October 16th, 2014
Denise (Helbling) Sunderland, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at AM/PM Personal Care Home, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Dec. 23, 1933, in New Brighton, Pa., a daughter of the late A. G. and Esther (Lehnert) Helbling.
She attended Providence Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1955 as a Registered Nurse. She also graduated from the USAF School of Aviation Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base as a Flight Nurse in 1962.
Denise was a member of the VFW in Punxsutawney, where she served as president for 10 years.
At their department meeting on Thursday night, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department voted to not hold the Halloween Parade this year after Borough Council rejected the department's request to hold trick-or-treat and the parade together in the borough on Oct. 30.
For more from the topic, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy's 9th-grade football team picked up a win over Route 36 rival Brookville on Wednesday night. Also in action were the 7th- and 8th-grade football team and the junior high basketball teams.
Pick up a copy of Thursday's Spirit to see full results.
Today's schedule includes:
â¢ Boys' soccer vs. DuBois, 4 p.m.
â¢ Volleyball at Brookville, 6 p.m.
â¢ Girls' Soccer at Karns City, 6:30 p.m.
â¢ Cross Country at Tri-State Coaches Meet at California University, 1 p.m.
A special indoor carnival fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsy CMA Church. Tickets will be available for carnival games, balloon animals, popcorn, cotton candy, entertainment, the concession stand and prizes. All proceeds go to benefit Maddox Hyde and his fight against cancer. The fundraiser is being put together by Emily Schall, who wants to help Maddox out. Pictured here are Schall (left) and Hyde.
Hazel C. Shimel, 84, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, after a valiant, determined struggle. She was fortunate to die at home with her family.
Hazel was the widow of Ronald L. Shimel and the daughter of the late Radie Almeda Mauk Caylor and Clarence Caylor, and was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Frostburg Pa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Jacob Caylor, and two sisters, Leona Schaffer and Evelyn Woodrow.
Denise H. Sunderland, 80, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at AM/PM Personal Care Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc.
Joy A. States, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.
The daughter of the late James and Helen (Grube) Bell, she was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Punxsutawney.
On March 20, 1965, she married Samuel J. States, who preceded her in death in July of this year.
Joy was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School. She spent her career as a bookkeeper and an office manager for her big brother Blaine Bell, at Harvey Company, and later for Hetager Drilling.
Judy I. Stahlman, 63, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Miss Stahlman was born May 30, 1951, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Albert and June (Pope) Stahlman.
Judy was a professor at Cleveland State University for 28 years. She earned her bachelor's degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her master's degree at Slippery Rock University and her doctorate at the University of Virginia in Charlottsville.
BROOKVILLE â At their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners issued proclamations related to domestic violence, disability employment and drug and alcohol abuse and also heard from members of the community on humane control and the future of the coal industry.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department recently presented one of the most important lessons that students needed to hear â one that could ultimately save their lives â on fire prevention and safety for the students at West End Elementary School during Fire Prevention Week on Friday.