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February 23rd, 2014

PUNXSY WRESTLERS HEADED TO REGIONALS

February 23, 2014

Punxsy wrestlers took to the mat Friday and Saturday at the District IV-IX Class AAA Individual championships at Clarion University.

They each placed within the top three of their respective weight classes.

Next up is the regional competition.

Pictured are (from left): Keegan Fischer (3rd place), Kaleb Young (1st place), Josh Schuckers (1st place), Eli Lambiotte (2nd place), Luke Shiock (3rd place), Joel Bowers (1st place); and Perry Arrington (1st place).

See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.

February 21st

Tonight’s SS.C.D. Home & School Auction showcasing something for everyone

February 22, 2014

The Annual SS.C.D. Home & School Auction will be held tonight, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. in Wienker Hall.

Pictured are some of the children who made items for the kids' craft table (from left): Emily Dobbins, Ella Newcome and Morgan Riggie holding Julia Riggie.

For auction details, pick up today's edition of The Spirit.

Ferringer’s Flowers to hold 18th annual pet food drive to benefit Willow Run

February 22, 2014

Ferringer’s Flowers’ annual pet food drive will be taking place from March 1-15.

Visitors to the Brookville store will, as usual, be greeted by Ferringer’s resident golden retriever, Flossie.

For details about the drive, pick up Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Kilmer treats DuBois Area Historical Society to information on local trout, nurseries

February 22, 2014

Galen Kilmer, local trout fisherman and a member of the DuBois Area Historical Society, uses stuffed trophy trout to explain the differences between brook and rainbow trout at the DuBois Area Historical Society E.D. Reitz Museum on Wednesday.

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

February 20th

Punxsy Phil pays a visit to NSDAR

February 21, 2014

Punxsutawney Phil’s co-handler Ron Ploucha explained how groundhogs actually live in the wild and gave behind-the-scenes insights of Groundhog Day at February's National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) meeting.

Pictured (front, from left) are Mary Stuby, Laura Ross and Santana Olp, NSDAR members; (second row) Augusta Geer and Martha Jo Rupert, NSDAR members; Joan Olp, regent, Punxsutawney Chapter, NSDAR; Ann Lott, NSDAR member; (back) Ploucha and Punxsutawney Phil in his portable Plexiglass home.

Familiar Faces Friday!

February 20, 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 Paul Thompson.)

By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit

CLOE — Paul Thompson is a recognizable face. You may recognize him as the now-retired pastor of Steffy Chapel United Methodist Church, or perhaps you have seen him throughout the community.

Breaking News: Cleanup complete on I-80 between MM 128 and 127

February 20, 2014

CLEARFIELD — PennDOT is advising motorists that crews are finished with work on a section of Interstate 80 westbound.

Work required a lane restriction for much of Thursday, between mile marker 128 and mile marker 127.

The lane restriction is now lifted, and traffic is using both lanes of I-80 westbound in this area.

February 19th

Wolfe: Snow (days) piling up in Punxsy district

February 19, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Perhaps you’ve heard the sounds of children playing in the snow outside your windows on school days this year. But that sound means something else, too — the school calendar is getting longer and longer.

Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent, said that the last student day was scheduled to be Wednesday, May 28, but that schedule has been off the table for a long time due to school cancellations caused by the weather.

Punxsy Pizza officially open for business today

February 19, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Those looking to try out a new pizza place will have that chance starting today, as Punxsy Pizza — located at 115 N. Findley St., near the Weather Discovery Center, and reachable at the phone number 938-8132 — will be officially open for business.

Owner Scott Anthony said the decision to open a hometown pizza place here in Punxsy came from a love for two things — pizza and Punxsutawney.

For a full story, including more details on the pizzeria, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

February 18th

None injured in one-vehicle rollover on Route 119

February 18, 2014

This Chevrolet pickup truck rolled over at 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday on Route 119 between Airport Road and Rock Run Road, when the driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control, rolling the truck on to its side.

The driver was not injured in the accident, and his vehicle was towed from the scene by South Side Service.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Jefferson County EMS.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

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