Archive - Sep 22, 2011 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an alleged shooting that occurred along Cranberry Alley around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police did not offer comments at the scene, but eyewitnesses suggested there were several people standing in the alley near a brown or gold SUV when multiple gunshots were heard and seen.
Witnesses said the shots apparently came from the SUV.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Every child has big dreams. Some want to be an astronaut, some want to be president, and others want to be professional athletes.
Likewise, every parent dreams big for their children. They may have different ideas of what they should do one day, but the dreams are there nonetheless.
For the Mesoraco family, the past month has been one where they have had their opportunity to see all their dreams come true in son Devinâs call-up to the Major Leagues.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Clean-up continues along Route 119 following a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Big Run woman Thursday morning.
See tomorrow's edition of The Spirit for more.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ One of the first signs of autumn is the return of one of the communityâs most popular events: The Punxsutawney Spiritâs Appreciation Day. Â
Brimming over with talent, food and fun for all ages,Â TheÂ Spiritâs annual tribute to its readers, advertisers and the community runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the SS.C.D. auditorium.
And due to popular demand after a successful inaugural event last year,Â Appreciation Day will again be highlighted by its own âPunxsyâs Got Talent,â with 10 local talents, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday in the SS.C.D. gym.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After nearly six years of waiting, the day has finally arrived for the groundbreaking for the proposed Area Transportation Authority (ATA) terminal at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 on North Findley Street.
John Lacny, ATA communications director, said those who has been involved in this project are pleased that the project is moving forward.
Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner said despite the many delays, council members knew the project would get off the ground some day, although some members of the community may have thought otherwise.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â During a welcoming reception in his honor Wednesday night at the Punxsutawney Country Club, Terry Appolonia, the new dean at IUP-Punxsutawney, used a much loved past-time â football â to describe the challenges and goals for himself and his staff at the West End campus.
He read an Aug. 1, 1944, letter from E.L. âCurleyâ Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to Ed McGroaraty, which also contained a one-page contract for him to play for the team.