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April 22nd

Rosenberger to perform in Europe with The Sound of America

April 22, 2013

Mackenzie Rosenberger, 15, a student at Punxsutawney Area High School, has been chosen to perform in the national organization known as The Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus.

This summer, she will travel and perform in the 2013 European Concert
Tour, which includes stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Luxembourg.

The cost of the trip is $6,200, and that does not include the uniform, passport and currency packs.

Rosenberger is doing her best to raise the money by having bake sales, and she hopes to have a car wash, too.

Garden Club bringing Backyard Wildlife seminar to town in time for spring weather

April 22, 2013

The Punxsutawney Garden Club Backyard Certification Committee (from left), Dotty Jekielek, Punxsutawney Garden Club member; Dr. Gloria Kerr, president of the Punxsutawney Garden Club; and Coral Ellshoff, Garden Club committee member, is pictured with a bird house in front of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.

A certification will be held May 4 at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.

Missing from the photo is Barb Certo.

Read more about the seminar in Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

April 21st

Concert association begins campaign for new season

April 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following its March 14 concert featuring the Side Street Strutters, the Punxsutawney Concert Association has begun its subscription campaign to enlist support for the 2013-2014 season.

The new season of performances by visiting musicians and entertainers will continue a tradition of live concerts begun in the late 1930s in the area.

The anticipated 2013-2014 season will introduce area subscription members, patrons and benefactors to three shows of new talent and uniqueness.
The season will begin in September 2013 with The Gothard Sisters.

Borough police seek info in pedestrian hit-and-run

April 21, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police are continuing to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred at
approximately 12:45 p.m. last Monday at the intersection of West Mahoning Street and Church Street in Punxsutawney.

According to police, an unnamed female reported that she was struck by a small car while she was crossing at the crosswalk near Church Street on West Mahoning Street.

3-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

April 21, 2013

A three-vehicle accident occurred at 10:57 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Route 36 and Elderberry Hill Road in Bell Township and sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Nikki L. Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was driving a 2008 Jeep Patriot and allegedly failed to realize that traffic was stopped on the highway ahead.

As a result, police said she struck a 2008 Mazda G6 driven by Jeff L. Turner, 29, Mahaffey, in the rear bumper.

Way Back When

April 21, 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
April 28, 1897

Miss. Jennie Brown Leaves Punxsy
Miss. Jennie Brown, who for the past five years has been charge of the C. D. P. Telegraph Company's office at this place, has been called to DuBois, to take charge of the office there.

April 19th

Police: Two die in separate wrecks

April 19, 2013

FALLS CREEK & WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old Reynoldsville man and a 59-year-old Howard man died Thursday and Friday in two separate Jefferson County wrecks, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Douglas M. Horner, 31, Reynoldsville, was traveling westbound on Route 950 at a high rate of speed at 5:38 p.m. Thursday, while Betty E. Pasierb, 80, Falls Creek, was eastbound.

Police said Pasierb failed to see Horner's 2011 Yamaha motorcycle approaching, and she attempted to make a left turn onto 6th Street.

Western PA CARES among agencies promoting Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— The month of April is perhaps best known as the beginning of spring, but for children across the country, it also marks something much more important — National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month came to be in the early 80s, when Congress began to recognize the devastating rate at which children were being abused and neglected.

Minor injuries reported in two-car fender bender

April 19, 2013

Minor injuries were suffered in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 2:05 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of Snyder Hill Road and Route 119.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a Dodge Neon driven by James Downey, 26, of Kane, was traveling north on Route 119 when a Buick driven by Claire Schrock, 95, Valier, turned in front of Downey, causing a two-vehicle collision in the intersection.

Police said Downey's vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service, and Schrock's vehicle was able to be driven.

April 18th

PAH hosts chamber mixer: Attendees meet new providers, learn about services offered

April 18, 2013

A Chamber of Commerce Mixer was held Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The event gave members of the Chamber a chance to mingle with the medical and senior administrative team of the hospital.

It was also an opportunity for the general public to meet some new healthcare providers and to learn about the services that are currently offered.

Matt Kengersky, chairman of the hospital board (left), chats with John “Butch” Prushnok (middle) and Daniel D. Blough, CEO.

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