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July 20th, 2014

Way Back When

July 20, 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
August 1, 1888

Excursion to Kinzua Bridge

An excursion will be given over the B. R. & P, railroad to Kinzua bridge on Sunday, August 5th. The train will leave Punxsutawney at 8:30 a.m., arriving at the bridge at 4 p.m.

Fare round trip, $1.50. Fill your lunch baskets and take your family for a day’s outing on the mountain top.

July 18th

Police investigating death of female, 25

July 18, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Police and Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are continuing to investigate the death a Punxsutawney woman that occurred on South Gilpin Street in Punxsutawney on Thursday.

Borough Police said there was a separate incident that occurred on Thursday in the Groundhog Plaza parking lot, where a female was
found unconscious.

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

Clarion County Fair coming this way

July 18, 2014

CLARION COUNTY — While Jefferson County's fair festivities wind down with a full schedule of events Saturday evening, our neighboring county — Clarion — is gearing up for its own full schedule at the Clarion County Fair, which opens Sunday, and Clarion Fair Secretary Julie Evans and the rest of the officers and board of directors are inviting all to take part in the event and enjoy themselves.

The fair, which will be held at the Redbank Valley Municipal Park,

July 17th

Shed destroyed in Thursday fire

July 17, 2014

Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, local fire crews were called into action for a working shed fire near 411 Main St. in Anita.

Crews contained the fire to the shed, but it was completely destroyed.

No further details were immediately available.

Familiar Faces Friday!

July 17, 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 Melissa Powell.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

PUNXSUTAWNEY— Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.

See what local business celebrated the grand opening of a 2nd location

July 17, 2014

Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.

Punxsy’s pleasant polka party in the park!

July 17, 2014

Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.

Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.

Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!

Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border (ACTUAL FOOTAGE)

July 17, 2014

July 16th

MUSIC IN THE PARK TO ROCK THE SQUARE TONIGHT

July 16, 2014

The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.

New church coming to life this weekend

July 16, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.

Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.

A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning....
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On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after...
On Thursday, the girls' volleyball team at PAHS earned its first win over Altoona since starting...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...

 

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