November 21st, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ The congregation of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney recently celebrated the completion of 14 years of service for Greg Tibbs as the senior pastor of the church located on Skyview Drive.
Tibbs, his wife Jolanda and three sons ‚ÄĒ John, Chase and Hunter ‚ÄĒ have also served the congregation in a variety of ways over the past 14 years.
The Tibbs family was serving at the First Church of God in Cynthiana, Ky., for 13 years when they received the call to pick up their young family and move to Punxsutawney.
Amber Carlson, 13, of Anita, bagged this nine-point buck, her first archery buck, in McCalmont Township at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. (Photo submitted)
(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.)
(January 15, 1896)
Of Interest to School Directors
A case which will be of interest to our readers was tried in Lawrence county recently. The points in the case briefly stated are: Miss Alice Dunham sued the school district of Sharpsville for wages, the plaintiff having been elected a teacher two years ago but had not articled.
Donna Marie Adams, 66, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Denver and Hilda Marie (Hartle) Knisely.
June 19, 1965, she married Charles T. Adams, who preceded her in death June 7, 2002.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the St. Anthony‚Äôs Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was a homemaker.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Carol Stephens, one of Rose Setree‚Äôs caretakers, had arrived at Rose‚Äôs apartment above the New Anchor Inn Nov. 7 to begin her 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.
Rose said she had gone to bed around 10:30 p.m. after a busy day that included attending church and going to the grocery store.
‚ÄúSabrina (another one of Rose‚Äôs caretakers) had given a report, and she had left, so I just checked on Rose, turned the lights on and then I was watching the news,‚ÄĚ Carol recalled this week. ‚ÄúBut I looked up and smelled plastic burning.
PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ Nine-year-old Blaise Carney‚Äôs been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelers‚Äô training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. He‚Äôll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boys‚Äô division.
PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Following every sports season, Punxsutawney Area High School coaches and players decide which player is most valuable to their own teams.
Now, for the first-time ever, you, the public, have an opportunity to vote for The Punxsutawney Spirit's 2010 Fall Sports Male and Female Most Valuable Players.
Upon consideration from The Spirit's sports staff, two athletes have been chosen from each of the high school's nine fall varsity sports, providing voters a chance to pick from 10 girls from five sports and eight boys from four sports.
CLARION ‚ÄĒ The Raiders knew heading into the District IX Class AA Championship Game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium that they had to be nearly flawless to keep pace with the undefeated Brockway Rovers Friday night.
Four turnovers, an inability to capitalize on limited opportunities and an ineffective defense against one of the best quarterbacks statistically in the history of Pennsylvania, and Brookville was in for one long night.
Christopher S. Limrick, 40, Punxsutawney, died at his residence in Gaskill Township.
He was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Punxsutawney, a son of Robert D. Limrick of Altoona and the late Judith A. (Firment) Limrick, who preceded him in death in 1998.
Mr. Limrick was a 1988 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and earned an associate‚Äôs degree in drafting design from Triangle Tech.
He was the former proprietor of The Right Sound in Punxsutawney.