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April 15th

Personal bests highlight Punxsy track and field at 15th Annual DeMan’s Invitational

April 15, 2013

BROOKVILLE — On a chilly day along Interstate-80, Punxsy was still able to record many personal best efforts amongst a 22-team field at Saturday’s 15th Annual DeMan’s track and field invitational.

The Chucks boys, highlighted by Kevin Hughes' and Will Harmon’s days, totaled four first places, while the Punxsy girls had three top- three placings in the non-team scoring event.

Punxsy boys

As a whole, the Punxsy boys had a good day with various personal best performances recorded.

Solid all-around afternoon takes Punxsy over Altoona baseball, 11-2

April 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A good start to a full slate of week’s games was just what Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey would have ordered.

The Chucks used a solid all-around game, both on the mound and at the plate, to take the Lions of Altoona, 11-2, on Monday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

For the full recap, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Local crews battle a pair of blazes: Orvetta St. structure fire and Rossiter area flue fire

April 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday saw local crews battle a pair of fires — a quickly spreading one that started at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at 131 Orvetta St. in Punxsutawney and an evening fire that started in the flue of a house on Railroad Street in the Rossiter area.

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

Head Start students showcase what they’re learning at open houses

April 15, 2013

Punxsutawney Head Start Centers I, II and III and Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts Center, held an open house on Monday afternoon.

The open house gave students a chance to show what they are learning as well as what they do on a daily basis.

The event was also open to community members who may have been looking for a place to send their children.

“This is a nice opportunity for people to come and see what we're all about," said Autumn Reddinger, faculty member.

Pictured is Jazzmin Shaffer, age 3, of Punxsutawney, learning about different shapes.

Duke to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Saturday, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

In anticipation of the event, The Spirit will feature the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is Kim Duke.

Duke was a member of the Class of 2000 and was an outstanding athlete and letter winner in basketball, track and field and volleyball.

April 14th

PLANNING NATIONAL GUARD REUNION

April 14, 2013

Retired members of the Punxsutawney National Guard are planning a reunion to be held May 11 at the Punxsutawney Lions Club.

Pictured are the members of the reunion committee (from left): Randy Zufall, retired staff sergeant; David Hallman, retired staff sergeant; and Roger Steele, retired sergeant first class.

Decker to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Saturday, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

In anticipation of the event, The Spirit will feature the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is Ed Decker:

Ed Decker is a 1978 graduate and was the first football player in the history of PAHS to set a record of 1,000 yards rushing.

Getting back to Pa.’s roots: Historical Society to open ‘Wood on Glass’ exhibit on lumber heritage Tuesday

April 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is said that when William Penn discovered Pennsylvania in the 1680s, at least 95 percent of the land was covered by forest.

Its hard to believe that now, as we look around us at the once-big forest now populated with towns and cities.

Once known as the lumber region, Pennsylvania became the home of many lumber camps.

Traveling from one lumber camp to another was William T. Clarke, a photographer who loved capturing the daily life of the lumber industry.

Work to start today on intersection of Routes 119 and 322 in Sandy Township

April 14, 2013

DUBOIS — On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, PennDOT has announced that work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township will begin today.

When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

Work will include construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps and traffic signal upgrades.

Way Back When

April 14, 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
April 28, 1897

FIRE AT MCGEES
Six Buildings Were Destroyed Invoicing a Loss of $12,000

A disastrous fire occurred at McGees, Clearfield county, last Saturday night, causing a destruction of property amounting to near $12,000.

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