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January 8th, 2013

The King rocks The Foundry for benefit

January 8, 2013

The king of rock‘n’roll was back on Friday night, at The Foundry in Reynoldsville. The Foundry was home to “Tribute to Elvis, with Bugs Bayer” for the evening.

Bayer performed a number of old Elvis classics including "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Burning Love."

The proceeds from the event benefited The Foundry and the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.

January 7th

PSP budget cuts to affect Groundhog Day security

January 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Budget cuts will prevent Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police from assisting Punxsutawney Borough Police with Groundhog Day security.

"We've had a number of meetings about this, and state police will not be able to provide manpower for the Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2 security detail this year," said Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan at Monday's Punxsutawney Borough Council Public Safety committee meeting.

"It's quite a hardship to fill 20 to 30 spots that have been manned by state police troopers," he said.

2013 Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog submissions now being accepted

January 7, 2013

It's again time for the "Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog" contest, which benefits the Weather Discovery Center.

All kindergarten children attending Punxsutawney Area schools, SS.C.D. and the Punxsutawney Christian School are eligible. Submit a photo (no larger than 5" x 7") with the child's name, age, address and phone number on the back by Thursday, Jan. 17.

Voting will run from Saturday, Jan. 19, until Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Stop in the Weather Center to place your vote for $1 each, or call 814-938-1000 with your credit card to vote.

A diverse selection: Library offers exciting opportunities for visitors of all ages

January 7, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the cold winter months upon us, many like to sit down with a good book and catch up on some reading.

Those at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library are keeping warm and staying busy by offering some new and exciting programs this winter for both kids and adults.

Starting Jan. 8, the library will begin offering not only literacy classes but also the Winter Reading Program known as the Tentative-Elementary Fun Program.

The Winter Reading Program is for kids in grades K-6 and will be held every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, beginning the week after Groundhog Day.

January 6th

CELEBRATING A YEAR OF GRACE: Apartment complex marks one-year milestone

January 6, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a celebration — albeit a small one — as the first anniversary of the opening of Grace Place Apartments at the corner of Pine and North Gilpin streets took place Friday.

The income-based apartment complex officially opened for business Dec. 16, 2011, as the ribbon was cut by a host of dignitaries on that cold December day.

Way Back When

January 6, 2013

(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
January 13, 1897

An Explosion of Powder
An explosion of fifty pounds of powder and several sticks of dynamite, which had been placed near a fire to thaw out, yesterday morning at the new glass works cite at DuBois, seriously injured Abraham Horn, a laborer, aged fifty, and also knocked down and hurt three other men who were working close by.

January 4th

Punxsy combines sharp shooting and smothering defense to defeat Clearfield

January 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — When you can combine efficient shooting and stifling defense together, the combination should spell victory on the basketball court.

The combination was a winner for the Punxsy girls’ basketball squad at home on Friday night. The Lady Chucks hit 14 of 31 tries while forcing the Lady Bison into 19 first-half turnovers for a going away 46-30 
victory.

Punxsy fires on all cylinders, wins big over Clearfield

January 4, 2013

CLEARFIELD — The Punxsy Chucks were firing on all cylinders in their big 69-31 win over the Clearfield Bison Friday night. By night's end, 10 different Punxsy players lit up the scoreboard.

"We challenged the kids before the game... I challenged each and every one of them. We've been getting some decent leadership out of some people and tonight, everybody stepped forward, and I couldn't ask for anything better. We had guys that averaged three or four rebounds a game coming up with close to double-doubles," said Dirk Neal, Punxsy varsity coach.

One severely injured in Coolspring wreck

January 4, 2013

COOLSPRING — A Worthville man suffered major injuries when his pickup truck was struck by a flatbed truck as he attempted to cross the intersection of Coolspring Road and Route 36 at 10:55 a.m. Friday in Coolspring, Oliver Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Larry Harp, 64, of Worthville, came to a posted stop sign at the intersection of Coolspring Road and Route 36, and Harp was attempting to drive straight across Route 36 onto River Road.

Suspects sought in Punxsy Walmart theft

January 4, 2013

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft that occurred at Walmart around 9:15 a.m. Friday, when two males were observed on the store's video surveillance system possessing and/or concealing several items.

The items include two DualShock PlayStation 3 wireless controllers; two PlayStation 3 ONN charging cables; a Bear Grylls Gerber knife; and a knife and scissors sharpener.

Police said the total amount in stolen goods is $182.97.

The suspects were at the scene in a black, four-door sedan with a hood scoop.

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