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August 4th, 2014

Library’s summer reading programs wrapping up with plenty of parties!

August 4, 2014

As summer is finally winding down, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program is marking its end by treating those who read at least 10 books to a pizza party.

The kids also got to pick out at least six books to keep and received a treat bag filled with some goodies.

Pictured are the kids in the It's Elementary program who attended on Mondays: (from left) Lydia Miller, Dartanyan Pifer, Dylan Sinan and Melody Shaffer.

Missing from the picture were Angel Conrad and Drew Runk.

The show is underway at the Sykesville Fair

August 4, 2014

The Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair is officially up and running, with Monday marking the beginning of a week full of activities.

One of the acts taking the community stage Monday was local talent M&M Magic, a pair of brothers — Bobby and Danny Mehok — who perform local shows.

The fun continues at the fair Tuesday night with a concert by The SharpTones, Enduro Auto Racing and the Rhinestone Roper all starting at 7 p.m.

Gretchen H. Bullers, 92

August 4, 2014

Gretchen H. Bullers, 92, Punxsutawney, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born July 12, 1922, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Robinson) Hall.

On May 30, 1942, she married W. Irvin Bullers, who preceded her in death
on July 11, 1994.

She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney.

She was active in the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society and Eastern Star.

She loved to play Bridge and was in multiple Bridge clubs.

VIDEO:Steelers' night practice draws thousands to Latrobe Memorial Stadium

August 4, 2014

Steelers' night practice draws thousands to The Latrobe Memorial Stadium

August 3rd

Catholic Daughters of America receive plaque

August 3, 2014

Members of the Catholic Daughters of America (C.D. of A) gathered Sunday evening at the end of the annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival to accept a plaque from Frank Hetrick, festival chairman, in appreciation of the organization starting the festival in 1939.

Currently, there are 57 members in the C.D. of A., which is celebrating its 95th anniversary.

Find out who won the car at the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival

August 3, 2014

The annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival came to an end Sunday night with the ever-popular car drawing.

Pete Renne of Punxsutawney won a 2014 Chevy Equinox and/or $18,000 cash, but was not present for the drawing.

Pictured are Frank Hetrick (back left), festival chairman, and Julie Hoover (back right), who picked the lucky winner’s ticket.

Former Punxsutawney resident gets teaching job in Japan

August 3, 2014

Former Punxsy resident Anthony Calabrese, pictured here, recently began a job teaching English in Japan — specifically, on the island of Hokkaido in the village of Akaigawa, which can be seen in the background.

Read all about Calabrese's journey in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

August 3, 2014

(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.)

Local Intelligence
August 8, 1888

A.J. Holt

A.J. Holt, of East Mahoning township Indiana county, died last night
(Tuesday August 7), of cramp, aged about sixty five years.

Mr. Hold is well and favorably known in this community, having had charge of the flouring mills at this place and Clayville for several years.

August 1st

Fun for all at the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival

August 1, 2014

The SS.C.D. Lawn Festival kicked off Friday evening with games for kids, prizes, Bingo and lots of great food to choose from.

Pictured is Gabriella Kendra enjoying a snow cone.

The festival continues Saturday and Sunday at the SS.C.D. Church.

Hot Dog Days come to a close

August 1, 2014

It was the final day for the Library Hot Dog Days event Friday, and the week proved to be quite a success for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, which successfully raised more than $4,000.

Helping out Friday were volunteers from Mulberry Square, Friends of the Library board members and volunteers from the community.

Pictured (front, from left) are Dee Chicka, Amanda Hornack (Friends of the Library), Cathy Stiteler, Barb Burkett (Friends of the Library); (back row) Doyle Starry, Cassey Bellerillo (Friends of the Library), Nicki Rake and Debbie Kaza.

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