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November 4th

Rake em’ up - borough leaf collection schedule

November 4, 2012

Workers from Punxsutawney Borough's Public Works Department have been busy collecting leaves with the leaf machine.

The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will continue through the week of Nov. 12.

The schedule will continue to be: Monday — East End; Tuesday — Elk Run and Park Avenue Area; Wednesday — Middletown and Findley to Center Street; Thursday — Church Street and Indiana Street; and Friday — West End and South Side.

Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.

Way Back When

November 4, 2012

(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

September 19, 1896

Two Hundred New Ovens
Work was begun this morning on two hundred new coke ovens at Eleanora Mines. Two hundred ovens added to the already enormous coke plant of R. & P. Company which now has close to two thousand ovens will add considerably to the importance of this community as a coke producing centre.

Back From Cook’s Inlet

Police investigating attempted burglary at Summerville Fire Dept.

November 4, 2012

SUMMERVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred around 1:22 a.m. Sunday at the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department.

During that time, police said, unknown actor(s) used a crowbar-like object to pry open a rear entry door, and then proceeded through the damaged door, activating an audible security alarm.

Police said the actor(s) exited the scene undetected in an unknown direction of travel.

Total estimated damaged is approximately $100.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.

November 2nd

From pink to blue, these little ones say, ‘Boo!’

November 3, 2012

Halloween was a busy day for many preparing for trick-or-treaters. But it was also a busy day at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. While black and orange are known as Halloween colors, PAH was seeing pink and blue. In this photo, Dr. Emil Dib, the OB/Gyn physician PAH, poses with three special treats for area families that he delivered Wednesday.

November 1st

SHAFFER’S SENIOR PROJECT RAISES MONEY FOR WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER

November 1, 2012

Senior Alexa Shaffer presented Mary Jean Johnston of the Weather Discovery Center with a check for $ 989.21. She was approached by her mentor, Sue Walher, who came up with the idea of selling food at the Music in the Park event. The event runs every summer from July 12th through Aug. 23rd. As part of her project, she set up a refreshments table where everyone could purchase slices of Laska's pizza, soda and water. The project was a success, with $989.21 being raised and donated to the Weather Discovery Center.

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