Room Manager.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following its March 14 concert featuring the Side Street Strutters, the Punxsutawney Concert Association has begun its subscription campaign to enlist support for the 2013-2014 season.
The new season of performances by visiting musicians and entertainers will continue a tradition of live concerts begun in the late 1930s in the area.
The anticipated 2013-2014 season will introduce area subscription members, patrons and benefactors to three shows of new talent and uniqueness.
The season will begin in September 2013 with The Gothard Sisters.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred at
approximately 12:45 p.m. last Monday at the intersection of West Mahoning Street and Church Street in Punxsutawney.
According to police, an unnamed female reported that she was struck by a small car while she was crossing at the crosswalk near Church Street on West Mahoning Street.
A three-vehicle accident occurred at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road in Bell Township and sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Nikki L. Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot and allegedly failed to realize that traffic was stopped on the highway ahead.
As a result, police said she struck a 2008 Mazda G6 driven by Jeff L. Turner, 29, Mahaffey, in the rear bumper.
(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.)
April 28, 1897
Miss. Jennie Brown Leaves Punxsy
Miss. Jennie Brown, who for the past five years has been charge of the C. D. P. Telegraph Company's office at this place, has been called to DuBois, to take charge of the office there.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This evening, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
In anticipation of the event, The Spirit has featured the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.
Today's featured athlete is Cliff Thompson.
Thompson earned eight letters while attending PAHS, including three in football, three in wrestling and two in baseball.