Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
In recognition of Labor Day, the Spirit offices will be closed Monday, and there will be no newspaper.
Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Punxsy native Kirk Ferguson will return for a father-and-son recital that will take place on 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in Punxsy.
Read the full story in today's issue of The Spirit.
Friday evening, Linda Bittle, secretary of the Punxsutawney Beta Sorority, presented a check for $1,200 to the Western PA Cares for Kids organization.
The sorority held its annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser on July 6, with all proceeds going to Western PA Cares for Kids.
To raise more funds for the charity, the Betas will be raffling off an Amish quilt on Sept. 28, at the Punxsutawney Appreciation Day event.
Punxsutawney Borough Police and the Central Fire Department responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at 3:56 p.m. Friday along West Mahoning Street.
Police said the pedestrian, a 17-year-old female, suffered minor injuries, and the driver will not be charged.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.