Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
Those of us here at The Spirit would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! We hope you enjoy it safely!
Just a reminder, The Spiritâs offices will be closed on Thursday, and there will be no Thursday edition of The Spirit.
Normal operating hours will resume on Friday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported on Monday that a Punxsutawney man was arrested and charged in a stabbing incident that recently took place in Punxsutawney.
Police reported that Jamon N. Diehl, 25, Punxsutawney, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and robbery â charges stemming from an incident in the early morning hours last Friday on S. Gilpin Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It began with a creative idea, and with determination and ambition, one local man was able to bring to life. For Glen Campbell resident Michael Hughes, that idea was to write and publish a book.
Hughes has been writing stories for 15 years and said that he was about to be published by a publishing house when he discovered that he would probably lose his creative control over the novel.
For a full story on Hughes' journey to publication, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
$71,500 in scholarships will be made available to area students through the Bridge Educational Foundation and its donors.
Pictured (from left) at the announcement are: Jason Klipa, Walmart; Randy Cheetham, CSX Transportation; EJ Heckert, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of PA; State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati; State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith; and Jennifer Kessler, board member of the Bridge Educational Foundation.
Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday came an act of goodwill that will help out many in the community.
Thursday evening, Jeff Kuntz, chairman of the Community Focus Committee, presented checks to four individuals accepting on behalf of the organizations they represent.
Checks are distributed throughout the year through the Punxsutawney Education System to give money to organizations from which students benefit.
(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.)
November 10, 1897
Pennsylvania at Chickamauga
Students at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School are pictured loading up a vehicle with canned food items for an area food pantry after collecting a large number of items for their canned food drive this year.
To read exactly how well they middle schoolers did, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
SS.C.D. will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
One hundred vendors will be set up and selling a variety of Christmas items.
Homemade sandwiches, vegetable soup and fresh-baked pies will also be available.
A nativity donated by Pam and Pat Defelice â in memory of their daughter, the late Brielle Nicole Defelice â will be raffled off.
Pictured (from left) are Ella Newcome, Abbey Stello, Morgan Riggie and Elizabeth Stello.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs familiar face is Mary Mack.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Mary Mack is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as a former teacher in the Punxsutawney Area School District, or perhaps you have seen her participating in events throughout the community.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â 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.