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March 17th

Longtime Punxsy police chief Fedigan resigns

March 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough will begin the search for a new police chief, as council accepted the resignation of Thomas Fedigan at a special meeting held on Monday.

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

NSDAR honors essay winners at recent meeting

March 17, 2014

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently honored the winners of the local chapter’s essay contests.

Pictured (front, from left) are Kayla Troutman, sixth-grade Punxsutawney Christian School student; Lauren Giavedoni, a senior at Punxsutawney Area High School; and Daniel Kunselman, a fifth-grade Punxsutawney Area Middle School student; (back) Jonna Irvin, NSDAR Good Citizen Award chair; Judy Heitzenrater, American history essay chair; and Joan Olp, NSDAR regent.

Jenks Hill closed Tuesday

March 17, 2014

Jenks Hill Elementary School will be closed Tuesday due to a boiler problem.

This cancellation is for Jenks Hill students only.

According to the PASD website, the school is expected to return to regular session on Wednesday.

March 16th

Annual Peeper Banquet pays tribute to late Chuck & Sara D. Fox

March 16, 2014

S. Thomas Curry (left) gave a helping hand to Terry A. Fye, the guest speaker for the Big Run Spring Peeper Banquet that was held Sunday at the Big Run War Memorial.

Curry assisted Fye by leading the singing at the annual banquet with a parody of several songs, “Here We Go Round the Peepers Pond,” “The Peepers in the Pond,” “Peeper Bells” and “There'll Be Croaking From the Swamp Soon.”

The banquet honored the late Chuck and Sara Fox.

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

Rossiter teen suffers minor injuries in crash

March 16, 2014

A 17-year-old Rossiter teen suffered minor injuries after striking a drainage culvert along Snyder Hill Road on Saturday.

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

Way Back When

March 16, 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
March 21, 1888

School Report
Stephen Lewis, teacher of Russell school, Warsaw township, reports as follows for the month ending March 13: No. in attendance, males, 12; females, 20; total, 32. Per cent of attendance, 92.

ROTARY AUCTION NETS NEARLY $35,000

March 16, 2014

The 2014 Punxsutawney Rotary Auction was held from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m Saturday at BFG Manufacturing.

The day was certainly a busy one, with several volunteers on hand to answer the ringing phones.

According to Erin Cameron, Rotary Club vice-president, about $35,000 was raised.

Among the many items up for auction were dinner and a meet-and-greet for two at the upcoming Kenny Rogers concert, as well as two tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game.

March 14th

Public hearing coming on sign ordinance

March 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Call it a sign of the times, as Punxsutawney Borough Council will hold a public hearing regarding the changes to the borough's sign ordinance prior to the April 7 committee meetings.

Mary McHenry, Punxsutawney Borough code enforcement officer, said that the Planning Commission spent a significant amount of time discussing what to add to or remove from the existing ordinance.

For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Camouflage Inn raises funds for Wounded Warriors

March 14, 2014

The Camouflage Inn and its patrons raised $5,064 in a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project last month.

Pictured (from left) are Angela Trumbette and Sherri King, event organizers; Gina Welsh, Army Veteran; and Megan Sonnie, event organizer.

For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

March 13th

For PACC’s new projector: “It’s showtime!”

March 13, 2014

If you ever wondered what a digital movie projector looks like, here's a sneak peek at the new NEC projector that was recently installed at the Jackson Theater in the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).

Pictured (from left) are Rob McCoy, PACC executive director; Teresa Neal, secretary, PACC Board of Directors; and John Test, PACC projector operator.

McCoy said they've shown two digital movies already, but this weekend is the actual grand opening.

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