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Lady Chucks volleyball squad storms past Clearfield, heads to District IX championship

October 31, 2012

Punxsy outside hitter Emilee States taps the ball back over the net with Taylor Newcome (11) and Ivy Phillips looking on as part of the 3-0 sweep of Clearfield Wednesday night in Punxsutawney to advance to the D-IX championship game tonight in St. Marys.

For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Bly boots Owls past Chucks for D-IX boys' soccer title

October 31, 2012

DuBOIS — On a rainy Halloween night, Bradford's Cody Bly turned out to be no treat for the Punxsy boys' soccer team. Bly found the net three times to boot the Owls past the Chucks to claim the District IX title, 3-1.

"We were outplayed. Bradford was the better team tonight," explained Chucks head coach Phil Shenkle. "We did a lot of things very well, but Bradford was just better in the game."

The night started off rough for Punxsy, especially for its goalkeeper Tristan Acre. The junior not only hurt his knee in the pregame warmups but was forced to leave the game three minutes in.

Five years and still going strong: My Fair Lady marks anniversary today

October 31, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It would be fair to say that My Fair Lady in downtown Punxsutawney has had a fairly good run over the past five years.

"Today is our fifth anniversary, and it has been a very interesting five years of growth," said Bev Fairman, owner of My Fair Lady.

"We tried to keep the store to the period by retaining the original tin ceiling, which was covered by the suspended ceiling and actually helped to preserve it," Fairman said, adding that over the years, it could've been damaged if it had been exposed.

She described My Fair Lady as a gallery and gift store.

Children’s Loft Consignment holds ribbon cutting ceremony

October 31, 2012

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

October 30th

‘Get Ready for Kindergarten’ aims to prepare tikes, parents for school

October 30, 2012

Landon Neal and Leanne Zampini are kindergarten students in Judy Fetterman's kindergarten class at Jenks Hill Elementary School. The students are shown displaying the "Get Ready for Kindergarten" tote that will be given out at a program to be held Nov. 1 at Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.

For the full story on the program, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Fido 5K to raise awareness for local animal shelter

October 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This Sunday, individuals with a passion for animals, a passion for running/walking — and especially those with passions for both — will have the opportunity to put their feet to the ground to help raise funds for and awareness of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, owned by Margo Stefanic and Tommy Shaffer, in Coolspring.

The Fido 5K Walk/Run will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Rails to Trails course, beginning near Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field.

Keep your eyes peeled for ghouls & goblins running tonight!

October 30, 2012

Sunday evening, Reynoldsville held its trick-or-treat after a 5 p.m. parade. Pictured here after collecting their treats are (front, from left) Connor Ansinger, Joelle Getch, Andrew Getch; (middle) Jacob Getch; and Heather Ansinger (back), holding AnnaMarie Ansinger. Trick-or-treat is scheduled to take place in Punxsutawney and many surrounding townships this evening.

Punxsutawney will hold the Halloween Parade at 6 p.m. (The parade will form at NAPA Auto Parts on Union Street at 5:30 p.m.), and trick-or-treat will follow until 9 p.m.;

October 29th

Toys for Tots gearing up for annual campaign, seeks applicants & donations

October 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what has become an annual happening, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. are once again teaming up to put together this year’s Toys for Tots drive.

 FEMCO Machine Company became a partner in the campaign last year, and this year will be no different with FEMCO and Chambers Replacement World also assisting with the drive.

Punxsy senior cheerleaders honored at Senior Night

October 29, 2012

The Punxsy cheerleaders honored their senior members as part of Senior Night last Friday before the Chucks football game. The three seniors were (from left) Afton McAfee with parents Cyndee Pifer, Randy Collarini, and Mike and Michelle McAfee; Kelsey Snyder with parents Joe and Sandy Snyder; and Holly Waltman with parents Richard and Kathy Waltman.

Mission accomplished: Chucks claim D-IX boys' XC gold

October 29, 2012

RIDGWAY — Mission accomplished! The Punxsy boys' cross country team set its season goal of reclaiming the District IX title and made it become a reality with a complete team effort on Saturday afternoon in Ridgway.

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