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Back in the school bus again! School starts today in PASD

August 26, 2013

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.

UNTIL NEXT SUMMER...

August 26, 2013

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 Society’s Relay for Life.

PennDOT: Work in progress on Route 36 preventative maintenance project

August 26, 2013

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — 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.

Mural pays touching tribute to late teens

August 26, 2013

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 Joel’s family: Mercy Smith and Drinda and Brian Smith.

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

Way Back When

August 26, 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 14, 1897

HORATIO
Local and Personal News From a Nice
Mining Village

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.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you have driven around town recently, you may have noticed that many storefronts are decked out in...
An accident that reportedly took place near the intersection of Union Hill and Central Street led to one patient being...
DUBOIS — At approximately 11:24 p.m. July 10, the DuBois City Police were contacted in reference to a missing female....
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsy’s Minor League...
On Tuesday, the Punxsy Major League Baseball All-Stars traveled to Brookville for the second...
In what was their second meeting of the All-Star season, the 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League...

 

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