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December 3rd

Weekend’s Sycamore dryer fire ruled arson

December 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A 17-year-old juvenile male from Punxsutawney was arrested by Punxsutawney Borough Police on arson charges regarding the dryer fire that occurred at 2:23 p.m. Dec. 1 at Sycamore Apartments at 505 Sycamore St.

The fire was extinguished by a maintenance worker and the dryer was removed from the building before firefighters arrived on scene.

Tom Fedigan, Punxsy Borough Police chief, said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be forwarded to the Jefferson County Juvenile Court.

December 2nd

Dryer fire breaks out at Sycamore Apartments

December 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A potential catastrophe was averted when residents and maintenance personnel of Sycamore Apartments in Punxsutawney were able to remove a dryer that had heavy smoke showing and use a fire extinguisher on it at 2:23 p.m. Saturday in the laundry room of the building located at 505 Sycamore St.

The dryer had been removed and the building evacuated when members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Punxsutawney Borough Police arrived on scene, said Bryan Smith, Punxsutawney Fire Department chief.

PATRIOT’S PEN WINNER

December 2, 2012

Big Run VFW Post 9044 Adjutant Bob Lott (left) presents a Patriot's Pen certificate to Maggie Prutznal of Punxsy for winning this year's essay contest.

Maggie received $100 from the post, and she also has been announced as the District 19 winner.

She will receive $100 from the District 19 Ladies Auxiliary, and her essay will be passed on to the state level for department judging.

Way Back When

December 2, 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
October 7, 1896

He Came Down

November 30th

Doverspike’s service to the community a full-time job, and one she loves

December 1, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

Plantation Bed & Breakfast’s new windmills provide a green energy source

December 1, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — The old legend has it that Don Quixote used to tilt at windmills, but today, there are many more people who are installing them for another reason — as an alternative energy source.

Such is the case at the Plantation Bed and Breakfast on Route 119 in Young Township.

"My son, Jesse Branken, came home from college in June, and he had suggested putting up windmills at Plantation Bed and Breakfast in order to save on electricity," said Julie Branken, owner of the popular bed and breakfast.

November 29th

‘Get what you give’ mentality has driven Fye to help others, from teaching to serving

November 30, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family.

Downtown Mahoning and Findley Building receives facelift, including new elevator

November 30, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Things are looking up at the partially renovated Mahoning and Findley Street building in downtown Punxsutawney, as the installation of an elevator has been completed.

The building, owned by Bev Fairman recently received a facelift, with a new elevator being installed.

The third-floor offices were also redone, and a flashy sign spiced up the entryway, as well.

Crews respond to 2-car wreck near CMA

November 30, 2012

Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident near the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church near Wal-Mart in Young Township.

No further details were available at The Spirit’s press time.

Defelice-Cameron keeps reaching for higher goals

November 29, 2012

Each year, five women are chosen by the Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club for Career Women’s Week. The criteria used for choosing these women are based not only on their professional efforts, but also on the contributions they’ve made to community and family. The club was founded in 1930, originally known as Punxsutawney Business & Professional Women’s Club. On Sept.

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