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March 29th

Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman, 94

March 29, 2013

Mary Blanche Extrom Henneman passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, in her 94th year at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, her home for 14 years, after living a long and abundant life.

She was born in 1919 in Big Run, Pa. to John Oran and Correll Estell Wachob Extrom. Mary was married for 68 years to her husband Lewis Burnett “LB” Henneman, who preceded her in death in 2007.

March 28th

Community Action, Inc. taking action in the fight against homelessness, seeking community’s help

March 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY —  What would you do if you or someone you loved suddenly became homeless? Where would you turn? Where would you go?
These are the questions that are often asked when someone becomes homeless.

The definition of an unsheltered homeless person is "one who resides in a place not meant for human habitation, such as parks, cars, sidewalks, abandoned buildings or on the street." When one thinks of someone who is homeless, he or she often pictures them as being dirty and dressed in rags. However, that isn't always the case.

Keith R. States, 86

March 28, 2013

Keith R. States, 86, passed away on March 27, 2013, in Thomaston Manor, in Thomaston, Ga.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1926, in Canoe Ridge, Pa., and was the son of John T. and Mayola Bartlebaugh States.

Keith grew up in Canoe Ridge attending Marion Center High School, where he received the Bausch & Lomb Science Award.

Upon graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines during World War II and served his country.

Honoring a Fallen Soldier

March 28, 2013

People line the streets of DuBois to honor fallen soldier Josh Martino today, March 28, 2013.

March 27th

Get your Sneakers ready: Run/Walk for Someone Special coming up soon

March 27, 2013

Spring is a season of hope, and for avid runners and walkers in the area, the Run/Walk for Someone Special event is a chance to support a great cause.

The event will be held on April 7 in Sykesville with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

The race will begin at 3 p.m.

Robindale Energy is sponsoring the event, and all proceeds stay local and will benefit children and adults with special needs through the Arc of Clearfield/Jefferson counties and Camp Friendship.

PennDOT presents potential plans for Margiotti Bridge

March 27, 2013

The Margiotti Bridge on Route 436 is scheduled to be replaced due to the cracks in the pillars beneath the bridge, one of which is pictured here.

A public display of the plans for replacement was held Wednesday
at the Alliance Church.

Work begins on SR 310 bridge replacement project

March 27, 2013

INDIANA – On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, PennDOT announced Wednesday that the bridges on Route 310 in Young Township will be replaced.

The residents of Young Township and motorists who travel on Route 310
will benefit from the replacement of two structurally deficient bridges in Jefferson County.

The Harmony No. 1 bridge over Elk Run, built in 1925, carries approximately 3,520 vehicles per day and will be replaced with a steel girder bridge.

March 26th

Lady Chucks' runner Young signs with Bonnies

March 26, 2013

On Tuesday evening at The Spirit, Alexis Young (front, right) signs her official letter of intent to run for the St. Bonaventure University women's cross country team this fall.

Young is joined by her mother, Tianda (front, left), and father, John (back, left), along with Punxsy head coach Geore Wehrle (back, right).

Knockout Donation!

March 26, 2013

Helman's Boxing held a Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing event at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) last Saturday night and raised $2,200 that was donated to the center.

Pictured is Rob McCoy (right), executive director of PACC, receiving the check from Alex London (left), 12, who was the winner of his 95-pound bout, which was stopped by the referee in the second round because he was dominating the match.

Helman's Boxing recently moved its practice facility into the second floor above the PACC Fitness Center in the old school board meeting room.

Butler County Community College to bring campus to Brockway

March 26, 2013

BROCKWAY — The staff of Butler County Community College (BC3) visited Brockway Area High School to announce that it will be bringing a campus to Jefferson County in Brockway.

"Butler County Community College was the first community college in Western Pennsylvania, and, therefore, we are the pioneers," said Susan Changnon, director of communications and marketing at BC3, who introduced the speakers for the day. "And so, today, I'm thinking, we're still pioneering."

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

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