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May 28th

Starting over: Family with local connections looks to rebuild after tornado devastates Moore

May 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Imagine this: You walk into an interior closet of your home to seek shelter from an impending tornado.

When you enter, your house is intact; and when you exit, the only thing left is the closet.

This is one of the many true stories from the deadly tornados that struck Moore, Okla., last week.

This particular disaster strikes close to home right here in Punxsutawney, as Amy Morris, a local attorney, has several friends who live in Moore.

Kids, register for the Summer Reading Program

May 28, 2013

As summer finally makes its presence known, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library is ready to go with its 2013 Summer Reading program.

The program, held each summer, will have its official kick-off party on June 17.

This year’s theme is “Dig Into Reading," and will focus on things beneath the surface. The program is open to children 18 months through 18 years of age, and those wishing to participate must register either at the library or online.

To register online, visit www.punxsutawneylibrary.org, or stop in at 301 East Mahoning St., Barclay Square.

Memorial Day photo gallery

May 28, 2013

It was a day of honoring not only those fighting for our country but those who gave their lives while fighting for it.

For the men of the Rossiter American Legion Post 582, it was a busy morning Monday as they headed out to seven different cemeteries, holding a memorial service at each one.

May 27th

Punxsy pays tribute to heroes on Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

The American Legion Post No. 62 presented two Punxsutawney Area School District eighth-grade students, Morgan VanLeer (second from left) and Ryan Young (second from right), with their Americanism Award certificates during Memorial Day ceremonies held in Barclay Square in Punxsy.

Pictured are (from left) Pat Rougeux, membership chairperson for American Legion Post No. 62; VanLeer; Raymond Depp, American Legion Post No. 62; Young; and Eleanor Depp, American Legion Post No. 62.

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

Rocker Bret Michaels plays charity concert in DuBois

May 27, 2013

It was a sunny and beautiful evening Sunday as hundreds of people joined together at the Treasure Lake Ski Lodge for a rock concert featuring Bret Michaels, who is best known as the lead singer of the 80's rock band Poison.

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

Big Run remembers fallen veterans on Memorial Day

May 27, 2013

The Big Run Boy Scouts present the colors at the beginning of VFW Post 9044's Memorial Day commemoration Monday at Fairview Cemetery.

May 24th

Two days on the ground where the heroes among us train

May 24, 2013

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP — If you didn't grow up as a family member of someone who was in The National Guard, chances are there's a little bit of confusion as to what exactly the role these individuals who serve might play.

In college, I had some Guard friends, and I always sort of saw them as part soldier, part civilian. But earlier this month, I had the opportunity to take part in a Boss Lift program held at the training grounds for The Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, and it was there that I learned there is much more to it than that.

PCS graduates seven in its Class of 2013

May 24, 2013

Friday, the Punxsutawney Christian School Class of 2013 celebrated its graduation, and seven graduates received their diplomas.

Speaking at the event was Michele Huey, founder of the board of directors and author.

Pictured are graduates (front, from left) Taylor Davidson, Victoria Kunselman, Lauren Stankewich; (back row) Nicholas Venturini, Justin Felgar, Caleb Dinger (valedictorian) and John Sproull (salutatorian).

AFTER 14-PLUS YEARS, LELLOCK MOVING ON TO NEW HORIZONS

May 24, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After 14 years and a month, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce will be under new leadership, as Marlene Lellock will be taking her talents to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center as its new executive director.

To read about Lellock's accomplishments during her 14-year career with the Chamber and her plans for her new position, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

Spirit closed today in observance of Memorial Day

May 24, 2013

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, The Spirit offices are closed today, and there is no paper.

Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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