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September 26th

BREAKING NEWS: Scanner reports indicate active shooter in Brockway

September 26, 2013

According to scanner reports from Thursday afternoon, local authorities have responded to an area referred to as Cemetery Hill in Brockway in response to multiple shots being fired.

According to WJAC-TV, "a state police spokesperson in Harrisburg confirmed one state trooper was injured in what was described as an 'ongoing situation' on Cemetery Hill Road."

Scanner reports also stated that area schools were on lockdown.

Please exercise caution in this area.

Further details will be released when they become available.

September 25th

Lions Club’s White Cane Day to help provide eyeglasses to those in need

September 25, 2013

Punxsy Lions Club members said they will be out holding the white canes at the intersection of Hampton Avenue, East Mahoning Street and Front Street by the Central Fire Department and at the Margiotti Bridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pictured (from left) are Rob Burkett, Butch Young, Denny Rebuck and Mike Ruffner of the Punxsy Lions Club.

Sloniger to take talents to Penn State

September 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Despite being just a junior, standout catcher Ryan Sloniger already knows where he'll be playing college ball.

Patricia Ann “Trish” Kruckow, 60

September 25, 2013

Patricia Ann “Trish” Kruckow, age 60, of East Liberty Street in Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her home.

Born on Aug. 19, 1953, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph L. and Ruth N. (Richards) Kruckow. They both survive and live in DuBois.

She worked for many years with the disabled at various group homes in the area.

She enjoyed bowling, yard sales and working outdoors. She loved Groundhog Day and all things related to Punxsy Phil. She also enjoyed coming to DuBois and spending the weekend with her parents.

BREAKING NEWS: Punxsutawney Fire Department on scene of Route 36 structure fire

September 25, 2013

Crews from all three stations in the Punxsutawney Fire Department were called to a structure fire at 18301 Route 36 on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m.

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

September 24th

Shenkle not satisfied despite 7-0 win

September 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At any level, scoring seven goals in a soccer match is a rarity.

It's a strategic game in which not a lot of goals are generally scored.

So, when Punxsy walked off the field with a 7-0 victory against Curwensville, everyone had to be satisfied, no?

"No. I pulled all of the starters out in the first half because they were playing flat," head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They had no life. I yanked them all out and put in several subs and junior varsity players. We have to be able to start a game with passion, and they haven't been able to do that yet."

Police respond to two-car Rt. 310 wreck

September 24, 2013

At 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to a two-car accident on Harmony Road (Route 310), 410 feet south of Crawfordtown Road in Young Township.

Police said that a 2009 Ford F-150 driven by Richard M. Hazuda, 36, of Powell, Tenn., was stopped in the northbound late of Route 310 for a vehicle turning left into a driveway when a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta (pictured here) driven by Lacey L. McNeel, 20, of Reynoldsville was unable to stop and struck the rear of Hazuda's F-150.

Both units came to rest facing north in the northbound lane.

Work hard, play hard: Rossiter Playground Association benefits from golf tourney

September 24, 2013

Recently, the Rossiter American Legion and the Wright brothers held a golf tournament to benefit the Rossiter Playground Association.

Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Jayne Shaffer, Shirley Berringer, Barbara Mack, Bob Wright, Rick Wright, Bob Berringer and Bob Deahl.

Franklin G. “Glaze” Lingenfelter, 84

September 24, 2013

Franklin G. “Glaze” Lingenfelter, 84, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Jefferson Manor Health Center, Brookville.

He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Perry Township, a son of the late Marion G. “Simon” and Mabel P. (Bush) Lingenfelter.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator and drove truck.

He loved driving, going for rides, hunting, gardening and mowing on his John Deere tractors.

He was a member of the Moose and the American Legion.

September 23rd

Knox, grandson construct Little Free Library in Rochester Mills

September 23, 2013

ROCHESTER MILLS — Sometimes, the most amazing ideas can come from something we have read.

For one man, that idea came when he opened the pages of the American Profile magazine, a publication that is inserted into the newspaper.

Richard Knox was reading an article on how an 81-year-old Georgia man had built a Little Free Library for his community.

Inspired by the idea, Knox decided that he, too, wanted to build one at his home in Rochester Mills.

The idea behind Little Free Library was started by Todd Bol, of Hudson, Wisc.

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