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June 10th, 2014
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following several attempts, Punxsutawney Borough Council finally voted to approve the new borough sign ordinance.
Read the additions and restrictions in the new ordinance in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney Beta Sorority presented a donation of $1,000 to Western PA CARES for Kids to assist with their new medical and therapy addition.
Pictured (from left) are Linda Bittle, secretary of the Beta Sorority; Pat Berger, executive director and forensic interviewer of Western PA CARES for Kids; Marlene Shaffer, president of Punxsutawney Betas; and Barbara Burkett, vice president of the Beta Sorority.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council voted at Monday's meeting not to accept PennDOT's traffic signal agreement for the new Margiotti Bridge.
Punxsutawney Borough Manager Ben White said that borough council was presented with Resolution 2014-6, a traffic signal agreement with PennDOT to accept responsibility for the proposed traffic signal once it is installed as part of the Margiotti Bridge replacement project.
Cheryl Phillips, Med Surg Nurse Manager at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, is pictured here accepting donations from the Punxsutawney Area Middle School RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Club.
The students coordinated a school-wide collection of items that could be given to inpatients at PAH.
Students collected more than 450 items, including puzzle books, stuffed animals, card games, office supplies and toys.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting everyone to the ribbon cutting and opening of the Gobbler's Knob Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this
Saturday, June 14.
Pictured (from left) are Bob Roberts, His Protector; Jon Johnston, Chief Healthman; Jason Grusky, Big Chill; and Katie Donald, executive director.
For details, see Monday's spirit.
With the Groundhog Festival just a few weeks away, Friends of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library are already getting ready for their used book sale, which will take place in the banquet room of the Punxsutawney Eagles.
The event will be held from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2.
Members of the Friends of the Library will be able to shop from 9 to 10 a.m. on July 1.
Books lovers will be able to find a variety of books, such as best-sellers, historical novels, nonfiction and childrenâ€™s books.
There will also be DVDs and puzzles.
(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.)
June 6, 1888
"Dr. Burgoon is coming."
The storm is over, the quacks are sick, the curs are tired, and they say the cinnamon has turned to a polar. I have cured hundreds and will cure thousands more. Come and see me.
Four former Bell Township Elementary School students were the first to receive scholarships through the Priscilla Bridge Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Pictured (from left) are Shari Weber, principal; Alyson Reitz, physical education teacher; Joel Bowers, Kayla Carpenter, Derica Skarbek and Eric Ritchey, former Bell Township Elementary School students; Andrea Cesario, Title I teacher; and Shirley Spicher, Bell Township first-grade and head teacher.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Thursday evening, PennDOT and consultants from HDR had public plans on display at the Big Run Fire Hall.
The plans were of the U.S. bridge replacements that will be McCracken Bridge, Rock Run Bridge and Big Run Bridge.
These bridges will be replaced in 2016, with a temporary Route 119 road being put in place to help with traffic flow.
For more details, read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť 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. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Toie Neal.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Toie Neal is a familiar face. You may recognize her as one of the former owners of the gone-but-not-forgotten Punxsy Hotel. Or perhaps you have seen her in the community.