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April 16th

Punxsy’s Elsie Goss celebrates 101 years

April 16, 2013

Elsie Goss, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Iselin, celebrated her 101st birthday on April 6, with family and friends. Happy Birthday, Elsie!

April 15th

Local crews battle a pair of blazes: Orvetta St. structure fire and Rossiter area flue fire

April 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday saw local crews battle a pair of fires — a quickly spreading one that started at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at 131 Orvetta St. in Punxsutawney and an evening fire that started in the flue of a house on Railroad Street in the Rossiter area.

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

Head Start students showcase what they’re learning at open houses

April 15, 2013

Punxsutawney Head Start Centers I, II and III and Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts Center, held an open house on Monday afternoon.

The open house gave students a chance to show what they are learning as well as what they do on a daily basis.

The event was also open to community members who may have been looking for a place to send their children.

“This is a nice opportunity for people to come and see what we're all about," said Autumn Reddinger, faculty member.

Pictured is Jazzmin Shaffer, age 3, of Punxsutawney, learning about different shapes.

April 14th

PLANNING NATIONAL GUARD REUNION

April 14, 2013

Retired members of the Punxsutawney National Guard are planning a reunion to be held May 11 at the Punxsutawney Lions Club.

Pictured are the members of the reunion committee (from left): Randy Zufall, retired staff sergeant; David Hallman, retired staff sergeant; and Roger Steele, retired sergeant first class.

Getting back to Pa.’s roots: Historical Society to open ‘Wood on Glass’ exhibit on lumber heritage Tuesday

April 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is said that when William Penn discovered Pennsylvania in the 1680s, at least 95 percent of the land was covered by forest.

Its hard to believe that now, as we look around us at the once-big forest now populated with towns and cities.

Once known as the lumber region, Pennsylvania became the home of many lumber camps.

Traveling from one lumber camp to another was William T. Clarke, a photographer who loved capturing the daily life of the lumber industry.

Work to start today on intersection of Routes 119 and 322 in Sandy Township

April 14, 2013

DUBOIS — On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, PennDOT has announced that work to improve the Route 119/322 "Blinker Parkway" intersection in Sandy Township will begin today.

When work completes late this year, area drivers will be able to travel through a wider intersection with improved visibility and enhanced safety.

Work will include construction of turning lanes, roadway widening, slight roadway re-alignment, drainage improvements, new curbing and sidewalk, curb ramps and traffic signal upgrades.

Way Back When

April 14, 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
April 28, 1897

FIRE AT MCGEES
Six Buildings Were Destroyed Invoicing a Loss of $12,000

A disastrous fire occurred at McGees, Clearfield county, last Saturday night, causing a destruction of property amounting to near $12,000.

April 12th

Getting serious: Tonight is final chance to see 2013 Variety Show

April 12, 2013

“That's a wrap,” as the 2013 Punxsutawney Area High School Variety Show will wind down tonight with one last performance at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium.

Pictured here performing a Geico Calculus commercial parody are (from left) Garrett Neal, Alexa Shaffer and Erin Long.

Tickets for the show are available at the door, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.

Fire marshal still investigating cause of Crawfordtown blaze

April 12, 2013

CRAWFORDTOWN — There is still no determined cause as to what started the fire that destroyed a camp at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawfordtown, Young Township.

"The structure was fully involved and was a huge fireball when firefighters arrived on scene," said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire
Department chief.

Smith said firefighters got a good hit on the fire and were able to knock the flames down in quick succession.

Chamber mixer at PAH to showcase four new health providers, services

April 12, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area Hospital will proudly welcome four new health providers to its team with a Chamber of Commerce Mixer, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in the front lobby of the hospital.

The event will give the public a chance not only to meet the new providers but also to talk with members of the Senior Administrative Team and Medical Staff.

From 5 to 6 p.m., the Medical Outpatient Clinic will be giving demonstrations on the Teleburn Service.

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