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November 15th

Way Back When

November 15, 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)
A MOST DISTRESSING ACCIDENT
A Little Boy at Big Run Accidentally Shoots His Brother

A frightful accident occurred at Big Run last Friday, as a result of which Samuel A. Greene, a photographer of that place, is crazed with grief.

November 13th

Punxsy youngster qualifies to take part in NFL contest in Pgh.

November 13, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If Steelers kicker Jeff Reed should ever be sidelined with an injury, his back-up could be waiting on a football field in Punxsutawney.

Laney Monroe, a nine-year-old third-grader at SS.C.D., has been playing catch with baseballs, soccer balls, basketballs and footballs ever since she was able to get her hands around one, and now has a chance to display her years of practice by taking part in the eight-to-nine-year-old girls’ bracket in the NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick program.

Red Kettle drive seeks to raise $50,000

November 13, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY —Bells will be ringing throughout Punxsutawney as the holiday fund-raising season was welcomed by the Salvation Army’s Kettle Kick-Off Friday.

This year’s kettle campaign goal is $50,000, Commanding Officer Captain Keith Jache said.

“We’re hoping to reach at least that so we can help people at Christ-mastime and throughout the year,” he said.

The County Market kick-off, which offers a $2 meal that includes a hot dog, soda and bag of chips, will continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Still champs to us

November 13, 2010

Three-year-old Brinley Hallman, daughter of Brian and Kristi Hallman, had a special message for the Punxsy Chucks during a pep rally hosted by the 1st & 10 Club at PAHS before the team departed for DuBois to face Clearfield Friday evening. Despite a valiant effort in last night’s game, the Chucks had the opposite of last year’s win and fell to the Bisons 26-14 in the District IX Class AAA title game. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

November 12th

Demystifying Veterans’ Day

November 12, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Veterans’ Day ceremony was held by VFW Post 2076, American Legion Post 62 and Punxsutawney Ladies’ Auxiliary at First Baptist Church, Thursday.

Guest speaker Ira Sunderland, a Korean War veteran and past county commissioner, addressed the audience with the simple question of: “What is Veterans’ Day?”

“I’ll venture to say if we go down the street and ask 10 people, ‘What does Veterans’ Day really mean,’ I’ll bet there would be nine people who’d say, ‘I really don’t know,’” Sunderland said.

The soldier — not the hippie — defined a generation

November 12, 2010

BIG RUN — If you think Woodstock defined a generation, think again, according to Marine Capt. James H. Hales Jr. (Ret.), who was the guest speaker during VFW Post 9044’s annual Veterans’ Day observance Thursday.

Hales said Woodstock was a division — not a definition — of a generation. While young people were singing, swaying, using illicit drugs and making love in the rolling hills of New York State, the same day,
“Other young people were serving their nation, consistent with loyalty, humanity and honor” in Vietnam.

Joy Burke’s not a nurse, but still provides care

November 12, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

November 11th

Honor Guard provides veterans with the final salute

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A folded flag. A somber salute. A symphony of staggered rifle shots.

Yet, perhaps, the most recognizably heartbreaking offering lies in the thick, somber stillness as that slow, steady score sobers the silence. That one melancholy military cry serves to satisfy an absence of sound when fitting words cease to exist. A simple string of notes influences an unforgettable harmony, intended for “goodnight,” but more often remembered for “goodbye.”

That particular tune is known as “Taps.”

Katie Laska learns success from everyday teachers

November 11, 2010

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week, which this year runs through Nov. 13. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they have made to community and family.

Council warns of road closure at 119/Ridge

November 11, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The first work that will be done as part of the Route 310 and 119 intersection improvements will get begin Friday, when the railroad crossing on Route 119 will be reconstructed.

Monday, Borough Manager Ben White said PennDOT Engin-eering District 10 advises motorists that Route 119/Ridge Avenue will be closed in both directions at the railroad crossing.

The road closure is located between Route 310 and Route 2017 (Orchard Avenue), and will be in place from 6 p.m. Friday through noon Monday.

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