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April 15th

Farm Bureau hosts Rural Road Safety Day

April 15, 2014

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring awareness to the dangerous conditions created when large or small farm equipment is traveling on the back and main roads, not only in Jefferson County but throughout the area.

The annual safety event is sponsored by Fezell's County Market, Kengersky Insurance, PennDOT District 10, PSP-Punxsutawney, Jefferson County Commissioners, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Rep. Sam Smith, R-66th district.

Key Club makes state convention presentation to board

April 15, 2014

Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave a special presentation showcasing their recent trip to the state convention that was held in Harrisburg.

A few of the members received awards, with one of them being Megan Strawcutter, who received the Bob E. Bagan's Unsung Hero Award.

Easter party for kids to be held Thursday

April 15, 2014

You won't need your Easter bonnet, but all kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an Easter party at the New Anchor Inn, located at 466 Harmony Rd. in Young Township, in the downstairs banquet room, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and B.K. Smith Auto Body in Punxsutawney.

Drinda Smith, event organizer, said there will be a Bible story, which will center on Judas, and there will also be games for the kids.

Smith said that there will be pizza and snacks for everyone, and the party begins right after the kids are dismissed from school at noontime on Thursday.

April 14th

Marion Center Bank celebrates Community Bank Month with donation to Cross Town

April 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the economy taking its toll on Americans everywhere — including locally — the Punxsutawney Branch of Marion Center Bank took a step toward helping the problem on Monday with a donation to the Cross Town Ministry Food Pantry, one of the biggest food banks in the
area.

Clay Snyder, Marion Center Bank Punxsy Branch manager, said that
they've been contributing to Cross Town and the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank at SS.C.D. on an annual basis.

Snyder said that April is Community Bank Month, and each branch is picking an organization in its area to support.

Teenager with big heart helping cats, kittens in honor of her grandfather

April 14, 2014

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

BROOKVILLE — When it comes to helping those in need, there is no minimum age requirement — just a big, kind heart with lots of room for love.

For 15-year-old Ginger Verdill, those who are in need of help happen to be adult cats and kittens.

After her grandfather, William O. Uncapher, passed away more than a year ago, Verdill found herself looking at a barn full of cats.

With her grandfather no longer there to take care of them, she knew that the best thing she could do for them was to get them spayed or neutered, then find them new homes.

National Library week kicks off with open house

April 14, 2014

Soon enough, school will be out and the local hangout in town will once again be the public library.

The library just finished complete renovations, including a meeting room, a media room, an improved children's library and a spiced-up teenagers’ room.

Pictured at Saturday’s open house event are (front, from left) Debbie Sherry, Kathy Smith, Amanda Hornack, Judy Hampton; (back) Coral Ellshoff, Lara Little, Cassandra Bellerillo, Cindy Depp-Hutchinson, Roz Pete and Peggy Johnston.

Punxsy man arrested, charged with theft in FEMCO incident

April 14, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a Punxsutawney man on theft charges following an incident that occurred at FEMCO Machine Co. between Aug. 7, 2013, and April 10.

For details, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Sun setting on winter? Not quite yet, perhaps

April 14, 2014

You don’t need the ocean for a beautiful sunset, as Spirit reporter Larry McGuire proves with this photo recently taken at Cloe Lake in Bell Township.

Many have hoped that the sun was setting on the cold weather we faced this winter, but today’s forecast isn’t as promising. At least we saw a glimmer of hope this weekend, though, right?

April 13th

LOCAL KIDS HAVE ‘EGGS-TRA’ FUN THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

April 13, 2014

Bethany Bright (right) got to meet the Easter Bunny at Sunday's Easter
Egg Hunt sponsored by the First Church of God in Punxsutawney's Youth Group at Harmon Field.

More than 500 people attended the first-time event. Ian Leseman guessed how many Cadbury chocolate eggs were contained in a jar and won a $10 gift certificate to the Punxsy Dairy Queen.

Way Back When

April 13, 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

April 28, 1888
Bothyne Pardoned
The Board of Pardons, which met in Harrisburg on Tuesday of last week, recommended a pardon in the case of Augustus Bothyne, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for feloneous assault on the person of Jeremiah Greeley.

May 2, 1888
Saw Mill Burned

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring...
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
You won't need your Easter bonnet, but all kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an Easter party at the New Anchor Inn,...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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