April 20th, 2014
The current edition of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher and featuring vocalist Natalie Angst, will perform at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium on Friday, June 7.
Tickets go on sale starting today.
For the full story, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Big Run native Philip Derise (right) recently received a Purple Heart. He is pictured with his brother Stan Derise.
Read the full story in 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.)
May 9, 1888
The annual visitation of the officers of the Grand Chapter to the Brookville lodge took place last Friday. A number of gentlemen from Philadelphia and other distant points, exclusive of the grand officers, were present.
Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter certificate from the Punxsutawney Rotary Club and Rotary International.
Pictured are (from left) Vincent J. Lopez, Shydiyah Gardner, IUP Rotaract; Ray Beisel, professor of Education at IUP-Punxsy; Dayona Whittaker, IUP Rotaract Club; and Cole.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by taking part in Easter-related activities, from egg hunts to egg-on-the-spoon contests.
And if the smiles on the kidsâ€™ faces say anything, it looks like the activities were â€śeggsactlyâ€ť what they needed.
Pictured are members of Ms. Fediganâ€™s class showing off some of the goods they came across on their outdoor hunt.
For more photos, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Gertrude M. Bouch, 94, of Mahaffey, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Bouch was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Murray and Alka (Baney) McClinsey.
Sept. 4, 1937, she married her husband, Paul Bouch, who preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1998.
Mrs. Bouch worked at the Clearfield Cheese Plant in Curwensville and operated her and her husband's dairy farm together.
She was Protestant by faith and loved to read her Bible every day.
She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest with their certificates this past week.
Pictured (front, from left) are Emily L. Griebel, 7th grade, third place; Nicholas Joseph Mancuso, 7th grade, second place; Andrew William Wehrle, 6th grade, first place; (back) Raymond Depp, VFW Post No. 2076 chaplain; Dick Magolis, VFW Post No. 2076 adjutant; and Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW Post No. 2076.
Read the students' essays in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Tammy Moore.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
ANITA â€” Tammy Moore is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a former employee at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she worked for 14 years as a registration clerk for the ER.
Donald Lee â€śRoosterâ€ť Himes, 69, Brush Street, Brookville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home.
He was born July 30, 1944, in Brookville, the son of Stewart Vincent Himes and Esther Jane Sprankle Himes.
In 1996, he married Barbara Ann Schrecengost, who preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2008.
Mr. Himes was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He worked various jobs, including working for Byerly Tire of Brookville, and most recently retiring from Beverage Air in Brookville, after working for them for more than 20 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports.
Cora Ilene Martz, 86, of Ringgold, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in New Bethlehem, the daughter of Grant C. and Lillian I. (Schilling) Shaffer.
She was married on Oct. 31, 1947, to Robert V. Martz, and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2004.
Cora was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold.
She helped her husband on the farm milking cows, and she sold Avon.
She belonged to the L C W womenâ€™s group of the church and the Red Hat Society of New Bethlehem.