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October 17th

Halloweenfest to offer tricks and treats Oct. 25

October 17, 2014

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.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

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.

October 16th

Evans’ survival story inspires at Rotary

October 16, 2014

CLOE — 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.

BREAKING NEWS: No Halloween Parade this year

October 16, 2014

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.

October 15th

FESTIVAL FOR THE FIGHT

October 15, 2014

A special indoor carnival fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsy CMA Church. Tickets will be available for carnival games, balloon animals, popcorn, cotton candy, entertainment, the concession stand and prizes. All proceeds go to benefit Maddox Hyde and his fight against cancer. The fundraiser is being put together by Emily Schall, who wants to help Maddox out. Pictured here are Schall (left) and Hyde.

October 14th

Commissioners recognize causes at busy meeting

October 14, 2014

BROOKVILLE — At their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners issued proclamations related to domestic violence, disability employment and drug and alcohol abuse and also heard from members of the community on humane control and the future of the coal industry.

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

October 13th

West End students get ‘fired up for fundraising’

October 13, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department recently presented one of the most important lessons that students needed to hear — one that could ultimately save their lives — on fire prevention and safety for the students at West End Elementary School during Fire Prevention Week on Friday.

VIDEO: Ebola — Everything You Need to Know in 94 Seconds

October 13, 2014

VIDEO: Ebola - Everything You Need to Know in 94 Seconds

October 12th

Parkview Elementary students learn all about fire safety

October 12, 2014

ANITA — No one likes to think that their home may catch on fire, but it is something that is more common than many realize.

Friday morning, the students at Parkview Elementary learned about fire safety at the Fire and Prevention program, hosted by the McCalmont Township Fire Department in Anita. Assistant Fire Chief Critter Porada taught the students some fire safety techniques and talked about what they should do if there is ever a fire.

October 10th

Groundhog Club hosts Open House; Guests get a look into Inner Circle workings

October 10, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Thursday evening, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club opened its doors to the public for an open house. Katie Donald, executive director, said that this open house was being put on as a "thank you to the community for its support with Groundhog Day."

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

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