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LOOK WHO’S BACK TO WATCH OVER TOWN; Joe's Drive in unveils refurbished groundhog cutout

September 16, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — State Rep. Sam Smith, the local National Guard, members of the community and the staff of Joe's Drive-In gathered at the restaurant/ice cream shop on Saturday to commemorate the unveiling of the famous giant wooden groundhog.

The groundhog had been taken down for repairs and renovations after it was struck by a vehicle back in April.

However, it's back now and more or less "exactly the way it was," said Joe Sikora Jr., the owner of Joe's Drive-In.

That's the school spirit

September 16, 2012

Senior cheerleader Kelsey Snyder presents Head Cheerleading Coach Julie Baun with a check before Friday night’s game against DuBois.

Kelsey’s senior project was a chicken BBQ to raise money so the Varsity Cheerleaders could purchase "Spirit" buses for the cheerleaders and students to go to away games this season.

The project netted $1,500.

Pictured are (front, from left) Hailyn Fye, Afton McAfee, Holly Waltman, Baun, Snyder, Tessa Spearing, Brittnee Tenon, Morgan Smith; (back) Haley Hartman, Tiana Smith, Kaelee Wyant and Janell Burkett.

Way Back When

September 16, 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 16, 1896)

SUDDEN DEATH OF JACKSON PIFER
Jackson Pifer, a well known citizen of Clayville, died very suddenly last Monday evening. He was in his usual health, and had brought a load of coal to G.W. Porter's machine shops.

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