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February 19th

Punxsy Pizza officially open for business today

February 19, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Those looking to try out a new pizza place will have that chance starting today, as Punxsy Pizza — located at 115 N. Findley St., near the Weather Discovery Center, and reachable at the phone number 938-8132 — will be officially open for business.

Owner Scott Anthony said the decision to open a hometown pizza place here in Punxsy came from a love for two things — pizza and Punxsutawney.

For a full story, including more details on the pizzeria, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

February 18th

None injured in one-vehicle rollover on Route 119

February 18, 2014

This Chevrolet pickup truck rolled over at 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 119 between Airport Road and Rock Run Road, when the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control, rolling the truck on to its side.

The driver was not injured in the accident, and his vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

February 17th

Spirit, Neighbors host ‘Meet the Reporters’ night

February 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Monday night, The Punxsutawney Spirit offices were kept open a few extra hours, as the staff held a “Meet the Reporters” event.

The reporters set aside time in their schedules to speak with members of the community about what exactly it is that they do here at The Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors and were available for any potential story ideas, as well.

Pictured to the right is Punxsy resident Scott Anthony (second from left) with reporters Destiny Pifer (left), Michael Waterloo (second from right) and Dan Long.

Elementary Tourney tips off with full slate

February 17, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in Punxsutawney took to preparing for their respective title games, the future stars of the varsity teams took to the court at PAHS on Monday night to tip off the annual elementary boys’ basketball tournament.

Action continues Tuesday night at a new venue — the middle school gymnasium beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary hosting blood drive Tuesday

February 17, 2014

The Punxsutawney Eagles 1231 Aerie and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the SS.C.D. auditorium.

Pictured (from left) are Bob Peace, trustee for the Eagles; Tina Szakelyhidi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary; and Denny Fetterman, secretary for the Eagles.

February 16th

Way Back When

February 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
February 22, 1888

Terribly Burnt
Last Friday night while Miss Sadie McCloskey, of Rathmel, was ironing, she accidentally struck the lamp with the flat iron, knocking it onto the floor.

Meet Spirit, Jefferson County Neighbors reporters Monday

February 16, 2014

Do you have an interesting story idea you’d like to run past someone?

Have you always wondered what exactly one of our reporters is like in person?

Do you have a suggestion for the paper?

Well, Monday, you’ll get your chance to corral The Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors reporters at the office, where you can run ideas past them or just chat with them for a few minutes.

The meet-and-greet session will be held at The Spirit’s office at 510 Pine Street on Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

We’d love for you to stop by and say hello!

Clearfield County man reported missing

February 16, 2014

HUSTON TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a 37-year-old Huston Township man who was last seen Friday, Feb. 14.

Police said Damion Rae Lipinski left his Bennetts Valley Highway residence Friday and has not been heard from since. He was reported missing today.

Lipinski was operating a maroon 2000 Buick Century with a PA license plate of JGX4717.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-371-4652.

February 14th

Corbin plans to seek 66th District representative seat

February 15, 2014

BROOKVILLE — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners commended State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith for his 28 years of service to the 66th District after Smith announced that he would not run for another term.

Commission Chairman Paul Corbin spoke first, saying the county will "miss Sam's leadership and the returns he has brought to this county."

On Friday, Corbin said that he plans to run for the seat on the Republican ticket.

Corbin said an official announcement will be held in the near future.

Elks Hoop Shoot Winners Recognized

February 14, 2014

The winners of the annual Punxsy Elks Hoop Shoot were honored at halftime of the girls’ basketball game against Bradford on Friday night.

Pictured here are (from left) Cooper Hallman, 8/9 boys’ winner; Daren Byers, 10/11 boys’ runner-up; Zach Reitz, 10/11 boys’ winner; Kylee Lingenfelter, 12/13 girls’ winner; Katelyn Griebel, 10/11 girls’ winner; and Danielle Griebel, 8/9 girls’ winner.

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