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POOL OPENS FOR SUMMER OF FUN!

June 1, 2014

The new lifeguard chairs at the George C. Brown Community Pool were dedicated on Saturday, which was opening day for the pool.

Lisa Switlick, of SPLASH, said Pam Boyer wanted to memorialize her son Philip, a former lifeguard who loved the pool.

She said they've wanted new lifeguard chairs, and the Boyers raised enough money for three new chairs, umbrellas for the chairs and new rescue tubes.

The chairs were dedicated in a ceremony hosted by Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander.

Box spring fire under investigation

June 1, 2014

All three Punxsutawney Fire companies responded to a basement fire at 5:43 a.m. Saturday in the basement of a home located at 609 West Mahoning St. in Punxsutawney.

The blaze is under investigation.

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

Way Back When

June 1, 2014

(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 6, 1888

Indiana County Primaries
The Republican primary election of Indiana county took place last Saturday and resulted in the nomination of E. E. Allen, of Blairsville, and Dr. W. L. Reed, of Jacksonsville, for Assembly.

Amber R. Ratay, 28

June 1, 2014

Amber R. Ratay, 28, Punxsutawney, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at home.

She was born Nov. 18, 1985, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Russell G. and Renda (Plyler) London.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Walston.

She was a graduate of Punxsutawney Christian School.

She was a shift manager at McDonald’s.

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