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March 4th

Work in progress: Pantall Hotel’s Weaver explains renovation process, dispels rumors

March 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’ve been hearing rumors of the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney being closed permanently or going out of business, those rumors are not true, according to Mike Weaver, the head of the ownership group.

Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

None injured as school bus, car collide

March 5, 2013

A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday at the
intersection of North Jefferson Street and Torrence Street, when a school bus and a car collided.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Punxsutawney Area School District school bus, driven by Rebecca Edgell of Punxsutawney, had been stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to turn left onto North Jefferson Street, when a white Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michael Wachob

Police investigating early-morning burglary at Dunkel Roofing

March 5, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 4:20 a.m. Monday at Dunkel Roofing.

Police said unknown actor(s) gained access to the business and removed a stainless Groundhog Club Collector's Edition Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum pistol, as well as an unspecified amount of miscellaneous bills and
coins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510 and request to speak with Trooper Jenary.

Happy Birthday, Bowdish!

March 5, 2013

The Bowdish Model Railroad at the Jefferson County History Center celebrated its ninth birthday on Saturday.

Bill McCracken remains on hand to explain the history of the railroad — in addition to the history it portrays.

The Bowdish Model Railroad contains over 200 feet of track with six engines and 44 railcars.

There are also over 100 animations and over 50 structures, drawn from notable places throughout the history of Jefferson County.

March 3rd

Aiming to Buy: As talk of gun control increases, so do sales

March 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Ready, aim, buy.

Due to the fear of guns being banned that has been stirred recently, many people are purchasing guns and ammunition at a rapid rate at area gun stores, according to those shop owners.

The owners have said that many of their customers are fearful of potential gun control legislation and a possible ban on both guns and ammunition.

Todd Peace, co-owner of Peace's Feed, Guns & Ammo at 300 East Main St. in Big Run, said much of his stock of handgun ammo, .223-calibur ammo and AK rifle rounds is selling out faster than he can order more in.

HEADED TO STATES

March 4, 2013

Kaleb Young (far left) and Joel Bowers (far right) earned themselves a trip to the state wrestling tournament in Hershey after an impressive weekend, Friday and Saturday, at the AAA regional tournament in Altoona.

Young could not be beaten at regionals, earning himself a gold medal, while Bowers won the consolation finals and earned himself the trip to Hershey on Thursday.

The Chucks' duo posed with assistant coach Buddy Young (Kaleb's father, second from left) and head coach Eric Eddy after receiving their respective medals.

Visit our Sports section for more details.

Way Back When

March 4, 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 10, 1897

Helped Themselves
On Thursday night, a freight car containing a large consignment of good for J.A. Weber, was left standing in the yards of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg road at DuBois, and some time during the night it was broken into by burglars who stole sixteen coats, the same number of vests and eighteen pairs of pants.

March 1st

It’s Read Across America Day!

March 1, 2013

Today — March 2 — is Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and students across the country and across the school district celebrated that day Friday.

The birthday is also known as Read Across America Day, encouraging children to read and helping them find enjoyment in doing so.

Pictured here is Mason Knopick sporting his Dr. Seuss attire in Becky Peterson’s class at Mapleview.

3, 2, 1... (Bingo) blast off!

March 1, 2013

SS.C.D. School is getting ready for an exciting Sunday event called "Bingo Blast."

The event will be held Sunday at the SS.C.D. auditorium, with doors opening at noon.

Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and Bingo will follow at 1 p.m.

The cost is $15, which covers lunch and Bingo.

At the event, there will be 17 vendors on hand.

They will have 15 games of Bingo and three extra-cash Bingos.

All proceeds will benefit the school.

Pictured are SS.C.D. students (front, from left) Riley Laska, Kamren Geist, Jakoby Reinhart; (back) Natalie Miller and Bailee Stello.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake at area bowling lanes to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

March 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you’re looking for a night out with the family or an opportunity to hang out with friends, you might have the chance to
combine it with donating to a good cause — the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is coming to Jefferson County, with three different sessions scheduled: one at Brookville Lanes and two at Groundhog Lanes in Punxsutawney.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is our biggest fundraiser that supports local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs,” said Heidi Stahlnecker, program coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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