Archive - Oct 2012
HARRISBURG â€” The Associated Press is reporting that Gov. Tom Corbett has declared a disaster emergency in the state in anticipation of a potential storm that is expected to hit the East Coast early next week.
Residents are advised to stock up on enough food and water for three days and also anticipate potential power outages, along with rain and possible snowfall, according to The Associated Press.
Read more in Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Details in Saturday's Spirit
The Punxsy offensive line leads the way on a running play from earlier in the season. The Chucks will honor 14 seniors including Alex Bevak (23) and Brandon Snyder (76, pictured) before tonight's game against the Warriors of Moniteau with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
For a full preview of the Senior Night matchup with the Warriors, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Putting an exclamation mark at the end of the successful 2012 campaign, Punxsy spiked DuBois Central in the regular season finale. On Senior Night, the Lady Chucks coasted into the District IX playoffs over the Lady Cardinals, 3-0, with games of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-11.
"The team kept up their intensity well during this match and played well," commented Punxsy head coach Heather Good. "It was a good game for Shayla (Brink), Chelsea (Engeholm) and Sydney (Weaver) to go out on our home court."
EAST END â€” Halloween may mean you have the opportunity to go out to just trick-or-treat, but in the East End it's much, much more. Halloween is an annual celebration.
The fourth annual East End Trick-or-Treat will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and is open to all area children, said Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo, who, along with her partner, Jan Zamperini, have been transforming their fabulous old-fashioned home into a haunted house.
The East End Trick-or-Treat begins at the East End Bridge and concludes at Cindee's Country Corner and includes State Street, said Lorenzo.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Route 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.
The intersection will close at 6 p.m. Friday night, and it is expected to reopen at noon on Monday.
The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and Routes 119 and 310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.
This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Improvements to Jack F. Lamarca Stadium are still years in the future, as the Punxsutawney Area School Board discussed aluminum bleachers and a storage building that would be constructed adjacent to the stadium grounds at Wednesday's athletic committee meeting.
Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
HARRISBURG â€” Recently, PennDOT announced that its driver licensing centers, normally closed on Mondays, would be open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before Election Day, to serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs.
Oct. 15, the department along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing its driver licensing center employees, announced that those centers will remain closed on that day.
SUMMERVILLE â€” Two Saint Marys residents and one Eldred resident were killed in a one-vehicle accident that occurred around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday on Route 28 east of Johns Hill Road in Clover Township, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
One other person, also from Saint Marys, was injured in the wreck.
The crash occurred as the vehicle, a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, was traveling south on Route 28 in Clover Township.
The unit was ascending an uphill grade when, for unknown reasons, it traveled into the oncoming northbound lane and then off the east berm.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Being the pre-race favorite is a challenging place to be, but the Punxsy Lady Chucks cross country team will look to fulfill the hype. The Lady Chucks are favored to capture their first District IX crown since 2009 this Saturday morning in Ridgway.
The Punxsy girls head into the 2012 district championship meet with the inside track to gold based on their previous season results against the other three AA teams competing in the district â€” Bradford, Clearfield and Saint Marys. Â