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July 12th, 2011

Beverly A. Jesse, 86

July 12, 2011

Beverly A. Jesse, 86, Punxsutawney, formerly of Killeen, Texas, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at her home.

She was born June 20, 1925, in Westminster, Mass., a daughter of the late Lewis R. and Effedelia (Harrington) Berry.

She was married to John W. Jesse Sr., who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Jesse was a seamstress and was extremely talented at making afghans, crocheting and making doilies. She also enjoyed gardening.

July 11th

Punxsy taken down by Brookville in four innings, 16-3

July 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area Little League Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament began Monday. The tournament features nine 9-and-10 year old teams and seven 11-and-12 year old teams from around the district.

In the first round, Punxsutawney 9-and-10 year olds faced Williams/Servco (Brookville) and were ousted. They fell 16-3 in four innings.

Brookville acted as the away team during Monday night's game and gained an early lead, scoring five runs in the top of the first.

Punxsy rolls past king-seed St. Marys, 21-3

July 11, 2011

ST. MARYS — "I've never seen anything like it," Punxsy manager Brad Gigliotti said after his team scored 21 runs in the first two innings of its game against king-seed St. Marys, rolling to a 21-3 victory in four innings in 10-&11-year old baseball All-Star action Monday night in St. Marys.

Punxsy, which was the home team, jumped out to a quick start defensively, forcing a groundout by the leadoff hitter and turning a double play after allowing the second runner to reach base safely.

Punxsy wins opener, 6-2, against Clearfield

July 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite notching only three hits in six trips to the plate, Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old sPunxsy VFW All-Star team took advantage of six walks by Clearfield pitchers to score six runs and win 6-2 in the opening game of its round-robin tournament Monday night in Punxsutawney.

Board OKs waiving facility usage fee for Civil Service testing

July 11, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board will waive a fee for the local police department’s Civil Service testing, but some board members wonder if that will mean other groups looking for waivers on facility fees as well.

Monday, the agenda item — moved by board member Jack White, seconded by Penny Pifer — was already defeated with a 3-3 vote at a previous meeting. Because of the tie vote, the motion did not pass, but Monday, it passed with a 5-3 vote.

County History Center earns national award for exhibit

July 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — For the second time, the Jefferson County Historical Society is receiving national recognition.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently announced that the Jefferson County Historical Society is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit, “Living on the Land.”

“It’s a real honor for a small organization to be able to win this national award,” said Kenneth Burkett, executive director of the Jefferson County History Center.

In 2008, JCHC was also recognized by the AASLH.

Way Back When

July 11, 2011

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
March 18, 1896

The Golden Sands of Alaskan Lakes

Paul Albrecht, 85

July 11, 2011

Paul Albrecht, 85, of Trumbull, Conn., passed on to the Lord Friday, July 8, 2011, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.

He born Jan. 10, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Hillard and Marie (Behn) Albrecht.

Mr. Albrecht was raised in the New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut metropolitan areas.

He was first married to Mary Bejou, who preceded him in death in 1971, for 23 years. He then married Frances Knopick, who survives, for 38 years.

Earl "Sandy" Cameron, 92

July 11, 2011

Earl "Sandy" Cameron, 92, Plum Boro, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 8, 2011.

He was the son of the late Merle and Bertha (Seger) Cameron, who preceded him in death, of Rossiter.

He was married to his wife of 66 years, Doreen "Vicky" Cameron, who survives and is formerly of Bristol, England.

Mr. Cameron was a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was also a member of the Teamsters for more than 60 years.

Betty Jane Craft, 72

July 11, 2011

Betty Jane Craft, 71, Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 17, 1939, a daughter of the late Ida Mae Miller and Arnold Fetterman.

June 8, 1957, she married Terry T. “Ted” Craft, who survives.
Mrs. Craft had previously worked as an inspector at Sportswear and Ideal Products.

She loved spending time with her family and her dog, Timmy. She liked to fish, going to flea markets, Cook Forest and collecting porcelain dolls. She was also a Steelers fan.

 

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