â€˘ Floats â€“ First: AmeriCorps; Second: Fezellâ€™s County Market; and Third: The Newcome family.
â€˘ Fire Trucks â€” First: Central Fire Department Rescue; and Second: Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company.
â€˘ Performance â€” First: Punxsutawney Area Twirling Stars; Second: Punxsutawney Area High School Marching Band; and Third: Thistle & Pine, Marion Center.
â€˘ Vehicle â€” First: STA Krise Bus; Second: Past & Present Machinery Association; and Third: Clarion County Shriners.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Smicksburg man was arrested on suspected DUI charges when the truck he was driving struck the front of the "old" Spirit building at 3:19 p.m. Sunday as he exited the Punxsy Hotel parking lot.
According to police, a GMC pickup truck driven by Fred K. Chambers, Smicksburg, was exiting the Punxsy Hotel parking lot when he reported coughing or sneezing, which may have caused his vehicle to accelerate across the north and southbound lanes, striking the office of LifeSpan Family Services of Pa., 111 North Findley St. on the ground floor.
(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.)
(April 15, 1896)