February 19th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Those looking to try out a new pizza place will have that chance starting today, as Punxsy Pizza â located at 115 N. Findley St., near the Weather Discovery Center, and reachable at the phone number 938-8132 â will be officially open for business.
Owner Scott Anthony said the decision to open a hometown pizza place here in Punxsy came from a love for two things â pizza and Punxsutawney.
For a full story, including more details on the pizzeria, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Judy Ann Voytus, 44, Punxsutawney, passed away suddenly, on Feb. 15, 2014, at her residence.
Born June 30, 1969, in Berea, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank Voytus and Frances Geist Voytus, who survives, in Punxsutawney.
Judy is also survived by three sisters, Jeanette and Joyce Voytus, both of Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Greg Jennifer Hobbs of Polson, Mont.; three nieces and nephews, Hannah, Grace and Matthew Hobbs; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her very special dog, Prissy.
Judy was known for her sense of humor and making people smile. She was a
Jennifer Lee MacIsaac, 54, passed away at Indiana Regional Hospital in Indiana, Pa., on Jan. 28, 2014.
She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 15, 1959, the daughter of Donald M. MacIsaac and Bettye Huntley MacIsaac. The family moved to the MacIsaac ancestral farmstead near Marchand, Pa., in the fall of 1960, when Mr. MacIsaac began teaching in the Audio Visual Department at Indiana State College; he remained at IUP, as a professor in the Communications Media Department, until his retirement in 1982.
Residents of the area are reminded by their local fire companies that, with the excessive snow build-up around the fire hydrants this year, it is important â for the safety of everyone â that all snow be removed to make the hydrants accessible.
The PAHS Dramatics Club will present this year's school play, âBeauty and the Beast,â at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, in the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium.
Pictured are the members of the âBeauty and the Beastâ cast.
This Chevrolet pickup truck rolled over at 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 119 between Airport Road and Rock Run Road, when the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control, rolling the truck on to its side.
The driver was not injured in the accident, and his vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS.
No further information was available at Spirit press time.
Ralston A."Humphrey" Curry, 83, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Wellington Heights.
Mr. Curry was born May 6, 1930, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late Raymond and Viola (Startzel) Curry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Marie (Means) Curry. They were married Aug. 18, 1951.
Ralston began his first business venture with a hot dog wagon. He was known for his special sauce.
He was a bartender for the Punxsutawney Country Club and retired from Harvey Welding Supply Company.
He and his wife, Sara Marie, loved camping.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â On Monday night, The Punxsutawney Spirit offices were kept open a few extra hours, as the staff held a âMeet the Reportersâ event.
The reporters set aside time in their schedules to speak with members of the community about what exactly it is that they do here at The Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors and were available for any potential story ideas, as well.
Pictured to the right is Punxsy resident Scott Anthony (second from left) with reporters Destiny Pifer (left), Michael Waterloo (second from right) and Dan Long.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â As the boysâ and girlsâ basketball teams in Punxsutawney took to preparing for their respective title games, the future stars of the varsity teams took to the court at PAHS on Monday night to tip off the annual elementary boysâ basketball tournament.
Action continues Tuesday night at a new venue â the middle school gymnasium beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Punxsutawney Eagles 1231 Aerie and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the SS.C.D. auditorium.
Pictured (from left) are Bob Peace, trustee for the Eagles; Tina Szakelyhidi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary; and Denny Fetterman, secretary for the Eagles.