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October 18th

Gabrielle Giffords intern gives presentation at Penn State DuBois

October 18, 2013

DUBOIS — As part of its programming associated with National Coming Out Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State University invited author, speaker and activist Daniel Hernandez to speak on campus on Wednesday.

Hernandez was a congressional intern in the office of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during the deadly Tucson, Ariz., shooting in January 2011. He has been credited with having saved her life during the
attack.

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

October 17th

Punxsy Borough leaf pick-up schedule

October 18, 2013

The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin this Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through November.

The schedule will be as follows:
• Monday — East End;
• Tuesday — Elk Run and Park Avenue area;
• Wednesday — Middletown and Findley to Center Street;
• Thursday — Church Street and Indiana Street;
• Friday — West End and South Side.

Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.

Leaves should be raked to the curb next to the road, but not raked onto the roadway. Do not park on or near piles of raked leaves.

Take your Day in the Life photos today, Oct. 18!

October 17, 2013

Don’t forget to take and submit your photos for “Day in the Life” today!

Photos can be submitted by Oct. 31 to composing@punxsutawneyspirit.com

See the ad on page 8 in today's issue of the Spirit for details.

Familiar Faces Friday! Tom Chelgren

October 17, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Tom Chelgren.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Tom Chelgren is a recognizable face around town. He may be most recognizable as a former sergeant for the Pennsylvania State Police, or perhaps, you have seen him throughout the community involved in one of his many activities.

GUILD COMEDY VISITS TOWN OF ‘GREATER TUNA’

October 17, 2013

Seven actors will bring 22 characters to life in the uproariously funny satire, “Greater Tuna.”

Appearing in the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild’s concluding play of the season are (front, from left) Laura Chelgren, Loretta Ball, Jennifer Soliday (director); (back) S. Thomas Curry, Terry A. Fye, Ilona Ball and Doug Fye.

The show will be staged at 7:30 nightly in the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium on Oct. 25 and 26, and Nov. 1 and 2.

Lady Chucks take care of Lady Raiders on Senior Night

October 17, 2013

UNXSUTAWNEY — On Thursday night, the Lady Chucks' volleyball team hosted the Lady Raiders of Brookville for their Senior Night.

With their rival in town, and their seniors being honored, the best case scenario for the Lady Chucks would be a three-game shut out of the Lady Raiders.

While they were unable to complete that unreachable task, they did the next best thing.

Punxsy sent off its seniors with a three-game sweep, outscoring the Lady Raiders 75-21 (25-5, 25-10, 25-6) en route to victory.

October 16th

Former Spirit publisher Bill Anderson remembered by those who knew him on different fronts

October 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH — On Tuesday, former Spirit Publisher William C. "Bill" Anderson died at the age of 62.

For a full story with reactions from community members who worked with and knew Anderson, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

For Anderson's full obituary, see Page 2 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

One girl killed, three others injured in one-car accident

October 16, 2013

CHEST TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY — One juvenile female was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 3006 (Westover Road) in Chest Township, Clearfield County at 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported.

The crash took place when a 2003 Ford F-250 was traveling south on Westover Road at a high rate of speed, the report said. The truck crossed over into the northbound lane of travel and proceeded to leave the roadway.

William Carl “Bill” Anderson Jr., 62

October 16, 2013

William Carl “Bill” Anderson Jr., 62, of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at his home with family.

Bill was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late William Carl Anderson Sr. and the late Lenna “Marlys” Hubbard.

Bill is survived by his three children, William Carl Anderson III of Denver, Colo., and Corrie Ann Anderson and Amy Marie Anderson of Pittsburgh; his ex-wife Jessie Ann Anderson of Punxsutawney; as well as his beloved dog, Ruby.

Jane Olga Milliron Baun, 82

October 16, 2013

Jane O. Baun, 82, Punxsutawney, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Oct. 2, 1931, a daughter of the late Alexander and Olga (Anderson) Campbell.

She was first married to John Milliron, Jr., who preceded her in death on July 15, 1976. She then married Elmer Baun, who survives, on Oct. 1, 1981.

Jane was a kind and gentle spirit, a true lady, as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, who loved her family above all else. She will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity to everyone.

The SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicked off Friday evening with games for kids, prizes, Bingo and lots of great food to choose...
It was the final day for the Library Hot Dog Days event Friday, and the week proved to be quite a success for the...
Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc., MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale...
Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in...
Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship...
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on...

 

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