Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Punxsutawney Career Women's Club will be hosting a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the cafeteria at SS.C.D.
Pictured here (from left) are Career Women's Club member Lena VanDyke, Corresponding Secretary Mary Molinari and member Lois Vanderpool inviting folks to come join them at the drive.
For more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org (enter the code Punxy).
(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.)
October 6, 1897
AUSTIN WIPED OUT
The Village of Austin, Potter County Devoured by Flames
At Friday nightâ€™s football game, Punxsutawney Area High School honored the Homecoming Court and crowned Searra Wasicki as Homecoming Queen. Isabella Gallina was named Homecoming Princess.
Pictured is the entire court (from left): Elizabeth Depp-Hutchinson with escort Garrett Hoffman, Emily Reitz with escort Joe Roberts, Wasicki with escort Tyler Baer, Ashley Reitz with escort Tommy Renwick, Gallina with escort Evan Martin and Emily Horner with escort Greg Wasicki.
At Friday nightâ€™s football game, Punxsutawney Area High School honored the Homecoming Court and crowned Searra Wasicki (second from left) as Homecoming Queen. Isabella Gallina (second from right) was named Homecoming Princess.
The Punxsutawney Fire Department and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police respond to the scene of this 2000 Toyota Celica rollover over on Route 310 in Young Township on Friday.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
A benefit dinner will be held for John Raniowski from 4 to 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Rossiter American Legion.
This summer, Raniowski suffered head trauma and then had a stroke in August, which left him paralyzed on his right side.
To help with medical expenses and other expenses related to his care, friends will be hosting the benefit.
Pictured are a few members of the Church of the Resurrection Youth Group of Rossiter, who Raniowski often helped out (from left): Lexie Holeva, Ashley Holeva and Lucy Hawk holding Ty Behrendt.
Captain Keith Jache, co-commander of the Salvation Army in Punxsy, is pictured with the corpsâ€™ canteen truck, which is used to respond to emergencies throughout the county.
The canteen truck is one of the ministries that is supported through the annual Harvest Radio Auction, which can be heard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on 104.1 WPXZ.
Jache said the phone numbers to call for the auction on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., are 814-938-5530, 814-246-9880 and 814-938-9938.
A list of the auction items is also available on Page 9 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Lynn Porada.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Lynn Porada is a recognizable face around town.
You may have seen her working at Dr. Frank Bizouskyâ€™s office, or perhaps you have seen her rescuing stray animals throughout town.
An avid animal lover and animal advocate, Porada was born and raised in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee is warning residents to beware of possible scam artists who may be working their way through the area.
Mike Porada, Public Safety Committee chair, said he has received complaints from borough residents about alleged salespeople going around town and asking people if they could come into their house and demonstrate their products.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle cut the ribbon on its new office at 200 West Mahoning St. on Wednesday. Pictured (front, from left) are David Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; Katie Donald, executive director of the Groundhog Club; Ron Ploucha, co-handler and Stump Warden, with Punxsy Phil; Bill Deeley, president, with the big scissors; Tom Dunkel, Shingle Shaker; Butch Philliber, Iceman; (back) Bob Roberts, His Protector; Tom Uberti, The Big Windmaker; A.J.