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February 5th, 2012

Other school districts looking to Punxsy for technology tips

February 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Don't take the 21st Century Learning Initiative and One to One Computing for granted in the Punxsutawney Area School District — especially after seeing how some other, larger school districts don't have the advantage of a technology program like Punxsy’s.

Way Back When

February 6, 2012

(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
(April 29, 1896)

Stahle Took the Property

Loretta G. Bartasavich, 83

February 6, 2012

Loretta G. Bartasavich, 83, DuBois, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 31, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late John J. and Sara (Taraskiewicz) Guzzy.

Aug. 27, 1949, she married John J. Bartasavich, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2006.

She retired as a medical secretary from the DuBois Regional Medical Center after more than 20 years of service.

Mrs. Bartasavich was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Infant of Prague Society.

She was also a member of the Friendly Club.

February 3rd

ECC uses big 4th quarter to pick up win

February 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Friday night, the Lady Chucks wrapped up an extremely difficult week during which they hosted longtime rival Brookville Tuesday and concluded the week against an Elk County Catholic team that was 15-2 entering the contest.

Despite Punxsy playing right with the Lady Crusaders for the first three quarters, ECC pulled away after opening the fourth quarter on a 9-1 run in the first three minutes and cruised to a 34-24 victory in Punxsutawney.

Heart-breaker: Chucks fall by two at ECC

February 4, 2012

ST. MARYS — Friday morning's District-IX boys' basketball standings had Punxsy tied for first at the top of the heap, but they also showed five teams with just two losses. Friday evening's games were certain to stir things up, though, with all six teams playing league games.

The Chucks knew they could fall as low as a tie for fourth in the standings with just one loss, and in heart-breaking fashion, Punxsy did just that when a left-handed layup by Brandon Mancuso was blocked by Elk County's Brandon Schlimm to preserve a 47-45 win for the Crusaders.

GREETINGS FROM GROUNDHOG DAY 2012

February 4, 2012

Inner Circle members gaze upon the fireworks display that dazzled the crowd Thursday morning at Gobbler’s Knob just before Punxsy Phil’s prognostication. (Photo by Alan Freed)

Lily’s celebrates fifth anniversary in business with cake for loyal customers

February 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Opening a restaurant is no easy task, but that didn’t stop Lillian Cameron.

And Jan. 31, she celebrated the fifth anniversary of her business, Lily’s Restaurant, Bakery & Deli, by handing out pieces of cake to customers.

“It took a lot of hard work, dedication,” Cameron said. “I’m happy to be here. I hope I’m here for 25 more years.”

Boys on break help avert major fire in Big Run

February 4, 2012

BIG RUN — Thanks to a school holiday, some boys tossing the old pigskin around and an alert neighbor helped to avert a major catastrophe when a chimney connected to a wood burner caught the inside wall of a residence on fire at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon on Rear West Main Street, Big Run.

Perry Arrington and Joel Bowers, students in the Punxsutawney Area School District, were preparing to play football with another boy, when they saw the smoke coming from a residence owned by Jeff Pifer, Rear West Main Street, Big Run.

Arrington and Bowers were home Friday because of Groundhog Day.

February 2nd

Sorry, Gov. Corbett, Phil says six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil’s 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler’s Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except his own instinct.

The result, as read by Inner Circle Vice-President Mike Johnston: “As I look at the crowd of Gobbler’s Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be.”

When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil’s prognostication, Corbett replied, “No. Now we’ve got to get PennDOT ready.”

LITTLE MR. & MISS GROUNDHOG

February 3, 2012

Little Mr. and Miss Groundhog — kindergartners Audrey Johnson, (second from left), age five, and David Kunselman (third from left), age six — were crowned Thursday at the Punxsy Weather Discovery Center. David, son of Greg and Becky Kunselman, attends Mapleview Elementary, while Audrey, daughter of Chris Johnson and Jeanne Porada, attends the Punxsutawney Christian School. The youngsters were crowned by Punxsy Phil and his co-handlers, John Griffiths (far left) and Ron Ploucha (far right).

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