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September 23rd

Knox, grandson construct Little Free Library in Rochester Mills

September 23, 2013

ROCHESTER MILLS — Sometimes, the most amazing ideas can come from something we have read.

For one man, that idea came when he opened the pages of the American Profile magazine, a publication that is inserted into the newspaper.

Richard Knox was reading an article on how an 81-year-old Georgia man had built a Little Free Library for his community.

Inspired by the idea, Knox decided that he, too, wanted to build one at his home in Rochester Mills.

The idea behind Little Free Library was started by Todd Bol, of Hudson, Wisc.

Punxsy Weather Discovery Center receives EITC donation from PNC

September 23, 2013

The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center received a donation from PNC
Equipment Finance, LLC in the amount of $1,000 on Monday.

Pictured (from left) are Michele London, teller supervisor at PNC Bank in Punxsy; Linda Campbell, PNC Punxsy branch manager; Jim Cassidy, chairman of the board for the Punxsy Weather Discovery Center; and Marlene Lellock and Amanda Hornack of the Weather Discovery Center.

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

DCED representatives tour Punxsutawney, Brookville

September 23, 2013

Clyde “Champ” Holman, the current deputy secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), along with other DCED representatives, made their way through Jefferson County last Thursday as a part of the DCED on the Road event.

Holman (right) is pictured here speaking to a group in Brookville.

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

September 22nd

Big Run VFW holds ceremony to commemorate POW/MIA Day

September 22, 2013

Jim Uplinger conducts the POW/MIA table ceremony at the Big Run VFW POW/MIA Day ceremony held Friday at the Big Run War Memorial.

Each item on the table symbolizes a different aspect of the life of a soldier who is or was a prisoner of war or missing in action.

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

Way Back When

September 22, 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 15, 1897

The Big Roller
The big steam roller which cost the borough 3,000 rouleaus, lawful money of merchants, came last Friday, and was put to work.

Two men came with it to instruct the local engineers as to its habits and eccentricities.

September 20th

A farewell to a family known for flowers

September 20, 2013

After 41 years of serving the community of Punxsutawney, Roseman's Florist and Gifts is bidding farewell to its former owners, who are pictured here: (from left) Diane Lellock, Beverly Lingenfelter and Debbie Parise, who have decided to retire.

However, as one chapter ends, another begins, with new owners Mark and Bobbi Young taking over ownership with well wishes from the Roseman family.

The new owners will keep the name Roseman's Florist and Gifts, as well as the phone number.

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

Transportation Committee proposes changes to district’s bus riding policies

September 20, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School Board Transportation Committee considered proposed changes regarding student safety for the school bus each rides at Thursday's meeting.

Cheryl Repik, district transportation director, said what she's proposing would be a significant change in the district transportation system.

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

Hay bale on road causes two-car accident on Route 36 in Cloe

September 20, 2013

Punxsutawney Central Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at approximately 8 p.m. Friday on Route 36 in the village of Cloe in Bell Township.

The vehicle pictured above struck a round hay bale — which had fallen off a hay wagon — while traveling west on Route 36.

A second vehicle struck the rear of the first vehicle when it came over into the eastbound lane on Route 36.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted by Jefferson County EMS and South Side Service.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

September 19th

Punxsy Phil welcomes Dept. of Community & Economic Development’s Holman

September 19, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) stopped by Punxsutawney on Thursday as part of its DCED on the Road initiative.

Clyde "Champ" Holman (right), the deputy secretary for community affairs and development at DCED, visited a number of locations across the state — including, in Jefferson County, Punxsy and Brookville — to meet with constituents and tour finished projects in which DCED had a hand and to hear about projects that are being considered for the future.

Familiar Faces Friday! DAWN KRISHART

September 19, 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 Dawn Krishart.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of the Spirit

BIG RUN — You may recognize Dawn Krishart as the pastor of the Big
Run United Methodist Church,or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Read all about Krishart in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

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