March 6th, 2014
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Dick Magolis.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Dick Magolis is a recognizable face.
You may recognize him for his volunteer work throughout the community, or perhaps you have seen him helping out at First Church of God.
The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations to replace the bulbs and wiring on the winter snowflake lights with new, brighter LED bulbs.
The current lights around town (pictured here) have a dimmer, warm white LED bulb that doesn't show up as well as the brighter bulbs would.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its first-round game of the PIAA state playoffs. Grab a copy of The Spirit today for a full preview of the game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â Last week, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police announced the arrest of Michael Paul Guthrie, 42, Brookville, in association with a narcotics investigation that discovered the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine in Jefferson County after a search
was executed at Guthrie's Manor Lane, Brookville residence.
On Wednesday, police said in an addition to the report that two more arrests had been made on Tuesday in association with the case.
This week, first-grade students at Jenks Hill Elementary School shared with The Spiritâ€™s Larry McGuire what food they would eat if they could only pick one to feast on for the rest of their lives in honor of
Fat Tuesday â€” a holiday that involves feasting before the Lenten fast.
Pictured here are members of Mrs. Baunâ€™s class (front row, from left): Leanne Zampini, Britney Pierce, Harlie Test; (middle row) Landon
Michael Wolf, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, recently stopped by Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) for a meet-and-greet session with employees who will be working most closely with the funding provided by a $200,000 grant through the Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program.
The teen program at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library held a special Art Night Monday evening at the library, with retired art teacher Tom Curry in attendance. Curry taught the teens how to do perspective drawings. Pictured is Curry (right) showing Jesse Diven a new perspective on perspective drawing.
It is with sad hearts that we announce the death of George E. Moore, who passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the age of 67.
George died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.
George was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where he lived throughout his teen years.
He then attended Dartmouth College (B.A. 1968) and Temple Law School(J.D. 1976).
He has lived in the Philadelphia area since the early 1970s.
Since 1989, George served as University Counsel of Temple University and also as Secretary to the Board of Trustees since 1992.
Frances N. Mayo, 93, died Monday, March 3, 2014, in Austin, Texas, after several years of declining health.
She was born in Sportsburg Jan. 13, 1921, and lived her life in Punxsutawney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Mayo. They operated Mayo's Market on Ridge Avenue for many years.
She was a loving wife, mother and friend and was happiest when helping others.
She enjoyed reading, singing in the church choir and dancing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough is down to its final delivery of salt and anti-skid, even as the winter of 2013-2014 continues to take its toll on the borough's snow removal budget.
"We finally dodged a major storm for the first time over the weekend, which may be the first time this year," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.