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March 5th, 2014

Questions for Kids: “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?”

March 5, 2014

This week, first-grade students at Jenks Hill Elementary School shared with The Spirit’s Larry McGuire what food they would eat if they could only pick one to feast on for the rest of their lives in honor of
Fat Tuesday — a holiday that involves feasting before the Lenten fast.

Pictured here are members of Mrs. Baun’s class (front row, from left): Leanne Zampini, Britney Pierce, Harlie Test; (middle row) Landon

March 4th

State Secretary of Health Michael Wolf pays visit to PAH

March 4, 2014

Michael Wolf, the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, recently stopped by Punxsutawney Area Hospital (PAH) for a meet-and-greet session with employees who will be working most closely with the funding provided by a $200,000 grant through the Community-Based Health Care Subsidy Program.

Curry treats teens to program on perspective drawing

March 4, 2014

The teen program at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library held a special Art Night Monday evening at the library, with retired art teacher Tom Curry in attendance. Curry taught the teens how to do perspective drawings. Pictured is Curry (right) showing Jesse Diven a new perspective on perspective drawing.

March 3rd

Snow removal costs are piling up for Punxsutawney borough

March 3, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough is down to its final delivery of salt and anti-skid, even as the winter of 2013-2014 continues to take its toll on the borough's snow removal budget.

"We finally dodged a major storm for the first time over the weekend, which may be the first time this year," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Monday's Public Works Committee meeting.

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

How sweet it is: Two Punxsy wrestlers Hershey-bound

March 3, 2014

This past weekend, members of the Punxsutawney Area High School wrestling team took to the mats at Regionals with their berths to this week’s PIAA State Tournament on the line, and two Chucks — Kaleb Young and Joel Bowers — advanced to the action in Hershey with second-place finishes in their brackets.

Pictured here after the tournament concluded are (from left) Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy, Bowers, fellow Regionals wrestler Josh Schuckers, Kaleb Young and assistant coach Buddy Young.

For a full recap from Regionals, see Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

March 2nd

Way Back When

March 2, 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
March 8, 1888

Fearful Tragedy at Bradford
About eleven o'clock yesterday forenoon a man named Kimball entered the First National Bank in Bradford, sprang over the counter and shot the cashier. He then ran out and started down the street, followed by a crowd of excited citizens. A butcher who attempted to head him off was shot and instantly killed.

Police investigating burglary in Young Township

March 2, 2014

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred around 6 p.m. Friday at a residence in Young Township.

At the time of the incident, police said the victim noticed a gray Hyundai Accent in her driveway and attempted to locate the driver by looking out windows around the entire house.

When she could not locate the driver, she returned to the window overlooking the driveway and yelled out to whoever was there.

UPDATE — Breaking News: Dayton teen, 15, missing — UPDATE

March 2, 2014

UPDATE: Jablonski was discovered alive and well Saturday at a residence in the Punxsutawney Borough, according to a release issued by state police.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Jablonski.

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DAYTON — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old Dayton teen.

Daniel Frank Jablonski was last seen Tuesday in the Punxsutawney Borough.

Jablonski is described as a white male, 5-feet-9-inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Breaking News: Westover man, 48, drowns in kayaking incident

March 2, 2014

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP — A 48-year-old Westover man died following an accidental drowning in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River after his kayak overturned in the freezing water around 11 a.m. Saturday, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Edward Aaron Heberling Jr. was pronounced dead at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown.

PSP-Punxsy were summoned to the area of State Route 219 and Kantz Road in Burnside Township, Clearfield County for a report of a water rescue in process.

February 28th

A banner year: Chucks earn D-IX title

March 1, 2014

On Friday evening, the members of the Punxsy Chucks boys’ basketball team took to the hardwood of Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University for the District IX title game as the favorites over the Clearfield Bison.

Clearfield kept things interesting in the first half, but a strong second-half effort by the Chucks put things away, as they cruised to a 54-35 win to earn the title of District IX Champions. Members of the team and coaching staff are pictured here after the game with their medals and team trophy.

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Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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