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February 14th

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.

It’s lovely weather for a sled ride together!

February 14, 2014

While most of the township’s residents have seen enough snow for a while, the students and teachers at Parkview Elementary School decided to make the most of the weather on Friday, as they took part in an afternoon of sled riding.

Pictured are Chris “Critter” Porada from the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Department helps Caleigh Smelko, Lydia Gilbert and Riley Schaffer keep their sled in place as they pose for a photo.

For more photos, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

February 13th

“Who is your valentine this year?”

February 13, 2014

This week, Spirit reporter Larry McGuire paid a visit to Parkview Elementary School, where Mrs. Kolodick’s first-grade class answered the following question for him: “Who is your Valentine this year?”

Pictured are (front, from left) Charity Cary, Gage Elliott, Hunter Dobson, Ava Bodenhorn, Ellie Skinner; (middle row) Claire Skarbek, Gavin Carrick, Magdalena Filippi, Milaydi Hilliard, Brianna Pennington; (back row) Kayley Shirey, Nathan Kendrick, Lilly Houser, Chase Uplinger, Jack Hilliard and Skielar Knox.

To read their adorable answers, pick up Friday's copy of The Spirit.

Familiar Faces Friday!

February 13, 2014

(Editor’s note: This piece is one in a series of “Familiar Faces Friday” features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Today’s familiar face is Patricia Rougeux.)

HUDSON — Patricia Rougeux is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a volunteer who helps out at Saints Cosmas and Damian Church and also chips in around the community.

Rougeux was born and raised in Morrisdale, Pa.

Central hosting chicken BBQ on Saturday

February 13, 2014

If you are looking for a brief encounter with something that will remind you of spring, try attending a barbecue on Saturday.

The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department is holding a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the fire hall, located on Front Street in Punxsutawney, adjacent to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Station.

Pictured are (from left) Chris Smith, Jagger Smith, Wanda Thomas and Larry McGuire-Rembowski of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.

February 12th

CNB presents donation to Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals

February 12, 2014

Representatives of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, Inc., recently accepted a donation from CNB Bank to assist with veterinary care provided through the Animal Hospital of Punxsutawney. Willow Run is dedicated to the well-being of all animals and has a focus on preventing the continuance of overpopulation regarding animals. Pictured above at the presentation are (from left) Kim Kopas, CNB Bank; Margo Stefanic and Tommie Shaffer (with Mike), Willow Run Sanctuary; and Lauren Stefanic, holding Holly.

Jefferson County Extension holds annual meeting with discussion of forest health issues

February 12, 2014

The Jefferson County Extension held its annual meeting on Tuesday at the Roseville Grange. (Top photo) Dr. Timothy G. Pierson, extension educator and forester with the McKean County Extension office, spoke to attendees on forest health issues in Pennsylvania.

For a full re-cap from the meeting, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

February 11th

Borough adds three new part-time officers to staff

February 11, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It wasn't unanimous, but Punxsutawney Borough Council hired three new part-time police officers at Monday's meeting.

Punxsutawney Mayor Richard Alexander said for the new shift schedule to work, he needs to have three part-time police officers.

"We have three right now, but one is going back to his permanent job next month, one only works once a year to keep his MOPEC number current, and the other only works on weekends," Alexander said, adding that, currently, there's one full-time police officer who is off for medical reasons.

Breaking News: Sam Smith not seeking re-election

February 11, 2014

Sam Smith announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House in 2014. For more details see Wednesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

February 10th

Issue of downtown snow discussed by council

February 10, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a lengthy discussion at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council meeting, the members of council and a group of business owners agreed to meet and discuss the best way to handle snow removal throughout the business district in Punxsutawney.

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

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