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July 26th

TWO-VEHICLE WRECK IN BIG RUN

July 26, 2013

A two-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. Friday on Route 119 in Big Run, when a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck driven by Lorie A. Lennox, 43, of Big Run, was stopped in the northbound travel lane on Route 119 with an activated left turn signal, waiting to make a turn onto Smyers Street, and it was struck from behind by a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Cammy M. Wardell, 36, of Big Run, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said both vehicles were removed from the travel lanes onto Smyers Street.

July 25th

Fezell’s County Market marks 30 years in business

July 25, 2013

The employees and managers of Fezell's County Market in Punxsy have been busy preparing the store's 30th Anniversary celebration.

Pictured in front of the store in the Groundhog Plaza are (listed with their positions and their total years of service, front, from left) Denise Smith, office manager, 29 years; Kaye Brestovich, service desk, 25 years; Heather Hicks, cashier, 18 years; Michelle Shugarts, receiving, 19 years; Patricia G. Fisher, scanning coordinator, 9 years; Judy Jordan, store manager, 9 years; Bob Shemuha, meat cutter, 22 years; George Rumbaugh, meat cutter, 20 years;

Local runners ready to ‘Race to the Face’

July 25, 2013

Retired coal miners and members of PRIDE'S Coal Memorial Committee Duane Miller (left) and Bob Lott complete work on the finishers’ chute, which will be used in Saturday's Race to the Face.

The race will be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, beginning at the softball field in DeLancey (also known as Adrian).

For more information, visit www.runpunxsyrun.org, contact Lott at 814-938-4589 or pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Music in the Park attendees treated to a double dip

July 25, 2013

Those who came out to Music in the Park on Thursday night in Barclay Square were greeted by some nice, cooler weather and a pair of acts ready to entertain.

First, Randy Paul (pictured) did their thing, then the members of the Grampian Community Band (not pictured) finished things off with their own show.

July 24th

Coming together again: Church in the Park to unite congregations this weekend

July 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It will be a big weekend in Barclay Square and at Harmon Field, as many of the Punxsutawney churches are once again joining to celebrate Church in the Park Friday through Sunday.

Peggy McQuown, Church In the Park publicity director, said activities will be held at both locations throughout the weekend and will include activities such as a family movie, FamilyFest and a church service. She said the Movie in the Park will jump start the weekend events on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

July 23rd

Winslow Lawn and Garden grand opening set for Saturday

July 23, 2013

Winslow Lawn and Garden will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store in Hudson.

Pictured from the ribbon cutting that was hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce are (from left) Debbie Parise, chamber secretary; Nathan Stonbraker, technician for Winslow Lawn and Garden; Collin Bishop, owner of Winslow Lawn and Garden; Michele Neal, executive director of the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce; and Zach Minich, staff member at Winslow Lawn and Garden.

Kiwanis, Key Club join together for 5K to fight maternal & neonatal tetanus

July 23, 2013

The Kiwanis Club of Punxsutawney and the Punxsutawney Area High School Key Club are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Mahoning Shadow Trail.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., and participants who pre-register will be receive a T-shirt and a glow stick.

The event is being held to raise money to eliminate MNT (maternal and neonatal tetanus).

Red Cross to hold memorial blood drive Friday at S.S.C.D. in honor of Joseph Rougeux

July 23, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The American Red Cross is holding a special blood drive this Friday in memory of Joseph Rougeux.

In 1998, Rougeux was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.

In 2005, he passed away from a heart attack but was cancer free.

During his treatment, Rougeux had numerous blood transfusions and knew the importance of blood donation.

He was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer and donor who had been recorded as a 24-gallon blood donor.

His wife and children sponsor this blood drive to honor him and to bring awareness to the need for blood donations.

July 22nd

First UMC welcomes Ritchey as new pastor

July 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Plenty of local churches have been welcoming
new faces lately, and the latest in that line is the First United Methodist Church in town, which recently introduced Rev. Paul Ritchey as its new pastor.

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

SBA Disaster Outreach Center to open in Reynoldsville in response to the June 27 flood

July 22, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services is reminding residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding between June 27 and July 12 that they can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration at a Disaster Loan Outreach Center set up in Reynoldsville.

According to Tracy W. Zents, Director of Emergency Services, loans are available in response to a letter from Gov. Tom Corbett on July 12, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.

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