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Mayor uses veto power to snuff out no-smoking ordinance

November 12, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that would’ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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

Nurses Fugate, Smith welcomed to Western Pa Cares for Kids team

November 12, 2013

The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.

Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.

One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.

The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.

School board honors Molinaro, Pascuzzo for their extended periods of service

November 12, 2013

Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe (right) is pictured presenting Board Vice President Francis J. Molinaro with his eight-year school board member certificate.

Robert Pascuzzo (not pictured), board member, also received his 16-year certificate.

See Wednesday's edition of The Spirit for an article on how Punxsy students are performing in mandated testing.

Annual Powder Puff game ends in 14-14 tie

November 12, 2013

You've heard of the "Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" in Green Bay, Wisc., but on Tuesday night, it was Jack LaMarca Stadium that held the title.

While the Punxsy Chucks' season came to an end two weeks ago, the girls of Punxsutawney Area High School took to the field in whiteout conditions, as the Jailbreak Juniors battled the Scandalous Seniors for the Annual Powder Puff game.

Both teams fought back and forth, but when neither team could score in overtime, the game was called at 14-14.

For the full story, pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

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