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July 20th, 2014

2014 RELAY FOR LIFE

July 20, 2014

The Luminaria Ceremony is one of the most powerful parts of the Relay for Life, which was held over the weekend in Barclay Square.

As the light faded on the day, attendees gathered for a time to remember those who have been lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling cancer and to honor those who have fought it in the past.

Pictured here are participants watching the names of loved ones lost to the disease scroll on the screen with the glow of the luminaria bringing light to the foreground.

For more from the Relay for Life, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Summerville Bridge work update

July 20, 2014

Progress continues on the $3,771,853 bridge replacement project on Route
3007 State Street that travels over the Summerville Bridge.

Pictured are the new piers that have been poured, with the old bridge in the background.

For details on when State Street is scheduled to be closed and project's expected completion date, pick up Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

July 20, 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
August 1, 1888

Excursion to Kinzua Bridge

An excursion will be given over the B. R. & P, railroad to Kinzua bridge on Sunday, August 5th. The train will leave Punxsutawney at 8:30 a.m., arriving at the bridge at 4 p.m.

Fare round trip, $1.50. Fill your lunch baskets and take your family for a day’s outing on the mountain top.

July 18th

Police investigating death of female, 25

July 18, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate the death a Punxsutawney woman that occurred on South Gilpin Street in Punxsutawney on Thursday.

Borough Police said there was a separate incident that occurred on Thursday in the Groundhog Plaza parking lot, where a female was
found unconscious.

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

Clarion County Fair coming this way

July 18, 2014

CLARION COUNTY — While Jefferson County's fair festivities wind down with a full schedule of events Saturday evening, our neighboring county — Clarion — is gearing up for its own full schedule at the Clarion County Fair, which opens Sunday, and Clarion Fair Secretary Julie Evans and the rest of the officers and board of directors are inviting all to take part in the event and enjoy themselves.

The fair, which will be held at the Redbank Valley Municipal Park,

July 17th

Shed destroyed in Thursday fire

July 17, 2014

Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, local fire crews were called into action for a working shed fire near 411 Main St. in Anita.

Crews contained the fire to the shed, but it was completely destroyed.

No further details were immediately available.

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 17, 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 Melissa Powell.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.

See what local business celebrated the grand opening of a 2nd location

July 17, 2014

Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.

Punxsy’s pleasant polka party in the park!

July 17, 2014

Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.

Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.

Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!

Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border (ACTUAL FOOTAGE)

July 17, 2014

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