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June 17th

One year and going strong: Greenawalt’s dream carries on through H.C.’s Last Stop

June 17, 2013

Out in the Punxsutawney countryside is a hidden little gem, just right off Route 36, called H.C.'s Last Stop.

A quaint little restaurant with a breathtaking view, it is owned and operated by 27-year-old Cassi Greenawalt. The restaurant celebrated its first anniversary on June 12.

Pictured here are Toni Greenawalt, Cassi's mother (left); Laken Raybuck, server (middle); and Cassi Greenawalt.

OOPS! A BIG TRUCK GETS STUCK

June 17, 2013

An oversize load truck from Midland was traveling north hauling equipment on the Bells Mills/Cloe Road and tried to turn left onto Route 119, when the trailer ran out of clearance and got stuck, nearly blocking the entire road at 6:44 p.m. Monday in Bell Township.

Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company, who directed traffic until the scene was cleared.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

Quite the project: Volunteers make canopy a fixture in Barclay Square once again

June 17, 2013

Members of the Groundhog Festival Committee and other volunteers assisted with the raising of the new canopy from start to finish on Monday evening in Barclay Square.

The canopy will be used for the festival, Music in the Park and many other events.

The work continues: Elk Run Bridge detour begins Tuesday

June 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — At last Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting, the Route 119 Elk Run Bridge Project was discussed, and PennDOT announced Monday that the project's largest detour will take effect this morning.

Beginning Tuesday, at 5:30 a.m., Route 119 will close to traffic between Jenks Avenue and Route 310, a release issued by Deborah Casadei, PennDOT District 10's public information and safety press officer said.

The release said the road closure will be in place until late September.

June 16th

There is such a thing as a free lunch: Once again, PAHS kicks off summer program for students 18 and under

June 16, 2013

The Free Lunch Program is underway once again for the summer.

Any child up to 18 years of age is welcome to come in and eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p..m. Monday through Friday, now through Aug. 21, at the PAHS cafeteria.

Pictured enjoying their free lunches at the PAHS cafeteria are (from left) Jennifer Smith, Jayden Hyde and Chloe Boal.

Read more details in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Fireworks light up Walston sky

June 16, 2013

It may have been a bit chilly Saturday evening, but that didn't stop those from the Walston community and surrounding area from coming out to see fireworks sponsored by the Walston Club through the Walston Playground, where they were set off.

Members of the Walston Club said that the fireworks were being set off for the St. Anthony's weekend.

Carey Pyrotechnic artists were in charge of the fireworks.

Way Back When

June 16, 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 16, 1897

The Maccabees Sermon

Last Sunday, about fifty members of the order of Maccabees assembled in their lodge rooms, and at 10:45 o'clock marched to the Baptist church where they occupied seats in a body.

KOC, CDA to hold blood drive Tuesday

June 16, 2013

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 452 and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Rita No. 353 will sponsor a Red Cross bloodmobile at SS.C.D. on Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m.

All blood types are needed, and walk-ins are welcome.

Pictured here are (from left) Joe Harcleroad, Knights of Columbus treasurer; Frank McSteen, Knights of Columbus Deputy Grand Knight; Pat Rougeux, Red Cross volunteer and CDA blood drive chairperson; Bernie Horner, CDA treasurer; and Joe Henninger, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight.

June 14th

Musical ‘Charlie Brown’ Coming to Town

June 14, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The beloved characters of Charles M. Schulz's world-famous "Peanuts" comic strip come to life on stage as the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the revised version of the 1967 classic Broadway musical.

Show time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through next Saturday, at the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Music and lyrics of this award-winning family show are by Clark M. Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

Big Run commemorates Flag Day

June 14, 2013

Colonel Francis Romeo (left) delivers a short speech on the American flag, held by charter member of the Jefferson County Honor Guard E7 QMC/SS Gerald Triponey, at a program held in recognition of Flag Day and the
“birthday” of the United States Army Friday in Big Run.

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

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