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The Spirit awards 2014 Teachers of the Year

May 19, 2014

On Monday, representatives of The Spirit visited the local schools to present this year’s Punxsutawney Spirit Teachers of the Year.

Pictured here is Emily Skamai (front, center), a teacher at Punxsutawney Area Middle School, being presented with the Middle School Teacher of the Year award, a gift certificate to Mary’s Place and balloons courtesy of Walmart by Spirit representatives Bridey Shawgo (to Skamai’s right), Tracy Smith (to Skamai’s right) and Zak Lantz (back, far left).

Two-vehicle incident leads to several injuries

May 19, 2014

There were several injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:35 a.m. Monday on Route 36 in Young Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2003 Ford Focus ZX5 driven by Judith D. Jones, 44, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 36, while a 2003 Ford Windstar driven by Jesse D. Scott, 32, Timblin was traveling north, when Jones allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the center line of the roadway and impacted the left side of Scott's vehicle.

Irene Pearce, 83

May 19, 2014

Irene Pearce, 83, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at AM-PM Personal Care Home in Adrian.

She was born Jan. 17, 1931, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Clair and Clara (Powell) Martz.

She married Clyde R. Evans, who preceded her in death.

She then married Harold R. Pearce, who died April 25, 2014.

She was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

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