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December 8th

Way Back When

December 8, 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
November 24, 1897

The Fire Department
It is of vital interest to the people of this town that our fire department be kept up to the highest possible standard of efficiency. A successor to the late chief of the company, W C. Torrence, who resigned

Traffic Update: I-80 westbound has reopened near Clearfield

December 8, 2013

CLEARFIELD — advises drivers that Interstate 80 westbound near Clearfield now has both lanes reopened as of 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

The roadway was closed earlier today due to a crash between mile-marker 120 at the Clearfield interchange to mile-marker 111 at the Penfield interchange.

The detour that was in place during the closure has been lifted. The roadway reopened about three hours ahead of schedule.

PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution as they travel today and give themselves extra travel time.

December 6th

Sara Evans rocks for PACC crowd

December 7, 2013

Sara Evans, accompanied by her band (pictured above, with Evans second from left) put on a show for a sold-out crowd at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center on Friday night.

Salvation Army receives donation from Bar Association

December 6, 2013

‘Tis the season to be helping, as the Jefferson County Bar Association recently gave a donation to the Punxsutawney Salvation Army.

Pictured is Amy Morris (left), attorney, presenting Capt. Katie Jache, co-
commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army, with a $500 donation.

December 5th

Jeff Tech JOC reorganizes

December 6, 2013

The Jeff Tech Joint Operating Committee (JOC) held its reorganization meeting on Thursday.

The committee is made up of representatives from the four sending districts of Punxsutawney, Brookville, DuBois and Brockway. Shelly Caine, Brockway, was elected chairperson, while Francis J. Molinaro of Punxsy was elected vice chair.

Familiar Faces Friday! Clint Reed

December 6, 2013

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” 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. Today’s familiar face is Clint Reed.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Clint Reed is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the maintenance supervisor at the AGAPE student housing building, or perhaps you have witnessed his musical talents on display at either Music in the Park or the most recent Tunes for Tots event.

December 4th

Newly organized board discusses stadium condition

December 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A new member of the Punxsutawney Area School Board said at Tuesday's meeting that the board needs to look at some improvements to be made to Jack LaMarca Stadium.

Dr. Frank Bizousky, board member, said that everything at the site dates back to the 1960s.

"I think this is kind of an embarrassment; there are many people who accompany the visiting team to our games and see the condition it is in," Bizousky said, adding that he's hearing about fund balances and capital improvement funds and asked if some of that money should be invested in the stadium.

Limited-edition Punxsy ornament available now through the chamber

December 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Since many people will be putting up their Christmas trees this week, it’s time to start thinking about ornaments.

If you are a collector of ornaments and you want to purchase a special one this year, you might want to check out the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce.

For a full story about the ornament, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

December 3rd

School board reorganizes; Pascuzzo elected president

December 4, 2013

The Punxsutawney Area School Board held its reorganization meeting on Tuesday.

Pictured here is the new board (front, from left): Rachel Spack, student board member; Jack White, board member; Robert Pascuzzo, board president; Francis J. Molinaro, board vice president; Ed McGinnis, board member; (back) Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent; Penny Pifer, board member; Susan H. Robertson, board secretary and district business manager; Melissa Snyder, James Baun, James Scarantine and Dr. Frank Bizousky, board members; and David L. Young, board solicitor.

Keeping pets warm, safe in winter weather more than a recommendation

December 4, 2013

With winter now upon us, it required under Pennsylvania Law to have a proper shelter for both dogs and cats.

Pictured is Tractor Supply Co. employee Tara Neill with Flurry.

To find out the best way to protect your pet from inclement weather, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy Hometown Pharmacy this week paid out $325,000 to a Cash 5 winner from Punxsy. Pictured by the lottery terminal...
It was the perfect night for some good, hometown country music, as 7 Mile Run took the stage Thursday evening for Music...
Punxsy’s Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship...
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on...
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsy’s Minor League...

 

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