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There’s a new chief (100) in town

January 9, 2014

Josh Wachob (right) of the Lindsey Fire Company was sworn in at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council reorganization meeting by Mayor Richard Alexander as the Punxsutawney Fire Department’s chief for the next two years.

Familiar Faces Friday! Jacque Perry

January 9, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Jacque Perry.)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jacque Perry is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as the owner of Jacque Perry Insurance, Inc., or perhaps you have seen her in the community.

Perry was born and raised in the outskirts of Punxsutawney.

Read all about Perry in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

3 arrested in correlation with meth investigation

January 9, 2014

WARSAW TOWNSHIP — Three area residents have been charged in relation to a methamphetamine investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police Troop C Vice Unit and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force.

For details, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Local officials recall the life of Sheriff Tom Demko

January 9, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thomas Andrew Demko, the former sheriff of Jefferson County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital at the age of 75.

Sheriff Demko was known for many areas of service throughout the county, including being a former Pennsylvania State Parole Agent and a police officer with the Punxsutawney Borough. He was elected to three terms as sheriff.

His community involvement included being a member of the Eagles, Elks, Fraternal Order of Police, Knights of Columbus (past president) and the Sheriff’s Association of PA (past president.)

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