Archive - 2012 - News Article
BIG RUN â Once again the Big Run War Memorial came to the rescue in the time of emergency, providing shelter for people without power following numerous thunderstorms with high winds that knocked out power in the Big Run, Gaskill and Henderson Township areas this summer.
Bob Hartman, the emergency management administrator for Big Run Borough and Gaskill Township, said at Monday's Big Run Council meeting that it has been a very busy summer of heavy storms and high winds, which have caused power outages throughout the area.
OLIVEBURG â The operator of a motorcycle was injured when he lost control of his bike at 9:03 p.m. Saturday on Route 36, Oliveburg.
Mike Coleman, Oliver Township Volunteer Fire Company assistant chief, said the operator of the motorcycle was traveling on Route 36 when he lost control, which caused his bike to skid down the road, coming to rest in front of the former location of H&H Supply.
Coleman said the victim was flown by STAT MedEvac helicopter from the field adjacent to the Oliveburg Post Office to Altoona Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
BROOKVILLE â Big changes are about to land in Jefferson County for recipients of the ACCESS Plus Medical Assistance delivery system.
"This is a really major change that's coming up," said Francesca Chervenak, senior attorney and director of client representation for the Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) in Pittsburgh.
The PHLP hosted a presentation on Tuesday at the Heritage House in Brookville designed to explain the specifics of the change, who it will affect and how to adjust to the new healthcare environment in Jefferson County.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department raised $3,696.45 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in a boot drive held Saturday. Tami McFarland, Central Fire Department president, holds out her boot in front of Centralâs fire hall.
(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 2, 1896)
A ROW AT WALSTON
Two Italians Received a Dose of Lead from Constable Cook
Last Sunday Gostinio and Michael Carino, two brothers residing at Walston, were disputing about a line fence, and fearing that trouble might ensue, Constable Isaac Cook was sent for.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY âIt used to be called the "Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy;" now, it is now called "MDA Show Of Strength."
According to the Muscular Dystrophy(MD) website: "Show of Strength" is a three-hour prime-time broadcast special that will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 on various television stations throughout the country.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
FORDHAM â What two things do you hope for most when you learn of an event that may be taking place?
If you said it's free, and it's fun, then you'll want to attend the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association's "Free and Fun Day" to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fordham trail head of the Mahoning Shadow Trail, said Susan Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area Rails to Trails Association secretary.
The fifth installment of music in the park featured 50's/60's band "The Sharpe Tones" Thursday night in Barclay Square. The Hollidaysburg-based band returned to Punxsy to perform to a crowd of about 350 residents.
They performed such classic hits as "Cara Mia," originally performed by Jay & The Americans, "Monster Mash," "La Bamba," and "Iko Iko."
They are (from left) Oscar "Oz" Stuckey, Denny Ivory and Lorelei McCarty.
The final installment of music in the park will be held next Thursday, featuring oldies/country band "The Moore Brothers."
Hayden Shoemaker (left) and Lyndon Boyer (right) are shown riding the Wiggle Worm together earlier this week at the Dayton Fair.
Fun and activities at the fair continue today with a premier showman contest at 10 a.m.; the 4-H and Vocational Ag Contest from 1 to 3 p.m.; an animal dress-up contest at 2 p.m.; a freestyle performance to music in the horse arena at 6 p.m.; and a demolition derby at 7:30 p.m. in the grandstand.