Archive - 2013 - News Article
Did you miss Saturday's Relay for Life in Barclay Square?
If so, click here www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery to check out some inspiring photos of survivors walking down the "yellow brick road."
This year's Relay for Life theme is Wizard of Oz: "There's No Place Like HOPE: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Cure."
(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.)
July 7, 1897
The International Convention of the Epworth League
Will be held at Toronto, Can., July 15 to 18.
Delegates from all quarters of the world will be present. It is the second largest convention of the world and the famous hospitality of the beautiful city of Toronto will be taxed to its utmost to provide for those in attendance.
BELL TOWNSHIP â A 12-year-old Punxsutawney male accidentally shot himself in the right shoulder while unknowingly playing with his fatherâs 22 long gun, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said the gun, which was located in the fatherâs bedroom, had a round in the chamber, and the boy accidentally bumped the trigger, causing the gun to go off and shoot a round into his shoulder.
The incident occurred on July 9 along Elbel Road in Bell Township.
Police said the boy was treated at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and released.
The 2013 Jefferson County Fair Queen was crowned Sunday, the opening day of the fair, which runs through Saturday in Brookville.
Pictured (from left) are Queen Katie Steele, runner-up Gabrielle Bart, second runner-up Elizabeth McAndrew and Miss Congeniality Melinda Hutchins.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The day started off a bit cloudy and grey, but by evening the sun rose high in the sky and began shining down at just the right moment â the Survivor Ceremony.
The Relay for Life of Punxsutawney event was held Saturday, with 13 teams participating in this yearâs event, which raised over $39,000, according to Jessica Carbaugh, Relay for Life representative.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
âą Sunday, July 14
â 10 a.m. Deadline for arrival of 4-H and voc. market animals
â 12 p.m. Deadline for sheep and swine entries
â 12 to 3:30 p.m. Rabbit entries
â 1 to 5 p.m. Poultry judging and cooping
â 1 to 6 p.m. General exhibit entries received (including 4-H general entries and Project Books)
â 1:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies with emcee Karen Uplinger, speaker Pastor Leon Blose from Pleasant Valley Methodist and music arranged by Lee Grace Foulkrod of Sykesville
â 2:30 p.m. Queen and Junior Queen competitions (no princess or junior princess competitions this year)
Following some renovations, Miller Brothers Furniture in downtown Punxsutawney reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning. Some of the changes include new products and a âpottery barnâ look.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Music in the Park for 2013 kicked off Thursday night in Barclay Square with the classic rock band Crisis.
Thankfully, there was not a drop of rain in sight, and attendees relaxed in their lawnchairs while enjoying the free concert.
Denny and the Gang (Sharp Tones), with their 50s and 60s sound, will take the stage next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the second Music in the Park performance of the season.
It's time to fight back against cancer, and this Saturday, the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual Relay for Life in Barclay Square.
Participating in this event, among other groups, will be the Betty's Angels Relay Team, which will be holding its 1st Annual Footprints for Hope, 5K Run/Walk, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in Barclay Square.
Race day registration will run from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., with all proceeds from this event being donated to cancer research.
Pictured is Doug Craft, a member of Betty's Angels Relay Team who will be participating in the event.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â PennDOT would like to remind travelers that Route 36 in Punxsutawney Borough, which was scheduled to close on July 8, will now close on July 29, due to delays in utility moves as a result of the recent flooding.
Beginning Monday, July 29, Route 36 (West Mahoning Street) will be closed between the intersections of Walnut Street and Foundry Street for the replacement of the bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run.
A detour will be in place using Route 436 and Route 119. This detour will be in place until November of this year.