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Candidates for State House seat hold forum

May 7, 2014

On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum for those seeking to fill the seat of retiring State Rep. Sam Smith in the 66th district. Pictured (from left) are candidates
Harry Bodenhorn, Paul Corbin and Robert Toby Santik, along with Jane
McKillip (far right) who read a statement for candidate Cris Dush, who was unable to attend due to a prior commitment.

For a full recap from the forum, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Diane Alexander among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 7, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97

May 7, 2014

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at AM-PM Personal Care Home in DeLancey.

She was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Porter Township, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth (Barnett) Justice.

She grew up on a farm near Porter. She worked at Loree Footware Shoe Factory as a sewer for 30 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Justice of Punxsutawney;

BREAKING NEWS: PUNXSY WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRUG VIOLATIONS, CORRUPT ORGANIZATION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

May 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Wednesday that M. Lisa Saldana, 52, of Wayne Avenue in Punxsutawney, was arrested at 7:55 a.m. and charged with several violations of the drug act — including possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and additional criminal charges to include money laundering and corrupt organizations — for incidents allegedly taking place between July 2012 and May 2014.

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This week's Photo of the Week takes us back to last Friday, when the seniors at Punxsutawney Area High School took part...
The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas: Monday: IUP...
Senior members of the PAHS boys' track and field team (pictured here), the girls' track and field...
Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX...
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating...

 

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