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Archive - May 2013

May 21st

PSP-Punxsy reports three arrested for delivery of heroin

May 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Over the past two days, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have charged three individuals, including two local men, with delivery of heroin after search warrant and arrest warrants were
served in two separate incidents — one at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday and another at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

FCOG hosting blood drive in honor of Hoover

May 22, 2013

The First Church of God on Route 36 in Punxsutawney will hold a blood drive on Friday in honor of Martha Hoover (pictured), who has been the coordinator of the drive since it began at the church.

After many years of volunteer work, Martha has decided to retire and spend time with her family and friends.

Area residents are invited to come to the church on Friday between noon and 6 p.m. to donate blood in Martha’s honor.

Primary elections show some interesting results, but incumbents hold most positions unopposed

May 22, 2013

BROOKVILLE — With reports all day Tuesday saying that voters' numbers were low across the state for the primary election, 5,120 Jefferson County residents headed to the polls to vote, with 3,421 Repub-lican ballots being cast and 1,699 Democratic ballots being submitted, according to the unofficial results released by the county Tuesday evening.

Spirit names Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday morning, The Spirit named Nancy Lazorchak the Punxsutawney Area Middle School Teacher of the Year, while Ryan Hayden was honored at the high school.

The awards are based on ballots cast by Spirit readers.

Pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out the Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Velma Olovett Bowser, 95

May 21, 2013

Velma Olovett Bowser, 95, of Big Run, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at home with her loving family.

Velma was born on June 18, 1917, in Ernest, a daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah (Morgan) Schierer.

On April 27, 1946, she married Glenn Clark Bowser.

She made her own wedding gown from a parachute from World War II. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1963.

Velma was a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Bowser was the Big Run 2011 Citizen of Year.

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76

May 21, 2013

Glenna L. (Keefer) Smith, 76, of McKean, Pa., and formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge.

She was born May 27, 1936, in Clarion, a daughter of the late R. Kenneth and Alice (Steffy) Keefer.

Glenna was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking, crossword puzzles and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald R. Smith.

BREAKING NEWS: Drug Warrant Served

May 21, 2013

A search warrant was served last night on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney. Heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.
Two men were charged with delivery of herion. Read tomorrow's Spirit for details.

May 20th

Don't forget to vote!

May 20, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, is Election Day.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Traffic Tip: Work to start today on Warsaw Bridge on Route 28 in Jefferson County

May 20, 2013

INDIANA — PennDOT has announced that the Warsaw Bridge on Route 28 in Warsaw Township will be replaced, with work to start today.

Lane restrictions using temporary traffic signals will be in place on Route 28, between Route 473 (Carberry Road) South and Route 473 (Carberry Road) North.

These restrictions will be in place until mid-September.

PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers in the work zone.

The project is expected to be completed in May 2014.

Spirit names PAHS, PAMS Teachers of the Year

May 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Monday, Spirit representatives visited the Punxsutawney Area High School and the middle school to award the Teachers of the Year.

Pick up Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out who the honorees are.

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The winners for the Punxsy Pizza and Prevention logo contest were announced at Punxsy Pizza on Wednesday. Pictured (...
Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
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