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July 30th, 2012

Changes coming to your small games of chance

July 30, 2012

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — If you have an organization that relies on your small games of chance license to raise funds, then be prepared for some major changes that occurred as the result of Act 2 of 2012 — changes that were revealed in a presentation last Wednesday by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Enforcement at the Oliver Township Firehall.

Faculty stipends a hot topic with school board

July 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Stipends for faculty members who are involved with special student projects and the amount they should be paid were discussed at a recent Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting.

Punxsutawney Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said following the meeting that the stipend, which is a fixed sum paid periodically for services or to defray expenses, came about years ago when there was a play that was put on at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS), and then for multiple years it wasn’t put on.

Sara Marie Griffith, 88

July 30, 2012

Sara Marie Griffith, 88, Marion Center, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.

She was born March 11, 1924, in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County, a daughter of the late Amos E. and Della Mae Fleck Smith.

Mrs. Griffith was a graduate of Dayton High School.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and sang in the church choir.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking and latch hooking.

Alda Pauline (Brocious) Shick, 98

July 30, 2012

Alda Pauline (Brocious) Shick, 98, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

She was born May 24, 1914, in Ringgold Township, a daughter of the late Osmer and Twila (Dinger) Brocious.

She was married to Preston Shick, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2002.

Mrs. Shick was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church in Timblin and was very active as a Sunday School teacher.

She sang in the church choir and was a trustee and worked in the Methodist Women's Organization.

July 29th

Punxsy I-Med dominates in Legion tourney opener

July 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY - The Punxsy I-Medical came out with a bang in their dominating 11-0 victory over Farmington that ended after five innings last night at the Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.

Before the game, relatives of Rich Kuntz gathered on the field for the ceremonial first pitch. Mary Jane (Kuntz) Buffington, handed the ball to grandson Johnny Buffinton, along with two-year-old grandson Ashton Buffington, to toss the ceremonial first pitch to fellow grandson and I-Medical right fielder Ruben Taylor at home plate.

Grays tie series with 5-3 win

July 30, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — In a game that ended up taking approximately 49 hours from first pitch to final out after play was suspended in the second inning Thursday evening due to a torrential downpour, the Brookville Grays earned a 5-3, nine-inning victory over the Sykesville Senators Sunday evening in Reynoldsville to even the Federation League finals at one game apiece.

After falling 14-1 in the series' opening game, Brookville found a way to cool the hot Sens' bats, and with some solid pitching and a timely two-run home run by Eric Painter in the top of the ninth, the Grays earned the win.

Punxsy woman, 43, dies in wreck

July 29, 2012

RINGGOLD TWP. — A 43-year-old Punxsutawney woman died following a crash that occurred at 5:26 a.m. along Route 536 near Reed Road, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Linda Marie Godo died as a result of blunt force trauma, according to Jefferson County Coroner Bernard P. Snyder.

Police said two juveniles also suffered minor injuries in the crash.

The crash occurred as Godo was traveling east on Route 536 and failed to negotiate a left-hand curve on the wet road, police reported.

Water Street fire

July 29, 2012

Punxsutawney firefighters were called to a basement fire at 7:07 p.m. Saturday at 102 Water St.

The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters and caused mostly smoke damage in the basement.

Joe Defelice, Punxsutawney Fire Department assistant chief, said the fire was due to a sump pump that had overheated.

There were no injuries and the family was able to return to their home once the basement was ventilated.

Above,firefighters Austin Pate (from left) and Mark Powell, of the Central Fire Dept., and Steven Kostok, of the Lindsey Fire Company, assist at the scene.

Crowd gathers for Church in the Park

July 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The weather was stormy throughout the week in Punxsutawney, so much so that the canopy that covers the bandstand in Barclay Square was nearly destroyed in 60 mph winds.

Apparently, someone had other plans, as the canopy was put back in place thanks to the help of many community volunteers — including the Groundhog Festival Committee; Punxsy Lions Club; Smith Hauling, which brought in a crane; and volunteers from Church in the Park — so the program could continue.

Way Back When

July 29, 2012

(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
(August 12, 1896)

AN IMPUDENT HAWK
Yesterday morning, Prof. E. H. McHenry, of East End, heard a commotion on the front porch, and went out to see what was the matter.

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to Aldi in the Punxy Plaza Thursday afternoon to investigate a...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — There is a saying that each one of us has a purpose here on this earth, and even though one local man...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council, despite a controversial meeting that at one point called for a...
Sunday evening, March 15, Plan B of the State College Area Rollers (SCAR) traveled to Skate Station...
On Monday, the District IX Basketball League — which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area,...

 

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