Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
UNION TOWNSHIP â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police released the names of two drivers who were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at 12:45 p.m., a half mile west of Mountain Extreme, Inc., in Union Township, Clearfield County.
Police said a 1996 Saturn driven by Jeffrey D. Hoffman, 35, of Dauphin, Pa., was traveling west on State Route 322, and a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by Joyce D. Morse, 62, of DuBois, was traveling east.
1971: Christmas Eve fire guts five businesses
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite the fact that there's no carnival this week, the town of Punxsutawney is still celebrating the Firefightersâ€™ Old Home Week.
The Punxsutawney Spirit will pay tribute to the townâ€™s firefighters who have risked their lives to protect the lives and property of others over the years.
We always hear that volunteer firefighters are on duty 24/7, which includes holidays, but nobody would expect such a thing to happen on what is probably the biggest holiday of the year for so many.
Scott Anthony (left) of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, is pictured with Adam Matt of Slice Of The 80s Pizza (far right) from Michigan and his companion Natalie Proctor, whose birthday is Feb. 2. They are shown with their Prius Hybrid, which is all decked out with â€śSlice of the 80sâ€ť lettering.
For a story, including an interview with Matt, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Area High School Alumni Band held a free community concert Sunday afternoon in the PAHS auditorium.
The concert was held in memory of Elizabeth Glover, who taught instrumental music in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 25 years, between 1954 and 1979.
The concert capped off a reunion of sorts for the alumni, who met for rehearsal, followed by dinner, on Saturday.
For more about the PAHS Alumni Band, visit punxypa.com/Band/.
The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority is a group that is dedicated to helping others and making a difference.
On Saturday, July 6, the sorority will be holding its Annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser at the Findley Street Festival, to be held on south Findley Street.
Vendors are invited to set up tables, and whatever money they make they can either keep or donate to a charity.
Money that the sorority raises will go to the Western PA Cares For Kids Child Advocacy Center in Brookville.
(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
Material Signs of Prosperity
Now that he tariff bill is nearing the President's desk and capitalists and corporations are satisfied that the bill will become a law, it is not to be wondered at, and in fact is a consequence, that they are beginning to prepare for a period of greatly increased activity.
June 29 will be the second annual Fido 5K to benefit animals in need at the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals.
Pictured here is the smallest Willow Run resident, Holly, with Margo Stefanic, founder and co-owner of Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc.
The cost is $20 per runner, and those wishing to participate must sign a waiver.
The event will be held rain or shine, with no refunds.
Donations of dry dog and cat food are appreciated, and boxes will be on site for those wishing to bring those donations.
Before they finished loading a car to transport the group's contributions to the pantry at the Crossroads Shelter, these members of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees paused with some of the grocery and pantry items collected as part of the state-wide initiative to combat hunger in local communities.
Shown (from left) are Betsy Neal, Roxie Miles (back),Â Jo Ellyn ElMasry and Edith Bernardi.
Congratulations to P.J. Manners (pictured) and Herb Manners, who live in Young Township and have been chosen as the winner of the June Garden of The Month by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For the full story and more photos from Manners' beautiful garden, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
On Friday, members of the Menâ€™s Fraternity of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Church (pictured here) set up tents in Adrian in preparation for the church festival to be held this weekend.
The festivalâ€™s hours are from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m Sunday.