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June 4th

Conrad receives Seven Seals Award, ESGR presents at school board

June 4, 2013

Del Spafford (left), representing the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve (ESGR), presents Gary Conrad with the distinguished Seven Seals Award, given to those who significantly advance the ESGR mission, at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Read all about the meeting in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

June 3rd

Pool opens Tuesday!

June 3, 2013

The George C. Brown Community Pool opens Tuesday at noon for the season.

The pool is open every day, weather permitting, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Thursday, swimmers are granted an extra two hours, with the pool being open until 8 p.m.

Monday, pool staffers took a break from last-minute preparations to pose for a photo with Rotary representatives.

School's out for summer!

June 3, 2013

It may just be the most anticipated day of the year — right up there with Christmas and a birthday.

Monday, a half day of school marked the end of the school year for students across the Punxsutawney Area School District, SS.C.D. and the Punxsutawney Christian School.

Students were all smiles as they headed out of the buildings, free to rejuvenate themselves with whatever activities they have planned for the summer.

Pictured here are students from Jenks Hill dismissing to their bus.

Traffic Alert: PennDOT reports Route 119 surface improvement project in progress

June 3, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — PennDOT has announced that the road carrying Route 119 in Punxsutawney Borough is in the process of being improved.

One-lane alternating nighttime flagging restrictions are now be in place on Route 119, between the intersections of Route 119 and Route 36 and Route 119 and the B&R Railroad Tracks.

These restrictions will be in place for one week, or as weather permits.
The project will consist of the application of a leveling course to smooth the roadway and the replacement of all traffic markings.

June 2nd

Crosstown Ministries VBS kicks off Tuesday

June 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you are looking for something to keep your children busy the day after school lets out today, then think about sending them to the Crosstown Ministries Vacation Bible School, to be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday at Grace United Methodist Church located on Hillcrest Drive in Young Township, just below Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Shelley Bishop, Christian education leader at Grace United Methodist Church, said that Crosstown Ministries consists of Grace, Woodland Avenue and Mount Tabor United Methodist churches.

PAHS Alumni Band to reunite for free community concert June 23

June 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Organizers of last year’s first ever PAHS Alumni Band concert are finalizing plans to do it again this summer.

Last year’s strong alumni turnout and rousing musical results inspired dozens of former Punxsutawney Area High School band members to sign up for a repeat performance.

This year’s concert is once again free to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium.

GASKILL AVENUE WRECK

June 2, 2013

Borough Police responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday at the intersection of Gaskill Avenue and Indiana Street, Punxsutawney.

See Monday's Spirit for details.

Way Back When

June 2, 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 9, 1897

Right of Way for the Railroad
About two and ode-half years ago, Mr. C. F. Burnham of DuBois, in the interest of B. R. & P. Railroad, took up the right of way along the survey of the proposed road through this vicinity.

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