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Archive - Oct 29, 2013

Practicing safe trick-or-treating will make Kids’ Halloween spook-tastic!

October 29, 2013

Halloween festivities will be held in Punxsutawney Borough on Thursday, beginning with the traditional firefighters’ parade at 6 p.m. and trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.

Once again this year, Kengersky’s Nationwide Insurance has purchased and donated glow stick necklaces for the little ghosts and goblins to wear throughout the evening.

Pictured are Matt Kengersky (left) of Kengersky’s Nationwide Insurance, holding the glow stick necklaces, and Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief.

Mengle Memorial Library premieres documentary about local racer ‘Squirt’

October 29, 2013

Stanley "Squirt" Johns (right), Brockway, a former stock car racer and the subject of the documentary "SQUIRT," which recently premiered at the Mengle Memorial Library, sits down with Greg Peterson, one of the producers of the film, to shoot more footage during a question and answer session with the audience at the premiere.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Red Cross representative Konior provides emergency weather preparedness pointers

October 29, 2013

The Punxsutawney Memorial Library and the Weather Discovery Center teamed up to present a weather preparedness program Monday evening at the library.

American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter’s Marianne Konior spoke about how to prepare for a weather disaster and how to make an emergency kit.

Pictured above are (from left) Coral Ellshoff, director at Punxsutawney Memorial Library; Konior; and Amanda Hornack, Weather Discovery Center director of education and programming.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy defeats St. Marys, looks forward to rematch with Bradford for D-IX title

October 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Usually, when a first date goes bad, a second one is out of the question.

But not in this case.

See, the last time that Punxsy and Bradford met during the regular season, the Lady Owls volleyball team didn't just beat Punxsy on its home court, they swept Punxsy 3-0.

After the Lady Chucks defeated the Lady Dutch of St. Marys 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16) on Tuesday night, the Lady Chucks will have a shot at redemption on Thursday, when the team travels to St. Marys face Bradford for the District IX title at 6:30 p.m.

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