Archive - Jul 25, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Senior Center isnât gone; itâs just moved somewhere else nearby.
The building that housed the center was demolished last week to accommodate the construction of Grace Place, and the center is now located in the basement of the former Grube Hospital boiler room.
The centerâs director, Tracy Miller, said she loves the new space, which has been open for two weeks and offers advantages over the former center.
BROOKVILLE â At the Jefferson County Jail Inspection-Intermediate Punishment Board meeting Monday, Jefferson County Jail Warden Tom Elbel asked the board to review some policies that must be updated.
According to Elbel, via a union contract, a committee meets several times a year to review polices to see where the jail is lacking and where it is not.
The committee met last week. Elbel believes that many revisions need to be made.
But because there are so many, he is asking the board to review them by next monthâs meeting date, with the hope of voting on them Aug. 22.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 536 and Route 36, Young Township, took the life of the driver of a pickup truck, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
BROOKVILLE â John Seitter couldn't believe the conversation â or argument, as he thought it was â he heard at the Jefferson County Fair late last week.
The young girl was adamant â adamant enough that he could hear her sentiments â that Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart cost Gen. Robert E. Lee â and the Confederacy, in its first and only invasion of the North â the Battle of Gettysburg over those first warm three days of July 1863 in Adams County.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
March 18, 1896)
THOSE GOOD OLD TIMES
Everybody Was Honest, and Even the Saw-Mills Were Upright