July 22nd, 2014
Brian James ‚ÄúPeazle‚ÄĚ 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, 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.
Carlisle, Pa. ‚ÄĒ Following a recall by Wawona Packing Company, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN‚ÄôS 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:
‚ÄĘ Organic Nectarines, PLU 94378
‚ÄĘ Organic Peaches, PLU 94044
‚ÄĘ Orchard Perfect Nectarines, PLU 4378 and PLU 4036
‚ÄĘ Orchard Perfect Peaches, PLU 4044 and PLU 4038
‚ÄĘ Orchard Perfect White Peaches, PLU 4401
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ 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.
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.
The Lindsey Fire Company recently made Kevin Wachob of Big Run an honorary member of the fire company.
Pete Pape, president of Lindsey Fire Company, thanked Wachob for his work on installing new LED lights on Lindsey's Rescue 40.
Pictured (from left) are Ken Bishop, Lindsey Fire Company vice president; Josh Wachob, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief; Kevin Wachob; Pape; and Joe Defelice, Lindsey Fire Company chief.
Mark A. O‚ÄôDonnell, 50, O‚ÄôDonnell Road, Sigel, Pa., died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1963, in Brookville, a son of Joseph Francis O‚ÄôDonnell, who survives, of Sigel, Pa., and Anna Marie Eisenman O‚ÄôDonnell.
Mark was a self-employed farmer and well tender with Seneca Resources in natural gas.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 983 of Brookville, Pa., and the Brookville Firemen‚Äôs Club.
Surviving relatives include a son, Corey O‚ÄôDonnell; a brother, Paul F. O‚ÄôDonnell of Columbia, Maryland; and a sister, Mary Jane O‚ÄôDonnell of Sigel.
The Luminaria Ceremony is one of the most powerful parts of the Relay for Life, which was held over the weekend in Barclay Square.
As the light faded on the day, attendees gathered for a time to remember those who have been lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling cancer and to honor those who have fought it in the past.
Pictured here are participants watching the names of loved ones lost to the disease scroll on the screen with the glow of the luminaria bringing light to the foreground.
For more from the Relay for Life, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Progress continues on the $3,771,853 bridge replacement project on Route
3007 State Street that travels over the Summerville Bridge.
Pictured are the new piers that have been poured, with the old bridge in the background.
For details on when State Street is scheduled to be closed and project's expected completion date, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
August 1, 1888
Excursion to Kinzua Bridge
An excursion will be given over the B. R. & P, railroad to Kinzua bridge on Sunday, August 5th. The train will leave Punxsutawney at 8:30 a.m., arriving at the bridge at 4 p.m.
Fare round trip, $1.50. Fill your lunch baskets and take your family for a day‚Äôs outing on the mountain top.