Archive - 2013 - News Article
At 1:53 p.m., the Department of Emergency Services in Brookville issued a statement asking that all residents stay away from the area of Big Run Borough. Steps are currently being taken to evacuate persons in the borough.
The following state roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding and will open once the water recedes.
Route 3001 (Pheasant Hollow Road) is closed in both directions between Route 3014 (Sprankle Mills Road) in Oliver Township and Route 536 in Ringgold Township (Pheasant Hollow Area.)
Route 536 is closed in both directions between Route 36 in Young Township and Porter Road in Perry Township (Hamilton/Frostburg Area.)
An Elk Run firefighter is pictured extinguishing a car fire that occurred in the engine compartment of a Jeep at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday on Beyer Avenue Extension in Young Township.
For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
Duane Miller (right) of Punxsutawney was chosen as the Rotarian of the Year by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club at its banquet Wednesday night. Pictured is Dawn Krishart, past president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, presenting Miller with his plaque. The full story about the Rotary Club banquet will appear in Fridayâs edition of The Spirit.
UNION TOWNSHIP â DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police released the names of two drivers who were killed in a two-vehicle accident on Monday at 12:45 p.m., a half mile west of Mountain Extreme, Inc., in Union Township, Clearfield County.
Police said a 1996 Saturn driven by Jeffrey D. Hoffman, 35, of Dauphin, Pa., was traveling west on State Route 322, and a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by Joyce D. Morse, 62, of DuBois, was traveling east.
1971: Christmas Eve fire guts five businesses
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Despite the fact that there's no carnival this week, the town of Punxsutawney is still celebrating the Firefightersâ Old Home Week.
The Punxsutawney Spirit will pay tribute to the townâs firefighters who have risked their lives to protect the lives and property of others over the years.
We always hear that volunteer firefighters are on duty 24/7, which includes holidays, but nobody would expect such a thing to happen on what is probably the biggest holiday of the year for so many.
Scott Anthony (left) of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, is pictured with Adam Matt of Slice Of The 80s Pizza (far right) from Michigan and his companion Natalie Proctor, whose birthday is Feb. 2. They are shown with their Prius Hybrid, which is all decked out with âSlice of the 80sâ lettering.
For a story, including an interview with Matt, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Area High School Alumni Band held a free community concert Sunday afternoon in the PAHS auditorium.
The concert was held in memory of Elizabeth Glover, who taught instrumental music in the Punxsutawney Area School District for 25 years, between 1954 and 1979.
The concert capped off a reunion of sorts for the alumni, who met for rehearsal, followed by dinner, on Saturday.
For more about the PAHS Alumni Band, visit punxypa.com/Band/.
The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority is a group that is dedicated to helping others and making a difference.
On Saturday, July 6, the sorority will be holding its Annual Ethnic Food Fair Fundraiser at the Findley Street Festival, to be held on south Findley Street.
Vendors are invited to set up tables, and whatever money they make they can either keep or donate to a charity.
Money that the sorority raises will go to the Western PA Cares For Kids Child Advocacy Center in Brookville.
(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.)
June 23, 1897
Material Signs of Prosperity
Now that he tariff bill is nearing the President's desk and capitalists and corporations are satisfied that the bill will become a law, it is not to be wondered at, and in fact is a consequence, that they are beginning to prepare for a period of greatly increased activity.