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October 21st, 2012

Brookville Area School Board discusses use of football field for alumni Chucks/Raiders rematch

October 21, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area school board discussed at its meeting last Monday the possibility of allowing the football field to be used for a planned alumni football game between the Punxsutawney Chucks and the Brookville Raiders.

The board ultimately did not take any action on this proposal, apart from advising Mick Stormer, the evening’s spokesperson for and captain of the Brookville alumni football team, to resubmit the facility use form so that the board could review it at a later date, in a special meeting if need be.

Way Back When

October 21, 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

Sept. 23, 1896

OBITUARY — J.P. MURRAY

It is with much pain that we express our bereavement over the loss of our friend, J.P. Murray, who died last Monday with diphtheria, after an illness of about ten days.

October 19th

Police: Alcohol may have been a factor in overnight accident on North Findley

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Only minor injuries resulted from a two-vehicle accident — and police report that alcohol may have been involved — at 4:41 a.m.
Friday on North Findley Street just below the National Guard Armory.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Ford Explorer driven by Katherine Adams, 21, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on North Findley Street and crossed over into the other lane, striking the left front corner of a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Caleb McCauley, 25, Punxsutaw- ney, who was traveling south on North Findley Street.

Cheering for a good cause

October 19, 2012

The PAHS cheerleaders took their act on the road Friday night to cheer on the Punxsy Chucks, who fell 42-0 to the Clarion Bobcats.

But there was something different about the squad this week, as it replaced its typical red-and-white attire by donning pink shirts and hair bands in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Mahoning Shadow Trailers shuffle their way through Punxsy

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Last Saturday, over 100 runners took to the road — or rather, the trail — in Punxsutawney for the Mahoning Shadow Shuffle, an annual event put on by the Mahoning Shadow Trail Board that consists of a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer race, a 5-kilometer race and a 1-mile youth run.

The race started at the ball fields and was run out toward the Fordham trailhead, consisting solely of a run along the Mahoning Shadow Trail.

Area trick-or-treating schedule

October 19, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY
• Halloween Parade, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, with trick-or-treating to follow until 9 p.m.

The parade will form at 5:30 p.m. by Napa Auto Parts on Union Street.

The parade route will lead to Barclay Square, where the costumes will be judged and the participants will receive a treat from the firefighters.

Police, the fire department and REACT will be on hand for assistance.

October 18th

What a catch! Mesoraco items among those to be auctioned off by Salvation Army this weekend

October 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Cincinnati Reds may have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs, but their memory will live on during Saturday's Punxsutawney Salvation Army Harvest Auction, as an autographed Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball jersey, baseball and bat will be up for grabs.

"Our auction continues to grow every year in merchandise and the money collected from it," said Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army.

Jache said the 2011 auction raised about $10,000, and this year, they've set a goal of $12,000.

Numerous injuries reported in afternoon accident involving school van

October 18, 2012

A number of injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in Punxsy between a Ford school van, operated by Ida Mae Uplinger of Brookville, and a Pontiac Grand Am, operated by Lakin Frampton of Punxsuatwney.

A total of seven juveniles and both drivers were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of injuries.

For the full story, see Friday's print edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Punxsy Borough announces leaf collection schedule

October 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin on Monday and continue through November.

The schedule will be as follows:

• Monday: East End

• Tuesday: Elk Run and Park Avenue Area

• Wednesday: Middletown and Findley to Center Street

• Thursday: Church Street and Indiana Street

• Friday: West End and South Side

Changes to this schedule could occur due to weather and/or the amount of leaves that need to be picked up.

Leaves should be raked to the curb next to the road, but not raked onto the roadway.

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Route 119 at Hampton/Ridge/Clark to close Oct. 26 - 29.

October 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — State Route (SR) 119 at Hampton Avenue/Ridge Avenue/Clark Street will close in Punxsutawney to replace the railroad crossing.

The intersection will close on Friday, Oct. 26, at 6 pm, and is expected to reopen at noon on Monday, Oct. 29.

The railroad crossing replacement is part of the Elk Run Bridge Replacement and SR 119/310 intersection widening project in Jefferson County.

This $3,351,119 bridge replacement and roadway construction project is being completed by Francis J. Palo, Inc., of Clarion.

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