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September 12th

Familiar Faces Friday! Erin Cameron

September 12, 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 Erin Cameron.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to recognizable faces, you may recognize Erin Cameron, owner of Creative Garden Child Care Center. You may also recognize her for her work in the community.

Born and raised in Punxsutawney, Cameron is a 1997 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

Punxsutawney Concert Association to present first concert of 2013-2014 Season

September 12, 2013

PUNXSUATWNEY — For its 2013-2014 season, the Punxsutawney Concert Association will present its first concert to subscribers and the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with the appearance of The Gothard Sisters at the Punxsutawney Area Senior High School. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

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

September 11th

At Eagles ceremony on 9/11 anniversary, officials gather to honor the memory

September 11, 2013

A special Sept. 11 tribute was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, No. 1231, Wednesday evening, with special guest speakers in attendance. Pictured are (front, from left) Pennsylvania State Rep. Sam Smith, Jefferson County Commissioner Paul Corbin, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle, Jefferson County Commissioner Jim McIntyre, Jefferson County Commissioner Jeff Pisarchik; (back) Eagles F.O.E. Aerie 1231 Chaplain Richard Meehan, President of Ladies Eagles Auxiliary Tina Szakelyhidi and Eagles F.O.E. Aerie 1231 Denny Fetterman.

September 10th

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.

September 9th

Just for Jesus looks to establish Kids Against Hunger satellite in Jefferson County

September 9, 2013

BROCKWAY — The Just for Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry, which operates facilities in Brockway and Brookville, has recently expanded its services with the addition of a few new programs designed for guests of the shelter to have the opportunity to give back to their communities, including plans to become the second satellite of Kids Against Hunger in Pennsylvania.

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

Council approves Wachob as future fire department chief

September 9, 2013

At Monday’s Borough Council meeting, Josh Wachob (pictured above) was approved to be the new chief of the Punxsutawney Fire Department beginning in 2014.

Council enacts anti-tobacco policy in parks, playgrounds

September 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Council discussed a great number of topics at Monday night's meeting, with one sure to affect smokers.

After much discussion among the council members and the mayor, it was proposed that smoking and tobacco use should be banned in all public playgrounds and parks — including Barclay Square — throughout town.

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

September 8th

Police investigating two incidents of aggravated assault at Jefferson County Jail

September 8, 2013

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are investigating two incidents of aggravated assault that occurred
Saturday at the Jefferson County Jail, located in Pine Creek Township.

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

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(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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