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May 20th, 2015


May 20, 2015

The handshake line at the end of a game this time of year means a bit more. Pictured here are the Lady Chucks shaking hands with the Lady Bison of Clearfield, who Punxsy eliminated from the District IX playoffs with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday. Punxsy will now play St. Marys next Tuesday for the District IX Championship.

FEAT OF THE WEEK: Chucks baseball top-seeded

May 20, 2015

This week's Punxsutawney Spirit Sports Feat of the Week is the Punxsy Chucks baseball team earning the top seed in District IX entering Thursday's championship game at DuBois against Bradford. Good luck Chucks!

May 19th

THIS JUST IN: Chucks to play Bradford for D-9 baseball title

May 20, 2015

The Bradford Owls defeated the Clearfield Bison on Tuesday in District IX baseball action, setting up the District IX Championship Game, which will be played on Thursday at Showers Field in DuBois between the Chucks and the Owls.

Primary elections in the books

May 20, 2015

In Tuesday's primary election, the most-contested race was that of the Republican bid to appear on the fall ballot for the position of county commissioner. Herbert L. Bullers received 2,041 votes, and John "Jack" Matson received 2,037, with the next-closest competitor being John Blazosky (1,279 votes).

A full list of the election results are available in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Lady Chucks to open District IX play Wednesday

May 19, 2015

On Monday night, the members of the Lady Chucks donned their fanciest attire for the annual softball banquet. On Wednesday, they'll don the red and the white as they play host to Clearfield to open the District IX playoffs in a semi-final bout beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Morning Java: Waco has long history of memorable events

May 19, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Waco boasts some of the Lone Star State's most memorable recent history: the siege of the Branch Davidian compound, a tornado that leveled downtown and now a biker gang melee that left at least nine people dead and 18 wounded.

The city of 129,000 people, standing halfway between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River, is the birthplace of comedian Steve Martin and Dr. Pepper, which is believed to have been developed in 1885 by a young pharmacist trying to bottle the collective scent of various carbonated drinks. It's also home to conservative Baylor University.

May 18th

What's Happening This Week!

May 18, 2015

This week is a busy one with the following events and meetings taking place in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
• Monday — Teacher of the Year Awards to be presented at the High School, Middle School and one of the area Elementary Schools; Sykesville Borough Council Meeting; Big Run Borough Council Meeting.
• Wednesday — Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.
• Thursday — Jeff Tech Awards Night at 7 p.m.; Final Questions for Kids for the 2014-2015 School Year.

May 15th

6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

May 15, 2015

May 13th


May 14, 2015

In the process of qualifying for the PIAA State Championships at the District IX Championship Meet on Wednesday, Ethan Riley also broke the school record in the long jump, recording a score of 21-09.25. Eric Ingros and the boys' 4x800-meter relay team also qualified for next week's state championships.

May 12th

Falls Creek woman killed in two-vehicle Washington Township accident

May 12, 2015

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal accident that occurred on Monday morning at 7:28 a.m. on Stevenson Hill Road at its intersection with Airport Road in Washington Township.
Police reported that the crash occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo operated by Holly D. Wray, 45, of Falls Creek, was traveling northbound on the road and allegedly failed to stop at a posted stop sign, proceeding onto State Route 830 in front of a 2002 Dodge Dakota driven by Jeanette E. Chestnut, 46, of Brookville.

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