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Write-in votes tallied, Scarantine edges Conrad for school board seat

November 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The election results for the super-tight Punxsutawney Area School Region III (McCalmont & Young Townships) school board director race were certified by the Jefferson County Board of Elections on Wednesday, with challenger Jim Scarantine defeating incumbent Punxsutawney Area School Board President Gary Conrad.

For details and quotes from both candidates, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Big Run residents say dredging is a necessity

November 20, 2013

BIG RUN — A group of Big Run residents spoke at Monday's Big Run Borough Council meeting and complained of the island in the stream, which allegedly has grown due to a lack of dredging in the creek over the years and has led to flooding in the lower end of the borough any time a major rain storm occurs.

For details on the discussion and other news from the Big Run Borough Council meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

BREAKING NEWS:Lees Jr. waives right to preliminary hearing

November 20, 2013

Kenneth Lees Jr. waived his right to a preliminary hearing at District Judge David Inzana's office this morning.

Lees Jr. is charged with simple assault, fleeing and eluding, recklessly endangering another person or persons and a variety of traffic offenses for his alleged involvement in events surrounding a late September shooting in Brockway that wounded PSP-DuBois trooper Brad Wilson.

Making wishes come true in 3D

November 20, 2013

Colin Wineberg (second from right), a Make-A-Wish Kid, is pictured with the members of his family and his brand-new 3D printer, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Kathy, Brian, Colin and Scott Wineberg.

The Punxsutawney Make-A-Wish Radiothon "The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign” will be coming up the week of Dec. 16 on 104.1 FM WPXZ.

Leading up to that week, The Spirit will be telling more Wish Kid stories, and coverage of the event will also be available in The Spirit.

For more on Colin's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Knights of Columbus generosity brings warmth to area kids

November 20, 2013

Brookville Knights of Columbus Council 3966 recently donated 24 winter coats to boys and girls in Jefferson County.

Shown here are John Palmer (left) and Ron Battaglia (right) of the Knights of Columbus giving the coats to Bethany Lindemuth of the Jefferson County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board.

Anyone wishing to make a donation or to sponsor a child for Christmas should contact the JCCYS office at 155 Main St. in Brookville or call 849-3696 or 1-800-523-5041.

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