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June 12th

A community effort: Used book sale approaching, donations being accepted

June 12, 2013

A few members of The Friends of the Library gathered for a photo before they went to work preparing for the upcoming used book sale. They are (from left) Peggy Johnston, Coral Ellshoff, director of the Punxsy library; Connie O'Brien; Emily Cassidy; and Julie Baun, head of the book sale.

For more details on the sale, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

June 11th

Commissioners support multi-county Challenger Learning Center

June 11, 2013

(Pictured above, from left) Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik; Julia Trimarchi Cuccaro, Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center chairman; Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; Walter Schroth, vice chairman of the Indiana Area School District; and Commissioner Jim McIntyre look over details on the planned multi-county regional Challenger Learning Center, for which the commissioners recently declared support.

Read more in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Grant to allow borough employees to participate in defensive driving course

June 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough employees are going to have the opportunity to take a defensive driving course, thanks to being the recipient of a 2013 PennPRIME liability grant.

"The purpose of the grant is to promote initiatives to help reduce the frequency and severity of claims related to general, auto, auto physical, property, public official and law enforcement liability," said Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief at Monday's council meeting.

Read more about the program, as well as more borough news, in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Rotarians introduced to new PAH staffers

June 11, 2013

The Punxsutawney Rotarian's recently had the honor of meeting several new healthcare providers who have joined the staff of Punxsutawney Area Hospital. The providers shared information about their practices and expressed their excitement in becoming members of the Punxsutawney community.

They look forward to providing the best possible healthcare to the members of Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.

June 10th

Not so fast! Route 119 bridge work to be delayed by utility relocation

June 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Route 119 bridge replacement has run into a snag, which could possibly delay the start of the project, it was reported Monday night.

“The road closure, from our information, has been delayed due to the Verizon utility relocation,” said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, at Monday’s Punxsutawney Borough Council Meeting.

Read about the delay in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Kids take aim at safety at Youth Field Day

June 10, 2013

Jefferson County's Youth Field Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Northwest Sportsmen for Youth and County Youth Field Day Organizations, was held at Reynlow Park in Reynoldsville on Saturday.

Youth Field Days have taken place annually throughout Pennsylvania since 1991, when they were first held in Venango County.

Kellen Gibson (right) takes aim at a fake deer with help from instructor Tim Lecuyer at an archery station hosted by the Sigel Sportsmen's Club.

A job well done, Officer Brudnock

June 10, 2013

Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Kirk Brudnock (left) is pictured receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program for 2012.

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan (right) said he is always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of the Punxsy Borough Police Department.

June 9th

Yield to safety: Borough police focusing on pedestrian awareness campaign

June 9, 2013

Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.

Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.

Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.

Groundhog Club holding Punxsy Phil photo contest

June 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that it’s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.

The contest, “Punxsutawney Phil’s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.

The prizes are as follows:

• First Place — Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.

• Second Place — Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.

• Third Place — Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.

To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

June 9, 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
June 16, 1897

Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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