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October 8th, 2013
Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, Punxsutawney, who was arrested in connection with the death of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday at District Magistrate Douglas Chambers' office in Punxsutawney.
Pictured here is Shugars (left) entering a Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office patrol car.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
As the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness month, Fox's Pizza Den is gearing up to raise money for a good cause and to remember a dear friend.
Fox's Pizza Den will celebrate Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative, during which it will be donating 10 percent of sales on Friday to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The event will also honor the late Polly Farbo, who was the spokesperson for Slice of Hope at Fox's before passing away this year.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP â€” Students were temporarily evacuated from the Jefferson County-DuBois Area Vocational-Technical School at 576 Vo Tech Rd. in Winslow Township on Monday morning as the result of a bomb threat written on the bathroom wall.
DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Monday that the threat was reported at 9:25 a.m. and that the actors are undetermined.
Police said the actors wrote, "There are bombs in the school," in a restroom area of the school.
The school was temporarily evacuated, and a state police explosives dog was brought to the scene.
A large group of people (pictured above and below) lined West Mahoning Street in downtown Punxsutawney with placards and signs promoting the pro-life movement on Sunday.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
On Monday, Scott Anthony of Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney announced the final totals for the 12th annual Pizza & Prevention fundraiser that was held on Saturday.
Anthony said there were 5,392 pizzas and pizza coupons sold and $1,600 in tips for a total of $50,721.12.
Pictured above is Henry Braunns of the Punxsutawney Central Fire Department preparing two pizzas for delivery on Saturday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For the 12th year in a row, Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney on Saturday set another record for pizza and coupon card sales for Pizza and Prevention, with the proceeds going to the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's Den in Punxsutawney, said that they sold 5,392 pizzas â€” which calculates to a little over $50,000 and includes $9.11 charged for each pizza or pizza coupon sold, including tips for one day of sales from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.
At Fridayâ€™s game against Clarion-Limestone, the Punxsutawney Area High School cheerleaders sported their pink T-shirts which read, "Let's tackle this together" as a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
(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 29, 1897
Arm Broken and Leg Dislocated
Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, of this place, went to an inclosure last Sunday evening to untie her cow, which was tethered by a long rope.
As she did so the cow started to run and her feet became entangled in the rope, throwing her violently to the ground.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” Look up in the sky! Itâ€™s a bird! It's a plane! Actually, it is a plane, as Punxsutawney Airport Awareness Day is back this Sunday.
Larry Straitiff, flight instructor for Centerline Aviation, said it's time for the annual event, which offers airplane rides on Sunday to check out the fall foliage.
For the full preview, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney will hold its annual Pizza and Prevention fundraiser on Saturday to benefit the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Pictured in front of the Central Fire Department and its new utility truck are (from left) Matt Kengersky, Nationwide Insurance; Doug McAfoos, chief of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company; and Bob Long and Corey Lash, co-managers at Fox's Pizza Den.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.