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Knox, grandson construct Little Free Library in Rochester Mills

September 23, 2013

ROCHESTER MILLS — Sometimes, the most amazing ideas can come from something we have read.

For one man, that idea came when he opened the pages of the American Profile magazine, a publication that is inserted into the newspaper.

Richard Knox was reading an article on how an 81-year-old Georgia man had built a Little Free Library for his community.

Inspired by the idea, Knox decided that he, too, wanted to build one at his home in Rochester Mills.

The idea behind Little Free Library was started by Todd Bol, of Hudson, Wisc.

Punxsy Weather Discovery Center receives EITC donation from PNC

September 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center received a donation from PNC
Equipment Finance, LLC in the amount of $1,000 on Monday.

Pictured (from left) are Michele London, teller supervisor at PNC Bank in Punxsy; Linda Campbell, PNC Punxsy branch manager; Jim Cassidy, chairman of the board for the Punxsy Weather Discovery Center; and Marlene Lellock and Amanda Hornack of the Weather Discovery Center.

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

DCED representatives tour Punxsutawney, Brookville

September 23, 2013

Clyde “Champ” Holman, the current deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), along with other DCED representatives, made their way through Jefferson County last Thursday as a part of the DCED on the Road event.

Holman (right) is pictured here speaking to a group in Brookville.

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

Poison Ivy: Phillips paces Punxsy to win

September 23, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Coming off their first loss of the season and losing arguably their best server in Shaina Painter to an undisclosed injury, the Lady Chucks have had some recent adversity to face.

There's nothing that playing at the raucous Punxsy gym can't fix.

Punxsy welcomed Marion Center into town, and quickly showed them the door, shutting the Stingers out 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-12).

Ivy Phillips — an integral part of the team each match — stepped up her game with Painter's absence.

Nancy Lee (Mahorney) Cook, 65

September 23, 2013

Nancy Lee (Mahorney) Cook, 65, of DuBois, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 10, 1948, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late James and Marie Mahorney.

She was married to Roy F. Cook, Sr., who preceded her in death.

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