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July 8th, 2012
Kaden Bergstedt (left) and Cameron Lambert take a fun ride on the merry-go-round at the Groundhog Festival, which concluded Saturday.
(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.)
(August 5, 1896)
Good Streets Cheaper to Tax-Payers Than
9 to 10 a.m. â€“ Registration for third-annual Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull in park, sponsored by London Farm Supplies.
10 to 11 a.m. â€” Childrenâ€™s Pedal Tractor Pull. The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups four and five; six and seven; eight and nine.
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. â€“ Michelleâ€™s Magical Poodles.
12:45 to 1:15 p.m. â€“ Dennie Huber, magic.
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. â€“ Dennie Huber, balloons.
4 to 5:30 p.m. â€“ Mike Short Jr. & Statewide Band (country, sponsored by PNC Bank).
Former members of the Punxsutawney Area High School band are gathering from points far and near this weekend to present the first of what is hoped to become an annual concert by PAHS alumni.
This special event is being held in honor of James A. Colonna (retired), the long-time director of the high school band. The public is invited to enjoy the free concert consisting of familiar selections ranging from marches to pop tunes to show music and more. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the Senior High School on North Findley Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The morning that the world was reveling in a noteworthy Groundhog Day â€” Feb. 2, 2002, or 02.02.02 â€” Jodi North and her husband, Scott, were pulling up carpet, and, as she said, â€śWe were not sure what we would find underneath.â€ť
What they found were hardwood floors and the foundation of what today is the North Country Homestead, which celebrated its 10th anniversary Friday.
10 a.m. to noon â€“ Childrenâ€™s Workshops, Boom Town era childrenâ€™s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â€“ Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Coach Room off South Jefferson Street.
11:30 to noon, 1:30 to 2 p.m., 3 to 3:30 p.m. â€” Michelleâ€™s Magical Poodles.
12:30 to 1 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber, magic
2 to 4:30 p.m. â€“ Dennie Huber, balloons
7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 9 to 10 p.m. â€” Rick K & The All-Nighters (two shows, sponsored by S&T Bank and the Punxsy Rotary Club).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Punxsutawney Borough Police officer and the department recently received recognition for curbing aggressive driving behaviors in the Punxsutawney area.
â€śAs chief of police, I am always happy and proud when an outside agency recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by the officers of our police department,â€ť Chief Tom Fedigan said.
Fedigan said Officer Patrick Renwick, a five-year veteran of the department, was recognized for his outstanding efforts
during the 2011 Pa. Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project.Â
After a long bus ride that departed New York City at 10 a.m. Thursday, the first group of Fresh Air Kids arrived at the SS.C.D. parking lot around 3:45 p.m. to greet their host families for a few weeks of fun, sun and activities away from their urban surroundings.
The family of Kelly and Buddy Ross â€” which includes Jenae Dawson (far left), Brielle, Ahslynn and Ryon Ross â€” of Sigel, welcomed Fawziyah Salman (second from left), 11, of Bronx, N.Y.
The sky was aglow Wednesday night with this impressive Fourth of July fireworks display as part of the annual Groundhog Festival.
The fireworks show was sponsored by Thermal-Gard Building Products and local distributor Burke & Sons.
10 a.m. â€” Registration for Three Wheel Race (ages three to four). Racing over a designated course, all races.
10:30 a.m. â€” Registration for Three Wheel Race II (ages five, six, seven). Racing over a designated course.
10:30 a.m. â€” Three Wheel Race I.
11 a.m. â€” Three Wheel Race II.
11 a.m. â€” Registration for Scooter Race (ages seven, eight, nine)
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. â€” Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, Coach
Room off South Jefferson Street
11:30 a.m. â€” Scooter Race. No power-assisted scooters.