2013 Old Home Week Parade winners:
â€¢ High School Bands: West Branch, 1st place; Marion Center, 2nd place.
â€¢ Sr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Clymer Firettes, 2nd place.
â€¢ Jr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Commodores, 2nd place.
â€¢ Jr. Drill Team: KLA Cheerleaders, 1st place.
â€¢ Sr. Drill Team: I-Reds Trike Team
â€¢ Non-commercial Float: Girls 13-14 All Stars, 1st place; Boys 11-12 All Stars, 2nd place; Community of Believers, 3rd place.
â€¢ Commercial Float: Big Daddyâ€™s, 1st place; Mulberry Square, 2nd place.
MONDAY, JULY 1
â€¢ 10 a.m.-Noon â€” Childrenâ€™s Activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House; This yearâ€™s focus is Military/Community â€“ Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society
â€¢ 10:30-11 a.m. â€” Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months) on padded course; Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC
â€¢ 11-11:30 a.m. â€” Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race
â€¢ 11:30 a.m.-Noon â€” Rock & Roll Pet Show
â€¢ 12:30-1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic
â€¢ 1:30-2 p.m. â€” Rock & Roll Pet Show
â€¢ 2:30-3 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber â€“ Magic
(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.)
June 23, 1897
The primary election last Saturday was the lightest polled in this country for a number of years.
Some of the precincts were not heard from at all and many reported a mere decimal of the normal vote. There was practically no contest for any of the nominations.