Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Punxsutawney American Legion
The Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 27, and will begin around 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Avenue in Punxsy. The service will be held at Barclay Square following the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Big Run VFW
Big Run VFW Post 9044 will hold its annual Memorial Day Program on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Big Run, or, in the case of inclement weather, the Big Run War Memorial Building. The keynote speaker will be First Sergeant Bill Foster. The Reynoldsville Theater Group will perform special music. The public is invited.
As the school year winds down, Thursday was a very special day for the Class of 2013 at PAHS â€” Class Night.
Scholarships and awards were announced, and among those receiving recognition were (top photo) top honors students (front, from left) Alannah Malia, salutatorian; Jerod White, third honor student; and Alexa Shaffer, valedictorian; along with (back) Emily Cassidy, PAHS
guidance counselor; William and Sheila Malia; Butch White; Douglas Shaffer; Dr. Keith Wolfe, PASD superintendent; and David London, PAHS principal.
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following Wednesday's committee meeting, Punxsutawney Area School Board President Gary Con-rad said that the board needs to "get serious" about budget cuts.
Read the full story in Friday's print edition of The Spirit
Dr. Keith Wolfe (right), Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent, presented Renee Belisky, student board member, with a certificate for her
service on the board over the last two years at Wednesdayâ€™s meeting of the Punxsutawney Area School Board.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Over the past two days, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have charged three individuals, including two local men, with delivery of heroin after search warrant and arrest warrants were
served in two separate incidents â€” one at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday and another at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday.
The First Church of God on Route 36 in Punxsutawney will hold a blood drive on Friday in honor of Martha Hoover (pictured), who has been the coordinator of the drive since it began at the church.
After many years of volunteer work, Martha has decided to retire and spend time with her family and friends.
Area residents are invited to come to the church on Friday between noon and 6 p.m. to donate blood in Marthaâ€™s honor.
BROOKVILLE â€” With reports all day Tuesday saying that voters' numbers were low across the state for the primary election, 5,120 Jefferson County residents headed to the polls to vote, with 3,421 Repub-lican ballots being cast and 1,699 Democratic ballots being submitted, according to the unofficial results released by the county Tuesday evening.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday morning, The Spirit named Nancy Lazorchak the Punxsutawney Area Middle School Teacher of the Year, while Ryan Hayden was honored at the high school.
The awards are based on ballots cast by Spirit readers.
Pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit to find out the Elementary Teacher of the Year.
A search warrant was served last night on West Mahoning Street in Punxsutawney. Heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized.
Two men were charged with delivery of herion. Read tomorrow's Spirit for details.
Tuesday, May 21, is Election Day.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.