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Family of Punxsy veteran KIA in Vietnam re-opens history through comrade’s connection

September 10, 2013

(Editor's Note: In this piece submitted by Peggy Anthony, the Punxsy woman details a bit more of the history of her nephew, Private Thomas W. Steele, who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Steele's remains were returned to Pennsylvania in 2005 and buried with his mother in the Perry Memorial Cemetery in Frostburg. His name is on the Vietnam Monument in Barclay Square.

Council urges pedestrians to exercise safety precautions when walking on dark streets

September 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At Monday's meeting, Borough Council discussed pedestrian safety after recent complaints about persons walking down McHugh Avenue in dark clothing on the wrong side of the road.

Borough Council and Punxsutawney Borough Police are asking all pedestrians to use caution when walking at night.

Pedestrians, the council and the police said, are asked to wear light-colored clothing, so that they may be seen by approaching vehicles. They are also asked to walk facing traffic.

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

Paying tribute for one’s service

September 10, 2013

PCS 11th-grader Caleb Bowser (left) is pictured gifting a drawing of a helicopter to Gregory Anthony, of the 1-104 Aviation/Agency/Army based in Johnstown after Anthony’s presentation of a United States flag to the Punxsutawney Christian School last week.

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