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An "Eggs"Cellent Time

March 24, 2013

Despite the decidedly un-spring-like temperatures, several kids turned out Sunday for the Big Run Betas’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Big Run
Veterans’ Park. Here, Hailey Macauley, 8, of Big Run, fills up her smiley-face bucket.

RUN/WALK FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL RETURNING FOR 34th YEAR

March 24, 2013

SYKESVILLE — Now in its 34th year, the annual Run/Walk for Someone Special is still going strong, and this year, it will take place on April 7 in Sykesville at the Town Hall.

Registration and activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the big event — the race — to start at 3 p.m.

The event has a long history in Western Pennsylvania. Pat Mowrey, one of the event organizers, said it began about 35 years ago, when his father was on a board in Jefferson County that worked with the mentally disabled.

Out of that board came Camp Friendship, located outside of

Way Back When

March 24, 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
April 7, 1897

A New Depot
The B. R. & P. Railway company is preparing to make some extensive improvements in town. A fine new passenger depot, built of brick; is to be erected this summer as well as a new freight depot.

Joshua Michael Martino, 19

March 24, 2013

Joshua Michael Martino, 19, South Main Street, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Hawthorne, Nev., as a result of injuries sustained in a military training mission.

Born on May 28, 1993, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of Karen (Murdock) Perry of DuBois, Pa., and Vincent Martino of Brockway, Pa. They both survive.

He was a 2012 graduate of DuBois Area High School, where he was a member of the track, football and rifle teams.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

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