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August 26th

UNTIL NEXT SUMMER...

August 26, 2013

Signaling the end of summer, the canopy in Barclay Square was taken down Monday night, thanks to a helpful crowd.

The canopy is a staple in Barclay Square during the summer months for successful events such as the Groundhog Festival, Music in the Park, Church in the Park, Movie in the Park and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

PennDOT: Work in progress on Route 36 preventative maintenance project

August 26, 2013

OLIVER TOWNSHIP — Work began last week on a highway preventative maintenance project on Route 36 in Oliver Township, Jefferson County.

Resurfacing, drainage, and guiderail updates are being performed on Route
36 beginning just south of T-386 (Cemetery Road) and ending just west of T-326 (Hoffman Road) in the Coolspring area.

Motorists can expect daylight, flagger-controlled lane restrictions in the project area.

PennDOT wants to remind motorists to slow down, be alert for changing conditions and drive responsibly in the work zone.

August 25th

Mural pays touching tribute to late teens

August 26, 2013

Dedicated in memory of three young boys whose lives were taken far too soon is a breathtaking mural painted in their honor.

Located on the wall behind Uni-Mart in the Punxy Plaza, the mural was painted by artist Cora Smith, of Mahaffey, in memory of the late Joel Riggleman, Sean McConnaughey and Dylan Behrendt, three friends who lost their lives in a car accident in 2011.

Pictured (from left) are Joel’s family: Mercy Smith and Drinda and Brian Smith.

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

Way Back When

August 26, 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
July 14, 1897

HORATIO
Local and Personal News From a Nice
Mining Village

The ball game on Saturday between Horatio and Frostburg was very
interesting. Some excellent plays were made. The score was 13-17 in favor of Horatio.

Mr. Wm. Morgan, Miss Roach, Mrs. S. Roach and Miss. Ponds of Anita, visited S. J. Woodhouse and family on Sunday.

August 23rd

Local politicians featured as speakers as Traveling Tribute visits Jefferson County

August 23, 2013

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — After an extensive fundraising and planning process, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) — a scale model of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., that features exhibits from other wars and important historical events — finally visited Jefferson County, parking at the fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday.

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

Congratulations to Lynda Brown for earning August Garden of the Month honors

August 23, 2013

It was a beautiful and sunny afternoon as the Punxsutawney Garden Club's August Garden of the Month recipient Lynda Brown posed with her dog, Chance, in one of her beautiful flower gardens.

Brown's garden consists of a variety of flowers, including the unique Chinese lanterns.

With a green thumb, she has planted not only flowers, but also some hot peppers which she loves to can.

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

Seeking and saving: Track and Trail search team offers training to Punxsy firefighters

August 23, 2013

Track & Trail Search and Rescue Inc. in Brookville is a volunteer search team with a main purpose of looking for lost or missing people.

The team recently performed a demonstration for members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Pictured (front, from left) are Robin Timblin, treasurer with Sea Cur; Roger Parker, K-9 handler with T.J. the dog; (back) Gordon Taylor, Angela Taylor, Keith Thompson and Elaine Parker, secretary.

Traffic Update: Bridge open in Helvetia

August 23, 2013

HELVETIA — PennDOT has announced that a bridge on Route 2003 (Mine Road) near Helvetia in Clearfield County has opened.

The bridge was closed July 26 to allow for crews to replace the structure with a new box culvert.

The bridge, which spans Stump Creek on Route 4003, near the village of Stanley in Brady Township, carries an average of nearly 200 vehicles each day.

Also, motorists traveling along Route 219 (First Street) in Grampian Borough, Clearfield County, are reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 35 mph.

Help needed to take down canopy in Barclay Square

August 23, 2013

Anyone wishing to help take down the canopy in Barclay Square can report to the park at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The rain date will be Wednesday. All help is appreciated, especially Lions Club members.

August 22nd

With Pantall Hotel sale coming, Gotwald explains ins, outs of a sheriff’s sale

August 22, 2013

Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald Sr. recently discussed the upcoming sheriff's sale of the Pantall Hotel.

Pick up Friday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit for all the details.

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