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June 10th

A job well done, Officer Brudnock

June 10, 2013

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.

June 9th

Yield to safety: Borough police focusing on pedestrian awareness campaign

June 9, 2013

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.

Groundhog Club holding Punxsy Phil photo contest

June 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Now that it’s summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.

The contest, “Punxsutawney Phil’s Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.

The prizes are as follows:

• First Place — Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.

• Second Place — Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.

• Third Place — Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.

To find out how to enter, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

June 9, 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

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.

June 7th

Cramer reinstated as officer in charge in Reynoldsville

June 7, 2013

REYNOLDSVILLE — Although Wednesday night’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.

Worth the wait: Ribbon cut at Punxsy’s ATA Center

June 7, 2013

The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.

Spring has fully sprung: Poradas earn May Garden of the Month honors

June 7, 2013

Congratulations to Kelly and Chris “Critter” Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as May’s “Garden of the Month” by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Punxsy library hosts Marcellus Q&A session

June 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

Traffic Alert: Closure planned for Winslow Township bridge

June 7, 2013

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP – 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.

June 6th

Lott takes on world's fifth-toughest marathon

June 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

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