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August 28th

Travel Advisory: Bridge on Route 28 open to traffic in Jefferson County

August 28, 2013

WARSAW TOWNSHIP — The bridge carrying Route 28 over Seneca Run in Warsaw Township opened to traffic last week after a bridge replacement project in Jefferson County.

Temporary traffic signals had been in place on Route 28 since May to replace the bridge with box culverts.

The signals have been removed and Route 28 is open to unrestricted traffic.

This $1,138,283 bridge replacement project was constructed by C. H. & D. Enterprises, Inc., of New Stanton.

August 27th

Punxsy Appreciation Day set for Sept. 28

August 27, 2013

Punxsy Appreciation Day is returning to Barclay Square this year on Saturday, Sept. 28, and will be sponsored by PRIDE, the Punxsutawney Eagles No. 1231 and the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured (from left) are Shirley Sharp, PRIDE; Tina K. Szakelyhidi and Denny Fetterman of the Punxsutawney Eagles; and Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

No flood relief money coming from FEMA

August 27, 2013

Jefferson County will not be receiving money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for flood relief in the wake of the rainstorms of late June, the Jefferson County commissioners announced at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

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

August 26th

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.

August 25th

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.

August 23rd

Local politicians featured as speakers as Traveling Tribute visits Jefferson County

August 23, 2013

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — After an extensive fundraising and planning process, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) — a scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., that features exhibits from other wars and important historical events — finally visited Jefferson County, parking at the fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday.

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

Congratulations to Lynda Brown for earning August Garden of the Month honors

August 23, 2013

It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon as the Punxsutawney Garden Club's August Garden of the Month recipient Lynda Brown posed with her dog, Chance, in one of her beautiful flower gardens.

Brown's garden consists of a variety of flowers, including the unique Chinese lanterns.

With a green thumb, she has planted not only flowers, but also some hot peppers which she loves to can.

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

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