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November 20th, 2011
REYNOLDSVILLE â A Saturday afternoon blaze burned a barn to the ground, damaged an accompanying silo and killed two horses.
Area firefighters from eight different stations battled the fire that broke out around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, just outside of Big Run.
Estimated damages to the barn â owned by Melvin Troyer â and contents were approximately $200,000 and exterior damage to the house was figured at roughly $20,000, according to Big Run Fire Chief Todd Peace.
(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.)
(April 15, 1896)
CAPTURED A HORSE-THIEF
David Trainor Steals a Horse from
Henry Brown's Stable
LOS ANGELES â How did Punxsy native Braxton Amundson appear as a contestant on âThe Price is Right,â and did he win one of the major showcases on the show?
Well, Amundson believes his vast amounts of swag definitely helped, but due to stipulations by the program, he cannot say yes or no about winning any major showcases, but Punxsy viewers can find out when his episode airs at 11 a.m. Monday on WTAJ-TV (Comcast Channel 18).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Pizza & Prevention, sponsored by Foxâs Pizza Den, once again set another record for single-day fund-raisers this year.
Oct. 1, Foxâs sold âBig Daddy Pizzasâ for $9.11 in commemoration of the 9/11 attacks and first responders. Coupons were also sold for customers to purchase pizzas in the future at the $9.11 price.
Thursday, Foxâs Manager Bob Long presented a check for $33,128.13 to members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department at their department meeting.
BROOKVILLE â Itâs a rarity for hunters.
But 19-year-old Brookville native Wyatt Long saw an unusual sight on one of his most recent hunting trips.
âI couldnât believe what I was seeing whenever it showed up,â Long said.
âItâ being an albino buck, with stark-white fur and bright pink eyes.
âI was all right until after I made the shot, and then I started shaking and breathing heavy, and I got real nervous afterwards,â he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY âÂ Parents and guardians who wish to continue to receive information about school delays and cancelations must register for the program again, even if they did so last year.
Monday, Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe told the school board while the district will again use the SchoolReach telephone notification system, even those who registered last year must register again.
When board member Bob Pascuzzo asked why, Wolfe said all registrations from the 2010-11 school year will be purged from the system.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Philâs home-away-from-the-burrow is about to receive some cosmetic work.
This week, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club announced that it has received a landscape design matching grant from the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Assistance Program, with a grant from National Parks Serves Preserve America Fund and DCED Municipal Services Fund.
INDIANA â Route 119 will be closed in both directions in Punxsutawney to install concrete barrier and guiderail on the Route 119 bridge on the Indiana Hill in Jefferson County.
From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22, Route 119 will be closed between SR 3017 (Indiana Street) and SR 3012 (Snyder Hill Road) to perform the repairs.Â
A posted detour will be in place using Route 436 to Route 36 to Route 119.
Message boards will be in place notifying motorists of the closure.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a request at Mondayâs meeting to return the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerceâs call to not allow storefronts in town to be rented for living space.
The members of the Planning Commission acted upon a request at a recent meeting from the Chamber that storefronts in town should not be rented for living space, said Susan Glessner, council president.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A room at Femco Machine Inc. is almost chock-full of toys for the annual Toys for Tots campaign, and if the company and the U.S. Marine Corps has their way, more rooms in the plant will be overflowing in coming weeks.
Monday, at Femco Machine Inc., Route 536, Young Township; Sgt. Jerry Huffman and Sgt. Shawn Kyler, representing the U.S. Marine Corps from Ebensburg; and Janeen Love of Community Action Inc. officially kicked off this areaâs Toys for Tots campaign.