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January 22nd

Turner addresses school board, brings questions about IUP students using middle school pool

January 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney School Board held its committee meeting Wednesday night, with many issues being discussed.

One issue discussed was that of IUP-Punxsy students using the middle school pool during open swim hours. IUP-Punxsy Assistant Dean of Students Theo Turner was on-hand to answer any questions that the board had.

We all love a happy ending: PACC reaches projector goal

January 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thanks to the assistance of the community, the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) has reached its goal of $70,000 to purchase a new digital projector for the Jackson Theater.

Teresa Neal, the Punxsutawney Community Center Board’s theater chair, said the center had set its goal at $70,000, with a hope that it could raise it by June, when 35mm films will no longer be produced.

January 21st

Dinger: Catholic Schools striving to build Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service

January 22, 2014

As a community of faith, the students at SS.C.D. not only worship together, but they also learn, grow and build long-lasting relationships together that continue long after their schooling ends.

It is through these communities that the students find the strength to stay strong in their faith and to grow to be a productive part of their community.

Knowledge is just one part of that three-part community building.

Students at Saints Cosmas and Damian School get an advantage of small class sizes and today’s technology to prepare them for their future.

Mallory shares her recipes for healthier eating at free program

January 22, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — There was a large turnout of people who learned more about healthy cooking and eating on Tuesday at the Jefferson Street Social Center.

Cindy Mallory, a retired dietitian, instructed the group on how to cook healthy foods and to adapt a healthier lifestyle.

Mallory presented three healthy recipes, including millet sticks with sunflower/pecan breading.

She also demonstrated the art of creating baked sweet potato falafel
and showed how to convert an oily salad dressing into an oil-free one.

Members of the audience were able to taste the healthy creations.

January 20th

Punxsy’s Villella, Radio Silence Productions take to the streets of NYC to scare up publicity for film

January 21, 2014

Members of Radio Silence Productions — including Punxsy native Chad Villella — and Thinkmodo recently took to the streets of New York City to scare up a little publicity for the recently released film “Devil’s Due.”

Pictured here are (from left) James Percelay, Thinkmodo; Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Justin Martinez, Radio Silence; and Michael Krivicka, Thinkmodo.

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

It’s Elementary among programs keeping kids active at Library

January 21, 2014

It’s Elementary — that’s the name of an after-school reading program that is held for students K-3 at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library from 4 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday.

Pictured (front, from left) are Zoe Yingling, Trent Hoover, Olivia Burkett, Zoe Smith, Melody Shaffer; (back) Jen Soliday, children’s activities coordinator at Punxsy Memorial Library; Rylee Pearce; Coral Ellshoff, library director; and Ashaunti Damore, ‘tween helper.

For more about the program, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Big Run Borough Council welcomes Doug Brosius as newest member

January 21, 2014

Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh (left) is pictured swearing in newly appointed council member Doug Brosius at Monday's meeting.

For more from the meeting, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

January 19th

New chief Wachob fired up to run department

January 19, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When someone asks you what you want to be when you grow up, it can be a tough question to answer.

But that question was an easy one for Josh Wachob, the new Punxsutawney Fire department chief who doubles as an electrician and a firefighter.

Read all about Wachob in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

January 19, 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
January 18, 1888

The Big Run Tannery

January 17th

Jefferson County Business Park takes another step forward with designation of KOEZ

January 17, 2014

State and local politicians and representatives of a number of area organizations gathered on Friday to announce that the site of the planned Jefferson County Business Park will officially be designated as a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ), placing a flat 10-year tax abatement on the property.

Pictured (from left) are State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith; Brad Lashinsky, county director of economic development; C. Alan Walker,

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