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July 14, 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
July 7, 1897

The International Convention of the Epworth League

Will be held at Toronto, Can., July 15 to 18.

Delegates from all quarters of the world will be present. It is the second largest convention of the world and the famous hospitality of the beautiful city of Toronto will be taxed to its utmost to provide for those in attendance.

Police: Boy, 12, accidentally shoots self in shoulder

July 14, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — A 12-year-old Punxsutawney male accidentally shot himself in the right shoulder while unknowingly playing with his father’s 22 long gun, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the gun, which was located in the father’s bedroom, had a round in the chamber, and the boy accidentally bumped the trigger, causing the gun to go off and shoot a round into his shoulder.

The incident occurred on July 9 along Elbel Road in Bell Township.

Police said the boy was treated at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and released.

2013 Jefferson County Fair Royalty

July 14, 2013

The 2013 Jefferson County Fair Queen was crowned Sunday, the opening day of the fair, which runs through Saturday in Brookville.

Pictured (from left) are Queen Katie Steele, runner-up Gabrielle Bart, second runner-up Elizabeth McAndrew and Miss Congeniality Melinda Hutchins.

Annual Relay for Life Leads survivors down road to a cure, raises over $39K

July 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The day started off a bit cloudy and grey, but by evening the sun rose high in the sky and began shining down at just the right moment — the Survivor Ceremony.

The Relay for Life of Punxsutawney event was held Saturday, with 13 teams participating in this year’s event, which raised over $39,000, according to Jessica Carbaugh, Relay for Life representative.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

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