Archive - 2013 - News Article
CRAWFORDTOWN â€” A quickly spreading structure fire caused heavy damage to a house located at 44 Crawfordtown Rd. in Crawford-town, Young Township, on Wednesday evening.
Elk Run, Central and Lindsey were called to the blaze at 8:40 p.m., with McCalmont Township Fire Company first on scene and reporting that the structure was fully involved with the orange flames showing bright in the night sky. Firefighters were able to knock the blaze down within a few minutes.
After weeks and weeks of practice and hard work by numerous actors and
committees, tonight is the night Ââ€” Opening Night for the 2013 PAHS Variety Show. The show will feature 19 performances over two acts, with an intermission to allow attendees an opportunity to purchase some of the ever-famous fudge. The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight and will continue on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Pictured here are emcees (from left) Alex Anderson, Caroline Dunkel and Maija Carol preparing for the show during a dress rehearsal earlier this week.
The Jefferson County Commissioners and members of the McCalmont Township Supervisors gathered Wednesday to commemorate the demolition of a dilapidated structure on Main Street in Anita.
For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Are you ready for some fudge?
Yup, it's that time again â€” time for the annual PAHS Variety Show to be held at 7 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday at the high school auditorium, with a portion of the proceeds to go toward the Margaret C. Boles Foundation.
Austin Sabatucci, assistant executive director, said the theme this year is "It's Our Time."
"We have a lot of diverse skits this year; they're very original, especially after talking to the advisors," Sabatucci said, adding that the show will be very funny and will appeal to a broad audience this year.
CLARION â€” Clarion University's Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series â€” "Realities of Race" â€” continued on Monday with a presentation of "The True Meaning of the Dream" by Dr. Alveda King.
The series, according to Clarion University's website, "was established to provide the Clarion University community with cultural experiences that inspire learning through thoughtful discussions."
And King knows a thing or two about cultural experiences, being the niece of famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
ROSE TOWNSHIP â€”Â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said, actor(s) discharged a pistol from the Allegheny Boulevard area of the Brookville Borough.
The bullet ricocheted, broke a window and damaged the window screen at EarthWorx, located along Route 36.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sewer relocation work will proceed ahead of the Elk Run Route 119 bridge replacement project, which is scheduled to begin this summer after school has let out.
Punxsutawney Borough Council received an update on the Route 119 and 310 intersection road construction project during Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
â€śThe sewer line has been revised and reviewed with the borough and sent on to PennDOT for review,â€ť said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager.
White said major work on the bridge and detour will not start until June.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The John Jacob Fisher American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 recently sponsored an essay contest titled â€śWhat Freedom Do I Enjoy Most?â€ť Two hundred eighteen students from the Punxsutawney Area schools, SS.C.D. School and the Punxsutawney Christian School submitted essays.
Fourteen winners were chosen by Unit 62, and five first-place winners were sent on to the American Legion Auxiliary Council for further judging.
SYKESVILLE â€” One of Jefferson County's first weekends of sunny and temperate spring weather arrived just in time for the 34th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special event in Sykesville, which raises money each year for The Arc of Clearfield and Jefferson Counties' Camp Friendship program.
This yearâ€™s total was $63,400, including money from a Saturday night Zumbathon and Sunday food sales, raffles, donations and sponser money turned in.
Members of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company are pictured with their brush truck after having extinguished a brush fire with Central Fire Department at 4:02 p.m. Saturday, at 2396 Bair Road in Bell Township.
Earlier, at 12:48 p.m., Central and Elk Run, with assistance from McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Company, extinguished a brush fire near the Anita Community Cemetery located in Young Township.