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Archive - Jun 2014

June 3rd

(SS.C.D.) school’s out for summer

June 3, 2014

These students may look as if all is “business as usual,” but it was the last day of school for those at SS.C.D. on Tuesday, as they said farewell to the school year and hello to summer vacation.

June 2nd

PAHS Class of 2014 photos

June 2, 2014

Parents,

We have photos of nearly every single graduate from Friday's graduation ceremony. If you're interested in having your own prints, call The Spirit at 938-8740.

Story voices concerns over traffic-light-to-be associated with new Margiotti Bridge

June 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Borough Council member spoke out against a proposed traffic light for the five points intersection at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.

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

West End students dedicate Buddy Bench, take the Buddy Pledge

June 2, 2014

The West End Elementary School PTO recently unveiled the "Buddy Bench," which was purchased by the third-grade classes and the West End PTO.

Rose Martino said the Buddy Bench is a place for students to sit when they are lonely and are looking for a friend to play with.

If a student sees a friend sitting on the bench, he or she is encouraged to go over and invite the friend to play.

“It's cool to be kind. Be a buddy, not a bully,” Martino said, adding that the third-graders saw an article in their Scholastic News for a "Buddy Bench."

June 1st

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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Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental, is an afternoon of fun set for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...
Punxsy's 9th-grade football team picked up a win over Route 36 rival Brookville on Wednesday night...

 

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