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March 20th, 2011

Dorothy Divelbiss, 95

March 20, 2011

Dorothy Divelbiss, 95, North Irwin, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.

She was born June 18, 1915, in Oliveburg, a daughter of the late Clair and Blanche McMillen Lukehart.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, in 1993.
Mrs. Divelbiss became the first full-time executive secretary of the Irwin Chamber of Commerce in 1967. For 14 years, she alone was the coordinator of the Irwin Community Picnic.

Howard G. Huey, 70

March 20, 2011

Howard G. Huey, 70, Glen Campbell, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Huey was born March 14, 1941, in Glen Campbell, a son of the late Walter H. and Frances (Smith) Huey.

He was married to Mary L. (Engle) Huey, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

Annual ‘Peepers Banquet” delivers laughs and all things green

March 20, 2011

BIG RUN — Even though the Big Run Peepers appear to be a recent revelation — the tiny frogs peep when spring arrives — the method of proclamation is as old as time itself.

Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora was the guest speaker for the annual banquet and said that speaking at the banquet was one of the toughest assignments that could be presented to anyone over the years.

Big Run’s oldest resident named Citizen of the Year

March 20, 2011

BIG RUN — The Big Run Citizen of the Year Award is much like the Man and Woman of the year in Punxsy — a closely guarded secret — but every once in a while the word gets out ahead of time.

That was the case this year when the Peepers Banquet committee honored Big Run's oldest citizen, Velma Schierer Bowser, at the grand old age of 93.

Bowser said she found out she was going to win because she received a card in the mail congratulating her before the banquet was scheduled to take place.

Bowser said she was shocked when she read it.

Way Back When

March 20, 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 newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
           
Local Intelligence
(February 12, 1896)
SUED FOR ASSAULT
A School Teacher Tried for
 Punishing a Girl

Rotary on the radio

March 20, 2011

March 18th

Punxsy's Young finishes career with sixth-most wins in district history

March 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — His 143 victories were the sixth-most in District IX history and by far the most ever by a Punxsutawney Area High School wrestler. His 92 pins were second-highest in District IX lore, two behind the record holder. He won four district titles, reached the state tournament twice and earned a regional title once during his four-year career.

Though he didn't compete at a school that has ever been associated with the best in the district, Punxsy senior Kody Young just completed a career that ranks up with the best in the area.

PLAY OF THE WEEK

March 18, 2011

Judge: Candidates remain on ballot

March 18, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Two former Jefferson County Commissioners will remain on the spring primary ballot, despite problems with some of the signatures on their petitions, as well as the circulators of their petitions filed to run for the commission. 

Two county residents — Alan E. Groves, of Falls Creek, and David C. Hoffman, of Brookville — requested that Judge John Foradora strike the names of Ira Sunderland, of Punxsutawney, and David W. Black, of Brookville, from the ballot for the May 17 primary election.

Richard Decker, 67

March 18, 2011

Richard Decker, 67, Marion Center, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  

He was born June 21, 1943, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Bud and Jessie Decker.

He was married to his wife of 44 years, Tootie.

Mr. Decker served in the U.S. Army, based in Korea, with an honorable discharge in 1963.

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