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School board hears summer school presentation

August 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board received an update on the elementary summer school program that was put on by AmeriCorps.

Shari Weber, elementary principal, said the program was run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which included a free lunch for the children.

"This summer school experience benefited the students to enrich their experience with math and reading,"

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

Drat! Hot dog days are done!

August 9, 2013

Friday was the last day to enjoy a great hot dog lunch, all while supporting a great cause, as the Library Hot Dog Days came to an end.

Though the day may have started out with rain and dark clouds, by noontime, the sun finally came out and shined in time for the celebrity volunteers.

Pictured are members of the PRIDE Team (from left) Tom Chelgren, Duane Miller, Kathy Smith, Linda Shaffer and Laura Chelgren.

Miracle League Field to let special youngsters live out baseball dreams

August 9, 2013

INDIANA — Growing up, young children dream of playing baseball on the big stage, with bright lights, cheering fans and enthusiastic announcers.

Unfortunately for youngsters with disabilities, the idea of playing a game of baseball seems like a daunting task. But in April of 2000, that all changed when the first Miracle League Field was completed in Rockdale County, Georgia, and it allowed children with disabilities to enjoy America's favorite pastime.

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