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December 23rd

Punxsy resident/Clarion prof. Smith presents at multiculturalism conference in Ghana

December 23, 2013

CLARION — Businesses around the world are run in a variety of different manners. How one may operate a business in the United States could be very different from how one would run a business in, say, France or Africa.

A few months ago, four faculty members from Clarion University traveled to Ghana, Africa for a conference. One of those members is a Punxsutawney resident — Associate Professor of Management and Marketing Dr. Chad Smith.

For the full story, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

December 22nd

Parkview students spread ‘Christmas Magic’ this holiday season

December 22, 2013

Parkview's kindergarten and first-grade students try to help Santa Claus remember the magic word for Christmas in a play titled “Christmas Magic.”

Pictured are the students performing the program for their parents and the second graders on Wednesday in the school's multi-purpose room.

Read the full story - including the entire cast list - in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

December 22, 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
December 8, 1897

Will Remove to New York

December 20th

Milk Can Jam will rock Eagles club on Sunday

December 21, 2013

Jesse DeChurch, (from left) local musician; Denny Fetterman, president of the Punxsutawney Eagles; and Matt Taladay are pictured holding a milk can for the annual "Milk Can Jam," which will be held on Sunday at the Punxsy Eagles.

Big Run UMC hosting nativity/silent cantata; last chance to visit this weekend

December 21, 2013

BIG RUN — For many, the Christmas season is a time of giving and receiving presents, but some feel as if the real meaning of Christmas is sometimes forgotten.

The nativity scene is open from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wishes just keep coming true, as Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign concludes

December 21, 2013

The total for the 2013 Make-A-Wish Light Up a Child's Life Campaign came in at over $86,000, with more donations coming in, as the organization wrapped up its broadcast live from Miller Brothers Furniture in Punxsutawney on Friday afternoon.

Pictured at the event are (front, from left) Tiffany Bennett, Josh Golembiowski and Ty Caylor, Wish Kids; (back) Faith Wirick, Wish Kid; and Pam Miller and Lindsey Herzing of Make-A-Wish.

December 19th

Crews respond to late-night fire on Cloe-Rossiter Road

December 20, 2013

Members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a scanner call for a working structure fire along Cloe-Rossiter Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday night.

No flames were showing when crews first arrived.

No further details were available at Spirit press time.

Day 4 of Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign ‘sings’ through high school, middle school

December 20, 2013

Make-a-Wish continued the Light Up A Child's Life Campaign with two stops Thursday morning — the first at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School and the second at the high school.

The radio-thon's broadcast on 104.1 WPXZ was held at the high school from 8 to 9 a.m., with check presentations from the Future Health Services Club, Student Government, faculty and staff members, Juart Brothers Excavating on behalf of the Key Club, band parents and students.

Familiar Faces Friday! Cheri Rowles

December 20, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Cheri Rowles is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the secretary/treasurer of Bell Township

borough. Or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.

Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Rowles is a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.

To read all about Rowles, read Friday's edition of The Spirit.

PAHGS Christmas exhibits on display

December 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It is the season of giving and of helping others. As we look back on the history of our town, we are reminded not only of those who helped our community, but also of those who fought for our country.

This holiday season, the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society is providing an exhibit that showcases both military service and public service.

The exhibit will run until after Groundhog Day 2014.

Hours of operation are Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

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