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July 14th

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.

July 12th

Jefferson County Fair returns Sunday

July 12, 2013

• Sunday, July 14
— 10 a.m. Deadline for arrival of 4-H and voc. market animals

— 12 p.m. Deadline for sheep and swine entries

— 12 to 3:30 p.m. Rabbit entries

— 1 to 5 p.m. Poultry judging and cooping

— 1 to 6 p.m. General exhibit entries received (including 4-H general entries and Project Books)

— 1:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies with emcee Karen Uplinger, speaker Pastor Leon Blose from Pleasant Valley Methodist and music arranged by Lee Grace Foulkrod of Sykesville

— 2:30 p.m. Queen and Junior Queen competitions (no princess or junior princess competitions this year)

Fresh off renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture re-opens with ribbon cutting

July 12, 2013

Following some renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture in downtown Punxsutawney reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. Some of the changes include new products and a “pottery barn” look.

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

July 11th

Rockin’ out in the park!

July 11, 2013

Music in the Park for 2013 kicked off Thursday night in Barclay Square with the classic rock band Crisis.

Thankfully, there was not a drop of rain in sight, and attendees relaxed in their lawnchairs while enjoying the free concert.

Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones), with their 50s and 60s sound, will take the stage next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the second Music in the Park performance of the season.

Leaving ‘Footprints for Hope’: 5K to trot, walk through town

July 11, 2013

It's time to fight back against cancer, and this Saturday, the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life in Barclay Square.

Participating in this event, among other groups, will be the Betty's Angels Relay Team, which will be holding its 1st Annual Footprints for Hope, 5K Run/Walk, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Barclay Square.

Race day registration will run from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., with all proceeds from this event being donated to cancer research.

Pictured is Doug Craft, a member of Betty's Angels Relay Team who will be participating in the event.

PennDOT: Route 36 Scheduled to Close at the End of the Month for Sawmill Run Bridge Replacement Project

July 11, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — PennDOT would like to remind travelers that Route 36 in Punxsutawney Borough, which was scheduled to close on July 8, will now close on July 29, due to delays in utility moves as a result of the recent flooding.

Beginning Monday, July 29, Route 36 (West Mahoning Street) will be closed between the intersections of Walnut Street and Foundry Street for the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run.

A detour will be in place using Route 436 and Route 119. This detour will be in place until November of this year.

July 10th

Follow the yellow brick road to a cure!

July 10, 2013

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is gearing up for the ninth
annual event to be held in Punxsutawney, with this year’s theme being
“Wizard of Oz: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure! There is no place

July 9th

Local artist showcases impressive metal art

July 9, 2013

Local artist Britney Garman has found her passion in metal art.

A graduate of Triangle Tech, she has applied her educational background, along with her natural skills of metal welding, to create three brilliant pieces of artwork.

Pictured is Garman with her dog, Lady, standing between some of her pieces, which include a huge metal moose, a small metal dog and a sign for Stahlman's Country Store.

The pieces are currently on display outside of Stahlman's Restaurant.

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