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District facility usage fees discussion topic at recent meeting

March 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board Buildings and Grounds’ Committee discussed numerous items at their recent meeting, specifically heat in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and the facility use request form.

To find out members' views on the facility usage fee, in addition to questions and comments posed by Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

HEALTHY FUN AT THE CHILDREN’S FAIR

March 10, 2013

The Children's Health Fair kicked off Saturday with fun events for the entire family.

Van Dyke and Company performed a few dance routines and welcomed those who wished to try dance themselves.

Lifespan Family Services and AmeriHealth Mercy co-hosted the fair at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

For more pictures, visit our online photo gallery or pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

March 10, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
March 17, 1897

Opening the Mills
On Monday morning the two large saw mills owned by Wise & Hall at Big Run, resumed operations, giving employment to a large force of men.

They have a large number of logs on hand and the mills will be kept running steadily all season.

Brushed Down

Imogene L. Wyant, 78

March 10, 2013

Imogene L. Wyant, 78, of New Bethlehem, died on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013, at Clarion Hospital.

She was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Dayton, a daughter of Frank W. and Esther (Syphrit) Powell.

She married Arthur Glenn Wyant on June 11, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2013.

She was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church.

She worked for Rola Jensen and in the cafeteria at the Clarion Hospital.

She and her husband enjoyed going square dancing.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

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