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September 30th

Ridgway man killed in one-car McCalmont Township accident

September 30, 2013

MCCALMONT TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported a fatal accident that occurred at 7:40 a.m. on Monday on State Route 310, near Wayne Storage in McCalmont Township.

Police said that William James Duffield, 37, Ridgway, was driving his 2002 GMC Envoy north on State Route 310, and as he was traveling out of the village of Panic, he was negotiating a left curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle.

Spirit donates baby contest proceeds to Expecting You

September 30, 2013

The Punxsutawney Spirit recently held a Baby Contest, and proceeds from that contest were donated to the Expecting You Department of the Punxsu-
tawney Area Hospital.

Pictured here at the check presentation are (from left) Tracy Smith, Spirit publisher; Lisa Ross, Spirit advertising representative; Paula Fye, Expecting You nurse manager; Mandy Greenblatt, RN; and Erin Morrow,
Spirit advertising representative.

County’s next Take Back Drug Day set for Oct. 26

September 30, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The next Take Back Drug Day will take place at various locations in Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct.
26, Donna Cooper, solid waste/recycling coordinator, announced at the most recent meeting of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority.

The locations in Jefferson County where unwanted drugs will be collected include the Jefferson County Courthouse in Brookville, Brockway Drug, Lindsey Fire Station in Punxsutawney and McCabe's Drug Store in Reynoldsville.

Cooper said she would probably put up a recycling display at one of the locations.

September 29th

APPRECIATION DAY 2013

September 29, 2013

The winners of the Punxy's Got Talent contest, held Saturday during Punxsutawney Appreciation Day in Barclay Square, are Kempton (left) and Kyle Beatty (second from left), 1st place; Brice Rowan (third from left), 2nd place; and Garrett Rowan (far right), 3rd place.

See more photos in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Animal cruelty incident leaves one dog injured, another missing

September 29, 2013

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty that occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, along Route 119 north in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

According to police, during the above time, a known individual left a male shepherd mix named Cherokee and a male miniature pincher named Duke out of fenced areas in an attempt to deprive the owner, Lawrence August of Punxsutawney, of his dogs.

Cherokee was located Sept. 16, on Mt. Tabor Road, east of Blairsville, Indiana County.

Way Back When

September 29, 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
September 22, 1897

Improve the Streets

Now that we have a twelve ton road roller, which we can scarcely afford to let lie idle, all of the low streets, which become veritable canals during big floods, should be filled up to grade.

September 27th

Rep. Smith issues statement on Brockway shooting

September 27, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY - House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement relative to the incident that occurred Thursday in Brockway resulting in the wounding of Trooper Bradley Wilson.

While serving a warrant, Trooper Wilson was severely injured. A standoff followed and the suspect, Kenneth Lee Sr., was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His son, Kenneth Lee Jr., is currently in custody, and the investigation into the incident continues.

PennDOT’s Casadei updates area bridge projects’ progress

September 27, 2013

Workers from M&B Services are preparing the bridge deck, and side walls are being prepared for the concrete to be poured on the Saw Mill Run Bridge replacement project.

Read all about progress of local bridge projects in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

September 26th

Familiar Faces Friday! Teresa Neal

September 26, 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 Teresa Neal.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Teresa Neal is a recognizable face around town.

You may recognize her from the Punxsutawney Career Link Center, or perhaps you have seen her at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center.

UPDATE: PSP trooper shot, injured while issuing warrant in Brockway; standoff ensues

September 26, 2013

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

BROCKWAY — At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, scanner transmissions called all Brockway Fire Department personnel to quarters to await instruction, and shortly afterward, authorities from across the area — including law enforcement from Brookville and Reynoldsville — were called to respond to a staging area on Cemetery Road in the part of Brockway known as Cemetery Hill.

As personnel responded, the nature of the call was revealed, as they were warned that “lots of shooting” had taken place.

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