Archive - Nov 2013 - News Article
BIG RUN â 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.
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.
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 Campaignâ 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.
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.
The third annual Tunes for Tots and Auction will be taking place at 6 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsutawney Eagles.
The event, which is being sponsored by the Eagles and Moose clubs, will feature seven different local bands, a silent auction and food.
HOUTZDALE â When it comes to ghosts and the paranormal, there are those who believe and then those who remain skeptical.
Though Halloween is over, the subject of ghosts hit Facebook around the beginning of November, when the Mo-Valley Paranormal Investigation team visited a local establishment.
Tyson Lidgett, lead investigator of Mo-Valley Para-normal, said that he is studying his findings from a Punxsutawney establishment.
For the whole story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Clark Street and Hampton Avenue on Sunday.
For details, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Jefferson Countyâs Barnyard Buddies 4-H launched a community service project in October to raise money for the local food pantries in Jefferson County.
The response from the community has been great, and the club thanks all who have donated thus far.
The club has now expanded its drive to nearby DuBois.
Members were invited to decorate a Christmas tree in the DuBois Mall.
During their October meeting, the members made decorations for the tree.
Voting for the best tree is by donation to the food pantry.
(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
ARRESTED FOR ROBBERY
Jakey Levison, the pugulist, a former resident of this town, has a billiard room and cigar store in Shawmut, Elk County.
Here comes the jolly old elf Santa Claus, who is pictured in a past Home for the Holidays Parade.
This year's annual parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 30. It will begin at the Punxy Plaza and march to Barclay Square.
The registration deadline for those whoâd like to have a float in the parade is Monday.
Call the chamber at 938-7700 to register.
For more details on the parade, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.