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November 6th

Punxsy Borough Police announce arrests made in 2012-13 burglary spree

November 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following what was a more-than-year-long investigation, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported the arrests of numerous individuals who were allegedly involved in a series of burglaries that occurred in Punxsutawney Borough between May 2012 and April 2013.

The five who were arrested and charged were:

• Jason Robert Brownlee, 32, Punxsutawney;

• Ryan J. Brownlee, 26, Punxsutawney;

• Samantha Lynn Cochran, 18, Punxsutawney;

• Grayce E. Sutter, 20, Stump Creek;

• Mindy Murvine, 19, Nanty Glo.

November 5th

Alexander wins mayor race, Burkett to remain DA

November 6, 2013

BROOKVILLE — When the final precinct results were counted Tuesday night, the results showed that Punxsy’s most interesting race — the one that would decide who would be Punxsy’s next mayor — went to Richard Alexander.

A total of 7,948 votes were cast across the county in the unofficial results released by the county.

Alexander earned 55.08 percent of the votes in the mayoral race, with a total of 531. Dennis C. Rebuck ran on the Democratic ticket, earning 156 votes for 16.18 percent of the total.

Train derails near Elk Run avenue

November 6, 2013

The train car pictured here derailed near the intersection of Graffius Avenue and Elk Run Avenue Tuesday evening.

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

Punxsy School Board members discuss contract extension for business administrator

November 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board disagreed over a proposed contract extension for Susan H. Robertson, the district business administrator, at Tuesday's school board meeting.

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

November 4th

Don't forget to vote!

November 5, 2013

POLLS OPEN TODAY FROM 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M.

Toy time! ‘Tots’ collection campaign kicks off Saturday

November 5, 2013

The gingerbread house is open and ready for this Saturday’s kickoff event for the annual U.S. Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" campaign in Jefferson County.

Pictured in front of the Femco Machine gingerbread house (from left) are Janeen Love, Community Action, Inc., Senior Corps-RSVP project director; Kyle Lowry of Femco Machine, Inc.; and Lori Richardson, sales and marketing director for Femco Machine in Punxsy.

For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

November 3rd

REELING IN DONATIONS FOR PACC

November 4, 2013

Students from the IUP Culinary School were out collecting donations last Saturday to help the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) raise money to purchase a digital projector to replace the old 35mm projector.

Pictured is Rob McCoy (center), PACC director, accepting a donation in the amount of $1,300 that was raised by students during Tag Days.

McCoy said that so far, $30,000 has been raised by various groups.

The cost of a digital projector is approximately $70,000, and the board of directors is hoping to purchase one before the end of spring.

Way Back When

November 4, 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
October 20, 1897

Destructive Forest Fire
A destructive forest fire is raging in the large timber tract north of Brookville, known as the Mayes tract. There are several thousand acres of excellent pine and hemlock on it, and the loss will be enormous.

November 1st

Working together: Nomadic Trading Company’s warehouse lends to vendor-styled selling

November 1, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may just be the new best-kept secret in Punxsutawney, and it's located on the second floor of the old Thermal-Gard warehouse, at 400 North Walnut St. in Punxsutawney.

That secret is The Nomadic Trading Company — The Warehouse, which, up until now, has advertised mainly on Facebook.

The Nomadic Trading Company — The Warehouse was started by Andy and Katrina Horner, who were looking for a place to sell their antiques.

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

Students gather at PAMS for Red Ribbon Round-up

November 1, 2013

Art Club members from grades 8 through 12 gathered at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School on Wednesday evening for Red Ribbon Round-Up.

The event, held in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, showed students that there are alternatives to turning toward drugs and alcohol.

Pictured are some members of the Art Club in grades 9-12, who came together to showcase their talents and to do some neat crafts.

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