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April 9th, 2014

Community pulling together for boy in need of heart transplant

April 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As a parent, one often feels helpless when a child is ill, but to be the parent of a child who is terminally ill or — in the case of one little boy — in need of a heart transplant, it is not only frustrating but also heart-wrenching.

However, as parents, we learn that when our children are faced with adversity, we must be strong, and for 5-year-old Brayden Wyant strength is a character trait both he and his parents must continue to display.

For Brayden's story, and to see how you can help, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Betty L. Hicks, 94

April 9, 2014

Betty L. Hicks, 94, of Rochester Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2014 at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.

Mrs. Hicks was born on March 14, 1920 in Dixonville, a daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie (Sherry) Brilhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse D. Hicks, in 1992.

Ellen L. (Hall) Lucas, 73

April 9, 2014

Ellen L. (Hall) Lucas, 73, of Glen Campbell, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

The wife of Frederick Lucas and the daughter of Dave and Geneva (Kane) Hall, she was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Clearfield.

Ellen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Campbell.

She had been a den mother of the Cub Scout Troop based out of the former Banks-Canoe Twp. Elementary School.

Ellen belonged to the Homemaker’s Society and was the founder and Queen of the Classy Chassis chapter of the Red Hat Society.

Hunter David Mills, 6 weeks, 3 days old

April 9, 2014

Hunter David Mills, 6 weeks, 3 days old, of Rockwood, Pa., passed away on March 26, 2014, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hunter, the son of Colton David Mills of Somerset and Jamie Lynn Coleman of Rockwood, was born on Feb. 10, 2014.

Eleanor Levina Williams, 89

April 9, 2014

Eleanor Levina Williams, 89, of Punxsutawney, died on April 9, 2014, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.

Eleanor was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Rockton, a daughter of the late Homer and Bessie (Bickel) Bonsall.

On Oct. 22, 1960, she married Elmer Ellsworth Williams, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 16, 1971.

Mrs. Williams attended the Salvation Army.

She enjoyed taking care of her family, making crafts and doing puzzles.

April 8th

“If you had to change your name, what would you change it to, and why?”

April 8, 2014

This week, third-grade students at Parkview Elementary School shared with The Spirit’s Larry McGuire their answers to the question, “If you had to change your name, what would you change it to, and why?” in honor of Name Yourself Day, which is today.

Pictured are members of Mrs. Rake’s third-grade class (front, from left): Seth Moore, Ezekiel Bennett, Harley Wells, Ashlyn Christian; (middle row) David Hallman, Brice Rowan, David Dicello, Kayle Spade; (back) Zakkery Anderson, Bryce Horne, Easton Gula, Ryle Mennetti and Alex Novajosky.

Street cleaning underway in Punxsutawney Borough

April 8, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that spring has officially arrived, Punxsutawney Borough has begun the massive cleanup of the streets and alleys in the borough.

Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said at Monday's Public Safety
Committee meeting that he has also received several phone calls regarding the painting of crosswalks throughout town.

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

Library’s ‘Wee Ones’ Program starts kids early

April 8, 2014

The "Wee Ones," ages 18 months to 3 years, are seen making a paper umbrella as the theme for the day is rain at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. (Above, from left) Kellan Cessna, Angel Smith, Geneva Stamler, Jennings Stamler, "Wee Ones”; Jen Soliday, children's activities director at Punxsutawney Memorial Library; and Anna Bishop, Cole Miller, Finn Merrow and Gavin Stiteler, "Wee Ones."

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

Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86

April 8, 2014

Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86, of Brookville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Tionesta, Pa., a son of the late Henry S. Rhodes and Evelyn Thompson Rhodes.

On May 22, 1947, he married the late Kathleen B. Wile.

Pete was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.

He worked as a salesman for Hiland Thompson’s Wholesale Dry Good and Clothing, as partner in Emery’s Tin Shop of Brookville, and for 17 years at DeMans Sporting Goods, as clerk and then newsroom manager.

UPDATE: Missing Pine Creek Township woman returns

April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Police issued a release Tuesday stating that Jenkins had returned.

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 32-year-old Pine Creek Township woman who was reported missing Monday.

Rebecca Marie Jenkins was last seen leaving her Lutheran Church Road residence in Pine Creek Township at 7:45 p.m. Monday and failed to return home.

Jenkins is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was driving a black 2007 Hyundai Accent with a Pennsylvania registration.

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring...
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
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While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
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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