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April 7th, 2014

Police: Pine Creek Twp. woman, 32, missing

April 7, 2014

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.

Sarabelle "Sally" M. Brennan, 92

April 7, 2014

Sarabelle M. Brennan, 92, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014, from Mulberry Square.

Mrs. Brennan was born July 30, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Amon F. and Flora Bell Means Mohney.

On Feb. 20, 1945, she married James F. Brennan, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.

A member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, Mrs. Brennan was a former Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Carmen M. Duttry, 95

April 7, 2014

Carmen M. Duttry, 95, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Curwensville, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Bloomington, a son of the late Franklin and Mae (Swatsworth) Duttry.

After 30 years of service, Mr. Duttry retired from Penelec, where he installed and read meters.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Curwensville, where he served in the capacities of deacon and trustee.

Betty A. Mohney, 83

April 7, 2014

Betty A. Mohney, 83, of Batavia, N.Y., a medical secretary at the former Genesee Memorial Hospital in Batavia prior to her retirement in 1987, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Genesee County Nursing Home in Batavia, N.Y.

Mrs. Mohney was born June 1, 1930, in Dora, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Gladys (Delp) Knapp.

Her husband, Guy M. Mohney, died July 19, 2009.

April 6th

Run/Walk for Someone Special races through Sykesville, raises over $55K for local Arc

April 6, 2014

SYKESVILLE — After days of rain and miserable weather, the sun finally came out and brought with it warmer temperatures Sunday.

It was the perfect day for a momentous occasion that touches the lives of many — the 35th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special.

This year’s event raised $55,336 and kicked off Saturday at Sykesville’s Town Hall with a Zumbathon that raised $765.

Sunday, 559 runners — the most ever — showed up to run/walk for a good cause.

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

Way Back When

April 6, 2014

(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
April 28, 1888

Believed in Witchcraft

Lincoln Wadding, a resident of Indiana was arrested on Tuesday last, on a warrant is sued by Sidney Marlin, Esq., on information of Reuben Black a resident of East Mahoning township, for fraud.

David E. McMasters, 66

April 6, 2014

David E. McMasters, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 5, 1947, in Spangler, Pa., the son of Earl R. and Shirley (Hollen) McMasters.

He was married to the former Beverly Peace, who survives.

He was a project manager in the construction industry.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He attended the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.

April 4th

SS.C.D. students warm up for Walk/Run

April 4, 2014

The students at SS.C.D. Elementary School held their annual Run/Walk for Someone Special, through which they raised $1,214 to be donated to the Run/Walk event scheduled for Sunday in Sykesville.

Patricia Murdock, SS.C.D. second-grade teacher, said the entire school earned a pizza party by raising more than $1,000.

Murdock said over the past several years, SS.C.D. has raised more than $10,000.

Pictured are a few of the students running and walking around the gymnasium, where the event was held because of the weather.

Local McDonald’s donates to West End Elementary

April 4, 2014

The Punxsy McDonald's donated money to help the students at West End Elementary School in Punxsutawney from a night when school staff members worked at the local restaurant.

Pictured (from left) are Karen Love, McDonald's general manager; Karen Young, kindergarten teacher at West End; Gene Puskash, local McDonald’s owner; Diann Monoskey, third-grade teacher at West End; and Julie Vassallo, second-grade teacher at West End.

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

Curtain closes on 2014 edition of Variety Show tonight

April 4, 2014

The 2014 edition of the PAHS Variety Show will come to a close tonight with one final performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the high school.

The members of the Class of 2014 are pictured here rehearsing earlier this week for the final number, “Here’s To Us,” which is also the theme of the show.

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