Archive - 2013 - News Article
At Tuesday's voting meeting, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted on a proposal to start a middle school soccer program.
To see how the discussion surrounding the vote went, and to see results of the vote, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A true artist is one who not only has a passion for art, but also an eye for detail.
And there are many forms of visual art, such as painting, drawing, sculpting and photography.
For Jane Spencer, her love of all things art began at a very young age.
âWhen I was a kid, I used to draw cartoons out of the funny pages,â said Spencer.
As a teenager, she began to do still-life art, as well as oil painting.
Spencer says that once she got married, it was hard to find time to paint or draw, especially after having three children.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â One of the hardest parts of being a mother is
learning your child is ill and not being able to do anything about it.
For Darla DeHaven, that nightmare became a reality when she learned that her 27-year-old daughter Keara Dove has Stage 3 breast cancer.
A couple of months ago, Keara, who has been living in Tustin, Calif., with her husband and 5-year-old son, returned to Punxsutawney to attend a funeral.
While here, she discovered a lump on one of her breasts. The doctors ran tests, which came back with benign results.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Following numerous testimonies regarding the art program at Punxsutawney Area High School, the Punxsutawney Area School Board voted Tuesday on the future of that position.
To find out the result of the vote and for more meeting details, pick up a print edition of Wednesday's Punxsutawney Spirit.
EAST MAHONING TOWNSHIP â A single-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning has claimed the lives of two Indiana County residents.
Coroner Michael Baker said a car collided broadside with a large tree on Route 403, about one mile south of Marion Center in East Mahoning Township, killing a male driver and his female passenger.
BROOKVILLE â Need to shed those winter pounds? My New Weigh of Life, a weight loss and healthy eating class set to begin March 9 at the Brookville YMCA, might be just what the doctor ordered.
My New Weigh of Life is a 12-week weight loss program.
Itâs central goal is to get participants to change the way they eat so that they continue with what theyâve learned after the class is over and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
âItâs basically just about changing your eating behaviors and your habits,â said Sally Hall, the instructor for the class.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If youâve been hearing rumors of the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney being closed permanently or going out of business, those rumors are not true, according to Mike Weaver, the head of the ownership group.
Read the full story in Tuesday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday at the
intersection of North Jefferson Street and Torrence Street, when a school bus and a car collided.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Punxsutawney Area School District school bus, driven by Rebecca Edgell of Punxsutawney, had been stopped at a stop sign and was attempting to turn left onto North Jefferson Street, when a white Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Michael Wachob
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 4:20 a.m. Monday at Dunkel Roofing.
Police said unknown actor(s) gained access to the business and removed a stainless Groundhog Club Collector's Edition Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum pistol, as well as an unspecified amount of miscellaneous bills and
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510 and request to speak with Trooper Jenary.
The Bowdish Model Railroad at the Jefferson County History Center celebrated its ninth birthday on Saturday.
Bill McCracken remains on hand to explain the history of the railroad â in addition to the history it portrays.
The Bowdish Model Railroad contains over 200 feet of track with six engines and 44 railcars.
There are also over 100 animations and over 50 structures, drawn from notable places throughout the history of Jefferson County.