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October 21st, 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.)
Sept. 23, 1896
OBITUARY â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Only minor injuries resulted from a two-vehicle accident â€” and police report that alcohol may have been involved â€” 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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Last Saturday, over 100 runners took to the road â€” or rather, the trail â€”Â 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.
â€¢ 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Borough's annual fall leaf collection program will begin on Monday and continue through November.
The schedule will be as follows:
â€¢ Monday: East End
â€¢ Tuesday: Elk Run and Park Avenue Area
â€¢ Wednesday: Middletown and Findley to Center Street
â€¢Â Thursday: Church Street and Indiana Street
â€¢ 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Borough Police Department has reported that it has charged Shelly C. Donaldson with theft by unlawful taking, forgery and other related charges following an investigation stemming back to August.
It is alleged that Donaldson stole over $12,000 from the Brookville Cheerleaders Booster Club.
Donaldson was arraigned in front of District Judge Greg Bazylak and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.