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November 13th

Bridget Nicholson Sparks, 48

November 13, 2013

Bridget Nicholson Sparks, 48, died on Oct. 16, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas.

She was born on Dec. 14, 1964, in DuBois, a daughter of Polly Hatten Clapsaddle.

She attended DuBois Area High School. She followed the sun, moving to Florida and then to Texas, where she married her husband Douglas Sparks on Feb. 26, 1993. She loved the beach, the sand, the sun and fishing.

Sheriff’s sale of Pantall Hotel pushed to early next year

November 13, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The sheriff's sale scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Sheriff's office for the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney has been postponed again.

Tracy Anderson, real estate deputy, said the mortgage company has once again postponed the sale — this time pushing it to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at the sheriff's office.

The original sale date was scheduled to be Sept. 6.

Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald, Sr., said back in August that the total amount due, including back taxes, was $839,550.13.

Preschool Picassos painting pictures for projector

November 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You're never too young to show off your artistic abilities, and for the preschoolers at Creative Garden, LLC., they are doing it for a good cause.

All 30 students have been busy creating works of art, which will be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the gym at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

November 12th

Mayor uses veto power to snuff out no-smoking ordinance

November 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that would’ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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

Nurses Fugate, Smith welcomed to Western Pa Cares for Kids team

November 12, 2013

The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.

Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.

One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.

The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.

School board honors Molinaro, Pascuzzo for their extended periods of service

November 12, 2013

Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe (right) is pictured presenting Board Vice President Francis J. Molinaro with his eight-year school board member certificate.

Robert Pascuzzo (not pictured), board member, also received his 16-year certificate.

See Wednesday's edition of The Spirit for an article on how Punxsy students are performing in mandated testing.

Annual Powder Puff game ends in 14-14 tie

November 12, 2013

You've heard of the "Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" in Green Bay, Wisc., but on Tuesday night, it was Jack LaMarca Stadium that held the title.

While the Punxsy Chucks' season came to an end two weeks ago, the girls of Punxsutawney Area High School took to the field in whiteout conditions, as the Jailbreak Juniors battled the Scandalous Seniors for the Annual Powder Puff game.

Both teams fought back and forth, but when neither team could score in overtime, the game was called at 14-14.

For the full story, pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

November 11th

We salute you: VFW Post No. 2076, American Legion Post No. 62 pay tribute to veterans

November 12, 2013

VFW Post No. 2076 and American Legion Post No. 62 saluted area veterans with Veterans' Day services held at the First Baptist Church in Punxsy.

Pictured are the veterans who were in attendance (front, from left) Gene McKee, Robert Bish, Raymond Depp; (back) Jim Dunlap, L. Eugene (Snuffy) Smith, Robert Lott, Dick Magolis and Paul McMillen.

Smith on hand to honor Mulberry Square veterans

November 12, 2013

The residents and staff of Mulberry Square took time out to honor the veterans who reside there on Veterans' Day with an address by State Rep. Sam Smith.

Pictured (front, from left) are Charles Kovatch, Bill Smith and Otto Grube, U.S. Army; Shannon Rimer, U.S. Marines; Clyde Evans, U.S. Army; Macklin Snyder, U.S. Navy; Sam Powers and Roy Bouch, U.S. Army. (back) Harry Gardner, singer; Richard Bianco and Smith.

Stancombe addresses those at Big Run Veterans’ Day service

November 12, 2013

BIG RUN — It was a day to honor not only the veterans in our military who served in countless wars, but also those who are currently fighting in the current one.

Veterans and their family members gathered at the Big Run War Memorial on Monday evening to honor their service to our country and to also honor those who have fallen.

VFW Post No. 9044 hosted the event that brought together members of the community, local Boy Scouts and families who currently have a loved one in the military.

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After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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