Archive - 2013 - News Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â There is a place outside of town where animals that are unwanted, unloved or disabled are welcome to live. That place is the Godot Animal Sanctuary, and today, the sanctuary will be accepting an award from the Tri-County Animal Rescue Center.
The sanctuary was started 22 years ago by Lana Laughbaum, who, after years of working and living in New York City, felt a calling to help animals.
Laughbaum lives right on the property, where she purchased what started out as an old farm and turned it into a sanctuary.
The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. held a History Day Camp Aug. 12 through Aug. 16 at the Lattimer House.
The event was held for children ages 6-12, and this yearâs theme was "Punxsutawney's Military, Public and Community Service History."
The children learned about different uniforms and patches, visited places such as the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks and also welcomed a visit from Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald and his service dog, Brett.
Pictured here are (from left) Emily Wisneski, Nick Wisneski, Grant Miller,
Punxsutawney firefighters are pictured extinguishing a fire beneath the porch of a house at 105 Walnut St. in Punxsy on Thursday afternoon.
Read the full story in Friday'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 Heather Hicks.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you pass by Fezellâs County Market or pay a visit to the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, you might just recognize this weekâs familiar face â Heather Hicks.
Once again, the weather âplayed niceâ for Music in the Park, as The Moore Brothers took the stage in Barclay Square Thursday night.
The group (top photo) played a variety of music, including a little bluegrass.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Motorists in Punxsy continue to deal with two major detours, as the Route 119 Ridge Avenue/Elk Run bridge continues to be closed along with the Saw Mill Run Route 36 / West Mahoning Street bridge in the west end remaining closed. Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, said that when school resumes, both detours will continue in place.
To see a full story on the precautions being taken and other points, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
(Left photo) Jasmine Joiner (left) and Falisha Bopp (right) are receiving advice on how to knock down a fire with a water can fire extinguisher, with assistance from firefighter Neal Snyder during the Firefighter Training Show at the Dayton Fair on Tuesday. (Right photo) Carson Long (left) and Jude Olinger (right) are preparing to fire the water cannon toward the crowd during the Firefighter Training Show at the Dayton Fair on Tuesday. On tap for today at 6 p.m. is the junior livestock auction in the livestock arena and at 7 p.m. at the grandstand is the 4x4 mud bog.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a motion for Public Works to mow the Mahoning Shadow Trail, as requested by the Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association.
Ben White, Punxsutawney borough manager, received a letter from Matthew B. Taladay, president of the Trail Association.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Carley Berk (right) of Shelocta is pictured wearing a balloon hat
that was created by Toodles the clown at the Dayton Fair on Tues-
Wednesday is Military/Veteransâ Appreciation Day at the fair, and all military personnel and veterans will be admitted free of charge.
Featured at the grandstand will be Power Pull Productions presenting Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League with limited pro/super farm tractors, super stock 4x4 trucks, 6300 open 4x4s and 7700 open 4x4s.
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