Archive - Apr 14, 2013
Retired members of the Punxsutawney National Guard are planning a reunion to be held May 11 at the Punxsutawney Lions Club.
Pictured are the members of the reunion committee (from left): Randy Zufall, retired staff sergeant; David Hallman, retired staff sergeant; and Roger Steele, retired sergeant first class.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Saturday, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
In anticipation of the event, The Spirit will feature the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.
Today's featured athlete is Ed Decker:
Ed Decker is a 1978 graduate and was the first football player in the history of PAHS to set a record of 1,000 yards rushing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It is said that when William Penn discovered Pennsylvania in the 1680s, at least 95 percent of the land was covered by forest.
Its hard to believe that now, as we look around us at the once-big forest now populated with towns and cities.
Once known as the lumber region, Pennsylvania became the home of many lumber camps.
Traveling from one lumber camp to another was William T. Clarke, a photographer who loved capturing the daily life of the lumber industry.
DUBOIS â On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, PennDOT has announced that work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township will begin today.
When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.
Work will include construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps and traffic signal upgrades.
(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.)
April 28, 1897
FIRE AT MCGEES
Six Buildings Were Destroyed Invoicing a Loss of $12,000
A disastrous fire occurred at McGees, Clearfield county, last Saturday night, causing a destruction of property amounting to near $12,000.