Archive - Dec 28, 2012
(Editorâs note: Each year, the editorial staff at The Spirit dives into the stacks from the past yearâs papers to bring you a Year In Review, highlighting some of the biggest news stories to take place over the year. Today, The Spirit staff brings you the top news stories from the months of July, August and September.)
â˘ The 46th Annual Groundhog Festival kicks off in Barclay Square.
â˘ The Punxsutawney Area Community Center hosts its 17th annual 5K Run/Two-Mile Walk as part of the Groundhog Festival.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â We've heard the old saying it's either "feast or famine," and this weekend at the Punxsutawney Alliance Church, for members of the church's youth group it will be famine as they participate in a "30 Hour Famineâ event to help raise awareness for world hunger.
"This is not just an event that is occurring at the Punxsutawney Alliance Church. It is put on by Worldvision across the country," said Connie Neal of the Punxsutawney Alliance Church.
INDIANA â Every child has one big dream job that gives them something to work toward, and for Harlem Globetrotters rookie Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell, her dream is coming true this week as her first season as a professional basketball player kicks off, including a trip to Indiana's Kovalchick Complex tonight.
Mighty said that for her, it's always been a dream to play professionally, but she's also pleased to have the opportunity to change lives and inspire young girls, as well.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After challenging weather made for first day schedule changes, Punxsy proved to be its own difficult host to two opponents to take away a night sweep on the first night of the Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic.
Trailing 35-32 with 4:06 left in the game, the Lady Chucks netted the final six points of the contest and scratched out a 38-35 girls victory over the Lady Stingers of Marion Center.