September 23rd, 2014
Randy L. Shultz, 57, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1957. He is survived by his parents, Virginia "Ginny" and Larry E. Rose of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancĂ©, Tammy Fisher of Rochester Mills; one son, Nicholas Shultz and wife Jennifer of Oklahoma; two grandsons, Kai and Kale Shultz of Oklahoma; two brothers, Ricky P. Shultz and wife Josephine of Plumville and Russell J. Shultz and wife Alice of Punxsutawney; and several nieces and nephews.
On Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners proclaimed the first week of October as National 4-H Week in the county. Pictured here are (front, from left) Susan Alexander, 4-H educator for the Penn State Extension Office; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and (back) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.
For more from the meeting, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Frances A. Wasicki, 91, of Rossiter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Rossiter surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Wasicki was born June 8, 1923, in Rossiter, the only child of the late Thomas and Mary (Pollock) Hutchinson.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Wasicki, and one grandchild.
She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church.
Her loves were her family, her grandchildren and crocheting. Frances was a member of the Buffalo Lodge Am Vets and the American Legion in Rossiter.
The Punxsutawney Appreciation Day Committee is pictured here taking a short break from planning for its 2014 Appreciation Day festivities. Pictured (from left) are Denny Fetterman, Michele Neal, Tina Szakelyhidi and Connie Shick. Committee members not pictured are Katie Laska, Aggie Ott, and Shirley Sharp.
For more information on Appreciation Day, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Chucks golf team was the only Punxsy squad that played host on Monday, and the Chucks weren't the kindest hosts â€” defeating DuBois 180-186. The girls' golf team and volleyball team also picked up victories Monday.
Today's sports schedule includes another busy slate:
â€˘ JH Soccer vs. Philipsburg, 4 p.m.
â€˘ 7/8 GBB vs. DuBois, 4 p.m.
â€˘ Cross Country vs. Kane/DuBois, 4:15
â€˘ Boys' Soccer vs. St. Marys, 7 p.m.
â€˘ Girls' Golf at Ridgway, 3 p.m.
â€˘ Girls' Tennis at ECC, 3:30 p.m.
â€˘ Volleyball at DCC, 6/7 p.m.
Benjamin Zane "BZ" Means, 90, of Valier, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Valier, a son of the late Lynn Luther and Mona Marie (Gabrielson) Means.
Mary Lou Griffith, 86, of Plumville, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.
She was born in 1928 in Banks Twp., to Earl and Sarah Tyger Lewis.
Mrs. Griffith had attended the Old Mahoning Baptist Church for many years.
She was employed by the Marion Center schools as a cook/cafeteria manager for 24 years and had been working at the Rayne Elementary School, where she was known as the â€śTooth Fairy Pillow Lady.â€ť
Truman F. Fry, Jr., 89, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Mountain View Nursing Home, Hillsdale.
Mr. Fry was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Dallas Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Janet L. (Wolfgang) Fry, of Punxsutawney.
Mr. Fry was employed by Texas Instruments and Zerox before retiring. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He was also a member of the American Legion, and was a WWII veteran of the US Navy.
A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning. Smith will not be running for re-election and will be stepping down and taking a much-deserved rest. At the breakfast, which was hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, Smith was presented with a special clock, a gift from
those at the Chamber. Pictured (top photo) is Michele Neal, Executive Director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, presenting Smith with the clock. Also pictured (middle) is Jeff Curtis, Chamber President.