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November 22nd, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This weekend is set to be a magical one in Punxsutawney with an old tradition â€” the Home for the Holidays Parade â€” slated for Saturday evening, and while the magic can be found all over town, PRIDE's Nutcracker Weekend features what has become a holiday favorite in the area, with Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Ballet's cast putting on another installment of the long-beloved performance.
Well-known for the vivid images of soldiers and dancers, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular performances in the tradition of ballet.
The members of Big Run Cub Scouts Pack No. 250 are doing their part to help the environment.
Gruda Metals, owned and operated by Philip Bowser Jr., John Paul Bowser and Kay Bowser, will be supplying a roll-off dumpster to be placed in Big Run resident Timothy Boal's yard.
The scouts are asking fellow residents of not only Big Run but surrounding areas to bring any scrap metal they have, whether its a refrigerator, microwave or other appliances, to the dumpster.
JEFFERSON COUNTY â€”Â 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 â€” 35 dozen â€” 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.
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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
SNYDER TOWNSHIP â€”Â 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.
(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.)
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.