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May 6th

Dotterers honored as Resource Parents of the Year at Children & Youth Banquet

May 6, 2014

The Jefferson County Children and Youth banquet was held Monday evening to honor not the resource parents.

Pictured are the Resource Parents of the Year, Dave and Beverly Dotterer, who were presented with the “Red Plate.”

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

2014 Prom Photo Gallery

May 6, 2014

All our pictures from the 2014 PAHS Prom are now online! Check them out at http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

May 5th

IUP-Punxsy holds Annual ‘Chalk on the Walk’

May 5, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Monday afternoon, students from the IUP-Punxsy Campus participated in the 5th Annual Chalk on the Walk event, held along with the Celebration of Learning exhibit.

The students did chalk art based on the following topics: social issues, political issues, diversity issues, human rights and health issues.

To see more art and find out a list of winners, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Kim Raybuck among those honored for Career Women’s Week

May 5, 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.

The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club.

May 4th

PAHS Prom Photos 2014

May 5, 2014

Our first batch of photos from the PAHS 2014 Prom are up! Take a look, and check back later for more! http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

PAHS 2014 PROM KING AND QUEEN

May 4, 2014

Kevin Hughes Jr. and Alaina Martin were crowned the King and Queen of the Punxsutawney Area High School 2014 Prom at the Punxsutawney Country Club Saturday night.

For more pictures from the 2014 prom, check future editions of The Spirit, and check back for an online photo gallery.

PENNDOT URGES SAFETY IN WORK ZONES

May 4, 2014

With a busy work season approaching, PennDOT is reminding residents of the importance of driving safely around work zones.

To do so, the Jefferson County Maintenance Office in Punxsutawney recently hosted the PennDOT Worker Memorial, which pays tribute to the more than 84 PennDOT workers killed on the job since 1970.

It was created in 2001 by PennDOT employees in Bradford County both to honor the workers and to raise awareness among motorists of the potential consequences of driving inattentively in work zones.

Way Back When

May 4, 2014

(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
May 23, 1888

Director’s Meeting

Dr. Joseph Shields, president of the Agricultural and Driving Park Association, requests the directors of that institution to meeting in the office of John T. Bell, Esq,, on Thursday evening, May 24, to make arrangements for the annual fair.

May 30, 1888

Saw and Shingle Mill Burned

May 2nd

(Thankfully) this is only a drill

May 2, 2014

On Friday — the eve of prom — PAHS seniors took part in the annual SADD Club Mock Crash assembly.

Pictured is injured passenger Jordan Knox being transported by Paul Doughty (left), a Central Fire Department firefighter and a member of Jefferson County EMS, during Friday's mock crash.

Tpr. D. Matthew Powell, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, spoke to the senior class at Punxsutawney Area High School regarding the dangers of drinking and driving.

Much-missed specialty returns to PAH with arrival of Dr. Khabbaz

May 2, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you're like me — or like most people we know — you don't know what otolaryngology is. But one face that's becoming more and more familiar in town — and in the hallways of Punxsutawney Area
Hospital (PAH) — is otolaryngologist

Dr. Eyad Khabbaz, MD. In layman's terms, that means he specializes in treating ears, noses and throats (ENT).

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Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

 

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