Archive - 2014 - News Article
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of Monday nightâ€™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.
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP â€” 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.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "Free Clothing Days," as Shelley Rowan, coordinator, appears to be overwhelmed with the amount of clothing that has been donated again this year.
â€śFree Clothing Days" will be held this Friday and Saturday at the First Church of God gymnasium on Skyview Drive, Young Township.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William Florian, former lead singer of the Grammy-winning folk supergroup of the 1960s, The New Christy Minstrels. In his show â€śThose Were the Days,â€ť he will celebrate the spirit of the 1960s at the Punxsutawney Area High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Halloweenfest, sponsored by Punxsy Dental, is an afternoon of fun set for noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Barclay Square. Even bigger and better than last's year debut, the event promises to overflow with plenty of attractions, as well as tricks (of the magic kind, that is) and treats of all sorts for area youngsters and their families to enjoy.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.
CLOE â€” Cancer is a disease that no one likes to think about. A silent killer that has taken the lives of millions, there are many forms of cancer, but one form is one that not many truly understand.
It was a beautiful summer day when Susan Evans learned she had cancer. That beautiful day turned into a day filled with fear.
At their department meeting on Thursday night, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department voted to not hold the Halloween Parade this year after Borough Council rejected the department's request to hold trick-or-treat and the parade together in the borough on Oct. 30.
For more from the topic, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.