Archive - 2014 - News Article
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.
DUBOIS â€” The DuBois City Police provided an update on a statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old female that occurred on July 8 in the City of DuBois.
While on patrol in the early hours of July 8, the DuBois City Police came into contact with a 13-year-old female who was intoxicated and being assisted with walking home by two other individuals. While investigating the incident further, police found that the juvenile female had sexual contact with a 19-year-old male.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas just a few weeks away, those with the Tunes for Tots Committee are working hard to make sure that less fortunate children in the area will have presents this year.
To benefit these children, the committee will be having its 4th annual Tunes for Tots & Auction, which will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Punxsutawney Eagles.
The event will feature eight acoustic bands and a silent auction until 9:30 p.m.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Love often happens when you least expect it.
For some couples, love begins as early as junior high. For others, it happens a bit later. Love can happen unexpectedly, and for one couple who are celebrating their 70th anniversary today, that was the case.
Snuffy (Eugene) and Jean Smith have been married for 70 years, and during those 70 years, they have had their share of ups and downs, but their love for one another and love for the Lord has gotten them through it.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The third-grade students in Mrs. Myersâ€™ class at SS.C.D. were visited by John and Marge Frantz, who did a special Flag Program in honor of Veterans Day this week.
John, an Army veteran, is currently a member of the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard. He is a member of the American Legion Post 62.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It may have been cold outside, but inside the Punxsutawney Eagles, area business owners, borough council members and school board members all gathered to learn what business had been chosen as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerceâ€™s 2014 Business of the Year. This yearâ€™s recipient was Frank Roberts and Sons.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
BIG RUN â€” "This is the day set aside each year to honor service members for what they have contributed to our nationâ€™s defense, which, in turn, allow all of us life's freedoms in this great country," Post Commander Jim Pallone said.
No matter what branch of the military you or your loved ones have served in, Tuesday eveningâ€™s Veterans Day program, held at the Big Run War Memorial by the Big Run V.F.W. Post 9044, was to honor the service to our great country.
Read the full story in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.
Members of Punxsyâ€™s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 2076 joined forces with local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Brownies Troops to honor and recognize those who have served with a Veterans Day program on Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Punxsutawney. Pictured here are representatives of the groups that participated with Rep. Sam Smith, who gave the keynote message.
For more Veterans Day coverage, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.