Archive - Oct 27, 2013
Winners were crowned for best costumes at Halloween Fest in Barclay Square on Saturday. They are (from left) Rilee, Amber and Jemma Agnello â€” Candy Land trio, Best Group; Sawyer Hall â€” headless waiter, Most Original; Melia Cochran â€” Rockstar Barbie in a box, Cutest; and Zakery Windsor â€” camo monster, Scariest, with his mother, Tifani. The event was sponsored by Punxsy Dental.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at 12:56 p.m. on Saturday on Route 436 (Lincoln Way), just south of the Margiotti Bridge in Punxsutawney, and caused considerable damage to both vehicles.
Two pickup trucks sustained heavy front-end damage in what appears to be a head-on collision.
Punxsutawney Borough Police were assisted at the scene by the Lindsey Fire Company and Jefferson County EMS.
No further details of the crash, including injuries, were available at Spirit press time.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” You are never too young to have a dream, and for one local boy, that dream is to visit other countries and to see different walks of life.
For Brendon Stinson, a sophomore at PAHS, that dream seemed unlikely until he received an invitation that would soon change his life.
Stinson was recently chosen as a student ambassador for the People to People Ambassador Programs.
He is currently raising money for his trip overseas and is planning to hold a bake sale/soup and sub day on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Jefferson Highrise Social Center.
(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.)
October 20, 1897
EAST END FIRE
The Fine Residence of H. B. Ford Almost Destroyed
About six o'clock this morning fire was discovered in the attic of the handsome residence of H. B. Ford in the East End.