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February 12th

Keeping learning fun on all levels

February 12, 2013

There are all sorts of ways to keep learning fun, and pictured here are two such examples. It was another fun and exciting Monday night for these middle school-aged students who are participating in the Middle Schooler’s Library Club.

The students meet every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, where they engage in a variety of activities, such as playing board games, drawing comics, watching movies, talking about books and socializing.

February 11th

Hotel parking lot could be affected when Players Bar Inc. construction begins

February 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The new owners of the site of the former Punxsutawney Hotel requested, at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting, to temporarily close eight parking spaces in the Punxsy Hotel municipal parking lot in order to accommodate crews for the building of a new establishment.

Ebbie Mark, of Dobson Inc., contractor for the construction, spoke to

Punxsy-proud Parsons passing on her passion for education through her field

February 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Growing up in Punxsutawney, Ashley Parsons knew from
the time she was a very little girl that she wanted to be a nurse and help others.

February 10th

Walking together through the pain: New grief coping series begins Wednesday

February 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A part of the life that each one lives is grieving the loss of those that he or she loves, and doing so is one of the most difficult, diverse parts of life as we all know it.

In an effort to help those who are going through the grief process — or even those who know someone else going through it — two local women are teaming up to bring a new program to the community of Punxsutawney.

Eddie James returning for another concert

February 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you missed the Eddie James Aug. 31 concert at Barclay Square due to the football game and other scheduling conflicts, then Wednesday is your chance to see him for free at the Alliance Church located in Young Township.

Drinda Smith is the organizer of the original event, which was held to honor the memory of her son, Joel Riggleman, 19, and teens Sean McConnaughey, 18, and Dylan Behrendt, 19, all of Punxsutawney, who
died in a car crash near Dayton in November of 2011.

Smith said James had contacted her several weeks ago and said he and his

Way Back When

February 10, 2013

(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.)

Local Intelligence
February 3, 1897

At Clearfield
P.P. Long, proprietor of the Racket store, in the Beyer building, G.H. Wise, of the firm of Wise Bros, and P.C. Edelblute, of the Edelblute Bros’ dry good establishment are at Clearfield this week attending court.

February 8th

Carol crowned PAHS Winter Queen

February 8, 2013

It was a night fit for royalty Friday, as the PAHS Winter Queen and Princess were crowned at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game.

After a ceremony at the beginning of halftime, Maija Carol (left, with escort Caesar Maruca) was named queen, with Lauren Kachmar (right, with escort Devan Snyder) being crowned princess.

Minor injuries sustained as school bus crashes into Big Run porch

February 8, 2013

BIG RUN — Only minor injuries were reported when a school bus carrying students from the Punxsutawney Area School District crashed into the front porch of a house at 3:05 p.m. Friday, at 226 West Main St. in Big Run Borough.

For the full story, including comments from the home's owner, as well as PASD Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Community forum on school safety and security set for Jan. 26

February 8, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Area School District, in cooperation with Punxsutawney Borough, will be holding a School and Community Forum on Feb. 26, to discuss the issue of school safety and security.

"This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and will include a panel of local first responders and other local officials," said Dr. Keith Wolfe,
Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

Breaking News: Bus hits house in Big Run

February 8, 2013

A school bus traveling on Route 119 Friday afternoon hit a home in Big Run. Route 119 was closed at Sheetz in Elk Run as a result. Check back for more details as they become available.

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