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May 7th

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.

May 6th

Melissa Fedigan among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 6, 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.

Dotterers honored as Resource Parents of the Year at Children & Youth Banquet

May 6, 2014

The Jefferson County Children and Youth banquet was held Monday evening to honor not the resource parents.

Pictured are the Resource Parents of the Year, Dave and Beverly Dotterer, who were presented with the “Red Plate.”

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

2014 Prom Photo Gallery

May 6, 2014

All our pictures from the 2014 PAHS Prom are now online! Check them out at http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

May 5th

IUP-Punxsy holds Annual ‘Chalk on the Walk’

May 5, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday afternoon, students from the IUP-Punxsy Campus participated in the 5th Annual Chalk on the Walk event, held along with the Celebration of Learning exhibit.

The students did chalk art based on the following topics: social issues, political issues, diversity issues, human rights and health issues.

To see more art and find out a list of winners, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Kim Raybuck among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 5, 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.

The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club.

W. Ray Hetrick, 85

May 5, 2014

W. Ray Hetrick, 85, of Erie, formerly of Pansy-Ringgold Road, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Brevillier Village in Erie.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Pansy, Pa., he was the son of the late William Carlton Hetrick and Ida Young Hetrick.

He attended Brookville High School and later received his GED.

He was married to Frances A. Batina on May 4, 1932, at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2010.

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