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Yield to safety: Borough police focusing on pedestrian awareness campaign

June 9, 2013

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.

Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.

Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.

Groundhog Club holding Punxsy Phil photo contest

June 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that it’s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.

The contest, “Punxsutawney Phil’s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.

The prizes are as follows:

• First Place — Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.

• Second Place — Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.

• Third Place — Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.

To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Bears’ looping single ends Chucks' state run in 10th inning

June 9, 2013

Seniors Jamie Bush and Ty Zimmerman (not pictured) both made their final appearance in a Chucks' uniform during Punxsy's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Upper Moreland in the PIAA AAA semifinals in Scotland, Pa., on Saturday.

From the plate, Bush tallied three hits and Zimmerman smacked a single and scored a run.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

June 9, 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
June 16, 1897

Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.

Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, 66

June 9, 2013

Linda Ann (Pearce) Fry, affectionately known as “Nanny," 66, of Westover, Pa., died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Cecil E. and Rhoda V. (Thomas) Pearce, she was born on May 12, 1947, in Spangler, Pa.

Linda was a graduate of the Purchase Line High School Class of 1965.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Glen Campbell American Legion, Post 435.

Nanny devoted her life to caring for her family, whom she loved dearly, especially her nine grandkids.

 

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