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March 27th

PennDOT presents potential plans for Margiotti Bridge

March 27, 2013

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.

Work begins on SR 310 bridge replacement project

March 27, 2013

INDIANA – 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.

March 26th

Butler County Community College to bring campus to Brockway

March 26, 2013

BROCKWAY — The staff of Butler County Community College (BC3) visited Brockway Area High School to announce that it will be bringing a campus to Jefferson County in Brockway.

"Butler County Community College was the first community college in Western Pennsylvania, and, therefore, we are the pioneers," said Susan Changnon, director of communications and marketing at BC3, who introduced the speakers for the day. "And so, today, I'm thinking, we're still pioneering."

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

Cleanup continues after diesel spill

March 26, 2013

Tuesday, workers continued to clean up property along Route 119 in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, following a diesel spill on Monday.

BENEFIT TO HELP RHOADES’ CANCER BATTLE

March 26, 2013

A benefit event for Donna J. Rhoades will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday at the Punxsy Eagles Club.

Rhoades, who was a former Groundhog Festival Committee member and former owner of Winslow Pizza, began battling uterine/ovarian cancer back in 2010.

After a long series of treatments and PET scans were completed, Rhoades was thought to be cancer-free.

Months later, another PET scan was conducted, and Rhoades was diagnosed with a cancerous lymph node in her abdomen.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Rhoades’ medical and travel expenses.

March 25th

Jefferson County Geriatric Interest Network bands together to help raise awareness of elder abuse

March 25, 2013

Monday night, the Jefferson County Geriatric Interest Network conducted a Community Education Night at The Foundry in Reynoldsville for the elderly members of the community.

The purpose of the event was to provide education about elder abuse and ways to prevent it.

The main speaker at the event was Jodi Reitz, protective services supervisor, Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging. Reitz informed those in attendance about the different forms of elder abuse and what her organization does to help those being abused.

Fluffy Feathers Fashion Show skit held at Mahoning Hills Center

March 25, 2013

The Mahoning Hills Players recently had a great time getting together once again for a skit.

Skits first started at the center under the direction of
friend and center participant Betty Spencer.

Spencer has moved away from this area, but the skits have become an ongoing tradition every chance there is to perform.

The actors had a great time, as did the audience that attended.

March 24th

An "Eggs"Cellent Time

March 24, 2013

Despite the decidedly un-spring-like temperatures, several kids turned out Sunday for the Big Run Betas’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Big Run
Veterans’ Park. Here, Hailey Macauley, 8, of Big Run, fills up her smiley-face bucket.

RUN/WALK FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL RETURNING FOR 34th YEAR

March 24, 2013

SYKESVILLE — Now in its 34th year, the annual Run/Walk for Someone Special is still going strong, and this year, it will take place on April 7 in Sykesville at the Town Hall.

Registration and activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the big event — the race — to start at 3 p.m.

The event has a long history in Western Pennsylvania. Pat Mowrey, one of the event organizers, said it began about 35 years ago, when his father was on a board in Jefferson County that worked with the mentally disabled.

Out of that board came Camp Friendship, located outside of

Way Back When

March 24, 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 7, 1897

A New Depot
The B. R. & P. Railway company is preparing to make some extensive improvements in town. A fine new passenger depot, built of brick; is to be erected this summer as well as a new freight depot.

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Dave Foster, former Punxsutawney Athlete, and his team Backcountry CrossFit have just competed in...

 

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