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September 19th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Community Action, Inc. recently received results from a survey conducted on Aug. 15 of unsheltered homeless individuals in the county.
Overall, the results were as follows:
â€¢ Eight individuals identified as being unsheltered homeless in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) definition.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The senior class at PAHS chose six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen's Court.
This yearâ€™s court includes Chelsea Engeholm, Sydney Weaver, Caroline Dunkel, Mary Sloniger, Alexa Shaffer and Sydney Dubensky.
The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be crowned queen, and the girl with the second highest number of votes will be crowned princess at Fridayâ€™s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.
Chelsea Ann Engeholm is the daughter of Ron and Janet Engeholm of Punxsutawney. She is enrolled in the academic curriculum at PAHS.
BROOKVILLE â€” A Reynoldsville woman was sentenced to eight to 29 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted criminal homicide â€” one count each against her ex-husband and his girlfriend â€” along with other charges in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, when Judy Sprankle fired six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at Elmer
Monday and Tuesday, students, staff and volunteers at the IUP-Punxsy campus did their part to help out their community and the community of Punxsutawney by holding a votersâ€™ registration drive.
Monday, 96 voters were registered, with four absentee ballot applications filled and a few party changes, event coordinator Carol Asamoah said.
Some of Tuesdayâ€™s volunteers (from left) Maria Ziesche, Asamoah and Tom Crumlish pause for a photo between taking time to talk to students about the importance of being registered.
BIG RUN â€” Several residents of Big Run Borough shared their concerns regarding the lack of a burn ordinance in the borough at Monday's council meeting.
"We are aware as to why the majority of people are here, due to the burning problem throughout the borough," said Joe Buterbaugh, mayor of Big Run Borough.
Nick Lantz, Big Run Council president, said the borough can't enforce any kind of illegal burning without a burning ordinance in place.
Tuesday, June 26, Jeremy Tagliaferre â€” a Reynoldsville native who currently resides in Falmouth, Massachusetts â€”Â set out on a journey that many would never dream of completing: a cross country trek.
A cross country trip by any means of transportation is intimidating enough, as a trip in even the most comfortable car would certainly leave any individual with some aches and pains, but Tagliaferreâ€™s journey followed a less traditional mode: bicycle.
Tagliaferre said the idea for this particular trip was inspired by another he took in 2007 when he hiked the Appalachian Trail.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” State Rep. Sam Smith, the local National Guard, members of the community and the staff of Joe's Drive-In gathered at the restaurant/ice cream shop on Saturday to commemorate the unveiling of the famous giant wooden groundhog.
The groundhog had been taken down for repairs and renovations after it was struck by a vehicle back in April.
However, it's back now and more or less "exactly the way it was," said Joe Sikora Jr., the owner of Joe's Drive-In.
Senior cheerleader Kelsey Snyder presents Head Cheerleading Coach Julie Baun with a check before Friday nightâ€™s game against DuBois.
Kelseyâ€™s senior project was a chicken BBQ to raise money so the Varsity Cheerleaders could purchase "Spirit" buses for the cheerleaders and students to go to away games this season.
The project netted $1,500.
Pictured are (front, from left) Hailyn Fye, Afton McAfee, Holly Waltman, Baun, Snyder, Tessa Spearing, Brittnee Tenon, Morgan Smith; (back) Haley Hartman, Tiana Smith, Kaelee Wyant and Janell Burkett.
(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 16, 1896)
SUDDEN DEATH OF JACKSON PIFER
Jackson Pifer, a well known citizen of Clayville, died very suddenly last Monday evening. He was in his usual health, and had brought a load of coal to G.W. Porter's machine shops.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Growing up, you may have seen roller derby on the television, but most probably think of it as a professional-wrestling-like act, set mostly for entertainment.
But a group of women from across the county have started gathering at the Reynoldsville Rollerdrome for a very different style than has become television folklore.