Archive - 2013 - News Article
Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Kirk Brudnock (left) is pictured receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program for 2012.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan (right) said he is always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of the Punxsy Borough Police Department.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.
Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.
Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Now that itâ€™s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.
The contest, â€śPunxsutawney Philâ€™s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.
The prizes are as follows:
â€˘ First Place â€” Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.
â€˘ Second Place â€” Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.
â€˘ Third Place â€” Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.
To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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 16, 1897
Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Although Wednesday nightâ€™s Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.
The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
Congratulations to Kelly and Chris â€śCritterâ€ť Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as Mayâ€™s â€śGarden of the Monthâ€ť by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It was an educational night for those who attended the "Exploring Marcellus Shale" presentation, at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library on Thursday evening.
Pictured here are educators Janine Surmick (left) and Dani Stump answering a series of questions from those in attendance.
To find out more info about Marcellus Shale, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€“ PennDOT Engineering District 10 is advising motorists that a bridge closure will begin on Route 1002 (Wayne Road) on Monday for a bridge replacement project.
The bridge carries Route 1002 over an unnamed tributary in Winslow Township, Jefferson County.
Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Wayne Road will close between the intersections of Pancoast Road and Sand Spur Road (Clearfield County).
The closure will remain in place until mid-August.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Jefferson County resident Bob Lott recently ran in the Great Wall Marathon in China.
Read about Lott's participating on the fifth-toughest marathon in the world in Friday's edition of The Spirit.