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February 26th, 2014
Chris Courtois is pictured with sculptures that won two awards during the Punxsutawney Groundhog Day Metal Sculpture Competition in Barclay Square.
Courtois, along with students of the Jeff Tech Welding/Fabrication program and John Smelko, also created the sculptures.
Representatives of the Department of Agriculture's Dog Law Enforcement Office visited the county commissioners on Tuesday to raise awareness of the need for dog licensing.
Pictured (from left) are: Commissioner Jim McIntyre; Kristen Donmoyer, director, Dog Law Enforcement Office; Brad Shields, supervisor for Northwestern Pennsylvania; Jamie Carlson, dog warden; James "Moon" VanSteenberg, county treasurer; and Commission Chairman Paul Corbin.
Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
An engine fire destroyed a vehicle that was parked along Route 36 across from Pine Tree Road in Bell Township at 11:32 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Punxsutawney Central Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire that engulfed the engine compartment of a red Toyota, and the smoke from it could be seen up to a mile away.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they doused the flames.
The vehicle was severely damaged.
Punxsutawney Fire Department Chief Josh Wachob escorted the driver to Wachobâ€™s own vehicle while the fire was extinguished to get him out of the cold.
KNOX TOWNSHIP â€” A 42-year-old Brookville man is in custody and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine following a Tuesday search of his Manor Lane residence in Brookville, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
For details, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.
Fire crews responded to the DuBois Country Club in the early hours of Monday morning to battle a working structure fire.
The blaze heavily damaged a building that houses a banquet facility, executive offices and a bar and grill.
Firefighters say flames had broken through the roof by the time they arrived, according to an Associated Press report.
The fire was out by dawn, though crews remained on the scene mopping up and assessing the damage.
Monday evening, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police said the fire marshal was investigating the cause of the fire.
BIG RUN â€” When it comes to reaching out and helping those in need, The Tom Siple Foundation is ready and willing.
The foundation was created by Duane Siple and Pastor Paul Thompson in memory of Duane's father â€” the late Tom Siple, who was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Tom passed away from lung cancer five years ago.
The purpose of the foundation is to help those who are terminally ill or severely disabled by providing funding for an outdoor adventure or whatever needs they may have.
The Country Villa Motel is now under new ownership.
Owner Yatin Patel said the motel is open and he is making improvements.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(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.)
February 29, 1888
The residence of Gaskill Gourley, near Grange, Perry township, was destroyed by fire last Thursday night.
The loss including household goods, will approximate seven hundred dollars, upon which there was $450 insurance in the Patron's Mutual. The fire originated from a detective flue.
A Fatal Fall of Coal
Punxsy wrestlers took to the mat Friday and Saturday at the District IV-IX Class AAA Individual championships at Clarion University.
They each placed within the top three of their respective weight classes.
Next up is the regional competition.
Pictured are (from left): Keegan Fischer (3rd place), Kaleb Young (1st place), Josh Schuckers (1st place), Eli Lambiotte (2nd place), Luke Shiock (3rd place), Joel Bowers (1st place); and Perry Arrington (1st place).
See Monday's edition of The Spirit for the full story.
The Annual SS.C.D. Home & School Auction will be held tonight, with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. in Wienker Hall.
Pictured are some of the children who made items for the kids' craft table (from left): Emily Dobbins, Ella Newcome and Morgan Riggie holding Julia Riggie.
For auction details, pick up today's edition of The Spirit.