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NHS holds induction, honors officers

December 12, 2013

The National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Thursday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.

Three seniors and 22 juniors were inducted.

Pictured are the NHS advisors and officers: (front, from left) Tessa Spearing, vice president; Emily Travis, treasurer; Haley Hartman, president; Laura Chelgren, secretary; (back row) Mr. Jeff Long, assistant principal; Mr. Russell Bishop, teacher; Mr. Josh Conrad, teacher; Johnny Gigliotti, historian; and Mr. David London, principal.

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

Familiar Faces Friday! Shelly Bishop

December 12, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Shelly Bishop.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Shelly Bishop is a familiar face. You may recognize her from the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the lab. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Bishop was born in Punxsutawney but raised in Ringgold.

Fire department’s annual boot drive hopes to help kick hunger

December 12, 2013

The 30th annual Punxsutawney Fire Department boot drive to benefit area food banks will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in front of the fire halls.

Pictured above are a pair of Punxsutawney firefighters collecting money for last year’s drive.

Firefighters raised $8,325.05 during the 2012 drive, which was an increase from $7,102 in 2011.

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