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Thanks for another great Groundhog Festival

July 7, 2013

The annual Groundhog Festival concluded with quite the finale Saturday night, as Rick Larrimore entertained the crowd at Barclay Square with his tribute to Rod Stewart.

Larrimore’s performance was co-sponsored by the Walston Club.

Police seeking info on Canoe Twp. shed fire

July 7, 2013

CANOE TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information on a small fire that occurred between July 3 and July 5.

The PA State Police Fire Marshal investigated the origin and cause of the fire and determined that an incendiary device was thrown at the shed in order to ignite the fire, which burned out before causing significant damage.

Police said there were no known injuries in the fire, which occurred along Johnsonburg Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County.

Damage is estimated at $500, and the victim is a Punxsutawney man.

Jefferson County has a new Dairy Princess

July 7, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce that Toni Smith of Reynoldsville has been selected to
represent Jefferson County as the 2013-2014 Jefferson County Dairy Princess.

Toni was officially recognized at the Jefferson County Holstein Club’s Twilight Meeting held at Laurel Valley Dairy (Toni’s parents’ farm.)

Stefany Alexander, dairy ambassador, did the honors of placing Toni’s crown and sash.

Toni is the daughter of Brad Smith and Kelly Holt of Reynoldsville.

She has been an active 4-H member for 10 years.

Way Back When

July 7, 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

Will Start This Month
The large and complete iron plant located at this place will be put into blast within a few days.

The date of the firing is not positively fixed, but it will be sometime during the present month.

It was the original intention to initiate this great industry with music and speechmaking and a banquet.

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