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November 15th

Garbage, sewage, resignation among issues discussed at Young Township meeting

November 15, 2013

Following numerous incidents of people dumping garbage at the Young Township Recycling bins located behind the township building on the Walston Road, a sign indicating a $300 littering fine has been put in place.

Mary Ann Redding, township secretary-treasurer, reminded everyone who uses the site that there's a surveillance camera in use 24/7.

For the full story, including discussion over delinquent sewer accounts and a pending resignation, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

PASR PRESENTS AWARDS, CONDUCTS MEMORIAL SERVICE

November 15, 2013

During the fall meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), Barbara Fortunato (left) and Diane Genevro (right) were the recipients of the 2013 Lauretta Woodson Award for their outstanding service to the students and residents of the Brockway Area School District.

Betty Elza, Education Support Committee chairwoman (center), presented the awards on behalf of the chapter.

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

Ken Thom benefit dinner is Saturday

November 15, 2013

There will be a benefit lasagna dinner for Ken Thom this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Grange Church of God.

Back in June, Ken had a heart valve replacement. The surgery went well, and he was able to go home to Ridgway.

July 11, Ken ended up back in the ICU in Pittsburgh after contracting pneumonia. He was in a medically induced coma for more than a few months.

Sept. 17, Ken was flown to the Cleveland Clinic.

On Sept. 28, he was alert and able to watch television.

November 14th

Chamber of Commerce names 2013 Business of the Year

November 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce named the 2013 Business of the Year at Thursday's annual luncheon.

Find out the winner in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Members of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce on hand for the annual luncheon included (front, from left) Jack Lingenfelter, Jodi Presloid, Patty Schreckengost, Katie Laska, Debbie Parise, Aggie Ott; (back) Rick Nesbitt, Michele Neal, Jim Cassidy and Jeff Curtis.

SS.C.D. Students dress down for projector project

November 14, 2013

The students at SS.C.D. School celebrated a night out at the movies last week at the Jackson Theater.

The entire school participated in dress-down days, during which students paid a dollar each to dress
down.

There were four different themes for dress-down days, and money raised was donated to the Jackson Theater for the projector fund.

A total of $224 was raised and presented to Rob McCoy, Punxsutawney Area Community Center director. For their generosity, the students were treated to a movie called “The Croods.”

Familiar Faces Friday! Kimberly Hetrick

November 14, 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 Kimberly Hetrick.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kimberly Hetrick is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as the owner of Kimberly’s Cut Above, where she
is a stylist, or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

November 13th

Sheriff’s sale of Pantall Hotel pushed to early next year

November 13, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The sheriff's sale scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Jefferson County Sheriff's office for the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney has been postponed again.

Tracy Anderson, real estate deputy, said the mortgage company has once again postponed the sale — this time pushing it to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at the sheriff's office.

The original sale date was scheduled to be Sept. 6.

Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald, Sr., said back in August that the total amount due, including back taxes, was $839,550.13.

Preschool Picassos painting pictures for projector

November 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You're never too young to show off your artistic abilities, and for the preschoolers at Creative Garden, LLC., they are doing it for a good cause.

All 30 students have been busy creating works of art, which will be auctioned off on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the gym at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

For a full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

November 12th

Mayor uses veto power to snuff out no-smoking ordinance

November 13, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Mayor Jim Wehrle vetoed the proposed ordinance that would’ve prohibited the use of any and all tobacco products in certain areas that are owned or operated by the borough at Tuesday’s council meeting.

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

Nurses Fugate, Smith welcomed to Western Pa Cares for Kids team

November 12, 2013

The Western PA CARES for Kids Child Advocacy Center recently welcomed Punxsutawney Area Hospital registered nurses Kim Fugate and Valerie Smith to its team.

Both women have joined the center and will be working with children who are victims of abuse.

One of their most recent projects is the donation tree, located at Marion Center Bank in Punxsutawney.

The donation tree makes known donations that are needed for the center, which include bandages, gauze, slippers, diapers, cotton balls, pacifiers and stuffed animals.

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