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July 2nd

Groundhog Festival events Schedule for Today, Thursday

July 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The schedule for today's activities at the Groundhog Festival is as follows:

• 10 a.m. — Registration for the Three-Wheel Race (ages 3-4);

• 10:30 a.m. — Registration for Three-Wheel Race II (ages 5-7);

• 10:30 a.m. — Three-Wheel Race I;

• 11 a.m. — Three-Wheel Race II;

• 11 a.m. — Registration for Scooter Race (ages 7-9, no power-assisted scooters);

•11:30 am. — Scooter Race;

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Make-A-Wish Face Painting;

Get ready to run! Tonight is the 18th Annual PACC Groundhog 5K

July 2, 2013

It's time for the 18th Annual Community Center 5K/2-mile Walk, which will be held tonight at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Punxsutawney Community Center, a non-profit organization.

Race registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the actual race will begin at 7 p.m. in front of Barclay Square and the Eagles.

Pictured here are Dan McGinley, assistant to the director of the Community Center (left), and Rob McCoy, director of the Community Center, standing behind the official T-shirts that will be worn.

July 1st

Tyger's clutch walk-off double keeps Punxsy Junior All-Stars alive

July 1, 2013

Jacob Tyger (right) celebrates with his teammates after slugging a clutch walk-off double to award the Punxsy Junior All-Stars the 7-6 eight-inning comeback win Monday night in Punxsy. Tyger went 2-for-5 from the plate with a double, an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored. Tyger also picked up the win at the mound for Punxsy, throwing five innings with one strikeout, one walk and one run allowed on five hits.

For a full write-up on the game, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

Today's Groundhog Day Festival Schedule

July 1, 2013

Groundhog Festival schedule for Tuesday, July 2

• 9:30 a.m. — Registration for the Teddy Bear Picnic (to be held inside on the second floor of the Eagles, across from Barclay Square).
Categories include Get Well Bear; Graduation Bear; Occupational Bear; All-American Bear; and My Bear and I (dressed alike);

• 10 a.m. — Teddy Bear Picnic begins (sponsored by Punxsutawney Career
Women's Club);

• 10 a.m. to noon — Children's activities (ages 6 to 12) at the Lattimer
House.

Neal honored as Career Women Club’s 2012-13 Woman of the Year

July 1, 2013

The Career Women’s Club recently named Diane Neal its 2012-13 Woman of the Year.

Pictured here after the award presentation are (from left) Stacy Volchko, 2011-12 Woman of the Year; Neal; Dana Taggart, Neal’s daughter; and Mary Troise, Neal’s granddaughter.

Terrance Lynn Hodgson, 72

July 1, 2013

Terrance Lynn Hodgson, 72, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at home.

He was born March 21, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Ralph and Edith (Wood) Hodgson Fye.

On March 21, 1964, he married the former Marcella Raye McAdoo. She survives.

Terry previously worked for P&N Coal, and Valier Coal Yard, as a parts man.

He enjoyed spending his time at Walker's Service Station.

Sara D. Fox, 75

July 1, 2013

Sara D. Fox, 75, of Big Run, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie.

She was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Hiriam and Mary Rebecca (Cressley) White.

On June 1, 1957, she married Charles Leroy Fox. He survives.

She was a member of the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

Joseph Anthony Cianciotti, 67

July 1, 2013

Joseph Anthony Cianciotti, 67, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1945, in Yonkers, N.Y., a son of Nicholas Cianciotti of Cape Coral, Fla., and the late Olga (Valesquez) Cianciotti.

On Oct. 8, 1988, he married the former Monica Sue Mikelonis. She survives.

They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October.

He was a member of Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Cianciotti worked as a locomotive engineer for B&P Railroad for over 30 years.

Doug Clay Horne, Jr., 40

July 1, 2013

Doug Clay Horne, Jr., 40, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at home.

He was born Feb. 27, 1973, in Punxsutawney, a son of Doug Clay Horne, Sr. and Earla Jane (Schaffer) Horne.

He was baptized at the First Christian Church.

Mr. Horne worked as a rock truck driver for Amfire Coal Company.

He was a hard worker and enjoyed working.

Doug was a big-hearted, family-oriented man who loved his children deeply.

He had a lot of caring friends who would have done anything for him.

His uncle, Homer Schaffer, was a very special man he looked up to and loved very much.

County issues info on flood damage reporting, closed roads

July 1, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Anyone who still needs to report flood damages can do so by calling 814-849-5052 or by stopping at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, 560 Service Center Rd., first floor, Brookville, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

If residents need to call after these times, they may do so by calling 814-849-1617.

Clean-up kits are still available in Reynoldsville at the fire hall.

State roads that are still closed are as follows:

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