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May 9th

McDonald’s collecting for soldier care packages

May 9, 2014

The Punxsy McDonald’s is once again teaming up to Support the Troops by collecting a variety of items for care packages, which will be sent overseas to the troops.

Items such as non-perishable foods, snacks, canned food, first-aid kits and hygiene products are now being collected.

Others participating in the collection are Dollar Tree, Dollar General and Rainbow Express Preschool. Items will be collected until Saturday, May 17.

Pictured (from left) are Cheyenne Helman, shift manager; Karen Love, general manager of Punxsy McDonald’s; and Sherry Huber, shift manager.

May 8th

Rotary holds National Honor Society banquet

May 8, 2014

The 2014 Rotary National Honor Society Banquet was held Thursday evening at the Punxsutawney County Club.

Thirteen seniors and 22 juniors were honored at the banquet, which was also attended by Rotary Club members and members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board.

Pictured are members of the 2014 National Honor Society (front row, from left) PAHS seniors: Emily Travis, Juliann Boddorf, Danielle Mallory, Elizabeth Depp-Hutchinson, Lauren Giavedoni, John Gigliotti, Emily Horner, Haley Hartman, Laura Chelgren and Tamera Anthony;

USPS looking to ‘stamp out hunger’

May 8, 2014

On Saturday, the local representatives of the United States Postal Service will aim to “Stamp Out Hunger” as part of the national annual drive to collect non-perishable food items left in mailboxes and post offices.

Locally, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers and of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association will be collecting food, and a hamper will be set up in the lobby of the Post Office in town, as well.

Norma Runk among honorees for Career Women’s Week

May 8, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Familiar Faces Friday!

May 8, 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 Jim Cassidy.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Jim Cassidy is a familiar face. You may recognize him
most for all that he does for our community.

Whether its helping out at the Weather Discovery Center or with Rotary Club events.

Cassidy was born and raised in Punxsutawney.

Two injured in car-on-truck wreck

May 8, 2014

A Suzuki Forenza collided with a Residual Waste truck at the intersection of Route 36 and the Cloe-Rossiter Road in the village of Cloe at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, demolishing the front end of the car and disabling the truck.

The 17-year-old driver of the Subaru and a passenger were entrapped and were extricated with the Jaws of Life tool.

They suffered moderate and minor injuries, respectively, and the truck driver was not injured.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the driver of the Suzuki failed to stop, as a stop sign at the intersection was absent.

May 7th

Candidates for State House seat hold forum

May 7, 2014

On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum for those seeking to fill the seat of retiring State Rep. Sam Smith in the 66th district. Pictured (from left) are candidates
Harry Bodenhorn, Paul Corbin and Robert Toby Santik, along with Jane
McKillip (far right) who read a statement for candidate Cris Dush, who was unable to attend due to a prior commitment.

For a full recap from the forum, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Diane Alexander among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 7, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

BREAKING NEWS: PUNXSY WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRUG VIOLATIONS, CORRUPT ORGANIZATION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

May 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Wednesday that M. Lisa Saldana, 52, of Wayne Avenue in Punxsutawney, was arrested at 7:55 a.m. and charged with several violations of the drug act — including possession with intent to deliver controlled substances and additional criminal charges to include money laundering and corrupt organizations — for incidents allegedly taking place between July 2012 and May 2014.

May 6th

Melissa Fedigan among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 6, 2014

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

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