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August 23rd

Seeking and saving: Track and Trail search team offers training to Punxsy firefighters

August 23, 2013

Track & Trail Search and Rescue Inc. in Brookville is a volunteer search team with a main purpose of looking for lost or missing people.

The team recently performed a demonstration for members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Pictured (front, from left) are Robin Timblin, treasurer with Sea Cur; Roger Parker, K-9 handler with T.J. the dog; (back) Gordon Taylor, Angela Taylor, Keith Thompson and Elaine Parker, secretary.

Traffic Update: Bridge open in Helvetia

August 23, 2013

HELVETIA — PennDOT has announced that a bridge on Route 2003 (Mine Road) near Helvetia in Clearfield County has opened.

The bridge was closed July 26 to allow for crews to replace the structure with a new box culvert.

The bridge, which spans Stump Creek on Route 4003, near the village of Stanley in Brady Township, carries an average of nearly 200 vehicles each day.

Also, motorists traveling along Route 219 (First Street) in Grampian Borough, Clearfield County, are reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Help needed to take down canopy in Barclay Square

August 23, 2013

Anyone wishing to help take down the canopy in Barclay Square can report to the park at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The rain date will be Wednesday. All help is appreciated, especially Lions Club members.

August 22nd

With Pantall Hotel sale coming, Gotwald explains ins, outs of a sheriff’s sale

August 22, 2013

Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. recently discussed the upcoming sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel.

Pick up Friday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit for all the details.

Familiar Faces Friday! Mary Ann Kernich

August 22, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Mary Ann Kernich.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — You may recognize Mary Ann Kernich from the Music in the Park events held every Thursday throughout the summer.

She is a recognizable face throughout town with her volunteer work in the community and through her church.

G3 — Music in the Park’s 2013 grand finale

August 22, 2013

Members of the classic rock band G3 brought the summer’s Music in the Park series to a close on Thursday evening, playing to a good-sized crowd in Barclay Square.

On Monday, the canopy that has been an integral part of the concert series will come down — one of the many signs around town that summer is coming to a close.

August 21st

Motivated by his sister, youngster collects toys for autism

August 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Angela Fairman of Punxsutawney recently reported a bit of good news worthy of sharing, as her son, Dan, performed a very kind deed.

Dan's 3-year-old sister, Lauren, was diagnosed with low-functioning autism when she was 18 months old, and the family recently heard about an organization called Toys AUcross America, which collects toys and distributes them to children across the country who have autism.

The charity was started by a father whose child has autism, and the tradition carries on, providing the much-needed sign of caring to others.

AVTT Traveling Wall crosses through town

August 21, 2013

On Wednesday, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute memorial wall made its way through Jefferson County, departing DuBois at approximately 3 p.m. and wending through Sykesville, Big Run and Punxsutawney en route to its final destination — the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Brookville. The wall will be on display there through Sunday. Pictured above are the traveling tribute truck (top photo), some of the several hundred motorcycles that accompanied the wall on the trek (bottom left photo) and a military vehicle with a flag waving in the foreground (bottom right photo).

August 20th

American Veterans' Traveling Tribute headed through area today

August 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The American Veterans’ Traveling Tribute Wall will be traveling through downtown Punxsutawney today.

Residents are asked to please plan on lining the streets for the event.

The escort will leave the DuBois Harley-Davidson shop at 3 p.m. sharp

Lions Club invites all to attend, vend at flea market next month

August 20, 2013

The Punxsutawney Lions Club is planning a flea market sale in September — with another likely in October — with proceeds set to go to the club to benefit the work it does in the community.

The set-up cost is $10 — which goes to the Lions Club — and $3.50 for a borough permit.

For commercial businesses looking to set up, the fee is $30, which includes the borough permit.

The Lions Club Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Another flea market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.

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