Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
The SS.C.D. Elementary School Choir is pictured singing Christmas carols to the residents at Mulberry Square in Punxsutawney as part of the Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign on Wednesday. Polly Mills,
The Punxsutawney Red Kettle Campaign is behind in donations by approximately $11,000 this year with a week to go. Pictured is Russ
Henry (left) of Punxsutawney giving money to the kettle located outside
Fezellâ€™s County Market in the Groundhog Plaza that is manned by
For a story on the current state of the Red Kettle Campaign, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” The Punxsutawney Borough Council held a special meeting on Monday evening, to discuss a few important items on the agenda.
Most notably, Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan's contract was approved after much discussion. The contract will be presented to Fedigan as soon as possible.
In other business:
â€˘ The nomination of two new Civil Service Commission members. Steve Story and Bill Spencer were nominated, and the motion was approved.
The Light Up a Child's Life Campaign to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation got started Monday on WPXZ 104.1 FM. Pictured are Lindsey Herzing (left), regional manager for Make-A-Wish, and Ivy Kiesling, a Wish Kid, broadcasting from Miller Brothers Furniture on Monday afternoon.
Tuesdayâ€™s Light Up a Child's Life activity will begin at 7 a.m. at Fox's Pizza Den on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
JEFFERSON COUNTY â€” Persistent snow showers throughout the day on
Saturday appeared to be a contributing factor in at least one of a number of accidents that took place during the course of the day.
For a full report, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a blood drive to be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the cafeteria at SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.
The theme is "This Holiday Give Something that Means Something."
Pictured are members of the Masonic Lodge, (front, from left) Jerry Wright, past master; Pat Villella, Dick Fetterman, lodge members; (back) Ed Halo, Clifford Klinger, Robert Haag, lodge members; Chuck States, worshipful master; Roy Pate, lodge member; and James L. Shaffer, past master.
(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.)
December 1, 1897
Dr. Grube Will Wed
Mr. and Mrs. David Hutchison, of Pittsburgh, have issued invitations for the marriage of their daughter Miss Minnie Newkirk, to Dr. John Grube, of Braddock. The wedding will take place on Thursday, December 9, and the ceremony will be performed by Rev. Mansell, of Hazlewood.
Make-A-Wish will be broadcasting live on WPXZ 104.1 starting Monday.
To donate, call 814-938-8888.
The 2013 Make-A-Wish schedule is as follows:
â€˘ Miller Brotherâ€™s Furniture, West Mahoning Street Dec. 16-20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
â€˘ Ragleyâ€™s True Value Hardware, North Findley Street Monday, Dec. 16, 7 to 9 a.m.
â€˘ Foxâ€™s Pizza, North Findley Street, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 to 9 a.m.
â€˘ Caterinaâ€™s, North Findley Street, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 to 9 a.m.
â€˘ Punxsy Area Middle School, Beyer Avenue, Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 to 8 a.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There is a saying that â€śGod works in mysterious ways,â€ť and we don't always know why things happen the way that they do, but He does.
For one brave little boy, the battle to survive began the moment he was born.
Mitchell Bartlebaugh was born with what the doctors diagnosed as Pierre-Robin Syndrome, a condition that left him with an underdeveloped bottom jaw and a tongue that fell back into his throat, causing him to be unable to breathe, accompanied by a cleft palate.
Now 3 years old, little Mitchell is a happy little boy, despite what he has had to endure.
The National Honor Society induction ceremony was held Thursday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Three seniors and 22 juniors were inducted.
Pictured are the NHS advisors and officers: (front, from left) Tessa Spearing, vice president; Emily Travis, treasurer; Haley Hartman, president; Laura Chelgren, secretary; (back row) Mr. Jeff Long, assistant principal; Mr. Russell Bishop, teacher; Mr. Josh Conrad, teacher; Johnny Gigliotti, historian; and Mr. David London, principal.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.