Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District's Athletic Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the district's drug and alcohol policy, which was first adopted Nov. 1, 1983, at the committeeâ€™s most-recent meeting on Wednesday.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Friday evening was a momentous occasion, as the Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No. 1231 presented a $15,000 check to the DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics.
The Eagle Riders held their annual Burrow Thunder event on July 6.
The goal was to raise at least $10,000, and the Riders surpassed that goal by $5,000.
The Lindsey Fire Company assisted the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company at a one-vehicle rollover into a stream at the intersection of Harper Road and Bell Road in Perry Township at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The passengers from the vehicle were able to escape and were transported by Jefferson County EMS and a private vehicle to Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were also assisted at the scene by South Side Service.
No further details were available at Spirit press time.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a report released at 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said that four individuals who had been missing since Sunday were located.
Police said that Lisa Braughler, 41, her two children, Mariah Martin, 5, and Lucas Martin, 1, and her mother, Carolyn McQuown, 69, were located after police asked for assistance with an investigation into the family being missing since 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Police said that the family has requested that no further details be released regarding this incident.
Pictured (from left) are runner-up Ryanne Lindenpitz, Jefferson County Fair Junior Queen April Hetrick and second runner-up Amberly Spicher.
The fair runs through Saturday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said in a report issued Monday afternoon that the station is currently conducting an investigation into the case of four family members missing since Sunday around 10 p.m.
Police said the missing are Lisa Marie Braughler, 41; Maria Jane Martin, 5; Lucas Reese Martin, 1; and Carolyn Ruth McGuown, 69.
Investigators believe that the individuals were in the northeast area of Indiana County and the Jefferson County area on Sunday.
Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Curtis (left) and Chamber Vice President Brian Smith (right) officially welcomed the newest addition to their team â€” Executive Director Michele Neal â€” on Monday outside the Chamber building.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the wall at Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers on Hampton Avenue at 6:48 p.m. Monday.
Firefighters from Central, Elk Run and Lindsey responded to the scene and verified there was smoke coming from the wall in the northeast corner of the building.
Following an interior investigation with thermal imaging cameras, it was discovered that the smoke originated from the building's exterior,
Did you miss Saturday's Relay for Life in Barclay Square?
If so, click here www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery to check out some inspiring photos of survivors walking down the "yellow brick road."
This year's Relay for Life theme is Wizard of Oz: "There's No Place Like HOPE: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure."
(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.)
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.