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August 22nd, 2014

Kane speaks at Clarion University forum on heroin crisis

August 22, 2014

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane gives her presentation about the heroin epidemic in Western PA to the board of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania at a forum held at Clarion University this week.

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

Public meeting to inform on Chronic Wasting Disease

August 22, 2014

DUBOIS — Those who want to learn more about chronic wasting disease, and the rules that apply within areas of the state where the disease has been detected can attend a public meeting to be held next week in
DuBois, Clearfield County.

The meeting, to be hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and held Thursday, Aug. 28 in the auditorium at DuBois Area Senior High School, is slated to begin at 6 p.m. The high school is located at 425 Orient Ave. in DuBois. Doors will open at about 5 p.m.

For the full story, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Travel Advisory: Closure on Route 3007 Summerville Bridge extended through weekend

August 22, 2014

SUMMERVILLE — The closure on the Route 3007 Summerville Bridge between Route 28 and Broad Street has been extended through the weekend and is expected to reopen before Tuesday, Aug. 26. The road remains open to local traffic.

A posted detour is in place using Route 3022 (Roller Coaster Road) to Route 3003 (Mount Pleasant Road) to Route 28. Work is being performed on a 24-hour schedule during the detour.

This $3,771,853 bridge replacement project is being constructed by Plum Contracting, Inc. The project is expected to be completed the end of October 2014.

August 21st

Check out this Eagle Scout's community project

August 21, 2014

Boy Scout Seth Burkett was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Jefferson County Housing Authority Thursday morning for building a bus shelter for the residents of the Beyer Avenue Apartment Complex.

Familiar Faces Friday!

August 21, 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 Porada.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kelly Porada is a familiar face. You may recognize her as the artist of a few of the Phantastic Phil statues in town.

Or perhaps you have seen her displaying her creativity throughout the community.

August 20th

BROOKVILLE COMMUNITY DAYS

August 20, 2014

Brookville Community Days kicked off Wednesday night at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds, and Garrett Ohler had the chance to tour a Brookville Borough Police car.

Community Days is presented by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company and runs through Saturday.

Find out the August Garden of the Month!

August 20, 2014

Filled with tropical flowers, sunflowers, flower cabbage and dragon begonias, Scott Anthony’s garden is a little oasis in the backyard of his Cherry Street home.

It was chosen as the Punxsutawney Garden Club’s Garden of the Month for August.

Read all about Anthony's Garden in Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

August 19th

Ready, aim, fire! Barclay Square cannons refurbished by Eagle Scout Jim Carrier

August 19, 2014

Clear the deck; there's a cannonball coming now that the cannons in Barclay Square have been restored, thanks to Eagle Scout Jim Carrier (second from left) at the suggestion of Punxsutawney Mayor Rich Alexander (far left).

Pictured (from left) are Alexander, Carrier, Nevada Shaffer, Jarod Depp and S. Thomas Curry, Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society member.

Read all about the restoration in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

VFW/Lions flea market an ongoing affair

August 19, 2014

The Punxsutawney Lions and VFW recently held their second annual flea market and craft show, with seven vendors in attendance.

This year, the flea market was held at the Punxsy VFW, across from Joe's Drive In in Punxsutawney.

The Punxsy Lions Club will hold two more flea markets this year, on Sept. 20 and Oct. 11.

Anyone interested in taking part can contact Joe Molitierno at 814-938-9089 or Jim Dunlap at 814-939-0878.

August 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters Headed to This Weekend’s Diamond Rio Show

August 18, 2014

This year’s Brookville Community Days, hosted by the Brookville Volunteer Fire Company, will wrap up on Saturday with a performance by the band Diamond Rio. Diamond Rio is also a national sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, raising over $1.5 million to aid the cause.

As such, BBBS directors have selected two matches from Jefferson, Elk and McKean counties to attend the concert, where they will get to meet the band members and the kids will receive an autographed Diamond Rio banner.

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