August 24th, 2014
Adeline "Ade" Kessler, 83, of 24 Chestnut St., Kane, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1930, in Punxutawney, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Manfredo.
On Aug. 6, 1954, in Punxutawney, she married Joseph Kessler, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kessler was a registered nurse at the Kane Community Hospital.
She was a member of St. Callistus Church and a member of the CD of A Court Callistus No. 66.
Janis L. Mumau, 57, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at home.
She was born July 8, 1957, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of late Edward E. and Delores J. (Neiswonger) Shick, who survives.
She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in sociology.
She worked at the Community Guidance Center as a family-based therapist.
She enjoyed flowers, crafts, reading, baking, cooking, camping, fishing, the outdoors, and the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
According to Jefferson Co. Emergency Services, there were no funnel clouds that touched down in the county during Thursday's storms.
Pictured is a cloud formation near the East End of Punxsutawney that attempted to form funnel clouds with rotation, but to no avail.
Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.
Popular country band Diamond Rio closed out Brookville Community Days 2014 on Saturday with a performance at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds.
The four-day event was sponsored by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company.
(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 29, 1888
Everhart's Trial Postponed
The Trial of John Everhart for complicity in the Lickingville murder, which has been in progress in the Clarion county court for several days, came to an abrupt termination last Saturday when the judge was informed by a physician that one of the jurors was sick.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While Punxsutawney is known by many as a small town, you wouldnâ€™t know it to look at the list of musicians who have performed concerts here over the past few years.
Now, five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author Wynonna Judd will be added to that famed list.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gives her presentation about the heroin epidemic in Western PA to the board of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania at a forum held at Clarion University this week.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€”Â Those who want to learn more about chronic wasting disease, and the rules that apply within areas of the state where the disease has been detected can attend a public meeting to be held next week in
DuBois, Clearfield County.
The meeting, to be hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and held Thursday, Aug. 28 in the auditorium at DuBois Area Senior High School, is slated to begin at 6 p.m. The high school is located at 425 Orient Ave. in DuBois. Doors will open at about 5 p.m.
For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
James K. Fugate, Sr., MD, 84, passed on to eternal life with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1930, in DuBois, to the late Howard Fugate Sr. and Sarah Kathryn Fugate (nĂ©e Kethledge) and was raised in Sykesville.
He was married to Mary Hanna, who survives him.
James was a 1948 graduate of Sykesville High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1952.
In 1956, he received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.
Omer B. Emerick, 84, went to be with The Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Akron Ohio.
Omer was born and raised in Rochester Mills, Pa., and moved to Akron, Ohio, in 1961 to join his brothers in the trucking industry.
He worked as an over the road driver and retired from Jones Motor Co.
Omer was the youngest and last surviving sibling of his immediate family.
Omer was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed bluegrass music, dancing and spending time with his family.