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April 22nd, 2014

Commissioners issue three proclamations

April 22, 2014

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners signed off on three new proclamations at their regular meeting on Tuesday, recognizing Older Americans Month and National Correctional Officers' Week, as well as marking the county's Spring Hazardous Weather Exercise Days.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy’s Gregory Anthony honored with Bronze Star, Air Medal

April 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY— It takes bravery and courage to serve our country, and for one Punxsutawney man, that bravery has not gone unnoticed.

Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Anthony returned home from Afghanistan after nine months of deployment and learned that he would be receiving the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Esther Mae Baker Kendra, 91

April 22, 2014

Esther M. Kendra, 91, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born March 14, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair and Irene (Rodger) Baker.

On June 11, 1958, she married Gerald Joseph (Jerry) Kendra, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2002.

She was a housewife and enjoyed sewing and cooking.

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75

April 22, 2014

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Reitz was born March 6, 1939, in Strattanville, a son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie E. (Shirey) Reitz.

John loved hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by four sons, John C. Reitz, Jr. and wife Pam of Rural Valley and Randy L. Reitz, Jeffery S. Reitz and Rob L. Reitz and wife

Maxine Seger, 96

April 22, 2014

Maxine Seger, 96, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Fairwinds Nursing Home in Sarver.

Arrangements are incomplete and through the McCabe Funeral Home of Punxsutawney.

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58

April 22, 2014

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, April 21, 2014, in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, Pa.

The son of Albert Richard Stimach and Rachel LaVada “Vada” (Mumau) Stimach, he was born on Dec. 19, 1955, in Indiana.

Ron had been a member of the Glen Campbell American Legion.

He was self-employed as the owner and operator of Stimach Trucking.

Ron found great joy in spending time with his dog, Coco. He also enjoyed watching television.

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77

April 22, 2014

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77, of Mayport, died early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born on May 4, 1936, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Charles and Maize (Hilliard) Hull.

She was married on Oct. 30, 1954, to Melvin W. Strawcutter, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Melvin, she is also survived by a daughter, Marlene Shick and husband John of Ringgold; two sons, Mervin Strawcutter and wife Mary and Mark Strawcutter and wife Nancy, both of Mayport; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; and one great-grandchild.

April 21st

Breaking News: Glen Campbell man dies in accident, another flown to Pittsburgh

April 21, 2014

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A 58-year-old Glen Campbell man died Monday following a vehicle accident that sent a 52-year-old Glen Campbell man to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP).

Police have yet to release the names of the two men involved in the accident that occurred at 5:25 p.m. along Route 219 south of Rager Road in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

Police said the driver was traveling south on Route 219 when his Chevy truck traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Christian School to auction off quilt in honor of Mother’s Day

April 21, 2014

The two Punxsutawney Christian School kindergarten classes — K-1 taught by Kerin Mesanko and K-2 taught by Melissa Blose — helped with the quilt that was sewn by Karen Clinger.

The quilt will be auctioned off at the annual dinner and auction on
Saturday, May 5 at Gobbler's Knob.

Pictured are the kindergarten teachers and students holding up the quilt that took more than 350 hours to sew.

For the full story, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Cooper gets down to Earth with teens, ‘tweens

April 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Across the globe, people are celebrating a day that isn't about presents or candy, but instead about saving our environment —
Earth Day.

First celebrated on April 22, 1970, by Senator Gaylord Nel-
son, Earth Day is celebrated by billions of people.

Monday evening at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Donna Cooper of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority spoke to the ‘tween and teen groups about Earth Day and how important it is to care for
our environment.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners signed off on three new proclamations at their regular meeting on...
PUNXSUTAWNEY— It takes bravery and courage to serve our country, and for one Punxsutawney man, that bravery has not...
BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A 58-year-old Glen Campbell man died Monday following a vehicle accident that sent a 52-year-old...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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