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February 17th, 2014

Eagles, Ladies Auxiliary hosting blood drive Tuesday

February 17, 2014

The Punxsutawney Eagles 1231 Aerie and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the SS.C.D. auditorium.

Pictured (from left) are Bob Peace, trustee for the Eagles; Tina Szakelyhidi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary; and Denny Fetterman, secretary for the Eagles.

February 16th

Way Back When

February 16, 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
February 22, 1888

Terribly Burnt
Last Friday night while Miss Sadie McCloskey, of Rathmel, was ironing, she accidentally struck the lamp with the flat iron, knocking it onto the floor.

Meet Spirit, Jefferson County Neighbors reporters Monday

February 16, 2014

Do you have an interesting story idea you’d like to run past someone?

Have you always wondered what exactly one of our reporters is like in person?

Do you have a suggestion for the paper?

Well, Monday, you’ll get your chance to corral The Spirit and Jefferson County Neighbors reporters at the office, where you can run ideas past them or just chat with them for a few minutes.

The meet-and-greet session will be held at The Spirit’s office at 510 Pine Street on Monday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

We’d love for you to stop by and say hello!

Clearfield County man reported missing

February 16, 2014

HUSTON TOWNSHIP — DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information about a 37-year-old Huston Township man who was last seen Friday, Feb. 14.

Police said Damion Rae Lipinski left his Bennetts Valley Highway residence Friday and has not been heard from since. He was reported missing today.

Lipinski was operating a maroon 2000 Buick Century with a PA license plate of JGX4717.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-371-4652.

February 14th

Corbin plans to seek 66th District representative seat

February 15, 2014

BROOKVILLE — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners commended State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith for his 28 years of service to the 66th District after Smith announced that he would not run for another term.

Commission Chairman Paul Corbin spoke first, saying the county will "miss Sam's leadership and the returns he has brought to this county."

On Friday, Corbin said that he plans to run for the seat on the Republican ticket.

Corbin said an official announcement will be held in the near future.

Elks Hoop Shoot Winners Recognized

February 14, 2014

The winners of the annual Punxsy Elks Hoop Shoot were honored at halftime of the girls’ basketball game against Bradford on Friday night.

Pictured here are (from left) Cooper Hallman, 8/9 boys’ winner; Daren Byers, 10/11 boys’ runner-up; Zach Reitz, 10/11 boys’ winner; Kylee Lingenfelter, 12/13 girls’ winner; Katelyn Griebel, 10/11 girls’ winner; and Danielle Griebel, 8/9 girls’ winner.

It’s lovely weather for a sled ride together!

February 14, 2014

While most of the township’s residents have seen enough snow for a while, the students and teachers at Parkview Elementary School decided to make the most of the weather on Friday, as they took part in an afternoon of sled riding.

Pictured are Chris “Critter” Porada from the McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Department helps Caleigh Smelko, Lydia Gilbert and Riley Schaffer keep their sled in place as they pose for a photo.

For more photos, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

February 13th

“Who is your valentine this year?”

February 13, 2014

This week, Spirit reporter Larry McGuire paid a visit to Parkview Elementary School, where Mrs. Kolodick’s first-grade class answered the following question for him: “Who is your Valentine this year?”

Pictured are (front, from left) Charity Cary, Gage Elliott, Hunter Dobson, Ava Bodenhorn, Ellie Skinner; (middle row) Claire Skarbek, Gavin Carrick, Magdalena Filippi, Milaydi Hilliard, Brianna Pennington; (back row) Kayley Shirey, Nathan Kendrick, Lilly Houser, Chase Uplinger, Jack Hilliard and Skielar Knox.

To read their adorable answers, pick up Friday's copy of The Spirit.

Familiar Faces Friday!

February 13, 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 Patricia Rougeux.)

HUDSON — Patricia Rougeux is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a volunteer who helps out at Saints Cosmas and Damian Church and also chips in around the community.

Rougeux was born and raised in Morrisdale, Pa.

Central hosting chicken BBQ on Saturday

February 13, 2014

If you are looking for a brief encounter with something that will remind you of spring, try attending a barbecue on Saturday.

The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department is holding a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the fire hall, located on Front Street in Punxsutawney, adjacent to the Punxsutawney Borough Police Station.

Pictured are (from left) Chris Smith, Jagger Smith, Wanda Thomas and Larry McGuire-Rembowski of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department.

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past...
Courtney Cole, president of the Punxsutawney Rotary Club, is pictured presenting the IUP Rotaract Club with its charter...
The students at Mapleview Elementary School made the most of the sunny weather and the approaching holiday this week by...
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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