March 17th, 2015
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This weekend, radio listeners will have the chance to bid on a variety of different items, as the annual Punxsutawney Rotary Club Auction kicks off this Saturday, March 21, going on-air at 8:50 a.m.
The first segment will begin at 9:05 a.m., with 15 minute segments running continuously through noon. After a 25-minute break, the auction will begin again at 12:25 p.m. and will wrap up shortly before 6 p.m.
On Monday, the District IX Basketball League â€” which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area, DuBois Area, Elk County Catholic, Punxsutawney Area and St. Marys Area school districts â€” named its District All-Star Teams. Three Lady Chucks and two Chucks found themselves among the honorees (top, from left): Hope Bridge, Jensen Constantino, Nicole DiPietro, (bottom) Dylan Huey and John Matthews.
KNOX DALE â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Monday afternoon that a Knox Dale woman had been charged with criminal homicide in relation to an incident that took place between the hours of 10:40 and 11:52 p.m. on Sunday at a residence located on Markton Road in Knox Township.
Police said that at approximately 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, Trista E. Zickefoose, 31, Knox Dale, contacted 911 to report that she had just shot Gregory M. Zickefoose, 40, of Knox Dale, whom she had mistaken for an intruder in her home.
The following meetings and events will be happening this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
â€˘ Mondayâ€”Sykesville Borough Council 7 p.m., Big Run Borough Council 7 p.m.
â€˘ Saturdayâ€”Punxsutawney Rotary Club's Annual Auction 8:50 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” In the wake of the death of Lawrence Township Volunteer Firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr., safety is even more in the forefront at fire scenes.
Safety is nothing new when it comes to fighting fires or performing rescues at accident scenes.
Throughout the last few weeks, a large group of area firefighters have been learning the essentials of their craft from the ground up in the "Essentials of Firefighting" course, which is taught by William Startzell of the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company at the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company hall on Elk Run Avenue in Punxsutawney.
HYDE CITY â€” Mayday is the international call of distress, the call that no fire company wants to hear. Sadly, it was one heard on March 3 in Lawrence Township when the young 18-year-old firefighter Jeffrey Buck Jr. sustained injuries when a porch roof collapsed on him while he was fighting a fire. On Monday, Buck succumbed to the injuries he had suffered in that March 3 fire.
A memorial service in his honor was held on Friday at Clearfield Area High School, as first responders from great distances came to honor the young man.
This morning, the carriage house â€” the garage detached from the building â€” at the Pantall Hotel, collapsed. Spirit reporter Larry McGuire captured this shot on-scene, and more information will become available throughout the day.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” At Monday eveningâ€™s Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe gave his report, which included the hiring of the high schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
"I'm recommending the hiring of (Brad Wright) as a teacher/head football coach," Wolfe said. "The teaching position wouldn't begin until the 2015-2016 school year, but the head football coach position would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork and health screenings are submitted."
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59