Archive - 2014 - News Article
ADRIAN â€” Imagine for a moment if one day, the country you lived in was facing horrifying chaos.
Now, imagine that you and your family had to flee with nothing but the clothes on your back. Journeying to a foreign country, where you know no one and don't speak the language.
Imagine the fear you would feel for not only yourself but your family.
In this day and age, we are seeing more and more families from foreign countries coming into our own to start anew.
What many of us may not realize is that one such family came to our area a long time ago seeking a new beginning.
The 13th Annual Punxsy Pizza & Prevention was held on Saturday at Punxsy Pizza. One of the highlights of this yearâ€™s event was a visit from Punxsutawneyâ€™s favorite son, Devin Mesoraco, catcher for the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.
For more highlights from this year's Punxsy Pizza & Prevention, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 PAHS Homecoming Queen and Princess, as voted by this yearâ€™s senior class, were crowned during halftime of Fridayâ€™s varsity football game against A-C Valley. This yearâ€™s court included (top photo, from left) Hunter Smith with escort Ruben Taylor; Emily Schall with escort Zane Dilts; Amber Ward with escort Marshall Richardson; Jensen Constantino with escort Lucas Mennetti; Anna Horner with escort Trenton Gaston; and Allison Fye with escort Jerad Meterko. Constantino was crowned Homecoming Queen, and Ward was crowned Princess.
Sources have reported that, due to a bomb threat at the school today, the football game scheduled at Brookville High School tonight against Keystone has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow.
D9sports.com reported the news Friday afternoon, citing information from school officials.
The senior class at PAHS recently selected six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queenâ€™s Court. This yearâ€™s court includes Jensen Constantino, Allison Fye, Anna Horner, Emily Schall, Hunter Smith and Amber Ward.
The girls with the highest and second-highest vote counts will be crowned queen and princess at tonight's Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.
For full Queen's Court bios, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Preparations have been underway for Punxsy Pizza and Prevention, to be held this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Punxsy Pizza located at 115 North Findley St. in Punxsutawney. Pictured (from left) are Ed Kengersky, Kengersky Nationwide Insurance; Bryan Smith, assistant chief Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; Nathan Shotts, Punxsy Pizza; Larry McGuire Rembowski, member of the Central Fire Department and secretary for the Punxsutawney Fire Department; Denny Fetterman, secretary of Punxsutawney Eagles FOE No. 1231; and Scott Anthony, owner of Punxsy Pizza.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Community leaders and friends of Jack D. White, 75, who passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends on Monday, memorialize him as a great friend and one who was willing to give his time to help his community and school district.
White had been a member of the Punxsutawney Area School Board for 17 years and had a part in some of the major construction projects that took place, the construction of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School building and the renovations at Punxsutawney Area High School.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was on hand to present the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts Sunday afternoon at the Fisher Auditorium of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center in Indiana. First Lady Susan Corbett also spoke at the event and recognized the individuals who received the awards.
To find out more, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
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Kyle Beatty and his band are pictured performing during praise and worship during the See You at the Pole Rally that was held on Wednesday evening at Punxsutawney Area High School.
For more information on the event, see Fridayâ€™s print edition of The Spirit.