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April 8th, 2014

Library’s ‘Wee Ones’ Program starts kids early

April 8, 2014

The "Wee Ones," ages 18 months to 3 years, are seen making a paper umbrella as the theme for the day is rain at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. (Above, from left) Kellan Cessna, Angel Smith, Geneva Stamler, Jennings Stamler, "Wee Ones”; Jen Soliday, children's activities director at Punxsutawney Memorial Library; and Anna Bishop, Cole Miller, Finn Merrow and Gavin Stiteler, "Wee Ones."

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

UPDATE: Missing Pine Creek Township woman returns

April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Police issued a release Tuesday stating that Jenkins had returned.

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 32-year-old Pine Creek Township woman who was reported missing Monday.

Rebecca Marie Jenkins was last seen leaving her Lutheran Church Road residence in Pine Creek Township at 7:45 p.m. Monday and failed to return home.

Jenkins is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was driving a black 2007 Hyundai Accent with a Pennsylvania registration.

April 7th

McCalmont Twp., assisted by various other crews, battles Anita garage fire

April 7, 2014

Members of McCalmont Township Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 422 Main St. in Anita on Monday afternoon. Various other crews assisted at the scene.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.

Sign ordinance going back to Planning Commission

April 7, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Following a public hearing regarding the proposed new sign ordinance, the members of Punxsutawney Borough Council agreed to send the document back to the Planning Commission for further refinements.

Diane Wehrle, co-owner of Mahoning Valley Milling, was the first to speak regarding the ordinance, saying she believed it was concerning the
sign for her business that she co-owns with her husband, Barney Wehrle.

Police: Pine Creek Twp. woman, 32, missing

April 7, 2014

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of a 32-year-old Pine Creek Township woman who was reported missing Monday.

Rebecca Marie Jenkins was last seen leaving her Lutheran Church Road residence in Pine Creek Township at 7:45 p.m. Monday and failed to return home.

Jenkins is 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was driving a black 2007 Hyundai Accent with a Pennsylvania registration.

April 6th

Run/Walk for Someone Special races through Sykesville, raises over $55K for local Arc

April 6, 2014

SYKESVILLE — After days of rain and miserable weather, the sun finally came out and brought with it warmer temperatures Sunday.

It was the perfect day for a momentous occasion that touches the lives of many — the 35th Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special.

This year’s event raised $55,336 and kicked off Saturday at Sykesville’s Town Hall with a Zumbathon that raised $765.

Sunday, 559 runners — the most ever — showed up to run/walk for a good cause.

Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Way Back When

April 6, 2014

(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
April 28, 1888

Believed in Witchcraft

Lincoln Wadding, a resident of Indiana was arrested on Tuesday last, on a warrant is sued by Sidney Marlin, Esq., on information of Reuben Black a resident of East Mahoning township, for fraud.

April 4th

SS.C.D. students warm up for Walk/Run

April 4, 2014

The students at SS.C.D. Elementary School held their annual Run/Walk for Someone Special, through which they raised $1,214 to be donated to the Run/Walk event scheduled for Sunday in Sykesville.

Patricia Murdock, SS.C.D. second-grade teacher, said the entire school earned a pizza party by raising more than $1,000.

Murdock said over the past several years, SS.C.D. has raised more than $10,000.

Pictured are a few of the students running and walking around the gymnasium, where the event was held because of the weather.

Local McDonald’s donates to West End Elementary

April 4, 2014

The Punxsy McDonald's donated money to help the students at West End Elementary School in Punxsutawney from a night when school staff members worked at the local restaurant.

Pictured (from left) are Karen Love, McDonald's general manager; Karen Young, kindergarten teacher at West End; Gene Puskash, local McDonald’s owner; Diann Monoskey, third-grade teacher at West End; and Julie Vassallo, second-grade teacher at West End.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

Curtain closes on 2014 edition of Variety Show tonight

April 4, 2014

The 2014 edition of the PAHS Variety Show will come to a close tonight with one final performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the high school.

The members of the Class of 2014 are pictured here rehearsing earlier this week for the final number, “Here’s To Us,” which is also the theme of the show.

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