Archive - Aug 26, 2013 - News Article
The Punxsutawney Area School District and borough and state police remind motorists to be watchful as students are returning to school today.
Pictured (from left) are Cheryl Repik, Punxsutawney Area School District transportation director; Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief; and Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsy Area School District superintendent.
Signaling the end of summer, the canopy in Barclay Square was taken down Monday night, thanks to a helpful crowd.
The canopy is a staple in Barclay Square during the summer months for successful events such as the Groundhog Festival, Music in the Park, Church in the Park, Movie in the Park and the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay for Life.
OLIVER TOWNSHIP â€” Work began last week on a highway preventative maintenance project on Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.
Resurfacing, drainage, and guiderail updates are being performed on Route
36 beginning just south of T-386 (Cemetery Road) and ending just west of T-326 (Hoffman Road) in the Coolspring area.
Motorists can expect daylight, flagger-controlled lane restrictions in the project area.
PennDOT wants to remind motorists to slow down, be alert for changing conditions and drive responsibly in the work zone.
Dedicated in memory of three young boys whose lives were taken far too soon is a breathtaking mural painted in their honor.
Located on the wall behind Uni-Mart in the Punxy Plaza, the mural was painted by artist Cora Smith, of Mahaffey, in memory of the late Joel Riggleman, Sean McConnaughey and Dylan Behrendt, three friends who lost their lives in a car accident in 2011.
Pictured (from left) are Joelâ€™s family: Mercy Smith and Drinda and Brian Smith.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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 14, 1897
Local and Personal News From a Nice
The ball game on Saturday between Horatio and Frostburg was very
interesting. Some excellent plays were made. The score was 13-17 in favor of Horatio.
Mr. Wm. Morgan, Miss Roach, Mrs. S. Roach and Miss. Ponds of Anita, visited S. J. Woodhouse and family on Sunday.