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October 30th

Roseville Independent Chapel to bring gospel quartet to Punxsutawney

October 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Roseville Independent Chapel in Brookville will be bringing an evening of music and entertainment to the Punxsutawney Area High School on Dec. 7 in the form of Dove Award-winning gospel quartet Ernie Haase + Signature Sound.

The concert will begin in the high school auditorium at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m.

Pastor Jim Fillhart said the concert is a fundraiser for the chapel, with the proceeds going directly into its new building project fund.

October 29th

Practicing safe trick-or-treating will make Kids’ Halloween spook-tastic!

October 29, 2013

Halloween festivities will be held in Punxsutawney Borough on Thursday, beginning with the traditional firefighters’ parade at 6 p.m. and trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.

Once again this year, Kengersky’s Nationwide Insurance has purchased and donated glow stick necklaces for the little ghosts and goblins to wear throughout the evening.

Pictured are Matt Kengersky (left) of Kengersky’s Nationwide Insurance, holding the glow stick necklaces, and Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief.

Mengle Memorial Library premieres documentary about local racer ‘Squirt’

October 29, 2013

Stanley "Squirt" Johns (right), Brockway, a former stock car racer and the subject of the documentary "SQUIRT," which recently premiered at the Mengle Memorial Library, sits down with Greg Peterson, one of the producers of the film, to shoot more footage during a question and answer session with the audience at the premiere.

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

Red Cross representative Konior provides emergency weather preparedness pointers

October 29, 2013

The Punxsutawney Memorial Library and the Weather Discovery Center teamed up to present a weather preparedness program Monday evening at the library.

American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter’s Marianne Konior spoke about how to prepare for a weather disaster and how to make an emergency kit.

Pictured above are (from left) Coral Ellshoff, director at Punxsutawney Memorial Library; Konior; and Amanda Hornack, Weather Discovery Center director of education and programming.

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

Punxsy defeats St. Marys, looks forward to rematch with Bradford for D-IX title

October 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Usually, when a first date goes bad, a second one is out of the question.

But not in this case.

See, the last time that Punxsy and Bradford met during the regular season, the Lady Owls volleyball team didn't just beat Punxsy on its home court, they swept Punxsy 3-0.

After the Lady Chucks defeated the Lady Dutch of St. Marys 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16) on Tuesday night, the Lady Chucks will have a shot at redemption on Thursday, when the team travels to St. Marys face Bradford for the District IX title at 6:30 p.m.

October 28th

Reynoldsville celebrates bridge centennial, names Scolese its Citizen of the Year

October 28, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — John Scolese (right) received the Reynoldsville Area Business Association’s Citizen of the Year Award from Mayor Louie “Peach” Caltagarone (left) and Sarah Caltagarone, president of the business association.

Scolese received the award Sunday, when a ribbon was cut to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Tickle Belly Bridge in Reynoldsville.

Lady Chucks host Lady Dutch for playoff volleyball

October 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' volleyball players will find themselves in a familiar position tonight, as they'll play host to St. Marys for first-round action of District IX volleyball play.

The No. 2 seeded Lady Chucks put together a good enough season to earn a home game against the No. 3 Lady Dutch of St. Marys.

The Lady Chucks and

Lady Dutch had an instant classic match in St. Marys last time the two
met.

Donald James "Jim" Whiteman, Jr., 62

October 28, 2013

Donald James "Jim" Whiteman, Jr., 62, of Mahaffey, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing Home in Clearfield.

Born Dec. 12, 1950, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Donald J. Whiteman and Shirley (Stroup) Whiteman, who survives.

Mr. Whiteman was a 1971 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and served in the United States Army.

He had been employed at Viko in Eldred, WR Case & Sons Cutlery and later in the local oil fields, and he worked for many drilling companies.

REA momentary service interruptions to occur Tuesday

October 28, 2013

INDIANA — REA Energy Cooperative, Inc. members served by the Smithport substation will be affected by momentary outages on Tuesday.

REA Energy will be performing substation maintenance.

The momentary service interruptions will occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The following areas will be affected:
• Banks and Canoe townships in Indiana County;
• Bell and Gaskill townships in Jefferson County;
• Areas in an around Smithport, Johnsonburg, Canoe Ridge, Hillman, Winslow, Hudson and Cloe.

October 27th

Halloween Fest 2013

October 27, 2013

Winners were crowned for best costumes at Halloween Fest in Barclay Square on Saturday. They are (from left) Rilee, Amber and Jemma Agnello — Candy Land trio, Best Group; Sawyer Hall — headless waiter, Most Original; Melia Cochran — Rockstar Barbie in a box, Cutest; and Zakery Windsor — camo monster, Scariest, with his mother, Tifani. The event was sponsored by Punxsy Dental.

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