August 29th, 2012
Showing off their new location are Michelle (left) and Sami (right) Richards owners of Richards Expressive Styles. The consignment and retail store has moved from its former location in the Grace Place Community Center to 230 West Mahoning St. Sami said the family-owned store deals in name brand clothing, which is sold on consignment for resale. Michelle said all of the clothing is in good condition. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 249-1966. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A one-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Cliff Street sent the three passengers to the hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Michael Ritz, was traveling west on Cliff Street at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway, striking a tree with his vehicle coming to rest shortly thereafter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A grieving family and community will rally around a special concert to be held Friday evening in Barclay Square.
Eddie James Ministries team will be performing, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Barclay Square to honor the three teens who were killed in an automobile accident last fall.
Drinda Smith, the mother of one of the teens that was killed in the crash, said there's a conflict with the Brookville and Punxsutawney high school football game that is scheduled for 7 p.m Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Punxsutawney man sustained abdominal injuries when his motor scooter crashed into the guardrail at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, George Grist of Punxsutawney was traveling on Chestnut Street when he apparently lost control of his scooter and struck a guardrail.
Police said the scooter ran along the guardrail a few feet before coming to rest.
According to police, Grist was transported by Jefferson County EMS to Punxsutawney Area Hospital and was flown by STAT MedEvac to an area trauma center with abdominal injuries.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you were out driving during the day on Tuesday, you might have noticed the large black-and-yellow buses were out picking up and dropping off kids, as the first student day of classes in the Punxsutawney area began.
Everything went pretty well for the first day of classes in the Punxsutawney Area School District, said Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent.
Wolfe said there werenâ€™t any issues on the buses on Tuesday morning.
DUBOIS â€” For the second time in the early fall season, the Punxsy boys' golfers took care of rival DuBois in impressive fashion, 159-200, on Monday at DuBois Country Club.
The trio of Mike Blose, Brandon Mancuso and Logan Reed continued to pace the Chucks finishers by posting rounds of 38, 39 and 40 on the par 35 front nine holes. Along with the top three finishers, Eli Thompson (42) and Austin Couser (44) gave Punxsy the top five golfers of the day, all hitting under 45.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite the damage caused to area gardens by the many severe storms experienced this summer, Shawnee Friend's garden on Freas Lane continues to shine and was chosen as the August â€œGarden of the Month" by the Punxsutawney Garden Club this past week.
"I've been planting flowers pretty much since we moved in here 29 years ago," Friend said, adding that her home was built by former owners Dan and Diane Anderson.
"This property was all woods when we moved in; there was no lawn to speak of," she said.
Fidella Annaledd (Pifer) Bishop, 69, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.
She was born May 6,1943, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ruby (Shepler) Pifer.
She was married to Clair Bishop, who survives.
Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church in Punxsutawney.
She was a homemaker.
Betty Kathryn (Hoffman) Philliber, 97, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Orvis C. and Nancy Bell (McAnulty) Hoffman.
Nov. 15, 1941, she married Robert Spencer Philliber, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1973.
Mrs. Philliber was a retired school teacher from the Punxsutawney Area School District. She also served for many years on the Board of Directors of Hoffman Diamond Products, her fatherâ€™s business.