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February 10th, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A part of the life that each one lives is grieving the loss of those that he or she loves, and doing so is one of the most difficult, diverse parts of life as we all know it.
In an effort to help those who are going through the grief process â€” or even those who know someone else going through it â€” two local women are teaming up to bring a new program to the community of Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you missed the Eddie James Aug. 31 concert at Barclay Square due to the football game and other scheduling conflicts, then Wednesday is your chance to see him for free at the Alliance Church located in Young Township.
Drinda Smith is the organizer of the original event, which was held to honor the memory of her son, Joel Riggleman, 19, and teens Sean McConnaughey, 18, and Dylan Behrendt, 19, all of Punxsutawney, who
died in a car crash near Dayton in November of 2011.
Smith said James had contacted her several weeks ago and said he and his
(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.)
February 3, 1897
P.P. Long, proprietor of the Racket store, in the Beyer building, G.H. Wise, of the firm of Wise Bros, and P.C. Edelblute, of the Edelblute Brosâ€™ dry good establishment are at Clearfield this week attending court.
It was a night fit for royalty Friday, as the PAHS Winter Queen and Princess were crowned at halftime of the boysâ€™ varsity basketball game.
After a ceremony at the beginning of halftime, Maija Carol (left, with escort Caesar Maruca) was named queen, with Lauren Kachmar (right, with escort Devan Snyder) being crowned princess.
BIG RUN â€” Only minor injuries were reported when a school bus carrying students from the Punxsutawney Area School District crashed into the front porch of a house at 3:05 p.m. Friday, at 226 West Main St. in Big Run Borough.
For the full story, including comments from the home's owner, as well as PASD Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Area School District, in cooperation with Punxsutawney Borough, will be holding a School and Community Forum on Feb. 26, to discuss the issue of school safety and security.
"This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Punxsutawney Area High School (PAHS) auditorium and will include a panel of local first responders and other local officials," said Dr. Keith Wolfe,
Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.
A school bus traveling on Route 119 Friday afternoon hit a home in Big Run. Route 119 was closed at Sheetz in Elk Run as a result. Check back for more details as they become available.
State Route (SR) 119 is closed in both directions in Big Run Borough in Jefferson County between Watts Street and Thompson Street due to an accident.
The road is expected to open later today. Traffic is being detoured using local roads.
DuBOIS â€” On night when the action on the court was not very pretty, Punxsy proved to have just enough in the tank over the final two minutes.
With less than eight seconds left, the Lady Chucksâ€™ Taylor Newcome found herself all alone under the basket and received the Jensen Constantino pass for what would be the game-winning layup, 32-30, over the Lady Beavers.
The Newcome bucket made for the final points of the game and completed Punxsyâ€™s 5-0 scoring run in the final 127 seconds of the affair.
ST. MARYS â€” It is not always how you start, but rather how you finish.
This was the case on Wednesday night on the wrestling mat in St. Marys.
Punxsy was able to rush out to a 24-0 lead behind the heart of its order in the lightweights.
But the tide turned as the heavier wrestlers took their turn for the action. St. Marys scored bonus points in seven straight bouts and won eight straight upperweights in a 43-30 home victory over Punxsy.