Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
(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.)
September 23, 1896
A Somewhat Dramatic Court Scene
BROOKVILLE â€” Officials in Brookville Borough are coordinating a preemptive response to forecasted severe weather.
The Brookville Borough Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Hoak, The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, the Brookville Police Department, The Red Cross and the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company urge all citizens to take action now against impending inclement weather.
While forecasts are still uncertain, the National Weather Service is predicting severe weather of some extent for our region.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” All Perry Township residents are welcome at the fire hall for trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.
This event will be held ONLY at the fire hall, not door to door.
For more information, call Chief Kris Grove at 814-938-7731.
Three occupants safely escaped a Friday morning fire that destroyed the home of Dr. Kitty Scott on Kachmar Road, just off of Route 210 in Indiana County.
The initial call came through Jefferson County dispatch at approximately 7:45 a.m., and initial responders reported that smoke and flames were showing from approximately a mile away.
Perry Township Fire Chief Kris Grove reported that there was no indication of a cause as of Friday evening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Many young children dream of growing up and filling the shoes of their mother or father, but it's not always the case that they have the opportunity to do so.
But at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, a familiar name â€” Dr. Khalaf â€” has continued on despite the fact that longtime solo radiologist Kamai Khalaf retired earlier this year.
Kamai's son, Omar, who is a homegrown Punxsutawney product, has filled his father's shoes at the hospital, stepping into the position â€” one that few hospitals have.
Ryan Blochberger, the youngest Purple Heart recipient present at the renaming ceremony, and his family pose with the sign that will designate the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge, Friday at its dedication ceremony in Brookville.
Pictured (from left) are: Blochberger's father, Bill Weaver; his mother, Patty Weaver; Blochberger; and his grandfather, Gene Mineweaser.
HARRISBURG â€” The Associated Press is reporting that Gov. Tom Corbett has declared a disaster emergency in the state in anticipation of a potential storm that is expected to hit the East Coast early next week.
Residents are advised to stock up on enough food and water for three days and also anticipate potential power outages, along with rain and possible snowfall, according to The Associated Press.
Read more in Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Details in Saturday's Spirit
EAST END â€” Halloween may mean you have the opportunity to go out to just trick-or-treat, but in the East End it's much, much more. Halloween is an annual celebration.
The fourth annual East End Trick-or-Treat will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and is open to all area children, said Michelle "Boo" Lorenzo, who, along with her partner, Jan Zamperini, have been transforming their fabulous old-fashioned home into a haunted house.
The East End Trick-or-Treat begins at the East End Bridge and concludes at Cindee's Country Corner and includes State Street, said Lorenzo.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Route 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.
The intersection will close at 6 p.m. Friday night, and it is expected to reopen at noon on Monday.
The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and Routes 119 and 310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.
This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.