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Mayor proclaims November Native American Heritage Month

November 8, 2013

Punxsutawney Mayor Jim Wehrle (third from left) presents a proclamation recognizing the contributions of Native Americans throughout the history of Punxsutawney.

Pictured (from left) are Santana Olp, DAR recording secretary; Connie Mateer, DAR Native American chairperson; Wehrle; and Joan Miller Olp, DAR regent.

Hallman’s legacy lives on at Weather Discovery Center

November 8, 2013

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center recently held a special ceremony to unveil a plaque in honor and memory of former Punxsutawney mayor, the late John Hallman, whose handprints were all over the planning and coming about of the center as it was.

Members of the center’s Board of Directors and Hallman’s family members were on hand, as well.

Pictured (from left) are Jack Lingenfelter, board member; Garry Hallman and Marcia Botelho, John’s children; Nancy Hallman, John’s wife; Janet Geer, Dennis Hallman and David Hallman, John’s children; and Howard Beezer, board member.

After 41-plus years of military service, Foster enjoying his retirement at home

November 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Giving 41 years of one's life to anything these days stands out as a great achievement, and one local man — Punxsutawney's own Master Sgt. Bill Foster — recently retired after dedicating just more than 41 years of service to the military and the local community through his involvement in the Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Familiar Faces Friday! Colleen Schott

November 8, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Colleen Schott.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Colleen Schott is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as a kindhearted volunteer who has rung the bell for the Salvation Army.

Though she may not work right in town, she certainly makes an impact on the lives of those who need guidance.

Punxsy, meet your next mayor: Richard Alexander

November 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There's soon to be a new mayor in town, as Republican Richard Alexander was elected mayor in Tuesday's general election.

Mayor-elect Alexander said in an interview that running for mayor has been a good experience for him.

Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

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