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August 2nd

A magical night at SS.C.D.

August 2, 2013

It was the perfect night for some magic, and those who attended the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival Friday were treated to just that by magician Little Richard Quick.

Before starting his act, Quick made balloon animals for those in the audience.

Pictured (from left) are Ally Yeakle, Mady Matthews, Delane Yeakle and Claire Skardek.

The festival runs through Sunday evening.

Thomas McCune, 79

August 2, 2013

Thomas McCune, 79, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

August 1st

Familiar Faces Friday! Mike Horner

August 1, 2013

(Editor’s note: This is the first 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 Mike Horner.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mike Horner is a recognizable face
around town.

You may recognize him from The Medicine Shoppe, where he greets everyone who comes through the door with a smile.

It was a polka party in the park!

August 1, 2013

Polka was the word Thursday night in Barclay Square as the latest installment of Music in the Park featured polka band Mikey D.

Members of the crowd were treated to the festive music in yet another good turnout, as the rain clouds stayed away.

No injuries in Route 310 rollover

August 1, 2013

The driver of this Jeep Wrangler, pictured here, lost control of her vehicle at 2:29 a.m. Thursday morning on Route 310 in Young Township while traveling north, which caused it to slide, impact a guardrail and a utility pole and roll onto its side down a steep embankment.

The driver was not injured in the crash and was able to get out of the Jeep and walk to her residence.

She later returned to the scene of the accident.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the

Filmmaker with local ties working toward second film as part of ‘Radio Silence’

August 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES — We all have dreams, and for some, those dreams become a reality.

For one Punxsy native, his dream was to one day make films.

And with hard work and determination, he has successfully achieved that goal.

In 2012, Chad Villella and his production team, Radio Silence, got the chance to premiere their horror anthology film, “V/H/S,” at the Sundance Film Festival.

The team was quite surprised when it became a fan favorite and the first horror film ever to be purchased by a film distributor.

Polly J. Farbo, 46

August 1, 2013

Polly J. Farbo, 46, Punxsutawney, died surrounded by her family and friends after a lengthy battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

She was born on April 2, 1967, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harry E. and Shirley O. (Shumaker) Caylor.

On Sept. 22, 1990, she married Douglas A. Farbo, who survives.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

She was a graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 1985.

She worked as an insurance agent for the Shields Insurance Agency in Punxsutawney.

July 31st

Borough employees given hands-on training on defensive driving through grant

July 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — They say in sports that good defense will stop good offense every time, and the same can be said for driving, too.
That's why Punxsutawney Borough held a defensive driving course on Wednesday in the parking lot located in front of Jack F. LaMarca Stadium at Punxsutawney Area High School.

Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief, said that last year, he applied for a grant with the borough's insurance company, Penn Prime, for the defensive driving course.

July 30th

Sens take Game 1 in Fed League Finals

July 30, 2013

The Sykesville Senators have taken a 1-0 series lead over the Rossiter Miners in the best-of-seven Federation League Finals with a 6-3 win Tuesday night at the Reynoldsville American Legion Field. The contest was even at 3-3 after three innings before the Senators scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Then, big-time slugger Kasey Clinton sealed the win for Sykesville with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

A long-standing tradition: SS.C.D. Lawn Festival returns to town this weekend

July 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For 74 years, the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church has followed a tradition that has brought not only members of the parish together but also members of the community — the Annual SS.C.D. lawn festival.

A fixture of the community since 1886, the church is rich with history. The lawn festival began in 1939, when the Catholic Daughters of the Americas ladies wanted to have a social for the parish,

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While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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