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April 2nd

Chucks hot 10-run fourth inning overtakes Wildcats in cold opener

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have been sunny outside on Tuesday afternoon, but Phil forgot to turn up the thermostat.

But after a slow opening two frames to start, Punxsy suddenly hit its stride.

Following a pair of scores in the third to tie the game at two, the Chucks changed to hot setting with a 10-run fourth to overtake the Wildcats of Kittanning for a 12-2 five-inning 10-run-rule victory on a cold opener in Punxsutawney.

Breaking Ground: Construction of Primary Health Network officially begins

April 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The dirt was flying when ground was broken for the new Primary Health Network (PHN) medical facility that is being constructed on Prushnok Drive in the east end of Punxsutawney.

The weather was cold, but dry, and the sun was out for the ceremonial turning of earth at the seven-acre location.

Jack Laeng, CEO of PHN, welcomed the guests and dignitaries to the festivities, which were held on the construction site located behind the old Career Link building that is also owned by PHN.

April 1st

Big Run peepers on the brink of their latest recorded first appearance

April 1, 2013

BIG RUN — 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 native returns to hometown for book signing

April 1, 2013

SUMMERVILLE — Author and Summerville native Kendra Woodring — who writes under the name K.R. Woodring — 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.

March 31st

Punxsutawney School Board President Conrad discusses settled teacher contract

March 31, 2013

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.

DaFEAT gearing up for Autism Awareness Month events

March 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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.

DAR honors winners of Good Citizenship, history essay awards

March 31, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named a pair of essay winners — 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."

March 28th

Community Action, Inc. taking action in the fight against homelessness, seeking community’s help

March 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY —  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.

Honoring a Fallen Soldier

March 28, 2013

People line the streets of DuBois to honor fallen soldier Josh Martino today, March 28, 2013.

March 27th

Get your Sneakers ready: Run/Walk for Someone Special coming up soon

March 27, 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.

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