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August 15th, 2014

Local business opens with ribbon cutting

August 15, 2014

It was a long-awaited ribbon cutting, but as of Friday, it's officially in the books.

A group of Punxsutawney citizens, borough officials and legislators helped with the cutting of the ribbon at the Primary Health Network’s new facility, located on Prushnok Drive in Punxsutawney. Pictured is Don Perry, president of the board of directors of Primary Health Network, cutting the ribbon with help from the group members.

For more from the ribbon cutting, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

Girvin A. Wainwright, 94

August 15, 2014

Girvin A. Wainwright, 94, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 15, 2014, at Penn Highlands Health System.

Mrs. Wainwright was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Gaskill Twp., Big Run, the daughter of the late Floyd and Elva J.C. (Smith) Reed.

On Dec. 11, 1937, she married Frank A. Wainwright Sr. who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2003. They were married 66 years and lived most of their lives on their farm near Trade City.

She was a graduate of Big Run High School.

College Football Preview: Breaking down the Big Ten

August 15, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

PennDOT issues Summervile Bridge closure details

August 15, 2014

Beginning Monday, Aug. 18, the Route 3007 Summerville Bridge will close to traffic between Route 28 and Broad Street to facilitate the bridge replacement project, but will remain open to local traffic. The bridge is expected to reopen Saturday, Aug. 23. All work is weather dependent.

A posted detour will be in place using Route 3022 (Roller Coaster Road) to Route 3003 (Mount Pleasant Road) to Route 28. Work will be done on a 24-hour schedule during the detour.

August 14th

Man shoots bartender, kills self in Brockport incident

August 14, 2014

HORTON TWP. — A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.

According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.

And the Music (in the Park) fades for another year...

August 14, 2014

A crowd gathered in Barclay Square on Thursday night to see The SharpTones rock the stage for the final installment of Music in the Park 2014. The SharpTones got the crowd on its feet, while Hannah Craig (bottom photo, left), clad in a poodle skirt and 1950s attire, danced with Aubrey Ott. With the conclusion of the annual program comes a sure sign that autumn is just around the corner.

Robert E. White, 80

August 14, 2014

Robert E. White, 80, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Erie, Pa., a son of Annabelle (White) Reisinger.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He retired from the Punxsutawney Post Office as a Postal Carrier.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Russel Lee Frantz, 68

August 14, 2014

Russel Lee Frantz, 68, Brooksville, Florida, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

He was born Feb. 28, 1946, in Foxburg, a son of the late Edward Milton and Pheobe (Guthrie) Frantz.

On Dec. 31, 1986, he married Frances Roxanne Frantz (Bhe).

Mr. Frantz was a veteran of the U.S. Army and received his Associates of Engineering from Penn State.

He was a hard-working man who always had something to get done.

He always had a good joke or story to tell. He loved his “NO” button.

Russel and Roxanne enjoyed visiting family and casinos.

August 13th

Local church upgrading to new facility

August 13, 2014

One local church is upgrading its facility and has come to the end of Phase I in its construction process.

The Roseville Independent Chapel has completed the first phase in the construction of its new building.

Pictured with the church are Pastor Jim Fillhart and wife Sue.

For more information on the project, check out Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

2014 MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCLUDES TONIGHT!

August 13, 2014

The 2014 Music in the Park campaign concludes tonight with a concert by The Sharp Tones, a band that plays a musical mix from the 1960s & 1970s. The show runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Barclay square.

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