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October 22nd

FCOG hosting sixth year of Free Clothing Days

October 22, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Is there such a thing as a a free lunch? Maybe, maybe not; but how about free clothing?

The answer is a resounding yes!

Free Clothing Days are back this week at the First Church Of God in Punxsutawney.

Shelley Rowan, coordinator of Free Clothing Days, said this is the sixth year for the popular clothing giveaway.

"What has made this so successful is the high quality of the clothing that has been donated to the drive in the fall and spring over the years," Rowan said, adding that all of the clothing is gently worn, and there's no limit to what you may take home.

St. Joseph’s donates golf tourney proceeds to Gateway Humane Society

October 22, 2013

Earlier this year, St. Joseph's Polish Society held its third annual golf tournament at Hemlock View Golf Course.

Fourteen teams consisting of four players each took part this year for a total of 56 participants.

All participants were invited back to the club for dinner after a great day of golfing. Many prizes were awarded to participants.

Several local businesses donated prizes or contributed to the overall total that was collected to donate to the Gateway Humane Society, the organization chosen by the club's board of directors.

Phone outage in area

October 22, 2013

Due to a phone outage in the area, The Spirit's phone lines are currently down.

If you have a pressing matter, please email editor@punxsutawneyspirit.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

October 21st

PennDOT planning underway in preparation for plow season

October 21, 2013

Gary Godak of Punxsutawney is pictured getting into his 2003 Mack tandem dump truck, following inspection on Monday.

Godak plows the Route 36 South portion of the highway out toward Johnsonburg Road.

Read all about PennDOT's winter preparation in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Schall finds her calling in Christian coaching, founds 3 Strands

October 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It takes courage to follow the path that God is leading you down, especially when that path leads to something you have never tried before.

Though often plagued with fears of failure, one must keep on forging ahead, and for local woman Barb Schall, that is exactly what she has done.

Read about Schall's journey in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

October 20th

Way Back When

October 20, 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
October 6, 1897

Free Methodist Meeting
Twelve men and twelve women from the Greensburg district, who had been in attendance at the Free Methodist conference in Ridgway, were in town on Monday on their way home. Having a couple of hours to wait before securing transportation to Indiana, they resolved to utilize the time in holding a meeting.

Mondi honored for five decades of service at Circle Hill Cemetary

October 20, 2013

Pictured is Frank Mondi (center) receiving a granite plaque from the Circle Hill Cemetery Association in appreciation of his 50 years of service in caring for the grounds over these many years.

The plaque will be mounted on the exterior of the Circle Hill Cemetery building with the following words of dedication: “In appreciation of Frank Mondi for fifty years service. Circle Hill Cemetery Association.”

Local man joins protest at WWII Memorial in D.C.

October 20, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. — Sunday, Oct. 13, began as any other day, but for one local citizen, a trip to Washington, D.C., would be a trip that he would never forget.

Pastor George Rathmell of Punxsutawney traveled to Washington, D.C., and attended a protest at the U.S. National World War II Memorial to support veterans.

Read his story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 18th

2013 trick-or-treat times, Halloween events

October 18, 2013

Here’s a list of local trick-or-treat/Halloween events:

• Brookville — Halloween will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 31.

The parade will be held at 5 p.m., starting at the Y.M.C.A. and ending at the Brookville Fire Dept. on Madison Avenue.

Trick-or-treating will begin at 5:30 p.m., immediately after the parade, and will continue until 8 p.m.

• Big Run Borough — Big Run Borough will hold trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Trick or treaters are to go only to homes with the porch light on.

A welcome sight: Last of the detours wraps up

October 18, 2013

At long last, the detours that have plagued Punxsy have ended, as the new bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run in Punxsutawney was opened to normal traffic patterns on Friday.

According to Deborah Casadei, PennDOT District 10 public information officer, work will continue on the project under flagger-controlled lane restrictions.

This $1,091,540 bridge replacement project is being completed by M & B Services, LLC of Clarion.

The bridge has been closed since August.

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