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August 18th, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters Headed to This Weekend’s Diamond Rio Show

August 18, 2014

This year’s Brookville Community Days, hosted by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company, will wrap up on Saturday with a performance by the band Diamond Rio. Diamond Rio is also a national sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, raising over $1.5 million to aid the cause.

As such, BBBS directors have selected two matches from Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties to attend the concert, where they will get to meet the band members and the kids will receive an autographed Diamond Rio banner.

Punxsy native finds passion in music

August 18, 2014

PAHS grad Dominick DelRosso (above, second from left and right photo) is chasing his musical dreams.

Read all about DelRosso in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Bonnie J. Tangren, 88

August 18, 2014

Bonnie J. Tangren, 88, of DuBois, formerly of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mrs. Tangren was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Elmer and Kathryn (Hill) Emberg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Tangren, on Feb. 2, 2010.

Mrs. Tangren worked for A.O. Smith and Keyser Aluminum in Erie.

After returning to Punxsutawney, she was employed by Rola Jensen before retirement.

Bonnie was a member of the United Transportation Union.

Rexford L. “Rex” Huber, 90

August 18, 2014

Rexford L. “Rex” Huber, 90, of North Point, Pa., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Hunter’s Grove, Jefferson County, Pa., the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” and Eva Lena (Johns) Huber.

Rex graduated from Dayton High School in 1942 and honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Dorothy C. Snyder on May 24, 1947, and in 1958, they moved to the family farm in West Mahoning Township. It was there that they spent the rest of their years together.

Marcia Anna Humble, 57

August 18, 2014

Marcia Anna Humble, 57, of Washington, Pa., died on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in her home.

She was born on Dec. 13, 1956, in Harrison, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Mary McGarry Bell.

Marcia graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1974.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading.

Surviving are a son, Eric Humble, also of Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Dana (Wells) Krencik of Ellsworth; a sister, Mary James of Punxsutaw-
ney; and a grandson, Curtis Krencik.

At the request of the family, all services are private.

Rocky Collarini, 54

August 18, 2014

Rocky Collarini, 54, Punxsutawney, Pa., died Aug. 16, 2014, at UPMC
Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born April 30, 1960, the son of the late Robert Collarini Sr and
Esther Collarini Carrick.

VIDEO: Today in History August 18

August 18, 2014

Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

August 17th

Shirley Willette (Hartzfeld) Kellar, 90

August 17, 2014

Shirley Willette (Hartzfeld) Kellar passed away quietly after an extended illness on Aug. 17, 2014.

She was 90 years old.

She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Bell Township in the old Bell Homestead that used to be on the corner of Route 119 and Airport Road near Punxsutawney.

She was the daughter of the late William Godfrey and Gertrude (McKay) Hartzfeld.

Marjorie “Marge” Gresock, 85

August 17, 2014

Marjorie “Marge” Gresock, 85, Grove City, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Grove City Medical Center, Grove City.

She was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William W. and Virginia (Shomo) Blair.

On July 18, 1948, she married John A. Gresock Sr., who survives.

She was Presbyterian by faith.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, golfing, the Steelers and the Pirates, and she also helped mentor the bantam youth bowling league.

Look HOW the weather center's encouraging learning!

August 17, 2014

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center has a new, colorful exhibit that is sure to catch the eye of the youngsters who visit. The Hands On Weather (HOW) backpacks exhibit was put up on Aug. 7 and is already proving to be quite popular with visitors. Pictured here, (from left) Amanda Hornack, director of education and programming, works on weather-related activities that can be found in the backpack with Emma Young, Madison Young and Gage Young.

For more info on the HOW packets, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

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