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October 30th

BREAKING NEWS: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

October 30, 2014

After a seven-week manhunt, authorities have confirmed trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein has been captured by U.S. Marshals in an abandoned airplane hungar.

Frein was wanted after ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.

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

October 29th

PACC hosting free movie night for Halloween

October 29, 2014

It is free scary movie night starting at 7 p.m. Friday on Halloween at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Jackson Theater. Pictured are scary Jason (Rob McCoy), PACC executive director, and Michelle Zimmerman, PACC board member.

October 28th

Going back in time: Historical Society hosts Spirit Walk in Barclay Square

October 28, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society, along with the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, hosted a Spirit Walk on Tuesday evening. Tour groups were led on a moonlit walk back in time to Barclay Square through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Punxsutawney was much different.

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

October 27th

Paranormal researcher Zaffis visits PSU-DuBois

October 27, 2014

DUBOIS — When it comes to ghosts and demonic possessions, there are those who believe and those who don't.

Whatever you may believe, the subject can be quite frightening to even think about.

October 26th

Another year of thrills and chills at Halloweenfest 2014

October 27, 2014

Members of the community took to Barclay Square on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental.

Pictured are winners of the costume contest (from left) Eric Waldron, judges’ favorite; Mary Grusky, funniest; Chrissy Clark, Halloweenfest Committee member; Hunter Campisano, scariest; Madison Momyer, prettiest; and Cole and Maresa Miller, most original.

For more photos from Halloweenfest 2014, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

October 24th

Tunes for Tots set to rock the town

October 24, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It's that time of year again, time to think about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping and Christmas. But what about those children throughout our community who are in need this holiday season. The Loyal Order of Moose - Punxsutawney No. 954, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1231 and the Salvation Army of Punxsutawney have teamed together again this year for the Kickoff Event of the 4th Annual Tunes for Tots & Auction.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.

October 23rd

Borough Police bring seatbelt program to PAHS

October 23, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police paid a visit to Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday to remind the students, faculty and staff that using their seatbelts is not an option, and you will receive a citation if you're caught not having it on.

According to a Punxsutawney Borough Police news release, "20 law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania have agreed to participate in this one-week Teen Seatbelt Mobilization scheduled this week," the release said, adding that this Teen Mobilization will coincide with the National Teen Driver Safety Week.

October 22nd

Punxsy / Pittsburgh proud!

October 22, 2014

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of Monday night’s Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. Billy Gardell and Seth Meyers were on-hand to help the ladies wave in the game. The NFL goes pink in the month of October in recognition of breast cancer awareness and to show its support for survivors and for those still battling.

October 21st

Longview students learn to make apple butter

October 21, 2014

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills Senior Center create apple butter on Tuesday, despite the rainy weather.

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

 

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