Archive - 2013
MONDAY, JULY 1
â˘ 10 a.m.-Noon â Childrenâs Activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House; This yearâs focus is Military/Community â Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society
â˘ 10:30-11 a.m. â Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months) on padded course; Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC
â˘ 11-11:30 a.m. â Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race
â˘ 11:30 a.m.-Noon â Rock & Roll Pet Show
â˘ 12:30-1 p.m. â Dennie Huber â Magic
â˘ 1:30-2 p.m. â Rock & Roll Pet Show
â˘ 2:30-3 p.m. â Dennie Huber â Magic
(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.)
June 23, 1897
The primary election last Saturday was the lightest polled in this country for a number of years.
Some of the precincts were not heard from at all and many reported a mere decimal of the normal vote. There was practically no contest for any of the nominations.
Max Eugene Shoffner, 86, of Kittanning, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Andover, Ohio.
He was born on July 27, 1926, to John and Florence (Reed) Shoffner, in Timblin, Pa.
Max was co-owner of Shoffner Family Business, where he played an active role in all facets and co-owner of West Franklin Coal Co. with Russ Haller.
He was a member of the Kittanning Joint Water Authority for many years and was one of the founders of the Young Business Men's Association, along with John B. McCue and Steve Krizmanich.
MT. JEWETT â After suffering through one of the most difficult nights any team could endure, the Punxsy Major Baseball All-Star's Dylan Ishman had the perfect elixir.
Ishman fired a no-hitter to lead Punxsy to a shutout victory, 9-0, over host Smethport/Mt. Jewett in the losers' bracket quarterfinals in Mt. Jewett Friday evening.
Punxsy started slowly, but Ishman was a constant the whole contest.
After a visiting scoreless top of the first, Ishman walked the second Smethport/Mt. Jewett hitter, who would turn out to be the lone base runner against him.
The Groundhog Festival has arrived, and as many prepare for festivities, the Punxsutawney Garden Club will be holding its Annual Plant Sale from Monday through Saturday.
This year, the club will have plants for sale, but will also have garden-related âtrash and treasure items.â
Pictured are members of the Garden Club (back, from left) Denise Winters, Diane Neal (holding two of the garden glass totems that will be on sale), Clarence Troutman, (front) Gloria Kerr, Kerri Stebbins and Tommy Troutman.
Sunday, June 30 through Saturday, July 6
Food Vendors in Barclay Square
Arts and Crafts Vendors
Bring Lawn Chairs â No Seating Available
Rides and Games Provided by Fun Zone from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
Bake Sales â various churches and organizations
REACT First Aid Booth
Proud Member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Country Fairs
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
11:00-1:00 P.M. â Registration for Punxsutawney Groundhog Car Show in Borough Parking Lot
Pictured is a unit from last year's Firemen's Old Home Week parade.
This year's parade is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday will begin at the Punxy Plaza, with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. in the plaza.
In addition to the parade, other events scheduled for Saturday include firefighter games at 9 a.m. at the carnival grounds behind the Punxy Plaza.
Free fire truck rides for the kids will take place beginning at 9 a.m. this morning in the Punxy Plaza.
Bands that were rained out in Barclay Square Friday have been rescheduled for Saturday:
â˘ Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis
BROOKVILLE â County officials held a press conference early Friday morning to release details on the flooding situation in Jefferson County that began on Thursday, as well as the response to the problems it has caused.
For an extensive report, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Spirit reporter Matthew Triponey traveled to Reynoldsville on Friday to document the aftermath of Thursday's flood.
See his photos here:
The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services issued a list of PennDOT bridge closures as of 6 p.m. Friday.
They are as follows:
â˘ Route 949 bridge in Heath Township, near the entrance of Clear Creek State Park.
â˘ Route 36 bridge in the Village of Cloe, Bell Township, near Mary's Place.
â˘ US Route 322 "Hump Back" Bridge in Reynoldsville.
All three bridges will be closed until further notice due to flood-related damage.
PennDOT will be posting detours.