July 15th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â€” The Rossiter Miners came off a 6-0 victory against the Bigler Buccos into the first game of their best of seven series against the Brookville Grays. The Miners were not able to keep the momentum going, as they struggled against the Grays in Game 1, going down 5-1 Sunday due to a strong pitching performance by Glenn Stewart.
"We've been having bad innings; we've been having that the last few games; we ended up having a bad inning, and that cost us the game. They hit the ball, and we just didn't make the plays," said Jim Dunlap, Rossiter Miners manager.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” What is it that helps Punxsy's Relay for Life achieve its goals, despite the economy and the weather?
It's an easy answer: The community and the Relay for Life teams.
This past Saturday, 27 registered teams in Punxsy's Relay for Life raised $87,383 for the American Cancer Society during its eighth-annual event, surpassing its goal of $86,000 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
Teams have until July 31 to submit their earnings, which will only push the overall total even higher.
(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.)
(August 5, 1896)
Mahoning Street to be Paved With Brick this Fall
Max E. Pifer Sr., 90, Big Run, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 15, 1922, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Harry Franklin and Cora Marie (Davis) Pifer.
Sept. 20, 1946, he married the former Avanell Clouser, who survives.
Mr. Pifer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a Tec 4, during World War II in the 84th Infantry Division. He received a Bronze Star and was in the Battle of the Bulge and various other campaigns in the European Theater.
He was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ.
PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP â€” The Jefferson County Fair will kick off for yet another year of food, events, exhibits and fun this weekend at the fairgrounds.
While the animals and exhibits will arrive today, the festivities will get underway Sunday.
â€śIâ€™m excited about all kinds of stuff,â€ť said Jim Grant, the fair secretary.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As discussions as to the future of Punxsyâ€™s two brick streets â€” Dinsmore Avenue and Grace Way â€” continue, 120 years ago, a brick street was considered quite an upgrade over the dirt-and-plank roads that existed at that time.
â€śIn the 1890s, laying brick was considered to be a permanent street improvement,â€ť said S. Thomas Curry, former director and current member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Spirit editorial staff is happy to announce that the Spring Sports Outstanding Players have received their honorary plaques, and they can now be announced to the public.
Recent graduate Brody Morgan â€” a track and field star at Punxsy throughout his time at Punxsutawney Area High School â€” and soon-to-be senior Chelsea Engeholm â€” a member of the District IX champion Lady Chucks softball team â€” were this year's winners, as selected by The Spirit's readers.
Ruby I. Ryen, 91, formerly of Rossiter (Canoe Township), died awaiting the second coming of Jesus Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.
She was born May 25, 1921, in Canoe Township, a daughter of the late Winfield and Twila Stiver.Â
While she lived most of her life on the same property where she was born, she spent the last four years of her life in Springfield, Ohio, living near her family.Â After moving to Springfield, she always missed the hills and countryside of Pennsylvania.
WALSTON â€” The investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds in Young Township has been turned over to Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett to investigate.
During the Board of Supervisorsâ€™ meeting Wednesday, Chairman Andrew Meterko said there was nothing new to report regarding the audit, except that all the findings and the audit from the Cantanese Group has been given to Burkettâ€™s office.
As it did last year, Midlife Crisis â€” (from left) John Keeley on keyboards, Jesse DeChurch on vocals, Mike Kurtz on bass and Dave Buzard on guitar â€” opened the first show of the 2012 Music in the Park series Thursday night in Barclay Square.