Archive - 2013 - News Article
Friday, Gregory Anthony (far right), of the 1-104 Aviation/Agency/Army based in Johnstown, presented to the Punxsutawney Christian School an American flag from a military helicopter that he flew in over Afghanistan.
Pictured (from left) are Laurie Galbraith, PCS School administrator; Cydney Bezak, pre-school director; and Anthony.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
(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 Susan Buchheit.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When it comes to recognizable faces, Susan Buchheit is one you may certainly know.
Take a close look at the projection booth of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater.
The 35 mm projector and equipment needs to be replaced with a digital projector as the movie industry goes all digital within the next year.
Pictured (from left) are Frank Test, PACC projector operator; Rob McCoy, PACC executive director; Teresa Neal, secretary, PACC Board of Directors; and John Test, PACC projector operator.
The sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel, which had been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the sheriff's office, located in the Jefferson County Courthouse, has been postponed.
Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. said negotiations with the bank are ongoing.
The sale has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.
This coming Saturday, the 15th annual Groundhog Fall 50K is coming to town. Big Runâs VFW Post 9044 is hosting the race for the third straight year, and post members have completed 96 man hours of work preparing the trails. Pictured here are Tom Johnston, Bob Lott, Jesse Miller, Duane Miller and Randy Kromer, some of the workers near a new obstacle on the course â a six-foot-deep ditch carved by the flooding in June, which will cause extra challenges to the runners this year. The pipe the water used to flow through can even be seen.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Now that everyone is officially back to school throughout the area, the students at Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) were given the opportunity to be reunited with their MacBook laptop computers on Wednesday.
The "One to One" computer program is beginning its fifth year at PAHS, said Dave London PAHS principal.
"Since our district received the CFF grant, we moved right into a âOne to Oneâ computing program," he said. "I think kids look forward to laptop distribution day more than the first day of school."
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC), at its most recent meeting, congratulated one of its Criminal Justice students who
competed in the district competition for criminal justice students.
Jamie Rhed, a Jeff Tech advisor, said that Justin Gooden, a Jeff Tech sophomore, attended the national competition and did very well as the lone local student in the national criminal justice competition.
Gooden thanked the administration and JOC for allowing him to attend.
"It was the opportunity of a lifetime," Gooden said.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â Pasquale's Deli is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in a burglary that occurred at the deli at 11:20 p.m. last Tuesday, according to PSP-Punxsy.
Police said unknown actor(s) removed various items from the deli, which is located along Route 119 in Young Township.
The investigation continues.
The Summerville Public Library and the fire department held a Labor Day festival on Monday.
Events included a parade (pictured above), as well as a 5K walk/run, a car show, chicken BBQ, cornhole tournament, hot dog eating contest, Duck Derby and much more.
Pictured above are participants in the Strong Women program.
Van Dyke Dance Studio will be offering a new course starting Wednesday.
For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.