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November 20th, 2012

Police searching for victims of egg vandalism

November 20, 2012

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are looking for victims whose property, homes or vehicles were egged between 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 1 a.m. Nov. 18.

According to police, five male juveniles and one adult female purchased 420 eggs — 35 dozen — using the female's ACCESS card.

Police said the actors then drove through several areas in the county, throwing the eggs at houses and cars.

The egging occurred in the areas of Punxsutawney, Anita, Big Run, Sykesville, Reynoldsville, Stump Creek, DuBois, McGees Mills, Burnside and Cherry Tree.

Happy Thanksgiving from The Spirit; holiday office hours

November 20, 2012

The Spirit office at 510 Pine St. will be closed Thursday, and there will be no newspaper printed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Normal business and printing schedules will resume Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers.

PAHS senior Young named winner of VFW’s ‘Voice of Democracy’ contest

November 20, 2012

Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) presents Alexis Young with a certificate after she was announced as the winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest.

November 19th

Local public officials take time to ‘Invest in Kids,’ support early childhood programs

November 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A number of state and local politicians and officials, including Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan, Jefferson County Sheriff Carl Gotwald, Punxsutawney Mayor James Wehrle and State Senator Joseph Scarnati, the Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore, visited the Punxsutawney Pre-K Counts classroom at the community center on Monday to support early childhood programs and to read to the children.

Also present were Karen Ray, the Jefferson County Pre-K Counts director, and Bruce Clash, the state director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

November 18th

‘Singing’ in the season with The Oak Ridge Boys

November 19, 2012

The Oak Ridge Boys packed the Jackson Theater at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center on Saturday night for a sold-out Christmas concert. (From left) Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban sing for the crowd.

Veterans encouraged to lend a handprint for memorial flag senior project

November 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — PAHS senior Amy Jo Parente was in need of an idea for a senior project.

Deciding to see if anyone needed help at Mulberry Square Elder Care &

Rehabilitation Center, she met Vickie Amundson, Mulberry activities director, who came up with the idea of doing a handprint flag.

Veterans from all over are invited to take part in this project, where they will put their handprints on what soon will be a replica of the U.S. flag.

Currently, the blue field with white handprints as stars is already complete.

Now begins the process of making the red stripes.

Police: Former Just for Jesus resident located in Ohio

November 19, 2012

SNYDER TOWNSHIP — A former Just for Jesus resident who left the ministry without notifying police of his current address has been located, according to DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Timothy Weidinger, 34, was apprehended in Toldeo, Ohio, on Thursday, police said.

Sometime between Oct. 12 and Nov. 7, Weidinger left Just for Jesus, which is located along Route 28, for an appointment and failed to return.

Weidinger is required by law to notify police of his current address, police reported.

Criminal charges were filed though District Court.

Way Back When

November 19, 2012

(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
September 30, 1896

The Business Men's Picnic
Tomorrow at Mariposa Park a business men's picnic will be held. John Wannamaker, the great Philadelphia merchant and Ex-Postmaster General of the United States will be present and deliver an address. Large delegations from Clearfield, Curwensville, DuBois, Punxsutawney and elsewhere are expected to attend.

November 16th

Big News: Little River Band to perform in Punxsy on Groundhog Day

November 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, the Australian group "Little River Band" will be performing on the stage of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, located at 220 North Jefferson St.

This concert is part of the band's scheduled 2012 tour and will include several of its most popular recordings, including "It's a Long Way There," "Help Is on the Way," "Happy Anniversary," Reminiscing," "Lady," "Lonesome Loser," "Cool Change," "The Night Owls" and "Take It Easy on Me."

During its career, the band has sold more than 25 million records and has scored 13 American Top 40 hits.

FEMCO to host party next Saturday benefiting Toys for Tots

November 17, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Femco is hosting a 'Gingerbread Open House Party' on Saturday, Nov. 24, from noon to 2 p.m.

This will be a joint effort between Femco, Community Action and Kiwanis.

Femco is encouraging people to drop off new and unwrapped toys for Toys
for Tots while they're out and about getting ready for the other holiday festivities that day (parade, etc.).

One age group which is often overlooked in Toys for Tots donations are babies.

There will be free food and refreshments provided.

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