April 22nd, 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.
BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP â 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.
The two Punxsutawney Christian School kindergarten classes â K-1 taught by Kerin Mesanko and K-2 taught by Melissa Blose â 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Across the globe, people are celebrating a day that isn't about presents or candy, but instead about saving our environment â
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 âtween and teen groups about Earth Day and how important it is to care for
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney firefighters doused what was first thought to be a brush fire but turned into a log fire at 3:38 p.m. on Monday.
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Alma âJaneâ McIntire, 82, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born July 3, 1931, in Allens Mills, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of Albert G. and Hazel J. (Wingrove) Roush.
After her marriage to Wayne Marshall McIntire on Nov. 22, 1951, she became a lifelong resident of Wayne Township on the McIntire family farm.
She was a long-time member of Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Jane was a talented quilter and throughout her life made more than 200 beautiful quilts for her family and friends.
The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher and featuring vocalist Natalie Angst, will perform at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7.
Tickets go on sale starting today.
For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Big Run native Philip Derise (right) recently received a Purple Heart. He is pictured with his brother Stan Derise.
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(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
May 9, 1888
The annual visitation of the officers of the Grand Chapter to the Brookville lodge took place last Friday. A number of gentlemen from Philadelphia and other distant points, exclusive of the grand officers, were present.
Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.
Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.