Archive - 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Following numerous testimonies regarding the art program at Punxsutawney Area High School, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted Tuesday on the future of that position.
To find out the result of the vote and for more meeting details, pick up a print edition of Wednesday's Punxsutawney Spirit.
EAST MAHONING TOWNSHIP â A single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning has claimed the lives of two Indiana County residents.
Coroner Michael Baker said a car collided broadside with a large tree on Route 403, about one mile south of Marion Center in East Mahoning Township, killing a male driver and his female passenger.
BROOKVILLE â Need to shed those winter pounds? My New Weigh of Life, a weight loss and healthy eating class set to begin March 9 at the Brookville YMCA, might be just what the doctor ordered.
My New Weigh of Life is a 12-week weight loss program.
Itâs central goal is to get participants to change the way they eat so that they continue with what theyâve learned after the class is over and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
âItâs basically just about changing your eating behaviors and your habits,â said Sally Hall, the instructor for the class.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If youâve been hearing rumors of the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney being closed permanently or going out of business, those rumors are not true, according to Mike Weaver, the head of the ownership group.
Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday at the
intersection of North Jefferson Street and Torrence Street, when a school bus and a car collided.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Punxsutawney Area School District school bus, driven by Rebecca Edgell of Punxsutawney, had been stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to turn left onto North Jefferson Street, when a white Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michael Wachob
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 4:20 a.m. Monday at Dunkel Roofing.
Police said unknown actor(s) gained access to the business and removed a stainless Groundhog Club Collector's Edition Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum pistol, as well as an unspecified amount of miscellaneous bills and
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510 and request to speak with Trooper Jenary.
The Bowdish Model Railroad at the Jefferson County History Center celebrated its ninth birthday on Saturday.
Bill McCracken remains on hand to explain the history of the railroad â in addition to the history it portrays.
The Bowdish Model Railroad contains over 200 feet of track with six engines and 44 railcars.
There are also over 100 animations and over 50 structures, drawn from notable places throughout the history of Jefferson County.
ALTOONA â After making the trip by himself last season as the lone state qualifier, Punxsy wrestler Joel Bowers will have some company for next weekâs trip across the state.
In his first season, the Chucksâ Kaleb Young not only became a state qualifier but also won the 126-pound weight class of the AAA Northwest Regional in Altoona Saturday night.
Bowers (120) matched his regional finish from a year ago when he secured a consolation final pin.
CLARION â There are usually many reasons why a team loses only two games in an entire season.
On Saturday, two of the biggest reasons were guards Keserra Owens and Ali Rinfrette, who propelled the Bradford Lady Owls to their second District IX AAA girlsâ basketball title in a row with a 56-31 final score over the Punxsy Lady Chucks.
âBradfordâs two guards â Owens and Rinfrette â were the key today,â said Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz. âThey played very well. Bradford is a solid basketball team.â
CLARION â If you have never felt something slip through your fingers, the Punxsy Chucks boysâ basketball team can tell you how it feels.
With control of the game throughout, Punxsy had the worst time to lose its mojo in the fourth quarter of the District IX title game and gave the championship to Bradford, 49-42, on Saturday at Clarion University.