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Police investigating burglary at old Big Run Elementary

August 11, 2013

BIG RUN — Vandals hit the old Big Run Elementary School building along Route 119, smashing a window, scrawling graffiti in chalk and stealing a knife, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, who are investigating the burglary.

Sometime between Aug. 3 and Aug. 8, unknown suspected juvenile actor(s) arrived at the building — which a 22-year-old Punxsutawney man is using for storage — and smashed out the basement window with a 3-foot metal pipe.

Catholic Daughters of America donate to SS.C.D.

August 11, 2013

The SS.C.D. Catholic Daughters of America (CD of A) presented a check to Jessica Dinger, SS.C.D. School principal, (third from the left) with a donation of $1,500 that was raised at the CD of A annual yard sale earlier this summer.

Pictured are (from left) Pat Rougeux and Marian Klotz, CD of A members; Dinger, Elaine Scuello, yard sale chair; Dorothy Vilkinofsky, CD of A member; and Bernadette Horner, CD of A treasurer.

Way Back When

August 11, 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.)

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P.P. Long, of the Punxsutawney Bargain Store, who also owned a store at Potters Mills, Centre County, received a telegram last Saturday informing him that his store had been destroyed by fire.

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