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October 4th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee received requests for two separate nights of trick-or-treating, one from East End residents and another from the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Jaime Sherry, of Highland Avenue, requested council approve a request from East End residents to hold its own separate trick-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Sherry said people in that area of town do a lot of extra things that make the event better on Saturday than during the week.
WALSTON â€” At last, the recycling bins formerly located at Walston Community Park have moved to the Young Township Municipal building, Walston Road.
Township Supervisor Andrew Meterko said the main reason the recycling bins were moved was due to the lack of security at the playground location.
â€śWe wonâ€™t have to go up and gather all the garbage that people brought to the old recycling location at the park,â€ť he said. Township workers regularly picked up a variety of items from the former site, including televisions, mattresses and garbage.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Monday night, 4-H members and leaders were recognized at the annual 4-H Leader Recognition Dinner and 4-H Awards Program.
The program was held at the Foundry in Reynoldsville; Susan Alexander, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator, welcomed everyone in attendance.
The ceremony celebrated 4-H volunteers â€” those who just started, and those who have contributed most of their lives to the program.
Lois Pifer, who has served for Jefferson County's 4-H program for 40 years, was recognized for her significant service.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Once again, it was another successful year for Fox's Pizza Den's "Pizza and Prevention" fund-raiser, as more than $31,000 was raised for the Punxsutawney Fire Department Saturday.
Despite the rainy weather, the locally owned Punxsutawney pizza shop sold 3,444 Big Daddy Pizzas â€” a record breaker â€” 12 percent more than last year, which also broke records with sales of 3,072 pizzas, said Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's in Punxsy.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:40 a.m. Saturday on Route 310 north near the Elk Run Firehall.
According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a Toyota Corolla driven by Tanya R. Hoover, Rossiter, was traveling north on Route 310 near the Elk Run Firehall when a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Steven E. Przybrowski, DuBois, stopped in front of her vehicle, which struck the rear of his Blazer.
Police said the crash caused major damage to Hoover's vehicle, while Przybrowski's vehicle sustained minor damage.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(April 1, 1896)
ANDY ANDERSON AGAIN
Gets Into Trouble by Trifling
With Uncle Sam's Mail
Andy is a Slick Article and Has
Heretofore Gotten off Easily
Keaton Mohney (second from left) was crowned the Homecoming Queen, and Adrienne Hess (third from left) was crowned the Homecoming Princess during halftime of Friday nightâ€™s Punxsy versus Karns City football game. Mohneyâ€™s escort was Brody Morgan (far left), while Hess was escorted by Nick Roberts (far right)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After nearly seven years in the planning, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Area Transportation Authorityâ€™s (ATA) Punxsutawney Transit Center building was held Friday.
â€śI think that a lot of people â€” and certainly the board members of ATA â€” didnâ€™t think this was going to happen,â€ť David Gordon, chairman of the ATA Board of Directors, said.
Punxsy is the first of seven transit centers set for construction, and Gordon said he hopes the others go a little easier than this one did.
The Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company took possession of its new 2011 Ferrara engine/pumper Thursday. The vehicle possesses a 1,500-gallon pump for 1,000 gallons of water, as well as a 30-gallon compressed air foam system. If the weather works out, you could see the new truck during â€śTouch the Truckâ€ť as part of Saturdayâ€™s â€śPizza & Preventionâ€ť downtown.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A Pittsburgh man accused of shooting two Punxsy men last week had his bail set at $2 million during his arraignment Thursday, just hours after he was apprehended in the Pittsburgh area.
Christopher L. Thornhill, 24, faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; and weapons violations stemming from the Sept. 22 incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.