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April 3rd, 2014

American Legion recognizes essay winners

April 3, 2014

Pictured are John Jacob Fisher Unit No. 62 American Legion Auxiliary essay winners (front, from left) Faith Himes, Nina Test, Ivy Phillips, Andrew Wehrle, Ryley Casaday (back); Maggie Prutznal, Blake Bizousky, Luke Fugate, Emily Griebel, Ala Small and Jacob Howard, along with Pat Rougeux.

Missing from the photo is Kaitlyn Lowmaster.

Former tennis player Billie Jean King presents at IUP

April 3, 2014

INDIANA — The Lively Arts of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's College of Fine Arts continued its annual lecture series Ideas and Issues with an appearance from former professional tennis player Billie Jean King, who has been credited with helping to tear down gender barriers in professional sports and elsewhere.

As a tennis player, King won a record 20 Wimbledon titles and took 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles across the course of her career.

PAHS Variety Show: Scene 2 tonight

April 3, 2014

If you're searching for a variety of entertainment tonight, then you may want to check out the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.

The Senior Class of 2014 will cause you to laugh and cry with an entertainment extravaganza.

Pictured are seniors performing in the skit entitled, "The Overly Aggressive Fundraiser."

Tickets are available at the door, along with some of the Variety Show's famous fudge.

Robert “Dale” Walker, 79

April 3, 2014

Robert “Dale” Walker, 79, of Main St., Troutville, Pa., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

Born on Feb. 21, 1935, in Troutville, he was the son of the late John H. and Elizabeth (Stuller) Walker.

On Oct. 6, 1979, he married Gwendolyn Ruth (Mack) Walker. She survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. He served on the USS Severin and the USS Briarius.

Dale was a retired union mason.

He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Independent Church in Punxsutawney and enjoyed fishing and golfing.

Gayle A. Lines, 78

April 3, 2014

Gayle A. Lines, 78, DuBois, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home.

Born Dec. 10, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Viola M. (Madsen) Leavitt.

On Dec. 18, 1954, she married William H. Lines Sr. in DuBois. He passed away March 30, 2003.

Gayle graduated from Sandy High School in 1953. She prided herself on being a homemaker.

As a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, she enjoyed singing in the church choir.

April 2nd

Good news for those hoping for spring: The Peepers have peeped!

April 2, 2014

BIG RUN — The Big Run Peepers made their presence known on Wednesday, as they began to peep — signaling the beginning of spring.

Jeff London, the Big Run Peeper watcher, announced that at 2:50 p.m., he was out trimming a tree by the swamp located in back of his store — Big Run Carpet — when the tiny frogs the size of a fingernail began to peep.

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Reynoldsville man suffers major injuries in motorcycle accident

April 2, 2014

HENDERSON TOWNSHIP — A 47-year-old Reynoldsville man was transported to UPMC-Altoona via STAT MedEvac after sustaining what police called “major injury” in a motorcycle accident on Desire Road, near its intersection with Oak Drive, on Tuesday night.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the accident occurred as Arthur L. Hicks was traveling north on Desire Road and, for an unknown reason, applied a hard brake and lost control of his motorcycle — a 1975 Harley Davidson model.

April 1st

Lights, camera, action! PAHS Class of 2014 ready to take center stage

April 1, 2014

Variety Show running Thursday, Friday & Saturday; proceeds to benefit the Boles Foundation & Senior Party

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even if the Big Run Peepers haven't peeped up to this point, there's still a sign that spring has arrived in Punxsutawney — it's time for the annual PAHS Variety Show, which makes its debut at 7 p.m. Thursday in the PAHS auditorium.

The Variety Show runs Thursday through Saturday and begins at 7 p.m. each
night at the PAHS auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door — along with the ever-famous Variety Show fudge.

March 31st

Van Stephen Harvey, 64

March 31, 2014

Van Stephen Harvey, 64, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico, with his family.

He was born Jan. 17, 1950, in Barnsboro, Pa., a son of Helen Ferensic Harvey Farmery and the late James Harvey.

On Dec. 8, 1973, he married Kay (Wehry) Harvey, who survives. They recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

He owned and operated Harvey’s Plumbing and Heating for the past 43 years in the Punxsutawney area.

He was an avid reader and loved history, especially the Civil War era.

Randy Wayne Harp, 56

March 31, 2014

Randy Wayne Harp, 56, of Milford, Del., formerly of Punxsutawney, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Randy was born in Punxsutawney, the son of Olive (Kiehl) Harp and the late Wayne Harp.

He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School in 1975 and graduated from Clarion State College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree of science in education.

In September of 1980, Randy married the love of his life, Beverly Susan
Hetrick.

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