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May 13th

Area foster parents honored at banquet

May 13, 2013

Foster parents throughout Jefferson County were recognized Monday night at the Foster Parent Appreciation Dinner held at the Anchor Inn in Punxsy.

COMMUNITY FOCUS THANKS ORGANIZATIONS THAT BENEFIT STUDENTS

May 13, 2013

It's the season of giving back to those who help with the education system.

Jeff Kuntz, chairperson of the Community Focus Committee, presented checks to eight individuals, who accepted them on behalf of the organizations they represent.

Checks are distributed through the Punxsutawney Education System several times a year and give money to organizations from which students benefit.

May 12th

Police: $1,800 worth of fish to be donated to children’s derby stolen

May 12, 2013

CHEST TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State police reported that 60 large trout — many of which were to be donated to a children’s fishing derby — were stolen between May 4 and May 5 from the Susquehanna Valley Rod & Gun Club, at a fish hatchery on Holes Road in Clearfield County.

Police said the total loss is estimated at $1,800.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.

Fundraiser to benefit troops turns out a success

May 12, 2013

Following a successful fundraiser event, Sherry Huber (left), shift manager at Punxsy McDonald’s, and Karen Love, Punxsy McDonald’s general manager, pack up donations of food and personal care items to send to troops stationed overseas.

HELPING OUT THE VFW

May 12, 2013

A drawing for the winners of two freezers full of meat was held Wednesday at Lowmaster and Warden in Punxsutawney.

The winners are: Paul Lieberum of St. Petersburg, Pa., and Richard Grecco of Brockway (not pictured).

The proceeds benefit VFW No. 2076 in Punxsutawney.

Pictured are (front, from left) Chuck Allessie, former commander of the VFW; Chuck Lowmaster, owner of Lowmaster and Warden; Jim Dunlap, commander of VFW No. 2076; (back) and Tom Wise and Dick Magolis, VFW No. 2076.

Way Back When

May 12, 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
May 12, 1897

Not Guilty
In the case of the commonwealth vs Oliver P. Nicola, at Clearfield last week the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Mr. Nicola had been charged with removing lumber from Sykes Bros. mill at Newtonburg, illegally.

May 10th

Project Linus: Giving the gift of warmth in more than just the physical sense

May 10, 2013

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” — Fred Rogers

By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit

REYNOLDSVILLE — With the warmer weather finally upon us and signs of spring and summer popping up daily, many folks are starting to do their spring cleaning, and a part of that process is often putting away some of the things that aren't used as much in the warmer months. One of these things that comes to mind is blankets.

PAHS inducts its latest members into National Honor Society

May 10, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Students who were inducted into the National Honor Society were honored at the annual banquet that is put on by Rotary Club of Punxsutawney Thursday at the Punxsutawney Country Club.

"The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise," said Dave London, principal of Punxsutawney Area High School and Rotary Club member.

London said, speaking to the members of the National Honor Society, that as they become young professionals somewhere, he hopes they'll consider joining a Rotary Club.

May 9th

Mahoning Valley Milling to host 2nd Amendment rally Saturday

May 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A local gun dealer will hold a rally Saturday in support of Second Amendment rights.

"We're holding a rally for the Second Amendment at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mahoning Valley Milling on Old Indiana Street to show people in the area that there's a lot of people out here who support the Second Amendment," said John Keeley, gun shop manager at Mahoning Valley Milling.

He said that they will also demonstrate the importance of the Second Amendment in regards to the other amendments.

Weather Discovery Center welcomes new director of education and programming

May 9, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There is a new director of education and programming at the local Weather Discovery Center, and those who know her best will tell you that she always wears a cheery smile.

The new director, Punxsy native Amanda Hornack, is a 1998 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

She graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002, where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in education.

Hornack assumed her new position on March 1, but had been involved with the center for years.

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

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