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August 1st, 2014

Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair to begin Sunday

August 1, 2014

SYKESVILLE — If you're looking for a bit of fun as we begin the final month of summer as we know it, the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair, which runs from Sunday through next Saturday, has more than enough action to keep you entertained and on your toes.

For those who are particularly interested in the track events, there's plenty to offer, with Monday featuring a Tractor Pulling Contest.

Tuesday will be the always-popular Enduro Race; Wednesday will see the Msgr. John Mignot Memorial Full Size Car Demolition Derby; and Thursday will be the 4x4 side-by-side truck drags.

Ralph Arthur Nelson, Sr., 60

August 1, 2014

Ralph Arthur Nelson Sr., 60, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Alle-Kiski Hospital in Natrona Heights.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1954, in Newark, New Jersey, a son of Ralph A. Nelson and Joan (Sandominick) Nelson. They both survive and reside in Elkton, Virginia.

On May 10, 1975, he married the former Christine Ann Tomaszfski. She
survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Mr. Nelson worked in technical sales support for Ametek, which is a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, located in Blawnox, Pa.

MARTIN'S alerts customers to voluntary cracker recall

August 1, 2014

Carlisle, PA – Following a recall by Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc., MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it removed from sale select Mary’s Gone Crackers snacks which may contain almond, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label. These products are safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from an almond allergy.

The following products are included in this recall:
• Mary’s Gone Crackers - Gluten Free, 6.5 oz., UPC 89758000010 with a sell by date of APR 01 2015 and a lot number of CK3999

July 31st

Former Punxsy Athlete Dave Foster places 15th at worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games

July 31, 2014

Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in the worldwide Reebok CrossFit Games. The Reebok CrossFit Games is the highest level of competition in the sport of CrossFit, and features the best teams from around the world. After three days of grueling, fitness-related events such as tire-flipping, dead-lifting, a team ocean swim, and marathon runs Foster and his team finished 15th overall. For the full story, plus an interview with Foster, check out Friday's edition of The Punxustawney Spirit.

Last chance to ‘get ‘em while they’re hot’

July 31, 2014

The sun was shining bright for another Library Hot Dog Days event Thursday afternoon at County Market, with special guests from Grace United Methodist Church present.

Pictured (front row, from left) are Pat Reed, Carol Mottern, Peggy Jo Reed, Amanda Hornack (Friends of the Library); (back row) Ken Bishop and Harold Reed.

Today is the last day for Library Hot Dog Days, with the event starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

Familiar Faces Friday! Jason Neyman

July 31, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Jason Neyman.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jason Neyman is a familiar face. You may recognize him as a tutor for Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps who recently helped with the summer school program. Or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.

What Punxsy landmark may be coming back to life?

July 31, 2014

The old Spirit building on North Findley is under new management and will be receiving a facelift over the next few months.

Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Music in the Park opens with G-3, ends with Remedy X

July 31, 2014

It was a beautiful evening for Music in the Park on Thursday with the classic rock band "Remedy X" — formerly known as “G-3” before adding a new member — putting on a rocking performance for the crowd.

Pictured are Tucker Peace (left) and Kadence Peace enjoying some pizza as they listen to the music.

Road closure scheduled for Route 3011 structure replacement in Jefferson County

July 31, 2014

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Beginning Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 a.m., Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) will close to traffic between Route 36 and Route 3018 (Branch Road) for a pipe replacement in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.

Work includes replacing the structurally deficient drainage structure carrying Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) over a tributary to Clutch Run with a precast concrete pipe.

A detour will be in place using Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road) to Route 3018 (Branch Road) to T-721 to Route 3031 (Coolspring Road) to Route 36 to Route 3011 (Burkett Hollow Road). (See map)

Lawrence E. Reitz, 80

July 31, 2014

Lawrence E. Reitz, 80, Route 36, Brookville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at home.

He was born March 26, 1934, in Brookville, a son of George I. Reitz and Althea Dempsey Reitz.

On Sept. 7, 1956, in Brookville, he married Hazel I. Shaffer, who survives.

While still in high school, Lawrence began working for the business George I. Reitz and Sons in Brookville, which his father had founded in 1944.

He continued to work for that same company until his retirement in
1996.

He was a lifetime member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brookville.

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