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November 9th

Young OKs fire contract with Punxsy

November 10, 2011

WALSTON — Wednesday, the Young Township Board of Supervisors approved a new five-year agreement with Punxsutawney Borough for fire protection services through the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

The agreement was approved for five years with the township paying the borough $15,500 for 2012; $16,000 for 2013; $16,500 for 2014; $17,000 for 2015; $17,500 for 2016; and the township will pay 100
percent of any Fireman’s Relief Association funds it recovers during the contract to the borough.

November 8th

Incumbents remain safe

November 9, 2011

BROOKVILLE — County voters remained loyal to their mostly-Republican row officers Tuesday, while they also supported Democratic Judge John H. Foradora for another 10-year term.

Tuesday’s turnout, however, was slim, with only 7,988 registered voters —29 percent of the county’s 27,949 registered voters — heading to the polls on a day that saw unseasonably warm temperatures.

With 6,538 votes (84 percent), Foradora was retained as Common Pleas Court judge for another 10 years in Tuesday’s general election. There were 1,220 voters (16 percent) against the ballot measure.

Incumbent council member Steele fails to make the cut

November 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There will be three new faces on board when Punxsutawney Borough Council begins its new term in January, as an incumbent was beaten by three challengers.

Michelle P. Lorenzo, who appeared on the ballot as a Democrat/Republican was the top vote-getter with 614 votes, or 30.44 percent of the vote; Eric C. Story, also a Republican/Democrat, was second with 603 votes (30 percent); and independent candidate Robert “Toby” Santik garnered 442 votes (22 percent).

Incumbent Republican Roger L. Steele received 349 votes (17.30 percent), meaning he will not retain his council seat.

Two DuBois men injured in severe 119 crash

November 9, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY —Two drivers escaped with their lives in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday along Route 119 by Riker’s Yard, Bell Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2004 Jeep Liberty driven by Timothy D. Brosius, 61, DuBois, was traveling north on Route 119 when he crossed the center line and struck the left front of a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van driven by Anthony M. Weible, 52, DuBois, which was traveling south.

November 7th

Powderpuff 'Tuff'

November 8, 2011

The Savage Seniors defeated the Jaw-Dropping Juniors 24-8 in Monday night’s Powderpuff game at Jack LaMarca Stadium. At halftime, Matt Rowland (second from right) — escorted by Adrienne Hess — was crowned king of the King’s Court, and Kendall Neal (second from left) — escorted by Abigail Wright — was crowned prince.

Chamber, PRIDE reinforce staying ‘home’ during Home for the Holidays

November 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The holiday season will not begin and end with the annual Home for the Holidays parade, the Circle of Trees illumination and the arrival of Santa Claus.

The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and PRIDE seek groups, businesses and organization to host current and ongoing holiday activities for Punxsy’s month-long Christmas celebration: From the start of special events Saturday, Nov. 26, through Christmas Day.

November 6th

Voters to decide on commissioner, council, school board races Tuesday

November 7, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Tuesday is Election Day, when voters go to the polls to decide several important local races, including Jefferson County Commissioner, Punxsutawney Borough Council and Punxsutawney Area School Board of Directors.

The candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner include Republican incumbents Paul Corbin and James P. McIntyre; Jeffrey Pisarcik, Democratic incumbent; and Democratic challenger Patrick J. McFall. Voters will not be able to vote for more than three.

Crossroads Project continues to seek shelter for victims of domestic violence

November 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Domestic violence does not discriminate.

It occurs in the big cities and in the rural country.

Over her 18-year career as the director for Community Action Inc.'s Crossroads Project, Susan McLaughlin has tried to maintain a high level of service for domestic violence victims in the rural setting of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

But with the surprising news she recently received — the DuBois shelter is closing — McLaughlin is worried that the service may be threatened.

Way Back When

November 7, 2011

(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
(April 1, 1896)

A SPINNING WHEEL IN COURT

November 4th

SS.C.D., local schools celebrate $149,000 donation for scholarships

November 5, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Private schools celebrated the Pennsylvania’s Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC) program and Bridge Educational Foundation at SS.C.D. School Friday.

The Bridge Education Foundation and its donors —CSX Transportation, RBC Capital Markets, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and XTO Energy — were on hand at the Catholic school to announce $149,000 in EITC scholarships for local families.

State Sen. Joe Scarnati, president pro tempore, and state Rep. Sam Smith, speaker of the state House, were in attendance to show their support for the EITC program and the local schools.

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