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Looking Good!

October 31, 2010

Over a month of hard work paid off for this group of 18 as they earned first place in the Best Group category for their detailed costumes from “The Wizard of Oz” Saturday at Barclay Square. Winning the award were (front, from left) Lisa Collins-Rising, Brianna Stitt, Annabelle Wooster; (second row) Kayla Ackerson, Sydney Sikora, Tonya Patterson, James Collins, Jeremey Rising; (third row) Cindy Jobe, Bob Lydic, Miranda Powell, holding Buddy the dog, Katrina Mumau, Maryann Mumau, Jackie Sikora; (back) Kyle Jobe, Caleb Jobe, Kelsy Mumau and Jack Mumau.

Way Back When

October 31, 2010

(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
(January 15, 1896)
SOMETHING OF A SNAKE
A Clarion Man Tells Rather
a Peculiar Story

The Clarion Jacksonian says: “We were fearful lest Scott McLaughlin would not be able to furnish us with a first-class snake story this year, but late last night he wakened the snake editor and gave him this:

Police hold seat belt check at PAHS

October 31, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students at Punxsutawney Area High School passed a very important test Friday, and it had nothing to do with their future plans, as a seat belt safety check was held by Punxsutawney Borough Police while students began head home.

Shawn Houck, safety officer for PennDOT District 10, assisted with planning the safety check with Punxsutawney Police Chief Tom Fedigan.

Houck said that it is very important to remind young drivers to to always buckle up.

October 29th

HALLOWEEN HAIR

October 30, 2010

Stylists at Alicia’s Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling festive Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Thompson, Smith gather for preview of new flags

October 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Friday at Gobbler’s Knob, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and state Rep. Sam Smith previewed new national and state flags to be presented at a dedication to local veterans Nov. 7.

“I certainly wanted to support the local organizations as they prepare to do an outreach program for our veterans,” Smith said. “Any time we can support those efforts and recognize people who have served our country, it’s a worthwhile cause.”

What’s up, Jack?

October 30, 2010

Jack-o’-lanterns are the face of Halloween, and that face is very conspicuous in the Timblin area where a local farming family lines hundreds of them along the road. David and Mary Dunkle grow several acres of pumpkins each year, and the unsold pumpkins are carved by area residents. (Photo submitted)

Thompson, Smith gather for preview of new flags

October 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Friday at Gobbler’s Knob, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson and state Rep. Sam Smith previewed new national and state flags to be presented at a dedication to local veterans Nov. 7.

“I certainly wanted to support the local organizations as they prepare to do an outreach program for our veterans,” Smith said. “Any time we can support those efforts and recognize people who have served our country, it’s a worthwhile cause.”

Pine Street Senior Center

October 29, 2010

Folks at the Pine Street Center had a fun day with Halloween Bingo and
games. (Photo submitted)

Halloween hair

October 29, 2010

Halloween hair
Stylists at Alicia's Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling
festive, Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia
Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Stylists at Alicia's Hair Cottage, dressed in costume, were feeling
festive, Friday. Pictured are (from left) Toni Blystone, Alicia
Burkett and Mya Hickok. (Photo by Holly Shok/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

A spooky ride

October 29, 2010

A spooky ride
Employees of Krise Transportation showed their Halloween spirit to the
students of the Punxsutawney Area School District, Friday. Pictured
are (back, from left) Jeff Chunko, Judy Martin, Lisa Leavens, Denise
Fetterman and Justina Zambory. Pictured are (front) Wendy Leavens,
Charlene Himes and Wanda Forrest. (Photo by Holly Shok/The
Punxsutawney Spirit)

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