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March 30th

There are changes in the air ... even at The Spirit

March 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Just as the seasons are changing, and the landscape of Punxsutawney continues to undergo significant transformations with the construction of several new large buildings, The Punxsutawney Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors are also undergoing major changes with the departure of publisher Mary Jude Troupe, who is retiring from the newspaper business to pursue other career opportunities.

Tracy L. Smith, a Spirit advertising representative for the past eight years, will take on the role of publisher.

Country through Christian eyes: Father-son duo releases first CD

March 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The process of recording music can, at times, become tedious, especially when the producer wants a performer to sing or play a certain part — a vocal or a drum part, for example — over and over again in order to catch the right take.

That wasn't the case for the duo known as Randy Paul — Randy Thompson and his father, Paul Thompson, a popular vocalist in this area who is also the pastor of the Cloe, Covode and Steffy United Methodist Churches.

Law enforcement to be honored at movie showing

March 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Christian and Missionary Alliance Church is offering a free showing of the movie “Courageous” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church's Family Life Center.

"Our purpose for showing the “Courageous” movie started out as an in-church fund-raiser for our youth group and its trip to LIFE 2013 in St. Louis, Mo.," said Melanie McBee, one of the event organizers, along with Mary Hoover and Connie Neal.

March 29th

Smith’s 66th District opponents take aim at him, Harrisburg at Republican event

March 29, 2012

REYNOLDSVILLE — Two Republican candidates seeking the 66th Legislative District seat in the state House of Representatives said Thursday night that Harrisburg regulates its constituents too much and is not pushing a conservative agenda, despite the Republican majority.

Meanwhile, the man they hope to unseat — incumbent House Speaker Sam Smith — stood on his record and as a leading voice for rural Pennsylvania.

VARIETY SHOW GOES ON

March 29, 2012

It was a “Cartoon Catastrophe” at the 2012 Variety Show Thursday night, as Spongebob Squarepants (Kevin Byars, left) and Patrick Star (James Doverspike) took center stage amongst their cartoon friends. The Variety Show continues tonight at 7 p.m. at PAHS.

Punxsy board unhappy with USDA cost mandates

March 29, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board say they dislike the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA ) mandating price increases for school lunches.

District Cafeteria Manager Denise Geist said the USDA eventually wants all of the school districts to get to $2.51 as the price per lunch.
She said she thinks the district should raise the price of a lunch for next year by 10 cents.

“We can raise it a nickel like we did last year,” Geist said, adding that the operative number for last year was $2.46 per lunch.

March 28th

Family ties run deep during the annual PAHS Variety Show

March 28, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It’s strange, the information that may or may not be revealed within the walls of one’s own home.

Weeks ago, after New Year’s Day and before Groundhog Day, PAHS senior Dane Baker successfully auditioned to serve as one of the four emcees — along with Micky DeChurch, Ali Mancuso and Keaton Mohney — for the 2012 Variety Show.

“Both of my parents were very excited,” Baker said. But he didn’t know a very coincidental fact that he shared with his mother, Mary Ann (Pisarcik) Baker.

When she was a PAHS senior, in 1981, she, too served as a Variety Show emcee.

Parent: Bring a resource officer into the schools

March 28, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The mother of two daughters who attend school in the Punxsutawney Area School District addressed the board at its committee meeting Wednesday about drug use, bullying and hiring a school district police resource officer.

“The reason I stand before you now is the growing amount of drugs and the safety issue that is on the rise in our school district,” said Georgette Pennington, a concerned parent.

March 27th

PAMS students see fruition of December tulip planting

March 27, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was perhaps difficult to realize with 40-some degree temperatures Tuesday, but yet another sign that spring is here bloomed this week at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.

In December, five Punxsutawney Area Middle School fifth-graders — John Buffington, Guy Heckler, Bailey Jones, Megan Ray and Liam Storms, advised by Jeff Kuntz — began their participation in Journey North’s Tulip Garden and Climate Change study, during which they planted Red Emperor tulips and tracked the approach of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

VARIETY SHOW STARTS THURSDAY

March 27, 2012

Members of the PAHS Class of 2012 practice the first number of this year’s Variety Show, which begins Thursday night. What will you see during the rest of the show, this year themed “Hold On to the Memories?” You’ll have to find out for yourself, when the 2012 Variety Show kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday and also continues Friday and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.

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