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August 7th

Rotary Club members take turn as Hot Dog Days helpers

August 7, 2013

It was another successful day on Wednesday for Hot Dog Days at Fezell's County Market, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Memorial Library board of trustees. Pictured are Wednesday's celebrity workers (from left) Erin Cameron, Michelle Walls, Lisa London and Michele Neal of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club. Hot Dog Days continue today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Thursday's celebrity workers being the Punxsy School District administrators.

August 6th

District attorney Burkett speaks to area seniors on fraud abuse and prevention

August 6, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — In light of the prevalence of scams and financial abuse, particularly those targeted at senior citizens in the modern world, Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett is traveling to senior centers throughout the local area to speak about identifying, preventing and responding to fraud and other forms of elder abuse.

"People are always looking for opportunities to scam somebody, to swindle them, to do something to victimize them for their own gain," Burkett said at the first of his presentations on Tuesday morning at the Reynoldsville Foundry.

McCoy honored with proclamation

August 6, 2013

Rob McCoy, director of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, received a surprise birthday party held in his honor at Gobbler's Knob on Sunday afternoon.

McCoy received a proclamation from Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle, who proclaimed Sunday, Aug. 4, as Rob McCoy Day in Punxsy.

Pictured is McCoy (right), receiving the proclamation from Mick Mumau, who substituted for Wehrle.

August 5th

Not too cold, not too hot. These dogs are just right!

August 5, 2013

Monday marked the first day of the Library Hot Dog Days event, as volunteers from Friends of the Library set up shop in front of Fezell's County Market.

Aside from the $2 hot dog meal, a book sale was also held, with all proceeds going to the library.

Pictured here is Al Mains being served a hot dog by volunteers Debbie Kaza and Mary Mack.

The event will continue throughout the week, with volunteers from different local organizations serving each day.

Brake fire spurs fire alarm, none injured

August 5, 2013

This tow truck owned by South Side Service caught fire Monday when the rear brakes overheated and caught the brake drum, and then the tire, on fire.

The fire was extinguished by the Central Fire Department at the former location for C&S Restaurant in Bell Township.

There were no injuries.

Council discusses bridge schedules, future traffic options

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The PennDOT bridge projects in Elk Run and West End were discussed at Monday's Punxsy Council Public Safety Committee meeting.

Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said work continues on the two bridges — one on Route 119 in Elk Run and the other at Sawmill Run in the West End.

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

Punxsy dive crew assists with Susquehanna River recovery

August 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department dive team and boat crew were on scene for over 12 hours, as they helped to search for the victim of a drowning that occurred late Sunday night at the Susquehanna River near Shawville in Clearfield County.

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

August 4th

SS.C.D. Festival wraps up after another fun year

August 4, 2013

The final night of the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival brought out a massive crowd Sunday, as many enjoyed food, games and entertainment.

Frank Hetrick (with microphone) announces the winner — Dorothy Hunt of DuBois — of a 2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ RS or $18,000 cash.

Hunt wasn’t present Sunday night.

Terra Parise-Frye (right) picked the winning ticket.

Way Back When

August 4, 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
August 4, 1897

July 28, 1897
The Oldest Knight Dead

August 2nd

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Hot Dog Days return to town next week

August 2, 2013

Members of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library Board of Trustees would like to remind everyone that Library Hot Dog Days will be held once again this year, beginning Monday and running through Friday at Fezell's County Market.

A lunch of a hot dog, a bag of chips and a soft drink will be available for $2, with all proceeds going to the library.

Pictured (from left) are Barbara Burkett, board vice president; Amanda Hornak, board secretary; and Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, board member.

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