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November 4th, 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.)
September 19, 1896
Two Hundred New Ovens
Work was begun this morning on two hundred new coke ovens at Eleanora Mines. Two hundred ovens added to the already enormous coke plant of R. & P. Company which now has close to two thousand ovens will add considerably to the importance of this community as a coke producing centre.
Back From Cookâs Inlet
SUMMERVILLE â Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred around 1:22 a.m. Sunday at the Summerville Volunteer Fire Department.
During that time, police said, unknown actor(s) used a crowbar-like object to pry open a rear entry door, and then proceeded through the damaged door, activating an audible security alarm.
Police said the actor(s) exited the scene undetected in an unknown direction of travel.
Total estimated damaged is approximately $100.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 938-0510.
Halloween was a busy day for many preparing for trick-or-treaters. But it was also a busy day at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. While black and orange are known as Halloween colors, PAH was seeing pink and blue. In this photo, Dr. Emil Dib, the OB/Gyn physician PAH, poses with three special treats for area families that he delivered Wednesday.
Senior Alexa Shaffer presented Mary Jean Johnston of the Weather Discovery Center with a check for $ 989.21. She was approached by her mentor, Sue Walher, who came up with the idea of selling food at the Music in the Park event. The event runs every summer from July 12th through Aug. 23rd. As part of her project, she set up a refreshments table where everyone could purchase slices of Laska's pizza, soda and water. The project was a success, with $989.21 being raised and donated to the Weather Discovery Center.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It would be fair to say that My Fair Lady in downtown Punxsutawney has had a fairly good run over the past five years.
"Today is our fifth anniversary, and it has been a very interesting five years of growth," said Bev Fairman, owner of My Fair Lady.
"We tried to keep the store to the period by retaining the original tin ceiling, which was covered by the suspended ceiling and actually helped to preserve it," Fairman said, adding that over the years, it could've been damaged if it had been exposed.
She described My Fair Lady as a gallery and gift store.
For more details, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Landon Neal and Leanne Zampini are kindergarten students in Judy Fetterman's kindergarten class at Jenks Hill Elementary School. The students are shown displaying the "Get Ready for Kindergarten" tote that will be given out at a program to be held Nov. 1 at Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.
For the full story on the program, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â This Sunday, individuals with a passion for animals, a passion for running/walking â and especially those with passions for both â will have the opportunity to put their feet to the ground to help raise funds for and awareness of the Willow Run Sanctuary for Animals, owned by Margo Stefanic and Tommy Shaffer, in Coolspring.
The Fido 5K Walk/Run will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. on the Rails to Trails course, beginning near Richard L. Kuntz Memorial Field.
Sunday evening, Reynoldsville held its trick-or-treat after a 5 p.m. parade. Pictured here after collecting their treats are (front, from left) Connor Ansinger, Joelle Getch, Andrew Getch; (middle) Jacob Getch; and Heather Ansinger (back), holding AnnaMarie Ansinger. Trick-or-treat is scheduled to take place in Punxsutawney and many surrounding townships this evening.
Punxsutawney will hold the Halloween Parade at 6 p.m. (The parade will form at NAPA Auto Parts on Union Street at 5:30 p.m.), and trick-or-treat will follow until 9 p.m.;
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In what has become an annual happening, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. are once again teaming up to put together this yearâs Toys for Tots drive.
âš FEMCO Machine Company became a partner in the campaign last year, and this year will be no different with FEMCO and Chambers Replacement World also assisting with the drive.