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February 25th

Breaking News: Police bust Brookville meth lab

February 25, 2014

KNOX TOWNSHIP — A 42-year-old Brookville man is in custody and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine following a Tuesday search of his Manor Lane residence in Brookville, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

For details, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

February 24th

DuBois Country Club heavily damaged as a result of Monday fire

February 24, 2014

Fire crews responded to the DuBois Country Club in the early hours of Monday morning to battle a working structure fire.

The blaze heavily damaged a building that houses a banquet facility, executive offices and a bar and grill.

Firefighters say flames had broken through the roof by the time they arrived, according to an Associated Press report.

The fire was out by dawn, though crews remained on the scene mopping up and assessing the damage.

Monday evening, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police said the fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.

Tom Siple Foundation plans fundraiser for March 8

February 24, 2014

BIG RUN — When it comes to reaching out and helping those in need, The Tom Siple Foundation is ready and willing.

The foundation was created by Duane Siple and Pastor Paul Thompson in memory of Duane's father — the late Tom Siple, who was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Tom passed away from lung cancer five years ago.

The purpose of the foundation is to help those who are terminally ill or severely disabled by providing funding for an outdoor adventure or whatever needs they may have.

February 23rd

New Country Villa owner: Motel is open, changes underway

February 23, 2014

The Country Villa Motel is now under new ownership.

Owner Yatin Patel said the motel is open and he is making improvements.

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

Way Back When

February 23, 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
February 29, 1888

House Burned

The residence of Gaskill Gourley, near Grange, Perry township, was destroyed by fire last Thursday night.

The loss including household goods, will approximate seven hundred dollars, upon which there was $450 insurance in the Patron's Mutual. The fire originated from a detective flue.

A Fatal Fall of Coal

PUNXSY WRESTLERS HEADED TO REGIONALS

February 23, 2014

Punxsy wrestlers took to the mat Friday and Saturday at the District IV-IX Class AAA Individual championships at Clarion University.

They each placed within the top three of their respective weight classes.

Next up is the regional competition.

Pictured are (from left): Keegan Fischer (3rd place), Kaleb Young (1st place), Josh Schuckers (1st place), Eli Lambiotte (2nd place), Luke Shiock (3rd place), Joel Bowers (1st place); and Perry Arrington (1st place).

See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.

February 21st

Tonight’s SS.C.D. Home & School Auction showcasing something for everyone

February 21, 2014

The Annual SS.C.D. Home & School Auction will be held tonight, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. in Wienker Hall.

Pictured are some of the children who made items for the kids' craft table (from left): Emily Dobbins, Ella Newcome and Morgan Riggie holding Julia Riggie.

For auction details, pick up today's edition of The Spirit.

Ferringer’s Flowers to hold 18th annual pet food drive to benefit Willow Run

February 21, 2014

Ferringer’s Flowers’ annual pet food drive will be taking place from March 1-15.

Visitors to the Brookville store will, as usual, be greeted by Ferringer’s resident golden retriever, Flossie.

For details about the drive, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Kilmer treats DuBois Area Historical Society to information on local trout, nurseries

February 21, 2014

Galen Kilmer, local trout fisherman and a member of the DuBois Area Historical Society, uses stuffed trophy trout to explain the differences between brook and rainbow trout at the DuBois Area Historical Society E.D. Reitz Museum on Wednesday.

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

February 20th

Punxsy Phil pays a visit to NSDAR

February 20, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil’s co-handler Ron Ploucha explained how groundhogs actually live in the wild and gave behind-the-scenes insights of Groundhog Day at February's National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) meeting.

Pictured (front, from left) are Mary Stuby, Laura Ross and Santana Olp, NSDAR members; (second row) Augusta Geer and Martha Jo Rupert, NSDAR members; Joan Olp, regent, Punxsutawney Chapter, NSDAR; Ann Lott, NSDAR member; (back) Ploucha and Punxsutawney Phil in his portable Plexiglass home.

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