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October 22nd, 2012

The aroma of apple butter in the fall air

October 22, 2012

Despite unseasonably warm temperatures as of late, the signs that autumn is here are everywhere.

The Mahoning Hills Social Center, located on Route 119 North, recently made apple butter as part of an annual fundraiser.

While they were making the apple butter, Wayne Orr and the other members invited children from Longview Elementary School to come to the center and learn about the process.

The children were also allowed to stir the kettle if they wanted to.

For more information on getting involved with similar activities at the center, call (724) 286-3099.

Traffic Advisory: Night Paving Again this Week on DuBois Improvement Job

October 22, 2012

DUBOIS — DuBois area drivers will encounter night-time paving again this week as work continues on Shaffer Road and Beaver Drive near the DuBois Mall.

Crews will begin base paving Wednesday night, Oct. 24.

Work hours on Beaver Drive and Shaffer Road are 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This is finish paving that is part of the overall project aimed at easing congestion and making travel through the area smoother and more efficient.

All work is weather and schedule dependent.

During the night-time paving, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern on Shaffer Road.

Police: Runaway teen located

October 22, 2012

BANKS TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police have located a runaway 16-year-old Rossiter female.

Police said Nicole Lynn Weaver ran away from her Hemlock Lake Road, Banks Township, Indiana County residence at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday, Weaver's mother spotted her daughter on Myrtle Avenue in Punxsutawney.

According to police, when Weaver's mother approached her, the teen ran from her mother, saying she was not coming home again.

Police issued a report at 1:23 a.m. Monday saying that Weaver had been located.

October 21st

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.

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