Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Punxsutawney Area School Board held its reorganization meeting on Tuesday.
Pictured here is the new board (front, from left): Rachel Spack, student board member; Jack White, board member; Robert Pascuzzo, board president; Francis J. Molinaro, board vice president; Ed McGinnis, board member; (back) Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent; Penny Pifer, board member; Susan H. Robertson, board secretary and district business manager; Melissa Snyder, James Baun, James Scarantine and Dr. Frank Bizousky, board members; and David L. Young, board solicitor.
With winter now upon us, it required under Pennsylvania Law to have a proper shelter for both dogs and cats.
Pictured is Tractor Supply Co. employee Tara Neill with Flurry.
To find out the best way to protect your pet from inclement weather, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jim Cassidy, a Civil War re-enactor, is pictured dressed in a Union Captain's uniform.
Cassidy recently spoke to members of the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society about the soldiers from Jefferson County who had a huge effect on the outcome of Civil War.
For the full story, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Willie Hoover, 13, of Punxsutawney, nabbed this 8-point buck with a 17.5-inch spread in McCalmont Township at 8:30 a.m. Monday.
For the full story and more buck photos, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There may be no free lunches, but there are free dinners at the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.
The Rev. Brett Swanson, church pastor, said the churchâ€™s congregation has committed to holding a free meal that is open to everyone the first Tuesday of every month.
This Tuesday's free dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m., and everyone is asked to enter the church from the South Findley Street entrance, which is handicap accessible.
For more information, call 502-439-3861.
For the full story, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2013 Home for the Holidays Parade delighted young and old alike Saturday evening with some spectacular floats and performers.
This yearâ€™s parade was sponsored by Punxsutawney Eagles Club, and the Walston Club sponsored the fireworks that followed.
After the parade, Santa visited with children at the Eagles, where the parade winners were announced.
For more photos and a full list of winners, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
November 17, 1897
The New Church at Anita
On Saturday night, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club held its annual announcement ceremony for the winners of the Circle of Trees in Barclay Square following the Home for the Holidays Parade.
Since 2007, local organizations have decked out their Christmas trees, and the Rotary Club â€” along with the program's sponsors â€” have aided those organizations with cash prizes for their participation.
"Christmas Around the World" was the 2013 theme, showcasing visual and artistic representations of different Christmas traditions in other countries.
This year's annual Home for the Holidays Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.
It will begin at the Punxy Plaza and march to Barclay Square.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ÂÂâ€” Christmas has been described as a "magical" time of year,
and if you're looking to capture some of that magic, you might want to take in a performance of the Living Christmas Tree (LCT) at the First Church of God (FCOG) in Punxsutawney.
Free tickets will be available beginning Monday for this year's edition of the Living Christmas Tree at the church, located at 23 Skyview Drive.
For ticket details and performance times, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.