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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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A special Veterans Day program was held Monday morning at the Punxsutawney Area High School for local veterans.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
In honor of Veterans Day, several local agencies will be hosting programs today:
â€˘ Punxsy will host an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church;
â€˘ Big Run will be hosting a 7 p.m. ceremony at the Big Run War Memorial;
â€˘ Mulberry Square will host a program to honor the veterans at 10:15 a.m.;
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas, but area businesses downtown are getting ready for the hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas shopping.
A variety of stores will be participating and offering great deals, as Mistletoe Madness 2014 will be held this Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. downtown.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 PAHS PowderPuff King and Prince, as voted by this year's senior class, were crowned during halftime of Wednesday night's annual PowderPuff game between the Sumo Seniors and Jacked-Up Juniors. This year's court (top photo) included (from left) Josh Volchko with escort Courtney Huffman; Luke Shiock with escort Brooke Stello; Marshall Richardson with escort Amber Ward; Connor Rees with escort Shaina Painter; Keegan Fischer with escort Hunter Shields; and Brandon Blose with escort Logan Brooks. Richardson was crowned King, and Blose was crowned Prince.
Pennsylvania Democratic businessman Tom Wolf has unseated the stateâ€™s Republican governor. 65-year-old Wolf, poured his personal fortune into the race and hammered the governor over declining education spending. Corbett, also 65 and a blunt former prosecutor, trailed Wolf badly in most pre-election polls.
A lot of time and effort go into planning a campaign for a political office, and in the end, it all comes down to one night. Last night was that night in Pennsylvania, and on the ballot, there were three different elections that voters had to choose from. All three of those elections spanned an area larger than Jefferson County, as well.
The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."
Today is the day for those who have been counting down the minutes to the 2014 elections, and with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., there's plenty of time for those with busy schedules to find their way to their respective polling locations.