Archive - 2013
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
July 7, 1897
Will Start This Month
The large and complete iron plant located at this place will be put into blast within a few days.
The date of the firing is not positively fixed, but it will be sometime during the present month.
It was the original intention to initiate this great industry with music and speechmaking and a banquet.
In this file photo from last Tuesday, Punxsy's Jordyn Powell takes a cut at a pitch in a game against Brookville. Powell had what Punxsy coach Ange Giavedoni called a "huge single" in Punxsy's 12-1 victory over Brookville Sunday in Brookville. With the win, Punxsy gets to take its show on the road again on Tuesday to St. Marys.
For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Kylee Lingenfelter delivers a pitch during Punxsy's 5-0 win over Corry Wednesday night in Saegertown at the Section I Tournament. Friday, Lingenfelter fanned 15 in a re-match against Corry in the championship game. Punxsy came out on top, 8-0, and earned a trip to States.
For a full re-cap, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
CATCH (Cyber And Traditional Christian Homeschoolers) students ended the year with a celebration to honor 2012-2013 graduates.
The ceremony was held on the evening of May 31 at the Jefferson Street Social Center.
The invocation was offered by Dale Wood.
A very insightful and inspirational commencement address was delivered by Bruce Dickey.
He quoted Proverbs 3:5,6: â€śTrust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The schedule of events for todayâ€™s Groundhog Festival includes the following:
â€˘ 9 to 10 a.m. â€” Registration for 4th Annual Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull Sponsored by London Farm Supplies in Barclay Square;
â€˘ 10 to 11 a.m. â€” Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull â€” Tractors supplied by sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups 4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9;
â€˘ 9 to 11:30 a.m. â€” Registration for Burrow Thunder at
â€˘ Noon â€” Burrow Thunder Motorcycle Ride Starts;
â€˘ 10:30 a.m. to noon â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Balloons;
â€˘ 12:30 to 1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic;
Julie Hall (left) and Brenda Esposito are pictured with puppet Godwin Merrifeather, who performs with Telly Ticket as part of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney's annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Anyone who needs more information can call the church office at 938-7500.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It was a pitchers' duel in Punxsutawney on Wednesday evening, and if it wasn't for some late action by the Punxsy's bats in the 9- and 10-year-old softball All-Stars game, St. Marys' Brianna Grotzinger would have come out on top. But thanks to a three-run fifth, Punxsy's Kendal Johnston, who pitched a complete game for the home team, earned the win in the 3-1 contest.
After the game, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti was especially proud of his team's resiliency, as the players battled right to the end.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The schedule of events for today's Groundhog Festival includes the following:
â€˘ 10 a.m. to noon â€” Children's activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society;
â€˘ 11:30 a.m. to noon â€”Â M&M Magicians, sponsored by PNC Bank;
â€˘ Noon to 2 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber's Balloons;
â€˘ 2:30 to 3 p.m. â€”Â M&M Magicians;
â€˘ 3 to 5 p.m. â€”Â Dennie Huber's Balloons;
â€˘ 3:30 to 4 p.m. â€”Â M&M Magicians;
â€˘ 6 p.m. â€”Â Bingo at the Central Volunteer Fire Department;
â€˘ 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. â€” Cook & Belle (Country);
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” Thursday afternoon, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal vehicle crash that had occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday on Sprague Road, one-half mile east of State Route 2031 in Winslow Township.
Read the full story in Friday's Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No.1231 motorcycle club will be having its annual "Burrow Thunder" on Saturday at 9 a.m., to benefit the Special Olympics.
The event will be held at the Punxsy Eagles parking lot.
A bike show will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with rides being offered at $15 for a rider and $10 for a passenger.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Groundhog Festival, and riders will travel 135 miles, making four stops along the way.
There will be a silent auction, a meal and a dance featuring the band Against the Grain.