Archive - Jun 2014
These students may look as if all is âbusiness as usual,â 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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.
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.
âIt's cool to be kind. Be a buddy, not a bully,â Martino said, adding that the third-graders saw an article in their Scholastic News for a "Buddy Bench."
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.
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.
(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.)
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, 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 McDonaldâs.