May 16th, 2013
Ruth L. Parise, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Parise was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Homer City, a daughter of the late Lester Love and Edna (Dickey) Love.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Parise, Sr.
They were married July 12, 1947.
Mrs. Parise was a member of the First Church of God, where she was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Women of the Church of God, choir member and Missionary Officer for many years.
DUBOIS â€” Work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township is continuing with an update. When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.
For the time being, drivers can expect:
â€¢ Roadway widening, excavation and drainage work to continue;
â€¢ Temporary signals are operational and old signals have been removed;
â€¢ Utility relocation work will continue.
Members of the Weather Capital Robotics Club are shown with â€œWar Monger," their machine that finished second out of 54 teams at California University of Pennsylvania and the BOTS IQ program.
Pictured here are (front, from left) Linsie Adams, Bobby Dicello, Jacob Cekovsky, Renee Huey, Lana Malia, Devan Snyder, Patrick McGinn; (second row) Jakob Coalmer, Marshall Richardson, Ryder Smith; (back) and Keith Hughes. Missing from the photo are Alex Farmery, Kali Wobert, Dillon Huey, Chris Rosetti, Jesse Malia and Kaelee Wyant.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council tabled the request for new basketball hoops, backboards and posts for the basketball courts at Harmon Field at Monday's council meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jeff Curtis, president of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, has announced that the Chamberâ€™s executive director has resigned to take a position at another local establishment.
Marlene Lellock has accepted the newly-created position as executive director of the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.
A cupcake parade was held recently at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library as a part of Screen-Free Week.
Local organizations held indoor and outdoor activities for children, in the hopes of giving them the opportunity to be more active.
The purpose of Screen-Free Week was to get kids away from televisions, computers and iPad screens â€” a mission that lasts far beyond one week a year.
Pictured here is 6-year-old Rayven Welch (left), as she decorates a paper cupcake alongside Jennifer Soliday, children's activities director of the library.
Dolores "Dolly" S. Davis, 82, of Big Run, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Cloe, a daughter of the late Rowland I. and Blanche (Baun) Smith.
On Oct. 8, 1949, she married Richard Davis. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1965.
Dolly previously worked as a bartender at the Punxsutawney Moose Club and at Little Canada.
She later worked as a clerk at JC Penney.
Melvin Leroy Hoffman, 91, Coolspring, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
He was born April 15, 1921, in Coolspring, a son of Lee Hoffman and Icie Hinderliter Hoffman.
In 1992, he married Ruth Elizabeth Jones, who survives.
Mr. Hoffman worked as a coal miner for R&P Coal Co.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 14th Infantry, 71st Division, during World War II.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three daughters and three sons, Lavonne Caylor (Lee) of Coolspring, Donald
Nancy Lee (Tuck) Chandler, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pa.
She was born on May 4, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Susan (Hardy) Weiss.
She married Richard D. Tuck in November of 1963. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2010.
She married James Chandler on Sept. 29, 2012. He survives.
She was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the American Legion Auxiliary in Bellefonte, Pa., and in Punxsutawney.
She was also a member of the Undine Fire Company of Bellefonte.
The Punxsy Lady Chucks honored eight seniors during their "Senior Day" pre-game festivities.
The eight Lady Chucks included (from left) Ashley Bacha with parents Randy and Beth Bacha; Lauren Ball with parents Doug and Andrea Ball; Monica Cameron with father Don Cameron; Chelsea Engeholm with mother Janet Engeholm; Sarah London with parents David and Mary Kay London; Mary Sloniger with parents Jim and Sandy Sloniger; Ashley Walls with parents Jerry and Michelle Walls and Lauren Wolfe with parents Bill and Melinda Wolfe.