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July 25th, 2014

Dog Days of Summer more bearable with hot dog days

July 25, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When you think of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, do you think of food?

If you don't, maybe you should — at least for the next week or so — as the Library Hot Dog Days will take place again starting on Monday at Fezell's County Market.

This year’s event runs Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

18-month-old child killed in driveway accident

July 25, 2014

SMICKSBURG — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Friday an accidental death investigation that took place around 4:55 p.m. on Thursday at a private residence located in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

Police were summoned to the residence for a report of an 18-month-old female who had been struck by a vehicle in the driveway of the residence.

The report said that the investigation revealed that the child had crawled under the vehicle while the family was unloading tools.

Relay For Life: A year-round event

July 25, 2014

As a part of the event's opening ceremonies, the winners of the Paint The Town Purple event — a new addition to Relay For Life this year that asked businesses to deck their sites out in honor of the fight against cancer — were honored.

Paint The Town Purple is just one of many ways folks can get involved with the year-round Relay activities.

PAHS parking tags

July 25, 2014

Parking tags for the 2014-15 school year will be given out on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 a.m. in the high school office.

You can stop by Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up a registration form that can be completed and ready for distribution of tags on Aug. 7.

The following information will be needed: plate number, license number and who the vehicle is registered under.

July 24th

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 24, 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 Kelly Skarbek.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Kelly Skarbek is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a speech therapist who works in the Punxsutawney Area School District with children who have special needs. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.

Jackpot! Winning lotto ticket sold in Punxsy

July 24, 2014

Punxsy Hometown Pharmacy this week paid out $325,000 to a Cash 5 winner from Punxsy.

Pictured by the lottery terminal are (from left) Savanna Hallman; Sue Hetrick; Monica Weaver, front manager; and Nick Kernich, pharmacist at Hometown.

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

Latest gig ‘runs’ through Barclay Square

July 24, 2014

It was the perfect night for some good, hometown country music, as 7 Mile Run took the stage Thursday evening for Music in the Park, held at Barclay Square.

Though the band had some technical difficulties, members still made the crowd roar as they headed to the middle of the square and performed among the attendees.

July 23rd

Music in the Park Tonight!

July 23, 2014

Sexual abuse against children incident reported

July 23, 2014

REYNOLDSVILLE — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported an incident of sexual abuse against children that occurred between 12:04 a.m. and 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said that the incident occurred as unknown individuals engaged in electronic communication via Twitter’s website, distributing inappropriate pictures to a 14-year-old Reynoldsville female.

July 22nd

Stay off the road: Big Run council bans grass clippings on streets

July 22, 2014

BIG RUN — Big Run Borough Council planted a new ordinance in the code
book and mowed down an old one at the same time at Monday's meeting.
Council voted to approve Ordinance No. 226, which repealed Ordinance No. 205 for junk.

Nick Lantz, council president, said the new ordinance adds in lawn clippings, grass, sticks and leaves from being placed in the street.
"If these items are not removed from the roads after mowing is completed, there are fines to be assessed from $50 up to $1,000," Lantz said.

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