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October 16th, 2014
At their department meeting on Thursday night, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department voted to not hold the Halloween Parade this year after Borough Council rejected the department's request to hold trick-or-treat and the parade together in the borough on Oct. 30.
For more from the topic, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
A special indoor carnival fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Punxsy CMA Church. Tickets will be available for carnival games, balloon animals, popcorn, cotton candy, entertainment, the concession stand and prizes. All proceeds go to benefit Maddox Hyde and his fight against cancer. The fundraiser is being put together by Emily Schall, who wants to help Maddox out. Pictured here are Schall (left) and Hyde.
BROOKVILLE â€” At their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the Jefferson County commissioners issued proclamations related to domestic violence, disability employment and drug and alcohol abuse and also heard from members of the community on humane control and the future of the coal industry.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department recently presented one of the most important lessons that students needed to hear â€” one that could ultimately save their lives â€” on fire prevention and safety for the students at West End Elementary School during Fire Prevention Week on Friday.
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ANITA â€” No one likes to think that their home may catch on fire, but it is something that is more common than many realize.
Friday morning, the students at Parkview Elementary learned about fire safety at the Fire and Prevention program, hosted by the McCalmont Township Fire Department in Anita. Assistant Fire Chief Critter Porada taught the students some fire safety techniques and talked about what they should do if there is ever a fire.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Thursday evening, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club opened its doors to the public for an open house. Katie Donald, executive director, said that this open house was being put on as a "thank you to the community for its support with Groundhog Day."
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Four Punxsutawney area food pantries received a donation from the John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534 F&AM Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney on Tuesday, prior to the organizationâ€™s meeting.
In this photo from last week's game against A-C Valley, Punxsy captains (from left) Dakota Thomas, Andrew Fedigan, Keegan Fischer and Dalton Maines make their way to midfield for the coin toss. This week, Punxsy will rely on its captains and many more, as the Chucks look for a full-team, start-to-finish effort at St. Marys.
For a full preview of tonight's game against the Flying Dutchmen, see page 6 of Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Kickoff in St. Marys will be at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Marys.
Brayden Wyant is a very strong young man who has been through a lot in his five years on this Earth. Monday, he faces another surgery.
To show Brayden how much the community cares, Punxsy Pizza will be having a special "Open House" from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 10.