Archive - 2013 - News Article
BIG RUN â€” It has now been over two weeks since spring officially arrived on the calendar, and still, there's been nary a peep from the peeper frogs in Big Run, which is how most locals decide whether or not spring has officially arrived.
"It's hard to believe that we still haven't heard the tiny frogs announce the arrival of spring," said Jeff London, owner of Big Run Carpet and now resident Peeper watcher.
London said the average first day of peeping has been on March 20, the date for the official arrival of spring as far as the calendar is concerned.
SUMMERVILLE â€” Author and Summerville native Kendra Woodring â€” who writes under the name K.R. Woodring â€” returned to her roots on Saturday with a book signing held in her original hometown at the Summerville Public Library.
In fact, Woodring said she grew up "literally in the backyard" of the library, so close by that her mother's property touches corners with the library's.
Last week, The Spirit's Larry McGuire sat down with Gary Conrad to discuss the recently finalized contract between the Punxsutawney Area School District and the Punxsutawney Area Education Association (PAEA).
For the interview, see Monday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” What is Autism? That is the question that runs through the minds of many individuals.
And the answer is: autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are terms for a complex neurological disorder that is characterized by communication difficulties, social impairment and repetitive behaviors.
Children who are autistic may have difficulties with motor coordination or attention span, have trouble sleeping and potty training and have intellectual disabilities.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named a pair of essay winners â€” PAHS senior Alexa Shaffer for the DAR Good Citizen Award and SS.C.D. School seventh-grader Kaitlin Nicole Doverspike for the DAR American History Essay Contest.
According to the letter read at the presentation, Shaffer's involvement in a number of community extends from school to church to community and made her an excellent choice for a "Good Citizen."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â What would you do if you or someone you loved suddenly became homeless? Where would you turn? Where would you go?
These are the questions that are often asked when someone becomes homeless.
The definition of an unsheltered homeless person is "one who resides in a place not meant for human habitation, such as parks, cars, sidewalks, abandoned buildings or on the street." When one thinks of someone who is homeless, he or she often pictures them as being dirty and dressed in rags. However, that isn't always the case.
People line the streets of DuBois to honor fallen soldier Josh Martino today, March 28, 2013.
Spring is a season of hope, and for avid runners and walkers in the area, the Run/Walk for Someone Special event is a chance to support a great cause.
The event will be held on April 7 in Sykesville with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.
The race will begin at 3 p.m.
Robindale Energy is sponsoring the event, and all proceeds stay local and will benefit children and adults with special needs through the Arc of Clearfield/Jefferson counties and Camp Friendship.
The Margiotti Bridge on Route 436 is scheduled to be replaced due to the cracks in the pillars beneath the bridge, one of which is pictured here.
A public display of the plans for replacement was held Wednesday
at the Alliance Church.
INDIANA â€“ On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, PennDOT announced Wednesday that the bridges on Route 310 in Young Township will be replaced.
The residents of Young Township and motorists who travel on Route 310
will benefit from the replacement of two structurally deficient bridges in Jefferson County.
The Harmony No. 1 bridge over Elk Run, built in 1925, carries approximately 3,520 vehicles per day and will be replaced with a steel girder bridge.