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July 17th

Punxsy’s pleasant polka party in the park!

July 17, 2014

Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.

Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.

Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!

Donald J. Love, Sr., 85

July 17, 2014

Donald J. Love, Sr., 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Love was born, Dec. 7, 1928, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Lester and Edna (Dickey) Love.

He is survived by his wife, Alverda M. (Miller) Love, of Punxsutawney.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.

Donald worked many years as a foreman for Jefferson Grocery.

After retirement, he became a school bus driver for Krise Bus in the Punxsutawney Area School District.

Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border (ACTUAL FOOTAGE)

July 17, 2014

July 16th

MUSIC IN THE PARK TO ROCK THE SQUARE TONIGHT

July 16, 2014

The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

New church coming to life this weekend

July 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.

Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.

Fire causes damage to kitchen

July 16, 2014

Firefighters from the Punxsutawney Fire Department are pictured here searching for hot spots from a fire on Altman Avenue Extension that did a significant amount of damage to the kitchen. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)

William E. White, 87

July 16, 2014

William E. White, 87, of Punxsutawney, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Benjamin E. White and Goldie M. Cross White.

After graduation from high school, William served from 1944 till 1946 in the U. S. Navy.

He was married to Rose Ann Lattanzia on May 17, 2001, in Independence, Missouri. She survives and lives in Punxsutawney.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Winifred G. Hysong Randall, 90

July 16, 2014

Winifred G. Hysong Randall, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a former resident of Punxsutawney, passed away on July 15, 2014, at Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Punxsutawney, to the late Lee Howard and Hazel (Dilts) Spangler.

Winifred was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist City Church.

July 15th

Council continues quest to tear down unsafe structure

July 15, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council continued the process of having this house located at 331 Pine St., Punxsutawney, demolished due to the unsafe condition from a fire that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

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

Punxsy MInor League Softball All-Stars win Game 1 of Sectionals

July 15, 2014

The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on Tuesday night. For a full recap of the game, check out Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

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