Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
Jim Cassidy, a Civil War re-enactor, is pictured dressed in a Union Captain's uniform.
Cassidy recently spoke to members of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society about the soldiers from Jefferson County who had a huge effect on the outcome of Civil War.
For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Willie Hoover, 13, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 8-point buck with a 17.5-inch spread in McCalmont Township at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
For the full story and more buck photos, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There may be no free lunches, but there are free dinners at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
The Rev. Brett Swanson, church pastor, said the churchâ€™s congregation has committed to holding a free meal that is open to everyone the first Tuesday of every month.
This Tuesday's free dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and everyone is asked to enter the church from the South Findley Street entrance, which is handicap accessible.
For more information, call 502-439-3861.
For the full story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2013 Home for the Holidays Parade delighted young and old alike Saturday evening with some spectacular floats and performers.
This yearâ€™s parade was sponsored by Punxsutawney Eagles Club, and the Walston Club sponsored the fireworks that followed.
After the parade, Santa visited with children at the Eagles, where the parade winners were announced.
For more photos and a full list of winners, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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 17, 1897
The New Church at Anita
On Saturday night, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club held its annual announcement ceremony for the winners of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square following the Home for the Holidays Parade.
Since 2007, local organizations have decked out their Christmas trees, and the Rotary Club â€” along with the program's sponsors â€” have aided those organizations with cash prizes for their participation.
"Christmas Around the World" was the 2013 theme, showcasing visual and artistic representations of different Christmas traditions in other countries.