Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Carley Smith and Jerod White were crowned the 2013 Prom Queen and King at Saturdayâs prom held at the Punxsutawney Country Club.
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(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.)
May 12, 1897
A BIG BLAZE
Wilson's Big Training and Stock Barn Burned
Last Thursday morning about 4 o' clock, a fire broke out in Wilson's big circular barn on the hill in the North end, which resulted in the complete destruction of the building.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Her kids call her "The Germ Police," but Abby Kengersky's role as the infection preventionist at Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) goes a bit beyond that description, as well.
DUBOIS â On Friday, at approximately 4:13 a.m., the DuBois City Police responded to a burglary in progress at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on West Park Avenue in DuBois.
Upon arrival, officers reported that they discovered the glass on the front doors broken out and the actor still inside the business.
The actor was taken into custody and identified as Justin B. Smith, 31, from Treasure Lake, DuBois.
Smith was allegedly attempting to flee with approximately 9,000 pills valued at $22,000.
Members of the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company are shown Friday knocking down the flames at a barn fire located on Beagle Road in Bell Township.
Pictured (from left) are Kevin Toven, Critter Porada and Derek Toven working to extinguish the flames in what remained of the barn owned by Alvin Knarr.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The seniors at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) who
want to keep it real received a large dose of reality in regard to the consequences you face when you drink and drive or text and drive at the Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) annual mock crash held Friday in the parking lot behind the school.
Trooper Matt Powell of the Punxsutawneyâbased Pennsylvania State Police spoke to the students once the very realistic portrayal had concluded for another year.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Friday afternoon, the Punxsutawney Police Department reported the arrest of Joseph M. McQuade, 35, of Punxsutawney.
McQuade was arrested on Friday and charged with four counts of aggravated indecent assault (without consent); four counts of aggravated indecent assault (less than 16 years old); four counts of indecent assault (without consent); four counts of indecent assault (less than 16); four counts of corruption of minors; and eight counts of unlawful contact with a minor.
One of the most difficult things to be â not just in the midst of the things that are going on around us today, but any time â is a good parent. One young woman, who was raised in Punxsutawney, knows the difficulty of being a good parent and has felt inspired to share some of her own experiences through the writing of a book.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Last week at PAHS, seniors selected four boys and four girls from their class to make up the 2013 Prom Court.
They are Ashley Bacha, Lauren Ball, Abigail Fedigan, Carley Smith, Keanan Kopas, Garrett Neal, Jerod White and Garrett Zimmerman.
The boy and girl with the most votes will be crowned Prom King and Queen at the Punxsutawney Country Club on Saturday.
An assembly was held Friday, April 26, to honor the court.
These four chefs are preparing to do battle in the second annual IUP Cooking Competition to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the IUP Learning Center cafeteria located on Center Street in Punxsutawney.
Pictured are the combatants (from left) Jaclyn Price, IUP Culinary Academy; Robert Stevens, Aramark; Aaron Quinn, Aramark; and Martha Jo Rupert, IUP Culinary Academy.
Rupert was the winner of last year's competition.
The public is invited to attend.