September 16th, 2014
H. Robert Bickerstaff, â€śChaplain Bob,â€ť ascended to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 15, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Aug. 21, 1938 in Jeanette, Pa., to Harry and Hazel Bickerstaff, he married Sally Sexton on Feb. 2, 1963 in Cochranton, Pa.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sally; three children, Jana Bickerstaff of
Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as "National Constitution Week" in Punxsutawney. Constitution Week was initiated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Pictured are (front, from left) Alexander; Joan Olp, Regent of Punxsutawney DAR; (back row) Jan Harrold, Vice-Regent and Constitution Committee chair; and Santana Olp, Recording Secretary and Outstanding Junior Member.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in a busy day of athletics with a pair of wins over Brookville and Bradford.
For more from the full day of events, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's events include;
â€˘ Junior High Soccer vs. Ridgway, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Girls' Soccer vs. Curwesnville, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Boys' and Girls' Golf at DuBois Invitational, 9 a.m.
â€˘ 9th-grade football at Moniteau, 6:30 p.m.
Rita Mae Richardson, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Richardson was born April 21, 1929, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Fred and Ida (Johnston) Wells.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Richardson.
Rita was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.
She loved polka, and was a member of the Polka Club. She also loved bowling, sewing, dancing and her beloved dog â€śDaisy Mae.â€ť
Evelyn K. Haines, 95, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Haines was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Jacob and Sadie (Wolfe) Kromer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron B. Haines, on Dec. 23, 1981. They were married Oct. 31, 1941.
The Punxsutawney Chucks re-claimed the Route 36 Rivalry trophy on Friday night with a 47-6 victory over the Brookville Raiders.
Punxsy was dominant on both sides of the ball, making for a long night for the Raiders.
For a full recap, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Thursday was a busy day in PAHS sports action, with the volleyball team hosting the Curwensville Lady Tide as the night cap. Punxsy won in straight sets to keep its roll going.
Friday's edition of The Spirit features the recaps from Thursdays games in addition to highlights from AJ Parise game from last weekend. It also has a preview for tonight's Route 36 Rivalry football game between the Chucks and Brookville.
The 7 p.m. contest is the only game on the schedule for the Chucks.
Punxsy's boys' golf squad fell to a tough opponent in Indiana on Wednesday, while the girls took to the road and earned a forfeit win over Ridgway.
For full recaps, check out Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Today's sports schedule is as follows:
â€˘ Girls' tennis vs. DuBois, 3:30 p.m.
â€˘ Boys' soccer vs. Brookville, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Volleyball vs. Curwensville, 6 p.m.
â€˘ Boys' golf at Curwensville, 3:30 p.m.
â€˘ 7th/8th-grade girls' basketball at DCC, 4 p.m.
â€˘ 7th/8th-grade football at Karns City, 5 p.m.
â€˘ 9th-grade football at Karns City, 6:30 p.m.
Members of the CREATE Brookville Photo Club opened their first group exhibit at the CREATE Cafe last Friday. Pictured are some Photo Club members who contributed to the exhibit, which will be on display through the end of the month: (front, from left) Chris Lasher, Jessica Fleeger, Bill Stein; (middle) Trudy Garvey, Bill Kesterholt; (back) Anthony Thomas, Kyle Yates and Jami Rhoades. The Photo Club meets at 9 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month. Every month, members get a new assignment and use social media to post and critique one another's work.