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July 16th, 2014
The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” When it comes to churches, our town has a variety. Some have been in this town for more than a hundred years, while others came much later.
Starting a church is more difficult then anyone would imagine. Much like a business, it takes a lot to get established, and there are a lot of steps that go on behind the scenes.
Firefighters from the Punxsutawney Fire Department are pictured here searching for hot spots from a fire on Altman Avenue Extension that did a significant amount of damage to the kitchen. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council continued the process of having this house located at 331 Pine St., Punxsutawney, demolished due to the unsafe condition from a fire that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jim Grant, secretary of the Jefferson County Fair Authority, has received this year's Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Outstanding Fair Ambassador of the Year Award.
Grant joined the Grange about 60 years ago and was involved with the fair in Sykesville from about 10 years after that.
He has been working with the Jefferson County Fair since its inception and became secretary of its authority in 1994.
Thereâ€™s good news for PAH patients living downtown, as a new location at the Primary Health Network building at 200 Prushnok Drive will provide a second option for those who need to have their blood drawn.
The lab is on the second floor of the building in Suite 201 and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
It will be open to any patient with a physicianâ€™s order, providing a convenient option for PAH patients on the East End of town.
PUNXSY â€” Despite much discussion at Monday nightâ€™s meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council did not vote on the proposed resolution to place a traffic light at the five points intersection, as proposed by PennDOT District 10.0 as a part of the Margiotti Bridge reconstruction project.
Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€” A Rossiter woman and an Arcadia man were arrested and charged with multiple counts of burglary and criminal tresspass following a weekend crime spree that took place at several locations â€” including churches â€” in Banks Township, Indiana County, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Sunday evening's weather included pounding rain, thunderstorms and even a brief tornado warning for Jefferson County.
But at the end of it all, Spirit reporter Larry McGuire managed to find a rainbow in the sky above Mahoning Street.
(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.)
July 18, 1888
Grand Musical Concert
A grand concert by a company of students from the Pennsylvania Institution for the instruction of the blind, at Philadelphia, will be given in the Baptist Church, at Punxsutawney, on Saturday evening, July 21, 1888.