Archive - 2013 - News Article
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ 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. Todayâs familiar face is Tom Chelgren.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Tom Chelgren is a recognizable face around town. He may be most recognizable as a former sergeant for the Pennsylvania State Police, or perhaps, you have seen him throughout the community involved in one of his many activities.
Seven actors will bring 22 characters to life in the uproariously funny satire, âGreater Tuna.â
Appearing in the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guildâs concluding play of the season are (front, from left) Laura Chelgren, Loretta Ball, Jennifer Soliday (director); (back) S. Thomas Curry, Terry A. Fye, Ilona Ball and Doug Fye.
The show will be staged at 7:30 nightly in the Punxsutawney Area Middle School auditorium on Oct. 25 and 26, and Nov. 1 and 2.
PITTSBURGH â On Tuesday, former Spirit Publisher William C. "Bill" Anderson died at the age of 62.
For a full story with reactions from community members who worked with and knew Anderson, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
For Anderson's full obituary, see Page 2 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
CHEST TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY â One juvenile female was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred on State Route 3006 (Westover Road) in Chest Township, Clearfield County at 3:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported.
The crash took place when a 2003 Ford F-250 was traveling south on Westover Road at a high rate of speed, the report said. The truck crossed over into the northbound lane of travel and proceeded to leave the roadway.
This tree located by the George C. Brown Community Pool is allegedly on the easement of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and must be removed for the flood control to receive a passing grade from FEMA and for Punxsy to not be declared a flood plain.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The students at West End Elementary School viewed a presentation on fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week, courtesy of members from the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.
Pictured are the winners from each grade in the West End fundraiser. The the winners were rewarded by being allowed to ride in a fire truck to Pizza Hut in Punxsutawney.
It's not open yet, but it's getting closer, as the paving has been completed on the Sawmill Run bridge reconstruction.
The bridge is scheduled to reopen on Monday, Oct. 21.
The project was discussed at Monday's Borough Council meeting. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Missy Grose, director of the Pine Street Senior Center, presented a check in the amount of $191.36 to Music in the Park.
During the Music in the Park series, held during the summer, Grose and assistant Joan Fredrick, a senior at the center, made popcorn. Popcorn was made available for donations, but the donations weren't mandatory.
Money raised through those donations was given back to Music in the Park, which Grose said a lot of senior citizens attend.
Pictured (from left) are Grose, Fredrick and Sue Walker, accepting on behalf of Music in the Park.
Attention boroughs, townships, churches, etc.:
Have a trick-or-treat or Halloween event planned?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 938-8740.
A full list of trick-or-treating locations and times will be published in a future edition on The Spirit and on www.punxsutawneyspirit.com
Events must be free.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Concert Association will present its second concert of the 2013-2014 season this Thursday evening, Oct. 17, at the Punxsutawney Area High School.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of the high school auditorium.
Two young brothers from Maine will present an entertaining performance titled AudioBody.
Read a preview of the show in Monday's edition of The Spirit.