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ROTARY AUCTION RAISES NEARLY $40,000

March 17, 2013

Saturday's weather was perfect for staying indoors and listening to the Punxsutawney Rotary's Radio Auction on WPXZ.

Shown broadcasting are (front, from left) Rotarians, Scott Neal, Jim Cassidy and Doug Chambers. Helping in the background is Michelle Stahlman and (far left) Bill Allemang.

Tom Chelgren, auction chair, said the rotary raised close to $40,000 during this year's auction.

Peepers’ Banquet pays tribute to London

March 17, 2013

BIG RUN — It seemed as if it was the same as it always was, but somehow it was different, as Big Run's "Frogman," the late John London, was honored at Sunday's Big Run Peepers’ Banquet.

"Tonight, we will not be honoring a man or a woman Citizen of the Year, but, instead, we will be honoring John H. London, commonly known as the 'Frogman,'" said Joe Buterbaugh, Big Run mayor.

Weekend wrecks cause rollovers but spare injuries

March 17, 2013

Sate police responded to a rollover accidents that occurred in McCalmont Township Saturday.

Borough police also responded to a rollover wreck Saturday on Park Avenue.

No injuries were reported, but both vehicles sustained damage and were towed from the scene.

Way Back When

March 17, 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
March 24, 1897

In Doubt of Their Man
A man supposed to be Jacob Bookamire, who is charged with the murder of William Cunningham, in Banks township, Indiana county, March 16, 1894, was captured at Bolivar, Westmoreland county, on March 20, and placed in the Indiana jail.

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