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June 11th, 2013
The Punxsutawney Rotarian's recently had the honor of meeting several new healthcare providers who have joined the staff of Punxsutawney Area Hospital. The providers shared information about their practices and expressed their excitement in becoming members of the Punxsutawney community.
They look forward to providing the best possible healthcare to the members of Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Route 119 bridge replacement has run into a snag, which could possibly delay the start of the project, it was reported Monday night.
âThe road closure, from our information, has been delayed due to the Verizon utility relocation,â said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager, at Mondayâs Punxsutawney Borough Council Meeting.
Read about the delay in Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
Jefferson County's Youth Field Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Northwest Sportsmen for Youth and County Youth Field Day Organizations, was held at Reynlow Park in Reynoldsville on Saturday.
Youth Field Days have taken place annually throughout Pennsylvania since 1991, when they were first held in Venango County.
Kellen Gibson (right) takes aim at a fake deer with help from instructor Tim Lecuyer at an archery station hosted by the Sigel Sportsmen's Club.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Officer Kirk Brudnock (left) is pictured receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program for 2012.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan (right) said he is always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of the Punxsy Borough Police Department.
Punxsutawney Borough Police Chief Tom Fedigan announced that his department will kick off a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign beginning this week.
Here, borough police officers escort several pedestrians through the crosswalk at the intersection of North Findley Street and East Mahoning Street recently to promote pedestrian safety.
Pictured are (from left) Jeff Winfield, borough police officer; Fedigan; Tiffany Bair and John Pennington, pedestrians, with Aiden Pennington in the stroller; and Ryan Miller, borough police officer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Now that itâs summer vacation time, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is inviting Punxsy Phil lovers to participate in a fun contest.
The contest, âPunxsutawney Philâs Worldwide Adventures," will take Phil lovers and Phil on one fun journey.
The prizes are as follows:
âą First Place â Two VIP Tickets for Gobbler's Knob
on Groundhog Day 2014.
âą Second Place â Groundhog Club Membership Fleece Jacket.
âą Third Place â Gobbler's Knob T-Shirt.
To find out how to enter, pick up 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.)
June 16, 1897
Death of James R. Winslow
June 5, issue of the Daily Alert, Jamestown, North Dakota, contains an account of the death of James R. Winslow, a native of Punxsutawney, and son of the late Miller Winslow, who died a few years ago in California.
REYNOLDSVILLE â Although Wednesday nightâs Reynoldsville Borough Council meeting left those in attendance thinking that there might be a delay before the next step came about in the Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer in Charge situation, an unexpected change came about Friday when Bruce Cramer was reinstated.
The ribbon was cut Friday morning for the ATA Transit Center on North Findley Street in Punxsutawney.
Congratulations to Kelly and Chris âCritterâ Porada, whose McCalmont Township property was chosen as Mayâs âGarden of the Monthâ by the Punxsutawney Garden Club.
For more, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.