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Archive - May 23, 2014

Spirit closed Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

Just a reminder, The Spirit’s office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, and no paper will be distributed on Monday.

Normal office hours and distribution will continue on Tuesday.

Please celebrate safely and responsibly!

Rainbow Express Nursery School celebrates graduation ceremony!

May 23, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Rainbow Express Preschool celebrated its graduation ceremony at the Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney.

Pictured here are the The PM Cookie Monsters

For a full list of the graduates and helpers, as well as more photos, pick up up today's issue to The Spirit.

Brandi Cooper places seventh at PIAA State Championship, several Punxsy athletes compete

May 23, 2014

Athletes from Punxsutawney and Brookville competed at the PIAA State Championship track and field meet this Friday. Among the more noteworthy competitors was Brandi Cooper, who placed seventh overall in the pole vault. Check out the full story in Saturday's edition of the Punxsutawney Spirit.

Rummel recognized by Rotary as Glenn M. Means Award winner

May 23, 2014

On Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club presented Hannah Rummel (center) with the Glenn M. Means Award, recognizing her as the 2014 Outstanding Vocational Student at Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School.

Pictured at the presentation are David London, Punxsy Rotary representative; Heather Anderson, Jeff Tech counselor; and Rummel, with her parents, Debbie and Kurt Rummel.

Read all about Rummel in Saturday's issue of The Spirit.

Support the Troops campaign concludes

May 23, 2014

McDonald’s representatives (from left) Shift Manager Sherry Huber, Manager Karen Love and Shift Manager Cheyenne Helman display some of the goods they collected for their Support The Troops campaign recently.

As a result of the campaign, 56 care packages will be sent over to troops stationed in Afghanistan.

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

JD Taladay, 82

May 23, 2014

After a life fully lived, JD Taladay, 82, departed this Earth much later than he expected, on May 22, 2014.

Born Sept. 27, 1931, in Punxsutawney he was baptized Jerome Cosmas Damian at the church of the same name, where he was a lifelong parishioner.

Many called him Jerry; he invariably referred to himself as simply JD.

A 1949 graduate of SS.C.D. High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in a combat zone during the Korean War.

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