February 20th, 2015
INDIANA COUNTY â€” Late Friday evening, the Indiana County Coroner's Office reported the death of a 29-year-old Gallitzin man as a result of a mining accident at the Rosebud Heilwood Mine, 6314 Route 403 Highway North, Indiana County.
The first call came in to Indiana County 911 at 2:10 p.m. on Friday, the release said, and the decedent, Todd Trimble, was identified at the scene by Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr.
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YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” If you like Chinese food (more specifically, the original Charlie Chen's Chinese food), then you'll want to attend Saturday's fundraiser at the First Church of God gymnasium in Young Township.
Michelle Stahlman, director of the Daylily Learning Center at the First Church of God, said the original Charlie Chen will be cooking for everyone in the Punxsutawney area on Saturday.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
CLARION â€” With the two-day District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships reduced to one day for the AAA classifications, the Chucks wrestlers, who would have been opening the tournament tonight had District 4 not removed itself from the tournament, will spend today making one final round of preparations.
For a full preview of the brackets, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit, and for results from the bout, check out Monday's edition.
School has been cancelled for Friday for the Punxsutawney Area School District/SS.C.D. due to weather conditions.
As the sun sets, the temperatures fall, and on Wednesday night, Spirit Assistant Editor Eddie Armstrong reached for his camera â€” on his day off to boot! â€” to snap this shot of the setting sun. With highs in the single digits over the course of the next two days, weâ€™ll all be searching for a little sunshine and beauty. Stay warm, Punxsy!
DELANCEY â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported an incident of endangering the welfare of children and Act 64 violations that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday at 401 Adrian Rd. in Young Township.
Police said that they are investigating incidents involving three juveniles â€” 15 years old, six months old and one year old â€” all residents of DeLancey.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” Students and faculty at Jeff Tech are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate National Career and Technical Educational (CTE) Month.
Barry Fillman, new Jeff Tech director, said that the month is all about the opportunity that students have when they come through this type of setting.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An AmeriCorps teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, Jennifer Skarbek, presented a project proposal to Punxsutawney Borough Council called "Seats of Service" at a recent meeting that would allow for permanent seating to be installed around the bandstand in Barclay Square in Punxsutawney.
Skarbek said "Seats of Service" would be the installation of permanent seating in front of the bandstand in Barclay Square.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
There will be a two-hour delay for the Punxsutawney Area School District/ SS.C.D. on Monday, February 16, 2015.