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April 3rd

PAHS Variety Show: Scene 2 tonight

April 3, 2014

If you're searching for a variety of entertainment tonight, then you may want to check out the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) Variety Show beginning at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday in the PAHS auditorium.

The Senior Class of 2014 will cause you to laugh and cry with an entertainment extravaganza.

Pictured are seniors performing in the skit entitled, "The Overly Aggressive Fundraiser."

Tickets are available at the door, along with some of the Variety Show's famous fudge.

April 2nd

Good news for those hoping for spring: The Peepers have peeped!

April 2, 2014

BIG RUN — The Big Run Peepers made their presence known on Wednesday, as they began to peep — signaling the beginning of spring.

Jeff London, the Big Run Peeper watcher, announced that at 2:50 p.m., he was out trimming a tree by the swamp located in back of his store — Big Run Carpet — when the tiny frogs the size of a fingernail began to peep.

For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

Reynoldsville man suffers major injuries in motorcycle accident

April 2, 2014

HENDERSON TOWNSHIP — A 47-year-old Reynoldsville man was transported to UPMC-Altoona via STAT MedEvac after sustaining what police called “major injury” in a motorcycle accident on Desire Road, near its intersection with Oak Drive, on Tuesday night.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police said the accident occurred as Arthur L. Hicks was traveling north on Desire Road and, for an unknown reason, applied a hard brake and lost control of his motorcycle — a 1975 Harley Davidson model.

April 1st

Lights, camera, action! PAHS Class of 2014 ready to take center stage

April 1, 2014

Variety Show running Thursday, Friday & Saturday; proceeds to benefit the Boles Foundation & Senior Party

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Even if the Big Run Peepers haven't peeped up to this point, there's still a sign that spring has arrived in Punxsutawney — it's time for the annual PAHS Variety Show, which makes its debut at 7 p.m. Thursday in the PAHS auditorium.

The Variety Show runs Thursday through Saturday and begins at 7 p.m. each
night at the PAHS auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door — along with the ever-famous Variety Show fudge.

March 31st

35th Annual Run or Walk For Someone Special to be held in Sykesville this weekend

March 31, 2014

It's once again time for the Run or Walk for Someone Special event. The event — which will be the 35th annual installment — will be held on Sunday at the town hall in Sykesville. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the race starting at 3 p.m. A Zumbathon charity event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Sykesville town hall. This year's co-chairs are Erin Cameron and Bill Cuba. Proceeds from both events will benefit The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield counties.

PSP investigating cause of Indiana Co. fire

March 31, 2014

BANKS TOWNSHIP, INDIANA COUNTY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Monday that the station is investigating a fire that occurred over the weekend on Spotts Road in Banks Township, Indiana County.

Police said Fred T. Williams’ residence caught fire near the front of the residence at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday.

The structure was totally destroyed, and the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.

Damage is estimated at approximately $150,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

March 30th

Filled with detours, Bishop's big-league dream just starting to come true

March 30, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Growing up, Punxsy's own Rick Bishop always dreamt of earning his shot in the big leagues of Major League Baseball.

And while a few roadblocks and unexpected turns led him in different directions than planned, Bishop has recently reached that dream in an unexpected way.

Read about Bishop's amazing career in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

HOOPS FOR HOPE FUNDRAISER A SLAM DUNK

March 30, 2014

Hoops for Hope, the Punxsutawney Fire Department vs. Punxsutawney Borough Police Department fundraiser, was held Saturday evening at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center gymnasium to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The police (in blue) won the contest 55-50, but everyone was a winner in contributing to the cause.

Melissa McAfoos, event organizer, said everyone who participated in the event showed their dedication through hard work.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Relay for Life team Betty's Angels.

Way Back When

March 30, 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
April 11, 1888

Arrested for Stealing an Ox

David Trainor, of Walston, was arrested here last Friday evening by Policeman Kirk Patrick, charged with stealing an ox from Frank Ferringer, who resides near New Maysville, Clarion county.

Police find dog in Smicksburg

March 30, 2014

WEST MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police recovered a large male dog at noon Saturday along Griffith Road in Smicksburg, West Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

The dog has no tags or collar and is currently being held at the Indiana County Humane Society.

Anyone missing a dog is asked to call police at 938-0510 to identify it.

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