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May 27th

Essay, Americanism Award winners honored

May 27, 2014

Pat Rougeux, of American Legion Post 62, presented their Americanism Awards to three eighth-grade students chosen by their teachers for their honor, courage, service, scholarship, leadership and Americanism at Monday's Memorial Day Observance in Barclay Square.

Pictured (from left) are Rep. Sam Smith, Pa. Speaker of the House; Betty Kotula, American Legion Post 62; Andrew William Wehrle, VFW Post 2076 essay winner, "What Does Patriotism Mean to Me?;” Emily Cavallo, Matthew Wehrle and Kaitlin Doverspike, Legion Post 62 Americanism winners; and Rougeux.

May 26th

Area recognizes Memorial Day

May 26, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Throughout the country, our fallen heroes were honored at Memorial Day observances, including here in Punxsutawney with a parade through downtown and a memorial service that was held under blue skies and bright sunshine in Barclay Square.

For full coverage from events in Punxsy, Big Run and Rossiter, as well as several photos, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

May 23rd

Spirit closed Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

Just a reminder, The Spirit’s office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day, and no paper will be distributed on Monday.

Normal office hours and distribution will continue on Tuesday.

Please celebrate safely and responsibly!

Rainbow Express Nursery School celebrates graduation ceremony!

May 23, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Rainbow Express Preschool celebrated its graduation ceremony at the Missionary Alliance Church in Punxsutawney.

Pictured here are the The PM Cookie Monsters

For a full list of the graduates and helpers, as well as more photos, pick up up today's issue to The Spirit.

Rummel recognized by Rotary as Glenn M. Means Award winner

May 23, 2014

On Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club presented Hannah Rummel (center) with the Glenn M. Means Award, recognizing her as the 2014 Outstanding Vocational Student at Jefferson County DuBois Area Vocational Technical School.

Pictured at the presentation are David London, Punxsy Rotary representative; Heather Anderson, Jeff Tech counselor; and Rummel, with her parents, Debbie and Kurt Rummel.

Read all about Rummel in Saturday's issue of The Spirit.

Support the Troops campaign concludes

May 23, 2014

McDonald’s representatives (from left) Shift Manager Sherry Huber, Manager Karen Love and Shift Manager Cheyenne Helman display some of the goods they collected for their Support The Troops campaign recently.

As a result of the campaign, 56 care packages will be sent over to troops stationed in Afghanistan.

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

May 22nd

Familiar Faces Friday!

May 22, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is onein 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 Jesse DeChurch.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Jesse DeChurch is a familiar face. You may recognize him as the owner of Jesse’s Salon. Or perhaps you have seen him performing in the community.

DeChurch was born in Punxsutawney and raised in Cloe.

Eagles hosting child Safety Day this weekend

May 22, 2014

The Punxsutawney Eagles and Auxiliary will be hosting Child Safety Day from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

The event will be held in the Eagles’ parking lot and is open to the public.

The Pennsylvania State Police Troop C will check car seats to make sure they are properly installed.

Punxsutawney Borough Police will offer fingerprinting, and the Punxsutawney Fire Department will demonstrate fire prevention.

Children who attend will have the chance to check out the fire truck, which will be on display.

Huey battling rare form of cancer, looking for ways to help others fight

May 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's a diagnosis that no one ever wants to hear, most certainly a young person — and that is cancer. For 23-year-old Stephanie Huey, it was the diagnosis that changed her life.

When one thinks of cancer, many of the obvious types may pop into the mind, such as breast cancer, lung cancer or pancreatic cancer.

However, what many don't realize is that there are other rare forms of cancer as well.

It was in July 2012, when Huey was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer
called Angiosarcoma.

May 21st

PSP: Two arrested in narcotics investigation

May 21, 2014

BROOKVILLE — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Wednesday that two Brookville residents — Keith A. McNaughton, 29, Brookville, and Kari L. Housler, 26, Brookville — were arrested
at 124 Crestwood Circle in Brookville in relation to a narcotics investigation that started back on April 1.

Police said that on April 1, the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Troop C Vice Unit began an investigation into the manufacturing and
distribution of methamphetamine from 124 Crestwood Circle.

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