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October 21st, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It takes courage to follow the path that God is leading you down, especially when that path leads to something you have never tried before.
Though often plagued with fears of failure, one must keep on forging ahead, and for local woman Barb Schall, that is exactly what she has done.
Read about Schall's journey in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
October 6, 1897
Free Methodist Meeting
Twelve men and twelve women from the Greensburg district, who had been in attendance at the Free Methodist conference in Ridgway, were in town on Monday on their way home. Having a couple of hours to wait before securing transportation to Indiana, they resolved to utilize the time in holding a meeting.
Pictured is Frank Mondi (center) receiving a granite plaque from the Circle Hill Cemetery Association in appreciation of his 50 years of service in caring for the grounds over these many years.
The plaque will be mounted on the exterior of the Circle Hill Cemetery building with the following words of dedication: â€śIn appreciation of Frank Mondi for fifty years service. Circle Hill Cemetery Association.â€ť
WASHINGTON D.C. â€” Sunday, Oct. 13, began as any other day, but for one local citizen, a trip to Washington, D.C., would be a trip that he would never forget.
Pastor George Rathmell of Punxsutawney traveled to Washington, D.C., and attended a protest at the U.S. National World War II Memorial to support veterans.
Read his story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Hereâ€™s a list of local trick-or-treat/Halloween events:
â€˘ Brookville â€” Halloween will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 31.
The parade will be held at 5 p.m., starting at the Y.M.C.A. and ending at the Brookville Fire Dept. on Madison Avenue.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 5:30 p.m., immediately after the parade, and will continue until 8 p.m.
â€˘ Big Run Borough â€” Big Run Borough will hold trick or treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Trick or treaters are to go only to homes with the porch light on.
At long last, the detours that have plagued Punxsy have ended, as the new bridge carrying Route 36 over Sawmill Run in Punxsutawney was opened to normal traffic patterns on Friday.
According to Deborah Casadei, PennDOT District 10 public information officer, work will continue on the project under flagger-controlled lane restrictions.
This $1,091,540 bridge replacement project is being completed by M & B Services, LLC of Clarion.
The bridge has been closed since August.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” With the Christmas season looming ahead and Christmas decorations already on store shelves, Christmas carols are just
around the corner.
Knowing that is the case, you may be looking for a concert to get your vocal chords warmed up for the season. If that is so, mark your calendars for the Sara Evans Concert, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC).
For details, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
DUBOIS â€” As part of its programming associated with National Coming Out Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State University invited author, speaker and activist Daniel Hernandez to speak on campus on Wednesday.
Hernandez was a congressional intern in the office of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during the deadly Tucson, Ariz., shooting in January 2011. He has been credited with having saved her life during the
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin this Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through November.
The schedule will be as follows:
â€˘ Monday â€” East End;
â€˘ Tuesday â€” Elk Run and Park Avenue area;
â€˘ Wednesday â€” Middletown and Findley to Center Street;
â€˘ Thursday â€” Church Street and Indiana Street;
â€˘ Friday â€” West End and South Side.
Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves to be picked up.
Leaves should be raked to the curb next to the road, but not raked onto the roadway. Do not park on or near piles of raked leaves.
Donâ€™t forget to take and submit your photos for â€śDay in the Lifeâ€ť today!
Photos can be submitted by Oct. 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org
See the ad on page 8 in today's issue of the Spirit for details.