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September 8th

Self-taught artist Teresa Ann Flick is at home in nature

September 8, 2013

Local artist and Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc. member Teresa Ann Flick (pictured with her work) currently has her artwork on display at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The association rotates the hospital exhibits, giving each member a chance to showcase his or her artwork.

Flick is a self-taught artist whose scenery paintings capture true beauty.

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

Way Back When

September 8, 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 11, 1897

Struck by Lightning
The storm which swept over this part of the earth yesterday did very little damage in proportion to its ominous appearance.

It looked very black and sullen, and frowned a fearful frown, frightening the women and children and causing strong men to tremble in their boots.

September 6th

HONORING THE UNDEFEATED OF ‘63

September 6, 2013

Members of the 1963 Punxsy Chucks undefeated football team were honored Friday night at halftime of the Punxsy home opener against Union. Punxsy won, 34-18.

See Saturday's Spirit for the full game story.

Soldier presents U.S. flag to Punxsutawney Christian School

September 6, 2013

Friday, Gregory Anthony (far right), of the 1-104 Aviation/Agency/Army based in Johnstown, presented to the Punxsutawney Christian School an American flag from a military helicopter that he flew in over Afghanistan.

Pictured (from left) are Laurie Galbraith, PCS School administrator; Cydney Bezak, pre-school director; and Anthony.

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

September 5th

Familiar Faces Friday! SUSAN BUCHHEIT

September 5, 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 Susan Buchheit.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to recognizable faces, Susan Buchheit is one you may certainly know.

PACC needs to raise funds to keep Jackson Theater current in digital age

September 5, 2013

Take a close look at the projection booth of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater.

The 35 mm projector and equipment needs to be replaced with a digital projector as the movie industry goes all digital within the next year.

Pictured (from left) are Frank Test, PACC projector operator; Rob McCoy, PACC executive director; Teresa Neal, secretary, PACC Board of Directors; and John Test, PACC projector operator.

Breaking News: Pantall sheriff's sale postponed

September 5, 2013

The sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the sheriff's office, located in the Jefferson County Courthouse, has been postponed.

Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. said negotiations with the bank are ongoing.

The sale has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

September 4th

Trail workers have Fall 50K course ready to run!

September 4, 2013

This coming Saturday, the 15th annual Groundhog Fall 50K is coming to town. Big Run’s VFW Post 9044 is hosting the race for the third straight year, and post members have completed 96 man hours of work preparing the trails. Pictured here are Tom Johnston, Bob Lott, Jesse Miller, Duane Miller and Randy Kromer, some of the workers near a new obstacle on the course — a six-foot-deep ditch carved by the flooding in June, which will cause extra challenges to the runners this year. The pipe the water used to flow through can even be seen.

PAHS students receive laptops, open fifth year of One to One program

September 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that everyone is officially back to school throughout the area, the students at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) were given the opportunity to be reunited with their MacBook laptop computers on Wednesday.

The "One to One" computer program is beginning its fifth year at PAHS, said Dave London PAHS principal.

"Since our district received the CFF grant, we moved right into a ‘One to One’ computing program," he said. "I think kids look forward to laptop distribution day more than the first day of school."

September 3rd

JOC commends Gooden for his solid performance at national criminal justice competition

September 3, 2013

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC), at its most recent meeting, congratulated one of its Criminal Justice students who
competed in the district competition for criminal justice students.

Jamie Rhed, a Jeff Tech advisor, said that Justin Gooden, a Jeff Tech sophomore, attended the national competition and did very well as the lone local student in the national criminal justice competition.

Gooden thanked the administration and JOC for allowing him to attend.

"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," Gooden said.

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