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December 3rd

2015 budget for borough includes tax increase

December 3, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council voted to place their proposed 2015 budget on display with a tax increase included at a special meeting that was held on Wednesday.

Members of council voted 6-0 to increase borough taxes 1.5 mills.

"The cost of everything is going up," said Punxsutawney Borough Council President Larry Chenoga, adding that this is the first tax increase since 2007. "It was either cut services or increase taxes, so we went with raising taxes."

Chenoga said that “not one member of council who sit on this side of the table wanted to raise taxes.”

November 28th

Warm Hearts, Warm Hands program reaches out to local kids

November 28, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With the cold winter now upon us, Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Program volunteers have been busy knitting and crocheting mittens and scarves for area youngsters.

Formed in 1990, the Warm Hearts, Warm Hands Project was created by the Community Action, Inc. Senior Corps RSVP Program.

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

November 27th

Jefferson County EMS receives GCU donation

November 27, 2014

The Greek Catholic Union (GCU) of the USA recently donated the proceeds from a stuffed cabbage dinner to Jefferson County EMS. Pictured (from left) are Mike Meko, GCU; Clayton Snyder, Jefferson County EMS board: Mandi Henry, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bonnie Confer, president of the Jefferson County EMS board; Helen Meko, GCU president; Elaine Koromaus, GCU secretary/treasurer; and Andy Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS.

November 25th

DuBois City Police report charges in statutory sexual assault of juvenile

November 25, 2014

DUBOIS — The DuBois City Police provided an update on a statutory sexual assault of a 13-year-old female that occurred on July 8 in the City of DuBois.

While on patrol in the early hours of July 8, the DuBois City Police came into contact with a 13-year-old female who was intoxicated and being assisted with walking home by two other individuals. While investigating the incident further, police found that the juvenile female had sexual contact with a 19-year-old male.

November 21st

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

November 20th

Tunes for Tots back at it again; Auction to be held Saturday

November 21, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With Thanksgiving around the corner and Christmas just a few weeks away, those with the Tunes for Tots Committee are working hard to make sure that less fortunate children in the area will have presents this year.

To benefit these children, the committee will be having its 4th annual Tunes for Tots & Auction, which will be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Punxsutawney Eagles.

The event will feature eight acoustic bands and a silent auction until 9:30 p.m.

November 17th

Local couple celebrates 70 years

November 18, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Love often happens when you least expect it.

For some couples, love begins as early as junior high. For others, it happens a bit later. Love can happen unexpectedly, and for one couple who are celebrating their 70th anniversary today, that was the case.

Snuffy (Eugene) and Jean Smith have been married for 70 years, and during those 70 years, they have had their share of ups and downs, but their love for one another and love for the Lord has gotten them through it.

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

November 14th

SS.C.D. students treated to Flag Program

November 14, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The third-grade students in Mrs. Myers’ class at SS.C.D. were visited by John and Marge Frantz, who did a special Flag Program in honor of Veterans Day this week.

John, an Army veteran, is currently a member of the Jefferson County Veterans Honor Guard. He is a member of the American Legion Post 62.

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.

November 13th

Frank Roberts and Sons named Chamber’s 2014 Business of the Year

November 13, 2014

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It may have been cold outside, but inside the Punxsutawney Eagles, area business owners, borough council members and school board members all gathered to learn what business had been chosen as the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Business of the Year. This year’s recipient was Frank Roberts and Sons.

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

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