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July 25th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Senior Center isnâ€™t gone; itâ€™s just moved somewhere else nearby.
The building that housed the center was demolished last week to accommodate the construction of Grace Place, and the center is now located in the basement of the former Grube Hospital boiler room.
The centerâ€™s director, Tracy Miller, said she loves the new space, which has been open for two weeks and offers advantages over the former center.
BROOKVILLE â€” At the Jefferson County Jail Inspection-Intermediate Punishment Board meeting Monday, Jefferson County Jail Warden Tom Elbel asked the board to review some policies that must be updated.
According to Elbel, via a union contract, a committee meets several times a year to review polices to see where the jail is lacking and where it is not.
The committee met last week. Elbel believes that many revisions need to be made.
But because there are so many, he is asking the board to review them by next monthâ€™s meeting date, with the hope of voting on them Aug. 22.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 536 and Route 36, Young Township, took the life of the driver of a pickup truck, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
BROOKVILLE â€“ John Seitter couldn't believe the conversation â€“ or argument, as he thought it was â€“ he heard at the Jefferson County Fair late last week.
The young girl was adamant â€“ adamant enough that he could hear her sentiments â€“ that Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart cost Gen. Robert E. Lee â€“ and the Confederacy, in its first and only invasion of the North â€“ the Battle of Gettysburg over those first warm three days of July 1863 in Adams County.
(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.)
March 18, 1896)
THOSE GOOD OLD TIMES
Everybody Was Honest, and Even the Saw-Mills Were Upright
BANKS TOWNSHIP â€” A two-vehicle accident involving an Amish buggy and a pick-up truck caused injuries to two Amish boys, one of whom was flown to a hospital in Altoona for treatment of his injuries Friday morning.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred around 8 a.m., when an Amish buggy driven by a 14-year-old Amish boy was traveling south on Johnsonburg Road, Banks Township, when a pick-up truck driven by Charles Pennington, 63, Glen Campbell, also traveling south, came upon the crest of a hill behind the buggy.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Farmers taking part in Thursdayâ€™s Farmersâ€™ Market downtown have dealt with the hot weather in varying degrees, but agree on one thing: They need rain ... and more than the area received Friday night.
â€śItâ€™s kind of hard to grow this stuff without rain,â€ť said Royce Sprague, who was selling produce with help from his wife, Charlotte, and grandchildren Nico McDonald, 10, and Tiffany Hand, 14. â€śWe got a little rain Monday, but it was only about 15 minutes.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” If you think a global positioning systemâ€™s (GPS) only purpose is to point a motorist to an intended destination, youâ€™d be surprised to learn that many people use the device for a high-tech scavenger hunt called geocaching.
Francis and Jeanne Burkett of Punxsutawney presented a program on geocaching at the Lattimer House for the public and members of the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society Tuesday.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.
FALLS CREEK â€” The person who police said struck a jogging Falls Creek woman and fled the scene Tuesday evening has been apprehended and placed in jail.
Wednesday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Felicia Marie Steele, 48, Reynoldsville, after the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 950, about a mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.
Police said the jogger, Cindi A. Lingenfelter, 32, Falls Creek, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by Steeleâ€™s southbound 2003 GMC Sierra pick-up. Police said Steele then fled the scene.
Despite the good attendance â€” amid the terribly warm temperatures â€” Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square, not too many of the attendees were wearing sport coats. But thatâ€™s just what The Moore Brothers show band did for their renditions of classic rock and country songs.