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June 27th

Flooding Update: Areas of Big Run to be evacuated

June 27, 2013

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Roads closed due to flooding

June 27, 2013

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.)

June 26th

Fire crews respond to Beyer Ave. Jeep fire

June 26, 2013

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 honored as Rotarian of the Year

June 26, 2013

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 Friday’s edition of The Spirit.

June 25th

PSP-DuBois releases identities in double fatal Clearfield Co. accident

June 25, 2013

UNION TOWNSHIP — 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.

Old Home week: A time to reflect

June 25, 2013

1971: Christmas Eve fire guts five businesses

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite the fact that there's no carnival this week, the town of Punxsutawney is still celebrating the Firefighters’ Old Home Week.

The Punxsutawney Spirit will pay tribute to the town’s 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.

June 24th

A long way for a slice: Michigan pizza shop crew makes visit to Weather Capital

June 24, 2013

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 “Slice of the 80s” lettering.

For a story, including an interview with Matt, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

June 23rd

PAHS Alumni Band’s musical tribute

June 23, 2013

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/.

Punxsy Betas to hold food fair July 6

June 23, 2013

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.

Way Back When

June 23, 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
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.

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter...
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