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Hot Dog Days heats up

August 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — That special week that everyone who loves hot dogs looks forward to for the whole year has finally arrived. Hot Dog Days, which benefits the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, will start today at Fezell’s County Market.

This is the library’s largest fundraiser of the year, with a goal of $6,000 for the event, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
today through Friday in front of County Market, said Kathy Smith, secretary for the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which sponsors the event.

SS.C.D. Lawn Festival winner

August 5, 2012

The winner of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox or $18,000 in cash Sunday night at the annual SS.C.D. Lawn Festival was Tara Covert of Big Run, (second from left).

Shown is Festival Committee Chairman Frank Hetrick (far left) and Covert’s husband, Patrick Covert (right).

The Coverts decided they would rather have the cash than the car.

Way Back When

August 5, 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
(August 19, 1896)

ASSAULTED WITH A COKE FORK
Yesterday evening Andrew Nichol, coal and iron police at Adrian, was called to a Hungarian boarding house to suppress a row.

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