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July 27th, 2014
(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.)
August 8, 1888
The Cavalry Company
Sheridan Troop, N.G. P, of Tyrone encamped on the fair grounds at this place last night, while on its way to Mount Gretna. The company makes a very fine appearance. The soldiers made themselves quite numerous about town last night, but did not forage any that we know.
Frank Miller's Generous Gift
Pictured is the Church In The Park (CITP) worship team led by Pastor Mark Kephart, worship arts pastor at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.
There were many attendees who participated in the service that was held on Sunday in Barclay Square.
Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When you think of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, do you think of food?
If you don't, maybe you should â at least for the next week or so â as the Library Hot Dog Days will take place again starting on Monday at Fezell's County Market.
This yearâs event runs Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.
SMICKSBURG â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Friday an accidental death investigation that took place around 4:55 p.m. on Thursday at a private residence located in West Mahoning Township, Indiana County.
Police were summoned to the residence for a report of an 18-month-old female who had been struck by a vehicle in the driveway of the residence.
The report said that the investigation revealed that the child had crawled under the vehicle while the family was unloading tools.
As a part of the event's opening ceremonies, the winners of the Paint The Town Purple event â a new addition to Relay For Life this year that asked businesses to deck their sites out in honor of the fight against cancer â were honored.
Paint The Town Purple is just one of many ways folks can get involved with the year-round Relay activities.
Parking tags for the 2014-15 school year will be given out on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 a.m. in the high school office.
You can stop by Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up a registration form that can be completed and ready for distribution of tags on Aug. 7.
The following information will be needed: plate number, license number and who the vehicle is registered under.
(Editorâs note: This piece is one in a series of âFamiliar Faces Fridayâ features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâs familiar face is Kelly Skarbek.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ Kelly Skarbek is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a speech therapist who works in the Punxsutawney Area School District with children who have special needs. Or perhaps you have seen her throughout the community.
Punxsy Hometown Pharmacy this week paid out $325,000 to a Cash 5 winner from Punxsy.
Pictured by the lottery terminal are (from left) Savanna Hallman; Sue Hetrick; Monica Weaver, front manager; and Nick Kernich, pharmacist at Hometown.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.
It was the perfect night for some good, hometown country music, as 7 Mile Run took the stage Thursday evening for Music in the Park, held at Barclay Square.
Though the band had some technical difficulties, members still made the crowd roar as they headed to the middle of the square and performed among the attendees.