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July 22nd, 2014

Stay off the road: Big Run council bans grass clippings on streets

July 22, 2014

BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council planted a new ordinance in the code
book and mowed down an old one at the same time at Monday's meeting.
Council voted to approve Ordinance No. 226, which repealed Ordinance No. 205 for junk.

Nick Lantz, council president, said the new ordinance adds in lawn clippings, grass, sticks and leaves from being placed in the street.
"If these items are not removed from the roads after mowing is completed, there are fines to be assessed from $50 up to $1,000," Lantz said.

SS.C.D. ministry crochets comfort for those in need

July 22, 2014

The women of the SS.C.D. Martha and Mary Ministry are hard at work making prayer shawls, comfort pillowcases and cancer caps for shut-ins, those in nursing homes and cancer patients. Pictured (from left) are Pat Verostic, Barbara Cackowski, Mary McSteen, Marianne Hampton, Mary Lou Brown, Mary Grace Simmons and Vickie Snyder.

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

Hazel B. Yeager, 94

July 22, 2014

Hazel B. Yeager, 94, a 70-year resident of New Bethlehem, died early
Monday morning, July 21, 2014.

Born Dec. 6, 1919, in Worthville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Paul and Dollie (Geist) Nolf.

She married Walter L. Yeager on June 27, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2000.

Hazel worked as a cashier at the A&P Store and Comet Market.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem. 

Hazel enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was a caring person who liked doing things for others.

Samuel J. States, 77

July 22, 2014

Samuel J. States, 77, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

A son of the late Charles and Alma (Filler) States, he was born on Oct. 11, 1936, in Punxsutawney.

On March 20, 1965, he married Joy (Bell) States, who survives.

Samuel was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and traveled to ports worldwide. He managed the kitchen on the ship and brought his culinary skills to good use throughout his life, especially through coordinating many dinners at his beloved church.

John Matthew Piszker, Jr., 72

July 22, 2014

John Matthew Piszker, Jr., 72, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home with his family.

He was born March 26, 1942, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late John Matthew Piszker, Sr. and Thelda Louise (McQuown) Piszker.

He was Catholic by faith.

Mr. Piszker was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served on the USS Independence during the Vietnam War.

On Dec. 11, 1965, he married the former Mary Ellen Depue. She survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

John worked as a service manager at Stockdale Mine Supply until his retirement after 39 years.

Brian James “Teazle” Himes, 53

July 22, 2014

Brian James “Teazle” Himes, 53, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Himes was born March 2, 1961, in Punxsutawney, a son of the the late James D. Himes and his mother, Maxine L. (Minick) Himes of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Brian was a heavy equipment operator for McDonald & Owen Lumber of Brookville.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles, and he loved bowling, playing pool, riding his motorcycle, cars, racing and long walks in the outdoors.

George Day, Jr., 82

July 22, 2014

George Day, Jr., 82, of Reynoldsville, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

He was born March 7, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George Day, Sr., and Laura (Smith) Day.

Mr. Day was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War.

On Nov. 22, 1951, he married the former Patricia Ann Welton. She survives and resides in Reynoldsville.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Reynoldsville.

George worked for McDowell and Jackson China and also farmed. He and his wife owned and operated a greenhouse for many years.

MARTIN'S announces recall of organic peaches, nectarines, some Orchard Perfect fruit

July 22, 2014

Carlisle, Pa. — Following a recall by Wawona Packing Company, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale its organic peaches and nectarines and certain Orchard Perfect peaches, nectarines and plums due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:
• Organic Nectarines, PLU 94378
• Organic Peaches, PLU 94044
• Orchard Perfect Nectarines, PLU 4378 and PLU 4036
• Orchard Perfect Peaches, PLU 4044 and PLU 4038
• Orchard Perfect White Peaches, PLU 4401

July 21st

Mayor Alexander apologizes

July 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Mayor of Punxsutawney admitted to the members of Borough Council that he made a mistake when he prematurely hired two people as part-time dispatchers at the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department.

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

See what popular event is returning to Barclay Square this weekend

July 21, 2014

It was a beautiful day in Barclay Square for last year's Church In the Park (CITP).

Organizers are hoping for more of the same for this year's CITP, which will take place throughout the course of the weekend.

For schedule details, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

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The women of the SS.C.D. Martha and Mary Ministry are hard at work making prayer shawls, comfort pillowcases and cancer...
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