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April 21st, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Seventy-nine-year-old Joe Cary, of Punxsy, will participate in the National Senior Games in Houston, Texas, during the last weekend in June.
June 25, Cary will compete in the 5K race â or 3.1 miles â in the 75 to 79 age group, and he expects to be the eldest in the category. In addition, June 26, he will compete in a triathlon that consists of a 400-yard swim, a 12.5-mile bike race and a 3.1-mile run.
REYNOLDSVILLE â Republican party members and candidates held their annual banquet Wednesday evening at the Bellamauro in Reynoldsville.
Candidates in attendance were those contending for the Jefferson County Commission, sheriff, auditor and Brookville magisterial district judge posts.
Also present were state House Speaker Sam Smith and representatives for state Sen. Joe Scarnati and U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.
Party Chairman Troy Harper began by thanking county residents for heavy turnout in last fallâs elections.
Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association
âą The Punxsutawney Area Ministerium Association will hold a community Good
Friday service at noon Friday at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor John Buchmann as the speaker.
Chestnut Grove Independent Church
âą The choir of Chestnut Grove Independent Church, under the direction of Randy Doverspike, will present the musical âMore Than a Carpenterâ for its Good Friday service at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
The church is located at 342 Lipp Rd., southeat of Punxsutawney, just off Route 36 near Hudson.
Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Members of SADD at Punxsutawney Area High School were among students across Pennsylvania sticking it to underage drinking this week.
Tuesday, SADD members posted 250 stickers on cases of beer at Sandyâs Beverages with a clear message: âDonât be a party to underage drinking. Itâs against the law.â
The event, Project Sticker Shock, runs this week throughout Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, alcohol has been identified as the No. 1 drug of choice among youth â and according to youth, one of the easiest to get.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â That shortcut on a rural road to save time could cost you more than minutes if you donât keep an eye out for horses, buggies and slow-moving farm equipment.
In an effort to reduce farm-related vehicle crashes and to bring awareness to farm safety, PennDOT, the state Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau joined together to promote Rural Road Safety Week at Fezellâs County Market Tuesday.
Shawn Houck, PennDOT press safety officer, said slow-moving vehicles fall under one category, which means they are generally traveling under the speed limit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The budget for Riverview Intermediate Unit No. 6 (RIU6) will be short about $177,000, according to the Punxsutawney Area School Boardâs representative to the consortium, on account of Gov. Tom Corbettâs proposed budget.
âRight now, with the budget thatâs been proposed, they are not getting any money,â Punxsy school board member Penny Pifer told the board last week. âThey will be short, about $177,000.â
VALIER â A coal truck apparently lost its brakes, causing it to roll onto its side around 11 a.m. Monday at the Route 210 intersection with Route 4025 (Valier Drive), Perry Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Joe Ryan, Summerhill, was traveling north on Route 210, and as he approached the 90-degree curve at the intersection with Valier Drive, his brakes locked up, which caused the truck to roll onto the driver's side and into the guardrail, spilling a portion of its load into an adjacent stream.
BROOKVILLE â Crime victims continue to strive for their rights, a struggle highlighted during National Victims' Rights Week.
This year's theme, "Reshaping the Future and Honoring the Past," honors and respects crime victims who have found strength to rebuild their lives one step at a time.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Featured speaker Les Shoop, a former Punxsutawney Area High School basketball coach, couldn't disagree more with the opinion of those who believe that sports aren't important.
After all, he said, if sports weren't important, Saturday's event at the PAHS cafeteria wouldn't have received such a welcome turnout.
Saturday, at the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 induction ceremony, more than 100 family members and friends reaffirmed the featured speaker's belief by showing their support for six men who were added to the town's elite athletic group.
(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 19, 1896
BALLOT FRAUDS CHANGED
The North Side Municipal Election Claimed to be Corrupt
There were charges of corrupt and illegal practices at the North Side Municipal election yesterday and preparations were being made to contest the election for borough constable.