Archive - 2013 - News Article
The George C. Brown Community Pool opens Tuesday at noon for the season.
The pool is open every day, weather permitting, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Thursday, swimmers are granted an extra two hours, with the pool being open until 8 p.m.
Monday, pool staffers took a break from last-minute preparations to pose for a photo with Rotary representatives.
It may just be the most anticipated day of the year â€” right up there with Christmas and a birthday.
Monday, a half day of school marked the end of the school year for students across the Punxsutawney Area School District, SS.C.D. and the Punxsutawney Christian School.
Students were all smiles as they headed out of the buildings, free to rejuvenate themselves with whatever activities they have planned for the summer.
Pictured here are students from Jenks Hill dismissing to their bus.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” PennDOT has announced that the road carrying Route 119 in Punxsutawney Borough is in the process of being improved.
One-lane alternating nighttime flagging restrictions are now be in place on Route 119, between the intersections of Route 119 and Route 36 and Route 119 and the B&R Railroad Tracks.
These restrictions will be in place for one week, or as weather permits.
The project will consist of the application of a leveling course to smooth the roadway and the replacement of all traffic markings.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you are looking for something to keep your children busy the day after school lets out today, then think about sending them to the Crosstown Ministries Vacation Bible School, to be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday at Grace United Methodist Church located on Hillcrest Drive in Young Township, just below Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Shelley Bishop, Christian education leader at Grace United Methodist Church, said that Crosstown Ministries consists of Grace, Woodland Avenue and Mount Tabor United Methodist churches.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Organizers of last yearâ€™s first ever PAHS Alumni Band concert are finalizing plans to do it again this summer.
Last yearâ€™s strong alumni turnout and rousing musical results inspired dozens of former Punxsutawney Area High School band members to sign up for a repeat performance.
This yearâ€™s concert is once again free to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium.
Borough Police responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday at the intersection of Gaskill Avenue and Indiana Street, Punxsutawney.
See Monday's Spirit for details.
(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 9, 1897
Right of Way for the Railroad
About two and ode-half years ago, Mr. C. F. Burnham of DuBois, in the interest of B. R. & P. Railroad, took up the right of way along the survey of the proposed road through this vicinity.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The weather was perfect, with not a cloud in the sky, as
the Punxsutawney Area High School Class of 2013 graduated Friday night.
Read the full story in Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
A celebration was held Thursday evening in honor of a woman who has dedicated 14 years of service to the community as executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.
Marlene Lellock was honored â€” by fellow members of the chamber, State Rep. Sam Smith and Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle.
Wehrle presented Lellock with a proclamation, proclaiming May 30 to be Marlene Lellock Day.
Smith presented Lellock with a letter of congratulations for doing such a good job serving the community of Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tonight at 7 p.m., members of the Class of 2013 at Punxsutawney Area High School will take what may be the most important walk of their lives thus far, as they walk the stage to claim their diplomas.
And the man who has been chosen to see them off from PAHS, Alan Freed, is a man with a diverse background and plenty of local ties.
Freed, who currently lives in Ambridge â€”Â nestled in Beaver County west of Pittsburgh â€” with his wife of 22 years, Amy, and his 14-year-old daughter, Carrie, was a member of the Class of 1986 at PAHS.