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Punxsutawney School Board President Conrad discusses settled teacher contract

March 31, 2013

Last week, The Spirit's Larry McGuire sat down with Gary Conrad to discuss the recently finalized contract between the Punxsutawney Area School District and the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA).

For the interview, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

DaFEAT gearing up for Autism Awareness Month events

March 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — What is Autism? That is the question that runs through the minds of many individuals.

And the answer is: autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are terms for a complex neurological disorder that is characterized by communication difficulties, social impairment and repetitive behaviors.

Children who are autistic may have difficulties with motor coordination or attention span, have trouble sleeping and potty training and have intellectual disabilities.

DAR honors winners of Good Citizenship, history essay awards

March 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named a pair of essay winners — PAHS senior Alexa Shaffer for the DAR Good Citizen Award and SS.C.D. School seventh-grader Kaitlin Nicole Doverspike for the DAR American History Essay Contest.

According to the letter read at the presentation, Shaffer's involvement in a number of community extends from school to church to community and made her an excellent choice for a "Good Citizen."

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