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Police: Brookville woman, 19, missing since Friday

January 14, 2013

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the case of a 19-year-old Brookville woman who has been missing since Friday.

Police reported that Devan Cathlene Knapp purchased a new, white 2013 Toyota Scion on Jan. 11, and told her mother at 6 p.m. that she was going to show her the new car.

However, police said Knapp has not been seen or heard from since.

Knapp is described as approximately 5'02" and 120 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a blue, long-sleeve shirt, black leggings and black, Ugg-style boots.

PAH implements visitor restrictions due to flu

January 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In response to the widespread outbreak and severity of this year’s seasonal flu, Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) has implemented restrictions on visitors to all clinical areas of the hospital, effective immediately.

“We are asking that visitors be free of a fever for at least 24 hours prior to visiting a patient, and that visitors who have respiratory issues or who are under the age of 18 not come to the hospital at all,” said PAH Infection Preventionist and Specialist Abby Kengersky. “If you are visiting, we ask that you wash your hands frequently and

Police investigating Saturday burglary at Ragley’s True Value

January 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At approximately 6:20 a.m. Saturday, an unknown white male entered Ragley’s True Value Hardware Store, located at 248 N. Findley St.,
through a window, according to Punxsutawney Borough Police.

Police said the male is seen on Ragley’s surveillance video as he is going through the store.

A store employee who was coming to work witnessed the male exiting the store through a broken window in the rear of the building, according to police.

Future of local tax collectors up for school board discussion

January 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Your friendly neighborhood tax collector may be going out of business, if the Punxsutawney Area School Board decides to change the manner in which tax collectors are compensated.

"We're going to discuss the tax collection commission analysis, which is something that can only be adjusted every four years," Susan H. Robertson, Punxsutawney Area School District business manager, said at last Tuesday's school board meeting.

Robertson said it has to be done in an election year for the tax collectors.

Way Back When

January 14, 2013

(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
January 13, 1897

Aged Lady Burned to Death
Mrs. Margaret Kunkle, of Washington township, Indiana county, aged eighty-seven years, was suddenly taken ill with heart failure, on Monday, and fell into the open grate and was burned to death before she could be rescued.

January 20, 1897
School House Entered

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