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Not too cold, not too hot. These dogs are just right!

August 5, 2013

Monday marked the first day of the Library Hot Dog Days event, as volunteers from Friends of the Library set up shop in front of Fezell's County Market.

Aside from the $2 hot dog meal, a book sale was also held, with all proceeds going to the library.

Pictured here is Al Mains being served a hot dog by volunteers Debbie Kaza and Mary Mack.

The event will continue throughout the week, with volunteers from different local organizations serving each day.

Brake fire spurs fire alarm, none injured

August 5, 2013

This tow truck owned by South Side Service caught fire Monday when the rear brakes overheated and caught the brake drum, and then the tire, on fire.

The fire was extinguished by the Central Fire Department at the former location for C&S Restaurant in Bell Township.

There were no injuries.

Council discusses bridge schedules, future traffic options

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The PennDOT bridge projects in Elk Run and West End were discussed at Monday's Punxsy Council Public Safety Committee meeting.

Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said work continues on the two bridges — one on Route 119 in Elk Run and the other at Sawmill Run in the West End.

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

Punxsy dive crew assists with Susquehanna River recovery

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department dive team and boat crew were on scene for over 12 hours, as they helped to search for the victim of a drowning that occurred late Sunday night at the Susquehanna River near Shawville in Clearfield County.

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

Nina Marie Humble, 95

August 5, 2013

Nina Marie Humble, 95, of Hamilton, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at
Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 26, 1918, in Byrnedale, Pa., the daughter of the late Ward and Elodie (Burke) Gardner.

She was married to Ira Humble, who preceded her in death.

She worked as an assembler for the Syvania Corp. in St. Marys.

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