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July 18th

Pets making a difference in the lives of those at PAH through AAT program

July 18, 2013

These pups and their handlers have been busy doing their service to the public as volunteers at Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program recently started.

Pictured here are (from left) Barbara McCullough with Lucas; Cindy Treese, RN, AAT liaison; Peggy Spack with Harley; Dr. Pat Lambiotte, PAH hospitalist, holding Jazzi (owned by Spack); and Donna and Gary Fye with Murphy. Pictured below are Sara and Sadie, owned by Peggy Brown, with Treese.

Find out more in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Beatin’ the rain with some steady beats

July 18, 2013

Beating the storm cloud that was looming over Punxsy on Thursday evening, members of the band Denny and the Gang are pictured here serenading those who gathered for the second installment of Music in the Park in Barclay Square.

PASD Athletic Committee discusses drug & alcohol policy, plaque placement

July 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area School District's Athletic Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the district's drug and alcohol policy, which was first adopted Nov. 1, 1983, at the committee’s most-recent meeting on Wednesday.

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

July 16th

Eagles Riders give a special gift after Burrow Thunder

July 16, 2013

Friday evening was a momentous occasion, as the Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No. 1231 presented a $15,000 check to the DuBois/Jefferson Special Olympics.

The Eagle Riders held their annual Burrow Thunder event on July 6.

The goal was to raise at least $10,000, and the Riders surpassed that goal by $5,000.

Two sustain injuries in Perry Twp. rollover

July 16, 2013

The Lindsey Fire Company assisted the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company at a one-vehicle rollover into a stream at the intersection of Harper Road and Bell Road in Perry Township at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The passengers from the vehicle were able to escape and were transported by Jefferson County EMS and a private vehicle to Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were also assisted at the scene by South Side Service.

No further details were available at Spirit press time.

PSP-Punxsy: Missing persons located

July 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a report released at 11:08 a.m. on Tuesday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said that four individuals who had been missing since Sunday were located.

Police said that Lisa Braughler, 41, her two children, Mariah Martin, 5, and Lucas Martin, 1, and her mother, Carolyn McQuown, 69, were located after police asked for assistance with an investigation into the family being missing since 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Police said that the family has requested that no further details be released regarding this incident.

July 15th

2013 Jefferson County Fair Junior Queen

July 15, 2013

Pictured (from left) are runner-up Ryanne Lindenpitz, Jefferson County Fair Junior Queen April Hetrick and second runner-up Amberly Spicher.

The fair runs through Saturday.

PSP-Punxsy seeks help in locating missing family members

July 15, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said in a report issued Monday afternoon that the station is currently conducting an investigation into the case of four family members missing since Sunday around 10 p.m.

Police said the missing are Lisa Marie Braughler, 41; Maria Jane Martin, 5; Lucas Reese Martin, 1; and Carolyn Ruth McGuown, 69.

Investigators believe that the individuals were in the northeast area of Indiana County and the Jefferson County area on Sunday.

Michele Neal excited to dive into director position at Chamber

July 15, 2013

Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Curtis (left) and Chamber Vice President Brian Smith (right) officially welcomed the newest addition to their team — Executive Director Michele Neal — on Monday outside the Chamber building.

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

Firefighters respond to Wendy’s for mulch fire

July 15, 2013

Punxsutawney firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the wall at Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers on Hampton Avenue at 6:48 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters from Central, Elk Run and Lindsey responded to the scene and verified there was smoke coming from the wall in the northeast corner of the building.

Following an interior investigation with thermal imaging cameras, it was discovered that the smoke originated from the building's exterior,

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Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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