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August 26th, 2012

Woman airlifted Sunday following motorcycle accident involving deer

August 26, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A passenger on a motorcycle was flown to an area trauma center by a STAT MedEvac helicopter following an accident involving a deer at 7:11 p.m. Sunday on Route 436 near Femco Machine.

According to fire and police scanner reports, the motorcycle struck the deer, causing an injury to a female passenger, while the male operator suffered minor injuries.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by Punxsutawney Borough Police, Jefferson County EMS and members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Comcast looking to offer low-cost Internet access, computers to qualifying students

August 26, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A cable and Internet provider hopes to bridge the digital divide for students in the Punxsutawney Area School District by offering low-cost Internet access to parents.

Comcast, the nation’s largest Internet service provider, launched the newly redesigned online “Learning Center” on its Internet Essentials website, www.InternetEssentials.com/Learning, said Robert Grove, Comcast public relations director for the Keystone region.

Way Back When

August 26, 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
(September 2, 1896)

AN INDIANA COUNTY FARMER SUICIDE

August 24th

Drivers beware: School safety not just important for kids

August 24, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In case you haven't noticed, between all of the "Back to School" ads and commercials, it's time for the kids to head back to school this coming week, which means motorists need to keep their eyes open for students walking to school or to bus stops.

"I think it's a good idea to review the proper entrance and exit on school buses," said Dr. Keith Wolfe, Punxsutawney Area School District superintendent.

Wolfe said everyone thinks that they are familiar with the many safety issues, but sometimes there are changes.

Blending in

August 24, 2012

Natural camouflage can be a great defense system for animals to hide themselves from potential danger.

But this toad’s camo almost came back to bite him, as he had a too-close-for-comfort run-in with a weed eater Thursday afternoon.

Despite the close call, he was still trying his hardest to blend in when this photo was taken moments later.

Remember: Free & Fun Day planned this Sunday

August 24, 2012

The Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association would like to remind The Spirit’s readers that this Sunday is Free and Fun Day from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fordham trail head of the Mahoning Shadow Trail. Pictured are (from left) Susan Wolfe, association secretary; Amy Taladay, event coordinator and her dog, Ozzie; and Howard Glessner, trail maintenance supervisor and his dog, Sadie.

August 23rd

With first day just around the corner, School Board discusses transportation

August 23, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As the new school year is set to begin on Tuesday, members of the Punxsutawney Area School Board had some questions regarding transportation at Wednesday's school board meeting.

The board approved a motion for STA/Krise Bus Company's list of bus drivers and substitute drivers, the list of buses for the Punxsutawney terminal, the list of home buses and the list of vehicles to be used as spare vehicles, if needed.

The board approved same list for Tri-County Transportation.

Corn Cob Club meets for 131st year

August 23, 2012

The Corn Cob Club— Jefferson County's oldest social organization — celebrated its 131st year Wednesday at Judge Edwin Snyder's homestead, which was established in 1897 and is located near Rochester Mills.

Take a bow: Moore Brothers wrap up 2012 Music in the Park season

August 23, 2012

Members of The Moore Brothers Band — the "pride of central Pennsylvania," as their website states — perform at the final installment of the 2012 Music in the Park season at Barclay Square in Punxsutawney on Thursday.

The band, which shows an eclectic taste, playing oldies, classics and country, consists of four brothers — Rick, Mike, Bill and John — and also features Mike's wife, Janie.

August 22nd

Another stalemate: Options for school closures debated again

August 22, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Was it a mistake to close Mary A. Wilson Elementary School? One member of the Punxsutawney Area School Board said that it was at Wednesday's voting meeting.

Punxsutawney Area School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe asked the board if it wanted to continue the discussion regarding the possible closing of more elementary schools.

Wolfe said Roberta Dinsmore, board member, brought him information from the last school closing, which was when Mary A. Wilson was shut in 2009.

Lisa Anderson of Punxsutawney (pictured in the center) participated in the Terrible Towel Wave at the beginning of...
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

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