Archive - 2013 - News Article
Students from the IUP Culinary School were out collecting donations last Saturday to help the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) raise money to purchase a digital projector to replace the old 35mm projector.
Pictured is Rob McCoy (center), PACC director, accepting a donation in the amount of $1,300 that was raised by students during Tag Days.
McCoy said that so far, $30,000 has been raised by various groups.
The cost of a digital projector is approximately $70,000, and the board of directors is hoping to purchase one before the end of spring.
(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.)
October 20, 1897
Destructive Forest Fire
A destructive forest fire is raging in the large timber tract north of Brookville, known as the Mayes tract. There are several thousand acres of excellent pine and hemlock on it, and the loss will be enormous.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It may just be the new best-kept secret in Punxsutawney, and it's located on the second floor of the old Thermal-Gard warehouse, at 400 North Walnut St. in Punxsutawney.
That secret is The Nomadic Trading Company â€” The Warehouse, which, up until now, has advertised mainly on Facebook.
The Nomadic Trading Company â€” The Warehouse was started by Andy and Katrina Horner, who were looking for a place to sell their antiques.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Art Club members from grades 8 through 12 gathered at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School on Wednesday evening for Red Ribbon Round-Up.
The event, held in recognition of Red Ribbon Week, showed students that there are alternatives to turning toward drugs and alcohol.
Pictured are some members of the Art Club in grades 9-12, who came together to showcase their talents and to do some neat crafts.
The winners for the most original costumes at Thursday's Punxsutawney Fire Department Parade were Emma Dale (left), first place, and Paeton Clinger, second place.
See all the winners in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” Thursday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police released a report saying that as of 7 p.m. Wednesday night, Troop C was attempting to locate the whereabouts of Chadwick A. Heckman, 41, of Punxsutawney, who left his residence in his vehicle on Tuesday evening at approximately 7 p.m. and didnâ€™t return.
The vehicle, at the time of the initial report, had been located.
At 5:37 p.m. on Thursday, police issued an update saying that Heckman had been located and that no further details would be released about the
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Rick Bishop is a recognizable face.
You may recognize him as the owner of Cornerstone Chiropractic Center, located on West Mahoning Street, or perhaps you have seen him around the community.
Bishop was born in Clearfield, where he resided until the age of 10.
His family then moved to Sharon, Pa.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Community Action, Inc., which services Jefferson and Clarion counties, launched a new federal program to serve the local area on Oct. 1: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).
"It's a supportive services program for homeless veterans or those at high risk of being homeless," said Rod Rhodes, planning director for Community Action.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Roseville Independent Chapel in Brookville will be bringing an evening of music and entertainment to the Punxsutawney Area High School on Dec. 7 in the form of Dove Award-winning gospel quartet Ernie Haase + Signature Sound.
The concert will begin in the high school auditorium at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m.
Pastor Jim Fillhart said the concert is a fundraiser for the chapel, with the proceeds going directly into its new building project fund.
Halloween festivities will be held in Punxsutawney Borough on Thursday, beginning with the traditional firefightersâ€™ parade at 6 p.m. and trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.
Once again this year, Kengerskyâ€™s Nationwide Insurance has purchased and donated glow stick necklaces for the little ghosts and goblins to wear throughout the evening.
Pictured are Matt Kengersky (left) of Kengerskyâ€™s Nationwide Insurance, holding the glow stick necklaces, and Tom Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief.