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June 10th

Not so fast! Route 119 bridge work to be delayed by utility relocation

June 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Route 119 bridge replacement has run into a snag, which could possibly delay the start of the project, it was reported Monday night.

“The road closure, from our information, has been delayed due to the Verizon utility relocation,” said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, at Monday’s Punxsutawney Borough Council Meeting.

Read about the delay in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Kids take aim at safety at Youth Field Day

June 10, 2013

Jefferson County's Youth Field Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Northwest Sportsmen for Youth and County Youth Field Day Organizations, was held at Reynlow Park in Reynoldsville on Saturday.

Youth Field Days have taken place annually throughout Pennsylvania since 1991, when they were first held in Venango County.

Kellen Gibson (right) takes aim at a fake deer with help from instructor Tim Lecuyer at an archery station hosted by the Sigel Sportsmen's Club.

A job well done, Officer Brudnock

June 10, 2013

Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Kirk Brudnock (left) is pictured receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program for 2012.

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan (right) said he is always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of the Punxsy Borough Police Department.

Anne Pauline Juliette, 96

June 10, 2013

Anne Pauline Juliette, 96, of Rural Valley, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Indiana Hospital, surrounded by her loving, caring family.

She was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Yatesboro, the daughter of Antonio and Rose Taddeo Dorazio.

Anne was a Catholic her entire life and belonged to St. Mary Mother of God Church, Yatesboro, Pa.

Anne married Joseph Juliette in 1935, the beginning of a great love affair that lasted until Joe's death in 1995.

Mrs. Sally J. Cameron, 83

June 10, 2013

Mrs. Sally J. Cameron, 83, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., died on Friday, June 7, 2013, at The Groves Center.

She was born on Aug. 21, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Harold and Emily Altman, and moved to Indian Lake Estates in 1996 from Bridgewater, N.J.

She was a retired real estate broker.

Sally was a golfer and enjoyed playing bridge and taught it to many.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Indian Lake United Methodist Church.

Velma “Babe” Keller, 78

June 10, 2013

Velma “Babe” Keller, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday June 5, 2013, with family around her.

Babe was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Frank and Leila Harl.

After graduating from Punxsutawney High School in 1952, she attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., where she served as president of her school’s chapter of Chi Omega Sorority.

After college graduation, she was employed as a case worker for the Children’s Aid Society of Elk County, Pa.

June 9th

Yield to safety: Borough police focusing on pedestrian awareness campaign

June 9, 2013

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.

Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.

Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.

Groundhog Club holding Punxsy Phil photo contest

June 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that it’s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.

The contest, “Punxsutawney Phil’s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.

The prizes are as follows:

• First Place — Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.

• Second Place — Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.

• Third Place — Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.

To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Bears’ looping single ends Chucks' state run in 10th inning

June 9, 2013

Seniors Jamie Bush and Ty Zimmerman (not pictured) both made their final appearance in a Chucks' uniform during Punxsy's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Upper Moreland in the PIAA AAA semifinals in Scotland, Pa., on Saturday.

From the plate, Bush tallied three hits and Zimmerman smacked a single and scored a run.

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

Way Back When

June 9, 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.)

Local Intelligence
June 16, 1897

Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.

Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter...
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post No. 2076) presented the top three winners of the SS.C.D. School essay contest...
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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