Archive - 2014 - News Article
VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” A Bell Township boy and his family took a trip to the
beach for his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With the annual "Light Up A Childâ€™s Life" campaign set to begin on Monday,
Dec. 15, itâ€™s time to meet another local Wish Kid.
Read about Wish Kid Ashton Smith and the annual "Light Up A Child's Life" campaign in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the purchase of this house, located on Cherry Street from the repository list by Susan Koehler, Brooklyn, New York. For more â€” including the discussion surrounding the approval and other discussions about Halloween and trick-or-treat, pick up a copy of Thursday's print edition!
The Punxsutawney Fire Department distributed food baskets and gave donations to eight area food banks on Monday. Scott Depp, Central Fire Department chief, said $8,136.75 was raised during the annual boot drive held Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 and that they distributed baskets to 14 needy families. Pictured working on filling the food baskets at the Central Fire Hall (from left) are Denise and Bill Williams of the Lindsey Fire Company with daughter Angela Edenfield; Charlie Hoeh, president of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; and Scott Fox, Lindsey Fire Company.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you participated in the Christmas ornament collection from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce last year, then get ready for part two.
Michele Neal, Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said that this year's ornament features a view of the bandstand through a cannon in Barclay Square.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” The First Church of God (FCOG) Youth Christmas Bazaar just gets bigger and better each and every year.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place their proposed 2015 budget on display with a tax increase included at a special meeting that was held on Wednesday.
Members of council voted 6-0 to increase borough taxes 1.5 mills.
"The cost of everything is going up," said Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, adding that this is the first tax increase since 2007. "It was either cut services or increase taxes, so we went with raising taxes."
Chenoga said that â€śnot one member of council who sit on this side of the table wanted to raise taxes.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the cold winter now upon us, Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Program volunteers have been busy knitting and crocheting mittens and scarves for area youngsters.
Formed in 1990, the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Project was created by the Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps RSVP Program.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The Greek Catholic Union (GCU) of the USA recently donated the proceeds from a stuffed cabbage dinner to Jefferson County EMS. Pictured (from left) are Mike Meko, GCU; Clayton Snyder, Jefferson County EMS board: Mandi Henry, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bonnie Confer, president of the Jefferson County EMS board; Helen Meko, GCU president; Elaine Koromaus, GCU secretary/treasurer; and Andy Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS.