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July 19th

Alliance Church hosts Firefighter Appreciation Day Saturday

July 19, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As an event in conjunction with its Firefighters Vacation Bible School, the Punxsutawney Alliance Church will host its first-ever Firefighter Appreciation Day this weekend.

The day-long event begins at 1 p.m. and runs until whenever Saturday at the church, located at the intersection of Route 436 and Alliance Drive.
Pam Smorey, who is coordinating the event, said the appreciation day is not just for children; it’s for everyone, regardless of age, and there is no charge to attend.

More from the Jefferson County Fair

July 19, 2011

Wearing matching outfits, sisters Adisen (right) and Reise Jackson (left), of Sigel, enjoy the Jefferson County Fair Tuesday night with their parents. The fair continues today, beginning with the horse halter and riding show at 9 a.m. and the special celebrity visitors judging contest at 1 p.m. The carnival opens at 5 p.m.

July 18th

Senior living complex may be open by year’s end

July 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Both construction and demolition continue to move along at a fast pace at the corner of Pine and North Gilpin streets at what is to be known as Grace Place, a senior living facility.

Demolition began Monday on a portion of the former Grube Hospital building. The portion of the building that is adjacent to Pine Street is being razed to make room for Grace Place, a 24-unit housing complex for moderate-income seniors.

The $6.5 million project is being constructed by the Jefferson Area Lutheran Social Ministry and Trek Development.

Jefferson County Fair Fun

July 18, 2011

Natalie Haney (right) visits the petting zoo at the Jefferson County Fair Monday night with her step-mom, Stacey Haney.

July 17th

Kevin Aul: Official birthday recipient at Relay for Life

July 17, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Some people groan about hitting the big 4-0, but Kevin Aul has scratched and clawed for 32 years of his life to hit it.

Aul – relaying with the Grace Gigglers of Grace United Methodist Church — was among those taking part in Punxsy's Relay for Life Saturday in Barclay Square.

The Relay for Life committee recognized Aul's 40th birthday with a park-wide sing-along of “Happy Birthday” and saluted him for his battle against cancer – which he has been waging for most of his life.

Way Back When

July 17, 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 newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

(Local Intelligence
March 18, 1896)

From the Transvaal

Jefferson County Fair Queen

July 17, 2011

This year’s Jefferson County Fair Queen is Logan Taylor Snell (left), 19, of Brookville. Logan sang the country song "Leave the Pieces" while also playing guitar. She is joined by Danielle Jean Troutman, who took second place in the pageant.

July 14th

District Champs

July 14, 2011

Punxsutawney’s 10-& 11-year old baseball All-Stars pose with the District 10 banner after winning the District title with a 12-2 win in four innings over St. Marys Thursday night in Punxsutawney.

Bidders may move forward on ATA project

July 14, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Plans for the construction of a new ATA terminal continue to proceed as the successful low bidders have received notice to proceed with the project.

Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said the contractors are about to receive the notice to proceed.

After the contractors receive the notice to proceed, they have 10 days to begin construction, Glessner said.

She added that this might be the light at the end of a very long tunnel.

Music in the Park

July 14, 2011

Midlife Crisis singer Jesse DeChurch (left) had some help on percussion from Kaylah Burke, who leaped onstage from the audience Thursday during the band’s performance to kick off Music in the Park.

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