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August 2nd

State Rep. Sam Smith discusses effects of flooding in Reynoldsville

August 2, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — A full month has passed since the last of late June's floodwaters subsided, but many parts of Jefferson County and the surrounding area are still struggling with the aftereffects: particularly Reynoldsville, which was one of the boroughs hit especially hard during the incident.

On Friday, State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith met with public officials and community members from the Borough of Reynoldsville to answer questions and address concerns.

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

A magical night at SS.C.D.

August 2, 2013

It was the perfect night for some magic, and those who attended the SS.C.D. Lawn Festival Friday were treated to just that by magician Little Richard Quick.

Before starting his act, Quick made balloon animals for those in the audience.

Pictured (from left) are Ally Yeakle, Mady Matthews, Delane Yeakle and Claire Skardek.

The festival runs through Sunday evening.

August 1st

Familiar Faces Friday! Mike Horner

August 1, 2013

(Editor’s note: This is the first 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 Mike Horner.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Mike Horner is a recognizable face
around town.

You may recognize him from The Medicine Shoppe, where he greets everyone who comes through the door with a smile.

It was a polka party in the park!

August 1, 2013

Polka was the word Thursday night in Barclay Square as the latest installment of Music in the Park featured polka band Mikey D.

Members of the crowd were treated to the festive music in yet another good turnout, as the rain clouds stayed away.

No injuries in Route 310 rollover

August 1, 2013

The driver of this Jeep Wrangler, pictured here, lost control of her vehicle at 2:29 a.m. Thursday morning on Route 310 in Young Township while traveling north, which caused it to slide, impact a guardrail and a utility pole and roll onto its side down a steep embankment.

The driver was not injured in the crash and was able to get out of the Jeep and walk to her residence.

She later returned to the scene of the accident.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the

Filmmaker with local ties working toward second film as part of ‘Radio Silence’

August 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES — We all have dreams, and for some, those dreams become a reality.

For one Punxsy native, his dream was to one day make films.

And with hard work and determination, he has successfully achieved that goal.

In 2012, Chad Villella and his production team, Radio Silence, got the chance to premiere their horror anthology film, “V/H/S,” at the Sundance Film Festival.

The team was quite surprised when it became a fan favorite and the first horror film ever to be purchased by a film distributor.

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