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October 7th

The final number rolls in for Pizza & Prevention

October 7, 2013

On Monday, Scott Anthony of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney announced the final totals for the 12th annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser that was held on Saturday.

Anthony said there were 5,392 pizzas and pizza coupons sold and $1,600 in tips for a total of $50,721.12.

Pictured above is Henry Braunns of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department preparing two pizzas for delivery on Saturday.

October 6th

BAKED TO PREVENTION: Fox’s annual fire department fundraiser brings in $50,000

October 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — For the 12th year in a row, Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney on Saturday set another record for pizza and coupon card sales for Pizza and Prevention, with the proceeds going to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Den in Punxsutawney, said that they sold 5,392 pizzas — which calculates to a little over $50,000 and includes $9.11 charged for each pizza or pizza coupon sold, including tips for one day of sales from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.

CHEERING FOR AWARENESS

October 6, 2013

At Friday’s game against Clarion-Limestone, the Punxsutawney Area High School cheerleaders sported their pink T-shirts which read, "Let's tackle this together" as a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Way Back When

October 6, 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
September 29, 1897

Arm Broken and Leg Dislocated
Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, of this place, went to an inclosure last Sunday evening to untie her cow, which was tethered by a long rope.

As she did so the cow started to run and her feet became entangled in the rope, throwing her violently to the ground.

October 4th

A bird’s eye view: Airport Awareness Day flies by Sunday

October 4, 2013

BELL TOWNSHIP — Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it is a plane, as Punxsutawney Airport Awareness Day is back this Sunday.
Larry Straitiff, flight instructor for Centerline Aviation, said it's time for the annual event, which offers airplane rides on Sunday to check out the fall foliage.

For the full preview, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

October 3rd

Pizza & Prevention to be held Saturday

October 3, 2013

Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney will hold its annual Pizza and Prevention fundraiser on Saturday to benefit the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Pictured in front of the Central Fire Department and its new utility truck are (from left) Matt Kengersky, Nationwide Insurance; Doug McAfoos, chief of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; and Bob Long and Corey Lash, co-managers at Fox's Pizza Den.

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

Familiar Faces Friday! JANE SPENCER

October 3, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Jane Spencer.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jane Spencer is a recognizable face around town. You may recognize her as the manager of Sycamore Apartments, or perhaps, you have seen her throughout the community.

Rose Cook named Senior Corps-RSVP’s Volunteer of the Year

October 3, 2013

Wednesday afternoon, Senior Corps-RSVP named Rose Cook as its Volunteer of the Year. Rose volunteers at the Punxsy Hospital and with the Warm Hearts/Warm Hands Project, as well as Toys for Tots.

Pictured here at the banquet where the award was issued are (from left) Chad Horner, representing State Rep. Sam Smith’s office; County Commissioners Jim McIntyre and Paul Corbin; Cook; Janeen Love, Senior Corps-RSVP project director; Barb Mohney, Punxsutawney Area Hospital; and County Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.

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

October 2nd

Smith issues statement on federal approval of flood disaster aid

October 2, 2013

HARRISBURG – House Speaker Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana/Armstrong) issued the following statement after learning today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved disaster aid for several counties, including Jefferson, impacted by the June 27 flood.

The federal funds will provide reimbursement to local, state and county agencies for costs associated with response and recovery efforts that are continuing after the flood.

Indian Mill Stone Marker on display in Barclay Square

October 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The marker that pays tribute to the donated "Indian Mill Stone " in Barclay Square was recently placed in the ground near the stone.

S. Thomas Curry, member of the Punxsutawney Area Historical Society, unveiled the stone marker that pays tribute to the Timblin family, who had the mill stone originally, before it was placed in Barclay Square.

For the full story, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

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