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Archive - Apr 2013

April 21st

3-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

April 21, 2013

A three-vehicle accident occurred at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road in Bell Township and sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Nikki L. Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot and allegedly failed to realize that traffic was stopped on the highway ahead.

As a result, police said she struck a 2008 Mazda G6 driven by Jeff L. Turner, 29, Mahaffey, in the rear bumper.

Way Back When

April 21, 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 28, 1897

Miss. Jennie Brown Leaves Punxsy
Miss. Jennie Brown, who for the past five years has been charge of the C. D. P. Telegraph Company's office at this place, has been called to DuBois, to take charge of the office there.

April 19th

Thompson to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This evening, 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 has featured the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is Cliff Thompson.

Thompson earned eight letters while attending PAHS, including three in football, three in wrestling and two in baseball.

Police: Two die in separate wrecks

April 19, 2013

FALLS CREEK & WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Reynoldsville man and a 59-year-old Howard man died Thursday and Friday in two separate Jefferson County wrecks, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Douglas M. Horner, 31, Reynoldsville, was traveling westbound on Route 950 at a high rate of speed at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, while Betty E. Pasierb, 80, Falls Creek, was eastbound.

Police said Pasierb failed to see Horner's 2011 Yamaha motorcycle approaching, and she attempted to make a left turn onto 6th Street.

Western PA CARES among agencies promoting Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The month of April is perhaps best known as the beginning of spring, but for children across the country, it also marks something much more important — National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month came to be in the early 80s, when Congress began to recognize the devastating rate at which children were being abused and neglected.

Minor injuries reported in two-car fender bender

April 19, 2013

Minor injuries were suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Snyder Hill Road and Route 119.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Dodge Neon driven by James Downey, 26, of Kane, was traveling north on Route 119 when a Buick driven by Claire Schrock, 95, Valier, turned in front of Downey, causing a two-vehicle collision in the intersection.

Police said Downey's vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service, and Schrock's vehicle was able to be driven.

April 18th

Dale hits first homer of the season Thursday for Chucks

April 18, 2013

Clayton Dale (11) is congratulated by Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey as he rounds third base, after his second-inning solo home run, which put his team ahead by a run.

To see if Dale's home run was enough insurance to give Punxsy the win, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

PAH hosts chamber mixer: Attendees meet new providers, learn about services offered

April 18, 2013

A Chamber of Commerce Mixer was held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The event gave members of the Chamber a chance to mingle with the medical and senior administrative team of the hospital.

It was also an opportunity for the general public to meet some new healthcare providers and to learn about the services that are currently offered.

Matt Kengersky, chairman of the hospital board (left), chats with John “Butch” Prushnok (middle) and Daniel D. Blough, CEO.

Rails-to-Trails to clean ‘house’ on Saturday

April 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With spring finally here, the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association, Inc. is looking for volunteers to come out this Saturday to help clean up the trail.

"We hope to see every trail user come out to help," said Matt Taladay, president of the Rails-to-Trails Association, adding that the trail would not exist without volunteer help.

The Mahoning Shadow Trail is a 15.2-mile trail that stretches from Valier to Hudson.

Individuals can access the trail at a variety of spots, including the Indiana Street location, Sportsburg, Cloe, Fordham Trailhead and others.

CREATE BROOKVILLE FEATURING PUNXSY ARTIST THROUGH END OF MONTH

April 18, 2013

CREATE Brookville has opened a new exhibit at the CREATE Cafe on Main Street in Brookville.

The exhibit highlights the artwork of Brandi Elkin, who is from the Punxsutawney area.

The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of April.

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